Sylhet Sixers thrash Dhaka Dynamites in opening BPL clash

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SYLHET: Newest Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Sylhet Sixers registered a thumping win in their opening clash against the defending champions Dhaka Dynamites at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Opting to field first, Sylhet Sixers captain Nasir Hossain bagged two wickets 2 for 21 in four overs that helped restrict Dhaka to 136 for 7.

Abul Hasan and Liam Plunkett also chipped in with two wickets each to keep Dhaka to a modest total. In the last five overs, Dhaka could only manage 36 runs.

In reply, Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga set up a 125-run opening stand and guided their team to a comprehensive victory.

The pair struck ten fours and five sixes between them to lead Sylhet past the finishing line with 19 deliveries to spare.

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Story first published: 4th November 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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