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261dThe Report by Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Barisal gun down 159 with Lewis ton

Evin Lewis struck an unbeaten 101 off 65 balls, helping Barisal Bulls gun down 159 and injected some much-needed big hitting into the Bangladesh Premier League

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At the halfway stage, a lot of us thought that 158 was a good total to defend on this pitch. Mickey Arthur, coach of Dhaka, thought, considering the state of the pitch, that it was a winning total. As much as Lewis played brilliantly, it would be fair to say that the bowlers of Dhaka let their team down and while batting their inability to rotate the strike cost them a few runs.

Barisal Bulls move to the top of the points table after the win and Gayle is yet to play for them

Quotes from the presentation:

Kumar Sangakkara: 158 was pretty good. We should've got a few more runs, a few wickets pegged us back. When someone bats like Lewis, there is little bowlers can do. It's about playing well and executing well. We will pick ourselves and come back tomorrow

Mahmudullah: We know how Lewis bats. He hits the ball for a few sixes in the nets. Rony batted well with him. Bowlers did well and put the pressure on their batsmen. Everything went well for us. I had a chat with Rony on what was expected of him

Evin Lewis is the Man of the match: I went out there and backed myself. I think the pitch was decent. Our slower bowlers did well. Chris Gayle is my idol. It was ideal that Rony took the pressure off me and we had a good partnership.

Thanks from all of us here and please do join us for the games tomorrow. Till then it's good night from all of us here

Farhad Reza to Mehedi Maruf, 2 runs, comes forward and turns it to deep square-leg. They take the couple needed to win the game. Both the batsmen punch the air
Farhad Reza to Mehedi Maruf, 2 runs, paddles it to long-leg for a couple
Farhad Reza to Mehedi Maruf, no run, looks to defend it and is beaten
Farhad Reza to Lewis, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

18 | 3 Runs | BB: 154/1 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.55, RRR: 2.50)

  • Evin Lewis100 (64b)
  • Mehedi Maruf11 (11b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman4-0-28-0
  • Farhad Reza3-0-23-0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lewis, 1 run, defends it to the leg side and sets off for a quick single. He runs, drops his bat, runs further, leaps and punches the air. It's a special century for him. A very good knock. First hundred of this edition of Bangladesh Premier league. Pulls and late cuts dotted the innings
Mustafizur Rahman to Lewis, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Surprise of surprises! Lewis ducks under it!

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