Chittagong record 2nd victory beating Sylhet

MNA Sports Desk: Chittagong Vikings recorded their second victory in the 26th match of AKS Bangladesh Premier League T20 with a 40-run victory over Sylhet Sixers held on Friday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here.

Chasing a huge winning target of 212-run set by Chittagong, Sylhet Sixers were fell short as they restricted at 171 for 8 in 20 overs despite a strong reply by Andre Fletcher and Bazar Azam.

The West Indies batsman Fletcher smashed 46-ball off 71 runs , an innings that studded with eight boundaries and four over boundaries and during the process he also shared 80-run second wicket stand with Pakistani batsman Babar Azam who cracked 32-ball off 41 runs with two boundaries and one over boundary.

Pacer Taskin Ahmed was the pick of Chittagong bowler as he grabbed three wickets conceding 31 runs.

Earlier, cameo blaze by Sikandar Raza steered Chittagong Vikings to amass a massive total of 211 for 5 in 20 overs, the highest total so far in the tournament, against Sylhet Sixers, after they were sent to bat first.

The 31-year Zimbabwe right handed batsman Sikandar smashed 45-ball off 95 runs that studded with nine boundaries and six over boundaries before he fell to Kamrul Islam, after Chittagong slipped to 3 for 65 runs.


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