Result
6th match (N), Sylhet, Nov 7 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
205/6
(20 ov, target 206)
172/8
Sixers won by 33 runs
Player Of The Match
Sylhet Thunder
2y
• The Report by Mohammad Isam in Sylhet

Tharanga and Fletcher lead Sylhet to third straight win

Andre Fletcher and Upul Tharanga added their third fifty-plus opening stand in three matches to power Sylhet Sixers to their third successive win the BPL

Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Sylhet Sixers205/6(20 overs)
Rajshahi Kings172/8(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
RR: 172/8CRR: 8.6 
Farhad Reza15 (10)
Kesrick Williams1 (2)
Taijul Islam4-0-31-0
Liam Plunkett4-0-29-3

Right then, that brings an end to our coverage of this game. Be back tomorrow with more. Until then, it's goodbye!

Danushka Gunathilaka is Man of the Match. "We're happy as a team and proud of ourselves. Looking forward to continuing my good form, so let's see how it goes."

Darren Sammy is unavailable, so Mushfiqur Rahim is out to talk on behalf of Rajshahi. "I thought 200 was chaseable. Probably difficult but not unchaseable. But we lost wickets. I thought in the field we leaked 10-15 runs more. There is some positive but if you have to win, you have to be good in all three departments. I think Sylhet have had a great journey so far but hopefully we will have a better match next time."

11.11pm Was that a T20 match or a five-year plan? Four hours and 10 minutes is how long the match lasted, and for no reason other than that both teams strolled around like they were enjoying a vacation in their private garden. Sylhet Sixers displayed their batting might, led by Andre Fletcher. They raced away to 205 and that total proved too much for Rajshahi. Sylhet maintain their pristine record this BPL, and what a debut season they are enjoying.

Mastan: "Sylhet got the best opener so far in BPL , Every time they a giving a boost start for the team !! "

Bhavik: "Sammy's poor show continues from PSL to CPL and now BPL. I hope they hand over the captaincy to someone else."

"We executed our plans well, says Andre Fletcher. It's not a one-man show, so it's good that everyone turned up. The surface was a bit slow. It's good that everyone is happy, we just need to continue doing whatever we've been doing well."

19.6
1lb
Taijul Islam to Farhad Reza, 1 leg bye
shapes up for a slog and misses, gets it away to short fine leg off the pad

Last ball of the match coming up. Finally.

19.5
2
Taijul Islam to Farhad Reza, 2 runs
fired on a back of a length on off, forced down to long-off
19.4
1
Taijul Islam to Williams, 1 run
back of a length outside off, pats it away to third man
19.3
Taijul Islam to Williams, no run
19.2
1
Taijul Islam to Farhad Reza, 1 run
short of a length, slapped down to long-on
19.1
6
Taijul Islam to Farhad Reza, SIX runs
pitched up on middle, gets down on one knee and gets the front leg out of the way before slogging it over deep midwicket

Gangamina: "Sylhet looks a very balanced unit.....Now they can have the favourites tag on them...."

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 161/8CRR: 8.47 • RRR: 45.00
Farhad Reza6 (6)
Liam Plunkett4-0-29-3
Abul Hasan4-0-22-3
18.6
w
Plunkett to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, OUT
shortish, comes into him and tucks him up. Miraz drags a pull that comes partly off the splice down to long-on
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Sabbir Rahman b Plunkett 8 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28
18.5
1
Plunkett to Farhad Reza, 1 run
extremely full on the stumps, carved away to long-on
18.4
1
Plunkett to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run
tries to heave it away and gets an inside edge as the ball comes into him, away to fine leg
18.3
1
Plunkett to Farhad Reza, 1 run
18.2
1
Plunkett to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run
full, outside off, driven out to covers
18.1
4
Plunkett to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, FOUR runs
backs away to this beamer, or is it one? The umpire doesn't think so and does not call no-ball. Hurriedly backed away and got an outside edge to third man
end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 153/7CRR: 8.5 • RRR: 26.50
Mehidy Hasan2 (3)
Farhad Reza4 (4)
Abul Hasan4-0-22-3
Liam Plunkett3-0-21-2
17.6
1
Abul Hasan to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run
fullish, crunched away to deep midwicket
17.5
1
Abul Hasan to Farhad Reza, 1 run
short of a length, comes down the track and miscues pull to long-on
17.4
1
Abul Hasan to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 1 run
backs away to this length ball and punches to sweeper cover with an open face
17.3
Abul Hasan to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, no run
back of a length, spins like a legbreak at 107 and gets past the swinging bat of Miraz who stays leg side of it
17.2
w
Abul Hasan to Sammy, OUT
short of good length, looks to thump it with a flat bat but offers a catch to long-off
DJG Sammy c Sabbir Rahman b Abul Hasan 9 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00
17.1
1
Abul Hasan to Farhad Reza, 1 run
short of a length, responds with an ugly flat-batted thwack that goes in the air and lands short of extra cover
Best performances - batsmen
LJ Wright
56 runs (39)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
40321511912
WU Tharanga
50 runs (37)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
044217689
Best performances - bowlers
Abul Hasan
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
LE Plunkett
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossRajshahi Kings , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Danushka Gunathilaka
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days07 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Hossain Ali
Umpires
Riazuddin
Anisur Rahman
TV Umpire
Sharfuddoula
Reserve Umpire
Moniruzzaman
Match Referee
Neeyamur Rashid
PointsSylhet Sixers 2, Rajshahi Kings 0