Daily Dhaka Times: Sylhet Super Stars has at last claimed their first win in this season’s BPL. At the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Sylhet Super Stars has just defeated Comilla Victorians by 4 wickets.
Amidst thrilling suspense in the penultimate overs of the game, Super Stars hold their nerve till the end to sail their team into the port of victory.
Sylhet just needed 2 runs in the last over of the match with 6 wickets in hand but Abu Hider Rony throttled the batting line up in the last over of the match picking up two wickets in consecutive deliveries including that of settled Ravi Bopara. Bopara scored 50 off 38 balls with 4 fours and a six.
Nurul Hasan flicked a six in the single ball he faced to end up in the victory lap.
Earlier in the innings of Sylhet Super Stars Mushfiqur Rahim scored a brilliant knock of 47 (31 balls, 4×4), unfortunately being deprived of his half century by Kulasekara.
In the initial stage of the innings, Dilshan Munaweera continued his good form in this competition. Before becoming the second victim of Abu Hider, Munaweera scored 36 runs of 26 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes.
For Comilla Victorians, Abu Hider produced an excellent bowling figure of 4 for 28 runs delivering 3.4 overs.
- Brief Score:
- Comilla Victorians 164
- Ashar Zaidi 53*, Imrul Kayes 43, Litton Das 42
- Ravi Bopara 4/18
- Sylhet Super Stars 168/6
- Ravi Bopara 50, Mushfiqur Rahim 47
- Abu Hider 4/28
- Result: Sylhet Super Stars won by 4 wickets
- Toss: Sylhet Super Stars
The match between Sylhet Superstars and Comilla Victorians was also heading towards a nerve wracking thriller when Abu Haider Rony notched back to back wickets, sending Ravi Bopara and Jayasuriya to reduce the Superstars to 162 for 6 in the last over of the match, with still shy of 3 runs to win from 3 balls.
But then it was Nazmul Hasan Milon, the man with a wide bat, who smacked Rony out of the park for a big six to steer Sylhet to a much awaited victory.
With today’s win, the Mushfiqur Rahim-led side are finally on the board and more importantly, they are no more at the bottom of the table. With securing 2 points from 5 matches, they are at 5th, ahead of Chittagong on net run rate.
Though Chittagong too have 2 points, they have a worse run rate after conceding a 33-run defeat to Barisal Bulls, their 4th in all, earlier today.
And despite finishing today’s match at the losing end, Comilla Victorians continue to lead the chart with 6 points from 5 matches. Barisal Bulls, Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites are sitting on the following places respectively with all having 6 points till date.
Comilla Victorians Batting Highlights BPL T20 2015 Opposition Team Sylhet Super Stars