Sylhet Thunder completed their Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) campaign on a frustrating note losing to Cumilla Warriors by five wickets at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city on Tuesday, reports UNB.
Sylhet Thunder had earlier been eliminated from the playoff race as the first team. They won only one match, against Khulna Tigers and lost rest 11 games of this special edition of BPL.
On the other hand, Cumilla Warriors stay in the race securing 10 points.
Replying to Thunder's 141 runs, Warriors lost both their openers in just 10 runs. Fardeen Hasan fell as the first batsman. He was removed by Nayeem Hasan for one run while the other opener- Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga -- also fell prey to Nayeem scoring four runs.
Captain Dawid Malan came to bat at number three and scored team highest 58 runs off 49 balls with two fours and two sixes and was adjudged man of the match.
After Malan, Soumya Sarkar smashed 53 off 30 balls with six fours and two sixes.
Warriors reached the target for the loss of five wickets in 19.1 overs
Nayeem Hasan bagged three wickets conceding 21 runs in four overs while Johnson Charles and Ebadot Hossain took one wicket each.
Earlier, Warriors sent Thunder to bat first and restricted them to a moderate total of 141 runs for 5 in 20 overs.
Andre Fletcher and Abdul Mazid posted 27 runs in the first wicket stand.
Fletcher fell as the first wicket for 22 runs off 25 balls with four fours while other opener Abdul Mazid scored 45 runs off 40 balls hitting two fours and one six.
Thunder failed to accelerate the innings in the middle. Johnson Charles and Mohammad Mithun scored 26 and 18 runs respectively but they failed to come up with big innings despite being settled in the wicket.
Sri Lankan Jeevan Mendis was the other batsman to score a double-digit run of 23, but that was not enough to put up a big total for the opponents.
Al-Amin Hossain and David Wiese took two wickets each conceding 30 and 31 runs respectively.
Thunder ended their BPL campaign with this game while Warriors will play two more matches - both against Khulna Tigers -- on January 8 and 10.
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