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Opening the innings, Afridi belted 5 sixes and a 4 to make fast paintings of the chase. © Getty
Shahid Afridi’s all-round display powered Dhaka Dynamites to a relaxed eight-wicket win over Sylhet Sixers in Fit 10 of the Bangladesh Premier League 2017. The previous Pakistan skipper bagged 4 wickets and a 17-ball 37 because the hosts received with 12.1 overs to spare on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday (November 11).
Shakib Al Hasan, the Dynamites’ skipper, received the toss and elected to box. They were given early momentum, which they did not let move off until the top.
Installed to bat, Sunil Narine and Abu Hider Rony led to the early havoc. Barring opener Dasun Gunathilaka and skipper Nasir Hossain, not one of the batsmen within the most sensible 8 controlled to achieve double-digits. The wrecker-in-chief was once Afridi, then again, ripped throughout the heart order after the early harm. Now not simplest have been the guests dropping wickets temporarily, however they have been additionally discovering it difficult to get the runs flowing.
By means of the 13th over, they’d misplaced all however their closing wicket. Alternatively, it was once the closing wicket partnership between No. nine Abu Hasan and No. 11 Taijul Islam which helped them move previous the 100-run mark. In combination, they mixed to place on an unbeaten 48-run stand within the closing seven overs to take the Sixers to 101 for nine of their 20 overs.
Whilst Hasan hit 3 fours and a six in his 26-ball 30, Taijul hit just a solitary boundary in his 16-ball 20. Extra importantly, then again, he ensured the aspect used up all their overs to achieve a good ranking.
Alternatively, because it became out, after Afridi’s early carnage, the ranking did not appear all that decent. Opening the innings, he belted 5 sixes and a 4 to make fast paintings of the chase. He was once well-aided through an similarly damaging opening spouse, within the type of Evin Lewis, who stroked an unbeaten 18-ball 44 – an innings with as many sixes and an extra boundary to head with. The destruction which began from the primary over itself, reached its zenith within the fourth when each Afridi and Lewis tonked two sixes every off Taijul.
Tim Bresnan struck two times within the following over, taking away Afridi and Cameron Delport off consecutive deliveries, however that proved little to dent the run chase. Lewis persevered his paintings, in corporate of Shakib Al Hasan, and guided the aspect to their 2d win of the event.
Lewis completed off the formalities with 3 hits over the boundary within the 8th over of the innings off Wanidu Hasaranga.
Even because the Dynamites batsmen hammered the opposition into submission, the paintings was once laid out through some very good bowling. Afridi completed with figures of four for 12 from his 4 overs, whilst Sunil Narine additionally inspired with returns of three for 10 from his quota of 4.
Regardless of the crushing defeat, Sixers stay on most sensible of the issues desk with 3 wins from 5 video games.
Temporary Scores: Sylhet Sixers 101/nine in 20 overs (Abu Hasan 30*, Taijul Islam 16*; Shahid Afridi Four-12, Sunil Narine Three-10) misplaced to Dhaka Dynamites 106/2 in 7.five overs (Evin Lewis 44*, Shahid Afridi 37; Tim Bresnan 2-20) through eight wickets.