Shakib’s Fortune Barishal confirms playoff and retain top spot
CRICDOT DESK : In the second match of the day in Bangabandhu Premier League (BPL), Shakib Al Hasan’s Fortune Barisal strengthened their position at the top by defeating the host Sylhet Sunrisers by 12 runs. In the beginning Munim Shahriar, Shakib in the middle of Gayle and in the end Bravo storm against Sylhet for only 4 wickets for a big collection of 199 runs for Fortune Barisal. In reply, Sylhet’s innings stopped at 18 runs. At this rate, Sylhet Sunrisers were eliminated as the first team from the play-off race. On the other hand, Barisal strengthened its position by stopping Sylhet.
Munim Shahriar put Gayle aside and started a riot at the beginning After winning the toss in the second match of the day, Sylhet’s Ravi Bopara invited Shakib’s Barisal to bat. Munim Shahriar joined Gayle in the opening match for Barisal. As soon as he came to the crease, he continued to beat the bowlers of Sylhet. The Barisal opener also scored a half-century in four sixes. When Munim is in a murderous mood, Gayle is calm. The opening pair broke the team’s 72 runs. Before returning to the dressing room, Munim made 51 off 26 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. He has laid the foundation for a big run in Barisal.
Shakib scored 36 runs from 19 balls at a strike rate of 200 Sohan went down to bat one down and returned to the dressing room with only 2 runs. Then Shakib’s cameo started in Sylhet field. Playing an innings of 36 off 19 balls with four sixes and two fours, he was bowled by Alauddin Babu.
Gayle was playing slowly from the start. This is how his innings was going. But in the end, he also picked up the first fifty in the current BPL. Gayle was unbeaten on 52 off 45 balls.
Dwayne Bravo went down to bat at the end. Having got a chance to play only 13 balls, he has picked up 34 runs in four sixes and one four.
Sohag Gazi, AKS Swadhin, Alauddin Babu and Nazmul Islam Apu took one wicket each for Sylhet.
Opener Enamul returned with 6 runs after chasing the run, but Sylhet did not have a good start with the stormy bat of Colin Ingram. He scored 58 runs in the power play. In fact, Ingram continued to fight for victory alone. Didn’t find anyone as his worthy partner. Mithun returned for 19, Bopara for 9 and Mizanur Rahman for zero.
Colin Ingram, meanwhile, stopped at 90 after completing his personal half-century. Playing 49 balls, his innings was 16 fours and one six. After Ingram is out, the dream of victory is completely shattered. Mosaddeq was later dismissed for 34 off 21 balls. Alauddin Babu remained unbeaten on 22 runs and Swadhin on 1 run.
Ravi Bopara (captain), Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Mithun, Enamul Haque Vijay (wicket keeper), Alauddin Babu, Nazmul Islam Apu, Mizanur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, AKS Swadhin, Colin Ingram, Shiraz Ahmed.
Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Chris Gayle, Nazmul Hossain Shant, Touhid Hridoy, Dwayne Bravo, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wicket keeper), Munim Shahriar, Ziaur Rahman, Mujib-ur-Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Shafiqul Islam.