Dhaka Gladiators v Sylhet Royals, BPL, Mirpur February 12, 2012

Gladiators secure first victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dhaka Gladiators 126 for 3 (Haque 48) beat Sylhet Royals 124 (Naeem 30, Mortaza 2-22) by seven wickets

Dhaka Gladiators achieved their maiden BPL victory, and it was a relatively easy one against Sylhet Royals, with seven wickets and ten balls to spare in Mirpur.

The Gladiators, led by their captain Mashrafe Mortaza who took 2 for 22, dismissed the Royals for only 124 after losing the toss. A few Royals batsmen got starts but no one was able to convert them into anything match-winning; Naeem Islam's 30 off 24 balls was their best performance. The Gladiators used as many as seven bowlers, with only Mortaza and Naved-ul-Hasan completing their full quota of four overs.

The Royals removed Ahzar Mahmood, who opened the chase, for 9 but were unable to get a second wicket quickly. Imran Nazir and Anamul Haque added 46 for the second wicket, and Haque added 43 more for the third wicket with Mohammad Ashraful. Haque top scored with 48 off 39 balls but was dismissed in the 15th over, with the Gladiators 18 runs from victory. Mohammad Ashraful completed the chase, ending the game with a six.

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  • Dummy4 on February 13, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    I am really surprised that ESPNCRICINFO stopped uploading score ball by ball but this is an international standard Cricket tournament where players from over the world (WI, PAK, SA, AUS, ENG, SL, NZ, ZIM, CAN, IRE, SCO, AFG,NED) are playing for each of the franchise. Is it the cause that the Indians are not here......... Please ESPNCRICINFO do not discriminate here. Let us inform ball by ball and allow us participating there.

  • Dummy4 on February 13, 2012, 6:55 GMT

    good win!dhaka gladiators is the best team of BPL.

  • zahidul on February 13, 2012, 1:15 GMT

    cricinfo need to make headlines about bpl not only the ipl

  • Rumit on February 13, 2012, 1:09 GMT

    As being an indian, I still dont know why they dont put the bpl status in the headlines, and yet they still have articles about bpl, I don't know who is behind this site but bpl has some great players. Shame on cricinfo for not giving it into the headlines and the scoreboard, after all its part of icc. Shame on you who publish this website and not putting enough info about bpl a great tournament that started in bangladesh. I hope their is a change soon to this site.

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