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Dhaka Dynamites , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20

Match days

11 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

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Match Referee


Dhaka Dynamites 2, Sylhet Sixers 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

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Shahid Afridi is Man of the Match in a T20 game for the 28th time, second only to Chris Gayle. "I was a little bit worried because the last game I played was in England and after that three months of nothing. It's always a great occasion to play in front of big crowds, the people love cricket here, and the love they give me is really nice. Situation was not that easy for them, pitch was not that easy. Credit to our bowlers. They didn't try to rotate strike, if they had played sensibly, 140 would have been possible and that would have been a good target. It's a miracle I'm still playing, Shakib told me to go out and entertain and I'm glad I did that"

"We played really well throughout the game. Sunil and Afridi with the ball changed the whole game. And then it was just about the batsmen batting through. Evin Lewis and Afridi entertained the crowd thoroughly," Shakib Al Hasan says. "Some games one or two players change it. But in a tournament we need all 11 players to stand up. We know we won't play such games everyday and hopefully when pressure times come we can put our hands up and do well"

Nasir Hossain says the pitch is turning "a little bit" and so our top and middle order faltered. Some players made mistakes, like me as well, we played the wrong shots. Hopefully in the next match we will come back strongly

8.30 pm For the record, this pitch didn't seem as bad as 53 for 9 or as easy as 106 for 7 in the eighth over. It seemed a bit damp, allowing cross-seam deliveries to kick up and spinners hitting a good length to get a lot of turn. Sunil Narine used these conditions to great effect, completely confounding three batsmen, to move past 300 T20 wickets. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi, having landed in Bangladesh only yesterday, got out of bed, drank his coffee, took four wickets and hit five sixes. His aggression never let the Sylhet Sixers bowlers settle, not that they could have done much to defend a total of only 101

"There was no plan," Evin Lewis says. "Afridi is an attacking guy, went out there and executed his hits, took pressure off me. He was full of confidence after getting four wickets. Bowlers did an excellent job, kudos to the spinners, important to get the victory here. The pitch wasn't that difficult. Afridi tore the bowlers apart, they didn't find the line and length"

de Silva to Lewis, SIX runs, there's the game! Too full. On leg stump. To a batsman who is in prime hitting form. The ball should have gone to the next city, but is content to settle in with the crowd behind deep midwicket
de Silva to Lewis, SIX runs, overpitched outside off and Lewis deposits it over long-off
de Silva to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, some turn, some drift, a rare good ball from Sylhet. This moves in the air to pitch on middle, grips the wicket and breaks into the left-hander. Shakib, watching it all, defuses it to fine leg
de Silva to Lewis, 1 run, nudges a good length ball on leg stump through square leg
de Silva to Lewis, SIX runs, heaves it over deep midwicket. Too short. Too easy. Ninth six of the innings, and Dhaka clearly are prepping for early dinner.

7 | 10 Runs | DD: 86/2 (16 runs required from 12.1 overs, RR: 12.28, RRR: 1.23)

  • Shakib Al Hasan17 (10b)
  • E Lewis25 (14b)
  • MD Gunathilaka1-0-10-0
  • Nasir Hossain1-0-11-0
Gunathilaka to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, keeps giving the two left-handers pace to work with. Plants them outside off as well, basically asking to be late cut with third man up inside the circle

Dynamites 2nd innings Partnerships

1st59Shahid AfridiE Lewis
2nd0CS DelportE Lewis
3rd47Shakib Al HasanE Lewis

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