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Dhaka advances to top after beating Khulna

| Updated: November 15, 2017 13:01:30

Dhaka advances to top after beating Khulna

Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard and local Jahurul Islam steered Dhaka Dynamites to the top of the table Bangladesh Premier League(BPL) T20 beating Khulna Titans by four wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

Dhaka Dynamites secured six points from four matches having a run rate of 1.971 while Sylhet Sixers also bagged six points from five matches, playing one match more than Dhaka Dynamites with a run rate of minus 0.610.

Chasing a target of 157 runs, Dhaka Dynamites faced initial batting collapse losing top five batsmen – including Shakib Al Hasan  for 41 runs in 8.3 overs.

Jahurul Islam pairing with Kieron Pollard stabilised the innings and guided the team to near victory scoring 73 runs in the 6th wicket stand, says a UNB report.

After the departure of Pollard, Jahurul and Mosaddek took the Dynamites over the line.

Pollard made 55 off 24 balls and Jahurul scored 45 runs,.     

Jahurul was adjudged Man of the Match.

Earlier, Khulna Titans, riding on a half century by West Indian batsman Carlos Brathwaite, scored a moderate 156 for 5 in stipulated 20 overs against Dhaka Dynamites.

Brathwaite guided the team towards a moderate total with quick-firing 64* runs off just 29 balls.

Dynamites’ Abu Hider Rony grabbed two wickets for 40 runs while former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi, captain Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine took one wicket each.


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