Will Jacques destructive batting takes Chattrogram Challengers into play-off
CRICDOT DESK : Chattrogram Challengers defeated Sylhet Sunrisers by 4 wickets in the first match of Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday. And in this victory, they have taken place in the play-off as the third team.
Chittagong came third in the table with 10 points from 10 matches and took place in the playoffs. Batting first in the match, Sylhet lost 6 wickets and scored 175 runs. In reply Chittagong lost 6 wickets and reached the victory port with 5 balls in hand.
Though Sylhet collected big, Chittagong lost the run in the batting frenzy of English opener Will Jacques. Will Jacques was unbeaten on 92 off 57 balls. Chadwick Walton scored the second highest 35 runs for Chittagong.
Sohag Gazi and Alauddin Babu were brilliant in bowling for Sylhet. They both took two wickets each. Sohag Gazi scored 21 runs in 4 overs but the rest of the bowlers were at a loss. As a result, even though Sylhet collected a lot, they had to leave the field after losing.
Earlier, Lendl Simmons’ 42 off 28 balls and Ravi Bopara’s 44 off 21 balls helped Sylhet to a challenging score of 165 runs. Mrityunjay Chowdhury took maximum 3 wickets for Chittagong in bowling.