low full toss, wide outside off and Frylinck drills it straight to the bowler. He sticks his hand out, and stops the ball from going for four. Sixers win by five runs!
4.20pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you in 15 minutes for the next game between Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans. Till then, on behalf of everyone here, this is Sreshth Shah, signing off.
4.14pm Time for the presentation.
Sylhet Sixers captain David Warner: "You always worry a little bit, but we scrapped very well with the bat after being 3 for 6. To post that total after a poor start was useful. I told Afif to bat all 20 overs, but he plays how he plays, backed himself, and credit to him. He's going to do well for us in the tournament. We put time into practice for those catches, but credit to the bowlers. Whatever we discussed, it came off today. We got a wicket every time I made a change. But credit to Frylinck as well, he played well."
Nicholas Pooran is the Man of the Match: "Want to thank my coaches. It wasn't a big total to be honest. We knew our strength was our bowling, so no matter what total we get we back ourselves to defend it. Just doing the basics. Batting with David, he said to bat deep. When a ball gets older, it was stopping a bit."
Chittagong Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim: "First of all, it was a great game of cricket. But better team won. We started well with the ball, but I thought Afif batted well, allowing Warner to ease the pressure. But the wicket was still good to bat on, and we didn't bat as well in the middle overs. Frylinck bowled really well."
4.03pm And Sylhet Sixers earn their first win of the season. A tight game, worthy of being a BPL contest. Frylinck starred with both bat and ball, but unfortunately he didn't get much support from his team-mates in either department. David Warner, Afif Hossain and Nicholas Pooran batted well for Sixers, after which Taskin's four-wicket haul derailed Vikings. Another positive thing, is that the team batting first wins a T20 contest. Doesn't happen too often here. Stick around for the presentation.
Taskin: "Intensity of this game was high. Every single over, anything could've won. So we couldn't relax. I'm happy, but what I felt was hitting the deck hard was important on this surface."
Rashid: "it was worth watching this match"
Ashfiq: "I am really impressed by Frylinck's power hitting ."
Md. Riyad : "So close, yet so far. You gotta feel for this guy. Frylinck! you beauty."
Seven needed off 1 ball
yorker just outside off, and he bunts it over the bowler's head. Long-on intercepts, and Frylinck comes back for the second
full on off, and he smacks this into the first tier! Full on off stump, and he swings across the line to deposit a maximum
full on off again, and he hammers this over the bowler's head again.But the shot doesn't have as much power... lands between long-off and long-on
over long off! Low full toss on off stump, and he manages to whack this right over the bowler's head. Enough behind that shot, to clear the boundary
full toss on middle stump, and he's bunted a leg-side slog to deep midwicket
full on middle stump, and defended back to the bowler. Tried to play it towards midwcket for a single and keep the strike...but alas
full outside off, and he tries to swing straight once again. Ball jags away slightly after hitting the deck, and it goes through to the keeper. Definitely was in the slot
over long off now! Full on off, and he swings through the ball's line. Muscled, really, and it has enough legs to clear the boundary. Vikings still alive, folks
Irfan round the wicket
yorker just outside off, and shoveled away to point. They scamper across for one
steered fine past the keeper's right to third man
over square leg! Short ball from the tall man, and Frylinck hammers this into the leg side. What a way to start the over. 32 off 11 now
Vikings need 38 off 12
back of a length outside off, and the cut has gone straight to Warner at point! Soft dismissal and Taskin takes his fourth wicket. Concedes just three runs off his final over. Whoa
ricochets onto his stumps! Full ball outside leg stump, and Raza tries to muscle this towards deep midwicket. But the shot hits his pad and then rolls into off stump. Bizarre!
full on off, and he hits through this like a golf swing. Mistimed over the non-striker's head, and it falls just short of long-on
back of a length slower ball outside off stump. Ball sneaks under his bat
tries to be cheeky, but can't get bat. Length ball outside off, and he shuffles across the stumps to try and play a paddle down the leg side. Ball hits his body and rolls away to square-leg instead
back of a length on middle, and he swivels to pull. Can't find the gap though, as one of the three outfielders intercept the shot
length ball, wide outside off, and punched to long-on for a walking single. Vikings need 41 off 18
overpitched, wide outside off and the ball goes just beyond the tram-lines