Bangladesh Premier League - 17th match

Dhaka Gladiators v Sylhet Royals

Dhaka Gladiators won by 31 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the Bangladesh Premier League. Dhaka Gladiators take on Sylhet Royals in the first game today.

News from the middle is that the Syhlet Royals have won the toss and will chase

Yasa says "Hope Nabi sends few balls to the stands today to cheer the crowd. Waiting for the big ones."

Nafis says "As Luke has left , Dhaka Gladiators looks a bit weaker on paper but I hope Shakib and the others start firing today! Can't wait for the match to start!"

Nabi is the most popular player today. Lots of mails wishing him good luck

0.1

Nazmul Hossain to Cobb, 2 runs, Sohag Gazi drops a sitter. Cobb chips it straight to him at mid-on. Gazi allows the ball to pass through his hands and they take a couple

0.2

Nazmul Hossain to Cobb, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

0.3

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

0.3

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Ashraful pushes it ti point for a single

0.4

Nazmul Hossain to Cobb, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump. Cobb lofts it over mid-off for a boundary

0.5

Nazmul Hossain to Cobb, 1 run, slower ball on the off stump. Cobb pulls it to wide mid-on for a single

0.6

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes forward and turns it to short fine-leg

End of over 1 (10 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 10/0
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (2b)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-10-0
JJ Cobb    8* (4b 1x4)     

1.1

Benn to Cobb, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to long-on for a single

1.2

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, steers it to short third-man for a single

1.3

Benn to Cobb, no run, comes forward and defends

1.4

Benn to Cobb, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

1.5

Benn to Cobb, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Cobb looks to cut it and gets an outside edge. Rahim drops it

1.6

Benn to Cobb, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

End of over 2 (3 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 13/0
JJ Cobb    10* (9b 1x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-3-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (3b)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-10-0

2.1

Mohammad Nabi to Cobb, SIX, Cobb, with two chances already, comes forward and lofts it to long-on for a six

2.2

Mohammad Nabi to Cobb, 1 run

2.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, slogs it to cow corner for a boundary

2.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Ashraful looks to sweep and gets a top edge to fine-leg for a couple

2.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Ashraful pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

2.6

Mohammad Nabi to Cobb, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

End of over 3 (14 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 27/0
JJ Cobb    17* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-14-0
Mohammad Ashraful    9* (6b 1x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-3-0

3.1

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side. HE sets off for a quick single

3.2

Benn to Cobb, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on and takes a single

3.3

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, the reason why Ashraful is called talented. Hits it against the turn to extra-cover for a boundary

3.4

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, struck on the pads outside the off stump

3.5

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, and this is the reason why Ashraful frustrates most of us. He looks to carry on being aggressive and looks to sweep. The ball turns and all he manages is an outside edge to short third-man

Mohammad Ashraful c Stirling b Benn 14 (13m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

3.6

Benn to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 4 (7 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 34/1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (1b)      SJ Benn    2-0-10-1
JJ Cobb    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-14-0

4.1

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

4.2

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

4.3

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. He is unable to find the gap with his cover drives

4.4

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drives to cover and takes a risky single to get off the strike

4.5

Mohammad Nabi to Cobb, SIX, fuller ball outside the off stump. Cobb plays the inside out lofted drive for his second six of the game

4.6

Mohammad Nabi to Cobb, no run, comes forward and pushes it to square-leg

End of over 5 (7 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 41/1
JJ Cobb    24* (15b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-21-0
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (5b)      SJ Benn    2-0-10-1

5.1

Benn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, digs out a yorker to square-leg

Tahmid says ""Sylhet royals is rocking. They Have a captain like Mushfiqur. All credit goes to Mushfiqur bcoz of leadership attitude. He got simple (statistically) player than Ctg kings, BBarners, Dhk gladiators. But players perform well by da encourage of Mushi" Are you from Sylhet, Tahmid?

5.2

Benn to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side. He wants a non-existent single and is run-out at the bowler's end

Shakib Al Hasan run out 2 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

5.3

Benn to Cobb, no run, off the pads to the keeper

5.4

Benn to Cobb, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

5.5

Benn to Cobb, 1 run, flicks it to deep square-leg for a single

5.6

Benn to Shah, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

End of over 6 (1 run) Dhaka Gladiators 42/2
OA Shah    0* (1b)      SJ Benn    3-0-11-1
JJ Cobb    25* (18b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-21-0

6.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Cobb, 2 runs

6.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Cobb, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to deep square-leg for a single

6.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, no run, beaten by the turn outside the off stump

6.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, on the leg stump. Shah pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

6.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Cobb, 1 run

6.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, moves across and plays it with the turn to midwicket for a single

End of over 7 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 48/2
OA Shah    2* (4b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-6-0
JJ Cobb    29* (21b 1x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    3-0-11-1

7.1

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 run, makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

7.2

Sohag Gazi to Cobb, no run, looks to whip it and gets an inside edge. The ball falls short of the fielder at midwicket

7.3

Sohag Gazi to Cobb, OUT, finally Cobb runs out of luck. He skips down the track and looks to chip it, doesn't time it well as the ball is caught at wide long-on

JJ Cobb c Nazmul Hossain Milon b Sohag Gazi 29 (28m 23b 1x4 2x6) SR: 126.08

7.4

Sohag Gazi to Shah, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

7.5

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 run, pushes it to leg side for a single

7.6

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, no run, comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 8 (2 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 50/3
DI Stevens    0* (1b)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-2-1
OA Shah    4* (7b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-6-0

8.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

8.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, no run, comes forward and looks to defend it. He is beaten by the turn outside the off stump

8.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, 1 run

8.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 2 runs, comes forward and turns it to deep square-leg for a couple

8.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, no run

8.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, no run, comes forward and pushes it to point

End of over 9 (4 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 54/3
OA Shah    7* (11b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-10-0
DI Stevens    1* (3b)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-2-1

9.1

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, 1 run, moves back and cuts it to deep point

9.2

Sohag Gazi to Shah, no run, struck on the pads outside the line of leg stump

9.3

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 run, defends it to cover and sets off for a single

9.4

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

9.5

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 run, slogs it to cow corner for a single

9.6

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, FOUR, on the leg stump. Stevens turns it to fine-leg for a boundary

Baryalai Jalalzai is setting high standards for Nabi, ""Nabi was not good enough in his first over, but still he is a big man in this game. waiting to see his two last overs and some big hitting down to the ground, hope that Nabi has a responsible inning today like the previous game. his first two batting innings was not responsible innings. WAITING FOR YOUR RESPOSIBLE INNING NABI."

End of over 10 (8 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 62/3
DI Stevens    7* (6b 1x4)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-10-1
OA Shah    9* (14b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-10-0

10.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, SIX, comes down the track and goes through with the full follow through of the bat as he lofts it over long-on for a six

10.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, drives it to cover and takes a single

10.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, no run

10.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, 1 run, pulls it to midwicket for a single

10.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, no run

10.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

End of over 11 (9 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 71/3
OA Shah    17* (18b 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-19-0
DI Stevens    8* (8b 1x4)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-10-1

11.1

Mominul Haque to Shah, 1 run

11.2

Mominul Haque to Stevens, SIX, lofts it over long-off for a huge six

11.3

Mominul Haque to Stevens, no run, comes forward and defends it

11.4

Mominul Haque to Stevens, 1 run

11.5

Mominul Haque to Shah, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

11.6

Mominul Haque to Shah, 1 run

End of over 12 (9 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 80/3
OA Shah    19* (21b 1x6)      Mominul Haque    1-0-9-0
DI Stevens    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-19-0

12.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single

12.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, FOUR, comes forward and slogs it across the line to cow corner for a boundary

12.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

12.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shah, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

12.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Stevens slogs, Stirling misses at deep midwicket. That was a tough take, but nevertheless dropped

12.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Stevens, no run, defends it back to the bowler

End of over 13 (9 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 89/3
DI Stevens    22* (15b 2x4 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-28-0
OA Shah    21* (23b 1x6)      Mominul Haque    1-0-9-0

13.1

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to mid-on

13.2

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

13.3

Sohag Gazi to Shah, no run

13.4

Sohag Gazi to Shah, no run

13.5

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

13.5

Sohag Gazi to Shah, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on

13.6

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

End of over 14 (4 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 93/3
DI Stevens    23* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-14-1
OA Shah    23* (27b 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-28-0

14.1

Mominul Haque to Stevens, SIX

14.2

Mominul Haque to Stevens, 2 runs

14.3

Mominul Haque to Stevens, 1 run

14.4

Mominul Haque to Shah, OUT, makes room and cuts it straight into the hands of the fielder at point

OA Shah c Chigumbura b Mominul Haque 22 (33m 27b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.48

14.5

Mominul Haque to Anamul Haque, no run

14.6

Mominul Haque to Anamul Haque, 1 run

End of over 15 (10 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 103/4
Anamul Haque    1* (2b)      Mominul Haque    2-0-19-1
DI Stevens    32* (20b 2x4 2x6)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-14-1

15.1

Sohag Gazi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, cuts it to point

15.2

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, 1 run

15.3

Sohag Gazi to Anamul Haque, SIX, comes forward and lofts it over long-on for a huge six

15.4

Sohag Gazi to Anamul Haque, 1 run

15.5

Sohag Gazi to Stevens, 1 run

15.6

Sohag Gazi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, guides it to deep point for a single

End of over 16 (11 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 114/4
Anamul Haque    10* (6b 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    4-0-25-1
DI Stevens    34* (22b 2x4 2x6)      Mominul Haque    2-0-19-1

16.1

Smith to Anamul Haque, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

16.2

Smith to Stevens, 2 runs

16.3

Smith to Stevens, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. He cuts it to deep point

16.4

Smith to Anamul Haque, FOUR, off the outside edge to third-man for a boundary

16.5

Smith to Anamul Haque, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine-leg for a leg-bye

16.6

Smith to Stevens, 1 run, turns it to deep square-leg for a single

End of over 17 (9 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 123/4
DI Stevens    38* (26b 2x4 2x6)      DR Smith    1-0-9-0
Anamul Haque    15* (9b 1x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    4-0-25-1

17.1

Mohammad Nabi to Stevens, 1 leg bye, struck on the pads outside the line of the leg stump

17.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Anamul pushes it back to the bowler

17.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 1 run

17.4

Mohammad Nabi to Stevens, 1 run

17.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, lofts it to long-on for a couple

17.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

End of over 18 (5 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 128/4
Anamul Haque    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-25-0
DI Stevens    39* (28b 2x4 2x6)      DR Smith    1-0-9-0

18.1

Benn to Stevens, 2 runs, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a couple

18.2

Benn to Stevens, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

18.3

Benn to Stevens, FOUR, full-toss on the leg stump. Stevens pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

18.4

Benn to Stevens, 1 run

18.5

Benn to Anamul Haque, 1 run

18.6

Benn to Stevens, FOUR, comes forward and drives it past sweeper cover

End of over 19 (12 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 140/4
DI Stevens    50* (33b 4x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    4-0-23-1
Anamul Haque    19* (14b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-25-0

19.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, SIX, lofts it over long-on for a six

19.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

19.3

Mohammad Nabi to Stevens, 1 run

19.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, SIX, full-toss on the off stump. Anamul lofts it over deep midwicket for a huge six

19.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, OUT, this time around he lofts it straight into the hands of Benn at deep midwicket

Anamul Haque c Benn b Mohammad Nabi 32 (16m 18b 1x4 3x6) SR: 177.77

19.6

Mohammad Nabi to Stevens, FOUR, full-toss on the leg stump. He lofts it to deep midwicket for a boundary

After a slow start, the Gladiators' innings came to life with the partnership between Stevens and Anamul Haque. Join us in fifteen minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (18 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 158/5
DI Stevens    55* (35b 5x4 2x6)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-43-1
Soumya Sarkar    0* (0b)      SJ Benn    4-0-23-1
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