Andre Fletcher hammered a scintillating 47-ball 71 not out as Khulna Tigers recorded a nine-wicket victory in opposition to Sylhet Sunrisers within the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Thursday on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
The victory gave Khulna a renewed confidence to substantiate playoffs, whereas Sylhet continued to languish at backside desk, dropping their fourth recreation in 5 matches.
Sylhet racked up a reasonable 142-5 after put in to bat first. Khulna nonetheless made it a cake-walk, because of Fletcher’s firepower as they raced to the victory, making 144-1 with 34 balls remaining.
Fletcher and his fellow opener Soumya Sarkar nonetheless made the sport one-sided one, placing on 99-run off simply 65 balls for his or her opening stand.
Khulna have been on the right track of an all-wicket victory, specifically the best way the duo have been batting in a pitch the place Sylhet batters discovered it robust to rotate the scoreboard. Nonetheless that was to not be as Soumya top-edged one to quick high quality leg off left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Opu.
Soumya by then struck six fours and one six for his 43 off 31. Thisara Perera got here to batting at one down place to accompany Fletcher who continued milking runs, treating Sylhet bowlers in disdain. Fletcher finally clobbered 5 fours and as many sixes for his 47 ball-71 not out.
Thisara Perera who introduced up the victory with a consecutive 4 and 6 off Nazmul Islam Opu’s bowling, remained not out on 22 off simply 9 balls. He hit three fours and one six in his brutal knock.
Sylhet’s innings was one man present of Mohammad Mithun, who performed in opposition to the tide to blast a 51 ball-72, that studded with six fours and 4 sixes. He was ably supported by captain Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, who scored 34 off 30 with three fours and two sixes.
Collectively they added 68-run for fourth wicket stand after Sylhet have been decreased to 34-3. Quick bowler Khaled Ahmed broke the partnership, dismissing Mosaddek and shortly after that, Soumya acquired the prized scalp of Mithun.
The dismissal of the duo in fast succession successfully denied Sylhet to go previous 150-run mark. Khaled bowled terrifically to finish with 2-20 from 4 overs whereas Nabil Samad, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Soumya Sarkar took one wicket apiece.