Opener Will Jacks struck his profession finest 56 ball-91 as Chattogram Challengers confirmed playoff berth, securing a four-wicket win over Sylhet Sunrisers of their final match of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.
In a bid to exit the match with a profitable be aware, Sylhet compiled a hefty 185-6 however their hopes had been shattered by a marauding Jacks who led the cost to assist Chattogram race to the victory (188-6) with 5 balls to spare. After this defeat Sylhet ended on the backside desk with simply 3 factors from 10 matches. They’ve gained just one sport and drawn one, courtesy of rain.
The win means Chattogram had 10 factors from 10 matches and would play the Eliminator on Monday. Their opponents would both be Minister Group Dhaka or Khulna Tigers. If Khulna who’ve 8 factors from 9 matches, win their subsequent sport later at the present time in opposition to Comilla Victorians, they are going to be by means of.
But when they lose, Dhaka who’ve now 9 factors from 10 matches, will play in opposition to Chattogram. Jacks clattered eight fours and 4 sixes, the final of which sailed over cow nook to make sure Chattogram’s victory. He was ably supported by Chadwick Walton’s 23 ball-35 after. The duo mixed for a 69-run partnership to put a strong platform of chasing down the large complete after Chattogram had been lowered to 39-2, shedding Zakir Hasan (17) and captain Afif Hossain (7).
Walton, who struck three fours and two sixes, sadly was run out and Sylhet sensed an opportunity after they acquired Benny Howell (8) too. Shamim Patwari joined Jacks and additional hastened the victory with 21 off 7. Each Shamim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz had been dismissed in fast succession however Jacks’ power-hitting quelled all of the doubts for Chattogram.
Alauddin Babu and Sohag Gazi took two wickets for Sylhet. No batter may hit a fifty in Sylhet’s mammoth complete. The best got here from the willow of captain Ravi Bopara who made 44 off 21 with two fours and 4 sixes. Lendl Simmons hit 42 off 27, placing 5 fours and two sixes.
The duo paced the innings additional after getting a fluent begin from their openers Colin Ingram (24) and Anamul Haque Bijoy (32) who shared 41 runs in 5 overs after Chattogram elected to bat first. Mosaddek Hossain was the opposite notable scorer with an unbeaten 35. Pacer Mrittuonjoy Chowdhury continued his wealthy vein of kind, claiming three wickets for 37 runs.