Gayle and Dilshan will open the batting for Dhaka. Sohag Gazi with the new ball.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Bangladesh Premier League, Race to the Final match between Dhaka Gladiators and Sylhet Royals.

Jaimin bhatt: "Sylhet Royals Be Aware From GAYLE Strom"

Toss: Sylhet Royals won the toss and elected to field first

Dhaka included Gayle and Pollard into their side. Saqlain Sajib also making into the team in place of Liddle. Winner of this match directly goes to the final while the other will get one more chance to make into the final.

0.1

Sohag Gazi to Dilshan, OUT, Can you believe that? good length delivery, angling into him, a bit of spin, Dilshan moves away a bit and tried for a cut, but can't read the bounce and the amount of turn that he generated, knocked his stumps

TM Dilshan b Sohag Gazi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mohammad Ashraful comes to bat

0.2

Sohag Gazi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, length delivery, around off, plays with soft hands infront of gully for a quick single

0.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, flighted delivery, angling down the leg, struck pads

0.4

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, full, around off, plays with soft hands to on side

0.5

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller and faster on middle and leg, plays to short fine leg

0.6

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, length delivery, outside off, Gayle played it defensively to off side

End of over 1 (1 run) Dhaka Gladiators 1/1
CH Gayle    0* (4b)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-1-1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (1b)     

Elton Chigumbura from the other end

1.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full length delivery, too wide outside off, he went for a drive but a bit late, missed it

1.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length delivery, around off, he drives straight to short covers

1.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, length delivery on middle and leg, Ashraful tried to loft it towards short fine leg, not the elevation nor the timing, went towards the back of short fine leg where Stirling took a running catch coming down from the fine leg

Mohammad Ashraful c Stirling b Chigumbura 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

1.4

Chigumbura to Gayle, FOUR, back of length delivery, down the leg, gentle touch of his bat to the fine leg fence

1.5

Chigumbura to Gayle, no run, length delivery, on middle and off, defended off his backfoot to off side

1.6

Chigumbura to Gayle, no run, length delivery, pitching on middle, pushed straight to mid-on

End of over 2 (4 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 5/2
CH Gayle    4* (7b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-4-1
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (0b)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-1-1

2.1

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted delivery around off, defended off his front foot

2.2

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, another flighted delivery on leg, he came down the pitch and push back to the bowler

2.3

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, on middle and leg, sweeps straight to short fine leg

2.4

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up outside off, inside edge towards short fine leg

2.5

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, length delivery, pitching outside off, he bends down and sweeps it over square leg for the first SIX of the match

2.6

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, length delivery, down the leg, called wide

2.6

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, on middle and leg and again he bends down and this time he it over midwicket for another big one

End of over 3 (13 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 18/2
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (6b 2x6)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-14-1
CH Gayle    4* (7b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-4-1

3.1

Chigumbura to Gayle, SIX, over pitched delivery, outside off, Gayle hits it straight down the ground

3.2

Chigumbura to Gayle, no run, back of length delivery, plays from his crease to point

3.3

Chigumbura to Gayle, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off and Gayle just stand and delivered between covers and point

3.4

Chigumbura to Gayle, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, flicks to onside for a single

3.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, full length delivery, pitching on middle and Shakib comes down the track and swings it down the ground for a boundary

3.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib too early in his shot, came down and he pitched it short, took a quick single

End of over 4 (16 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 34/2
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (8b 1x4 2x6)      E Chigumbura    2-0-20-1
CH Gayle    15* (11b 2x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-14-1

Nabi comes into the attack

4.1

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on middle and off, plays off his backfoot towards the vacant midwicket area

4.2

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, no run, tossed up outside off, he went for a swing and just missed the off stump, a bit of turn for him

4.3

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, 1 run, this time straight delivery on middle and leg, whipped off his pads to deep square

4.4

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, length delivery, outside off, drives hard, can't beat covers

4.5

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full, down the leg, plays from the crease towards short fine leg

4.6

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pitched it short seeing him coming, Shakib checked his shot and got an inside edge, past short fine leg for a single

End of over 5 (3 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 37/2
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (12b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    16* (13b 2x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    2-0-20-1

5.1

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, 4 byes, fuller length, on middle and leg, he went for a wild swing and ball misses everything, byes to the total

5.2

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, tossed up outside off, Shakib comes down the track and lofts it high and handsomely over long-on for a big one

5.3

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, length delivery, pitching around off, Shakib early to his shot towards on side, got an edge, past keeper for a boundary

5.4

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushes back to the bowler off his backfoot

5.5

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, tossed up outside off, he bends a bit and swings it over long-on

5.6

Sohag Gazi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, length delivery, plays towards cover for a quick single

End of over 6 (21 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 58/2
Shakib Al Hasan    36* (18b 2x4 4x6)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-31-1
CH Gayle    16* (13b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-3-0

6.1

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on middle and leg, he goes back and plays to deep midwicket

6.2

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, no run, fuller, outside off, plays back to the bowler

6.3

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushes down the ground for a single

6.4

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, length delivery, down the leg, worked it towards square leg

6.5

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, no run, fuller one this time, leans forward and defend back to the bowler

6.6

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, 2 runs, length delivery, no sign of any turn, he works it towards the vacant midwicket area for a couple

End of over 7 (5 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 63/2
CH Gayle    19* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-8-0
Shakib Al Hasan    38* (20b 2x4 4x6)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-31-1

Islam into the attack

7.1

Sajedul Islam to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, length delivery, pitching outside off and that ball shapes in very sharply, Shakib too late to his shot and an horrible miss from him, knocked his stumps and Sylhet finally able to get a wicket after some raining sixes

Shakib Al Hasan b Sajedul Islam 38 (22m 21b 2x4 4x6) SR: 180.95

7.2

Sajedul Islam to Stevens, OUT, full length delivery, outside off, and Darren Stevens just went for a simple push towards mid-off, Nabi dives to his right and took a sharp low catch, Sajidul on hat-trick

DI Stevens c Mohammad Nabi b Sajedul Islam 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

7.3

Sajedul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, good length, pitching outside off, defended off his backfoot

7.4

Sajedul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, back of length delivery, pitching on leg and moving away, he is early to his shot and a leading edge to off side

7.5

Sajedul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, slower full delivery outside off, plays with soft hands

7.6

Sajedul Islam to Anamul Haque, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, defended off his backfoot to onside

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) Dhaka Gladiators 63/4
Anamul Haque    0* (4b)      Sajedul Islam    1-1-0-2
CH Gayle    19* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-8-0

8.1

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up on middle, inside edge to the pads, took a quick single

8.2

Sohag Gazi to Anamul Haque, OUT, length delivery, pitching around off and that turns into the right handed Anamul, he moves across a bit and misses the line of the ball and found infront of the wicket

Anamul Haque lbw b Sohag Gazi 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pollard joins Gayle now

8.3

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery on middle and off, gentle push towards cover for a single

8.4

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 run, on middle and leg, worked it towards square for a single

8.5

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, fuller on middle and leg, pushes back towards the bowler

8.6

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, length delivery outside off, a bit faster and flatter, play and miss

End of over 9 (3 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 66/5
KA Pollard    1* (3b)      Sohag Gazi    4-0-34-2
CH Gayle    21* (19b 2x4 1x6)      Sajedul Islam    1-1-0-2

9.1

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, no run, back of length delivery, outside off, punches off his backfoot to extra cover

9.2

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, 1 run, full length delivery pitching around off, Gayle plays it down the ground for a single

9.3

Sajedul Islam to Pollard, no run, good short bouncer, Pollard didn't do much and ducks under it

9.4

Sajedul Islam to Pollard, no run, short of length on middle and leg, flicks to square, can't beat the fielder

9.5

Sajedul Islam to Pollard, 1 run, full, pitching on middle, Pollard pushed it to long-off for a single

9.6

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, no run, good short delivery outside off, Gayle left it alone

End of over 10 (2 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 68/5
CH Gayle    22* (22b 2x4 1x6)      Sajedul Islam    2-1-2-2
KA Pollard    2* (6b)      Sohag Gazi    4-0-34-2

Strategic time-out

10.1

Chigumbura to Pollard, 1 run, back of length delivery outside off, driven on the up towards long-off

10.2

Chigumbura to Gayle, 1 run, short of length delivery, angling away, he goes a bit back and cuts away towards point

10.3

Chigumbura to Pollard, 1 run, slower bouncer outside off and Pollard do it much, just a push straight towards the non-strikers end

10.4

Chigumbura to Gayle, 1 wide, length delivery, too wide outside off, Gayle left it alone and called wide

10.4

Chigumbura to Gayle, 1 run, length delivery outside off, drives to long-off for a single

10.5

Chigumbura to Pollard, 1 run, good length, angling in, flick it towards square for another single

10.6

Chigumbura to Gayle, 1 run, short of length delivery, on middle and leg, Gayle goes back and plays off his backfoot towards midwicket

End of over 11 (7 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 75/5
CH Gayle    25* (25b 2x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    3-0-27-1
KA Pollard    5* (9b)      Sajedul Islam    2-1-2-2

11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, no run, flatter delivery, around middle and off, plays from the crease to point

11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, 1 run, on middle and leg, works it towards behind of square for a single

11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Pollard, 1 run, pitching on middle and angling into him, he goes goes back and plays to deep midwicket

11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, 1 leg bye, pitched it short seeing him coming, took a leg bye

11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Pollard, no run, full, pitching outside off, pushed back towards the bowler

11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Pollard, 1 wide, good length, angling down the leg, called wide

11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Pollard, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Pollard hits it over the bowler's head towards the sight screen for a boundary

End of over 12 (8 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 83/5
KA Pollard    10* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-15-0
CH Gayle    26* (28b 2x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    3-0-27-1

12.1

Stirling to Gayle, 1 run, flighted delivery, down the leg, bends down and sweeps towards backward square

12.2

Stirling to Pollard, FOUR, fuller and faster around off, Pollard goes back and drives hard off his backfoot between the bowler and mid-on

12.3

Stirling to Pollard, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, he lofts it towards long-off, fall short of the fielder

12.4

Stirling to Gayle, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, he drives hard down the ground for a boundary

12.5

Stirling to Gayle, 1 run, touch short, pitching on middle, plays to long-on

12.6

Stirling to Pollard, 2 runs, on middle and leg, flicks off his backfoot to deep fine leg for a couple

End of over 13 (13 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 96/5
KA Pollard    17* (15b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-13-0
CH Gayle    32* (31b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-15-0

Suhrawadi Shuvo comes into the attack

13.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Gayle, FOUR, flighted delivery, down the leg, Gayle just needs a touch of his bat and he got that

13.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Gayle, SIX, full outside off, he leans a bit forward and hammered it over midwicket for a huge one

13.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Gayle, 1 run, short and wide, cuts off his backfoot for a single

13.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Pollard, 1 run, flatter delivery, on middle and leg, flicks to fine leg

13.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Gayle, SIX, tossed up outside off, Gayle reaches it and lots it high and handsomely over long-on

13.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Gayle, SIX, flatter delivery outside off and goes again and this time he clears the midwicket, that bring his fifty too

End of over 14 (24 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 120/5
CH Gayle    55* (36b 4x4 4x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-24-0
KA Pollard    18* (16b 2x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-13-0

14.1

Stirling to Pollard, OUT, flatter delivery, angling down the ground, he bends down a bit and tried to sweep it over the square, but couldn't get the height as it went quite flat and Nazmul took it safely near the fence

KA Pollard c Nazmul Hossain Milon b Stirling 18 (33m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

14.2

Stirling to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, length delivery, played with soft hands for a single

14.3

Stirling to Gayle, 2 runs, good length, pitching outside off, that ball turn and bounce and an edge from Gayle towards the slip for a couple

14.4

Stirling to Gayle, SIX, short and wide outside off, he reaches the ball and hit it over long-off

14.5

Stirling to Gayle, SIX, this time a flatter delivery, he bends down the smashed it over midwicket

14.6

Stirling to Gayle, FOUR, another short delivery delivery, he goes back and pulls that to the midwicket boundary, just fall short of the fence, could be three in a row

End of over 15 (19 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 139/6
CH Gayle    73* (40b 5x4 6x6)      PR Stirling    2-0-32-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (1b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-24-0

15.1

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good length delivery, pitching outside off, shapes in sharply and he missed his drive

15.2

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good short bouncer, he ducks under it

15.3

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short and wide outside off, a half intentionally cut shot to point, can't beat the fielder

15.4

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, another good length delivery, outside off, Mortaza misses it again

15.5

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, length delivery outside off, Mortaza make it off the last four balls, he swings it over long-on for a six

15.6

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full length delivery, pitching outside, drives straight to short covers

End of over 16 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 145/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    7* (7b 1x6)      E Chigumbura    4-0-33-1
CH Gayle    73* (40b 5x4 6x6)      PR Stirling    2-0-32-1

16.1

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, 1 wide, length delivery too wide outside off, called wide

16.1

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, SIX, length delivery, on middle and leg, Gayle swings it over square for another six

16.2

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, (no ball) SIX, that's a front foot no-ball, full outside off, extra bonus to Gayle, he reaches the ball hits it over long-on

Free Hit

16.2

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, SIX, slower delivery on middle and leg, he goes a bit back and lofts it over midwicket

16.3

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, SIX, full, pitching outside off, he drives it over the bowler's head and that's clear the fence too, lovely flat hit from Gayle

16.4

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, 2 runs, short and wide delivery outside off, Gayle too early to his shot and an top edge towards short third man, a real fumble from Stirling and a couple for him, one short of his hundred

16.5

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Gayle, 1 run, length delivery outside off, drives back to the bowler and that's the hundred for Chris "Gangnam" Gayle

16.6

Nazmul Hossain Milon to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full outside off, he went for an expansive drive, missed it

End of over 17 (29 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 174/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    7* (8b 1x6)      Nazmul Hossain Milon    1-0-29-0
CH Gayle    100* (46b 5x4 10x6)      E Chigumbura    4-0-33-1

17.1

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, 1 run, full toss outside off, but that was too fast, Gayle just managed a single towards long-on

17.2

Sajedul Islam to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, another low full toss, on middle and leg, he swings it towards wide of long-on

17.3

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, SIX, full length delivery and that is too wide outside off, if not touched, definitely a wide, Gayle moves across and reaches the ball and that's a flat six over covers

17.4

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, SIX, short delivery on middle and leg, he pulls it over midwicket for another one

17.5

Sajedul Islam to Gayle, 1 run, another short and wide outside off, cuts away for a single

17.6

Sajedul Islam to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, length delivery, angling away, he went for an wild swing, edged over point

End of over 18 (16 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 190/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    9* (10b 1x6)      Sajedul Islam    3-1-18-2
CH Gayle    114* (50b 5x4 12x6)      Nazmul Hossain Milon    1-0-29-0

18.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, flatter outside off, punched off his backfoot down the ground

18.2

Mohammad Nabi to Gayle, OUT, short delivery on middle and leg, he pulls but can't clear the man at deep square, finally some relief for the bowler's but already done his job

CH Gayle c Sohag Gazi b Mohammad Nabi 114 (90m 51b 5x4 12x6) SR: 223.52

18.3

Mohammad Nabi to Thomas, no run, fuller and faster, plays back to the bowler

18.4

Mohammad Nabi to Thomas, 1 run, on middle and leg, flicks to short fine leg

18.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, flatter delivery, angling into him, he bends down and tried for a big heave over the midwicket, can't get the turn and bounce off the ball and ball struck the middle stump

Mashrafe Mortaza b Mohammad Nabi 10 (22m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 83.33

18.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mosharraf Hossain, no run, tossed up on off, he defended off his front to off side

End of over 19 (2 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 192/8
Mosharraf Hossain    0* (1b)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-17-2
AC Thomas    1* (2b)      Sajedul Islam    3-1-18-2

19.1

Sajedul Islam to Thomas, no run, fuller length, pitching outside off, play and miss

19.2

Sajedul Islam to Thomas, 1 run, fuller length, on middle and leg, pushed down to long-on

19.3

Sajedul Islam to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 run, full toss, onto his body, cross batted shot towards the vacant mid-on region

19.4

Sajedul Islam to Thomas, 1 run, full, pitching outside off, he moves across and plays it towards short fine leg for another single

19.5

Sajedul Islam to Mosharraf Hossain, 2 runs, back of length delivery outside off, he pulls that to wide of long-on for a couple

19.6

Sajedul Islam to Mosharraf Hossain, OUT, full length delivery outside off, touch slow, he goes back and tried for a cut shot, got an inside edge and ball knock back onto his stumps and that"s bring the end of the first innings, some recovery from Sylhet side in couple of overs

Mosharraf Hossain b Sajedul Islam 3 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (5 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 197/9
     Sajedul Islam    4-1-23-3
AC Thomas    3* (5b)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-17-2
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