Khulna trounce hapless Sylhet

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Khulna openers Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Nazmul Hossain Shanto were superb as they put on 115 in just 12.2 overs

The Khulna Tigers have defeated Sylhet Thunder in comprehensive fashion, chasing down the 158-run target in 17.5  overs for the loss just two wickets in their Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League T20 match at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Saturday.

Khulna openers Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Nazmul Hossain Shanto were superb as they put on 115 in just 12.2 overs.

Shanto scored 41 off 31 deliveries before departing in the 13th over. 

Miraz was brilliant until the end, the makeshift opener scoring an unbeaten 87 off 62 deliveries, smashing nine boundaries and three sixes.  

This is the fifth win for Khulna from seven matches as they remain third in the points table, behind Chattogram Challengers and Rajshahi Royals.

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Earlier, Sylhet posted 157 on the board, riding on a good start from opening pair Andre Fletcher and Rubel Mia.

Fletcher was particularly impressive, as the right-hander scored 37 off 24 balls with four fours and two sixes. 

Rubel struggled a little bit in the beginning, but ended up scoring 39 off 44 deliveries.

The Sylhet middle-order batsmen could not capitalize on the good start and were perhaps 15-20 runs short in the end, considering the good batting wicket.

This is the sixth loss for Sylhet from seven games.

Shahidul Islam took two wickets for Khulna and conceded 26 runs in his four overs.

24TH MATCH, KTvST

SYLHET THUNDER INNINGS    R    B

Fletcher c Mushfiq b Frylinck    37    24

Rubel c Mushfiq b Shahidul     39    44

Charles c Shanto b Frylinck    17    12

Rutherford not out        26    20

Mithun c Miraz b Shahidul     0    2

Mosaddek not out        23    18    

Extras (lb 3, w 12)        15 

Total (20 Overs)            157/4 

Fall Of Wickets

1-62 (Fletcher), 2-101 (Charles), 3-103 (Rubel), 4-104 (Mithun)

Bowling

Amir 4-0-17-0, Frylinck 4-0-58-2, Tanvir 4-0-23-0, Shafiul 4-0-30-0, Shahidul 4-0-26-2

KHULNA TIGERS INNINGS        R    B

Shanto c Nayeem b Ebadat         41    31

Miraz not out                87    62

Rossouw c (Naveen) b Rutherford    15    11

Mushfiq not out            3    4

Extras (lb 5, nb 1, w 6)            12 

Total (17.5 Overs)            158/2 

Fall Of Wickets

1-115 (Shanto), 2-148 (Rossouw)

Bowling

Santokie 2.5-0-32-0, Nayeem 3-0-31-0, Mosaddek 3-0-25-0, Ebadat 4-0-20-1, Delwar 2-0-18-0, Nazmul 2-0-18-0, Rutherford 1-0-9-1

Khulna Tigers won by eight wickets 

MoM: Mehedi Hasan Miraz (KT)