Chittagong Kings v Dhaka Gladiators, BPL, Mirpur February 13, 2012

Pollard, Stevens lead Dhaka to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dhaka Gladiators 156 for 4 (Pollard 50*, Stevens 43*) beat Chittagong Kings 153 for 6 (Bravo, Sunny 3-17) by six wickets

An unbeaten stand of 95 between Kieron Pollard and Darren Stevens guided Dhaka Gladiators' chase of 154 against Chittagong Kings. On Saturday, Dhaka fell short chasing a higher target, but this time ensured they kept wickets in hand and sealed the win, with an over to spare.

The Chittagong top order made starts but not one of them could go on to make a big enough score. They found it tough against the left-arm spin of Elias Sunny, who claimed 3 for 17 in his four overs. It was left to Dwayne Bravo to push the score past 150, with 43 off 31 balls.

Dhaka didn't begin their chase well either, losing their openers by the fourth over. They lost two more wickets by the 8th but from then on there was no looking back as Pollard and Stevens got together to construct the defining stand. Stevens hit 43 off 38 balls while Pollard finished on an even 50, with three sixes.