MNA Sports Desk: Dhaka Dynamites routed Rajshahi Kings by 99 runs in the 36th match of the 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 to register their 6th win in the league at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Batting first after winning the toss, Dhaka Dynamites posted a score of 205 for 5 in 20 overs spurred with the tournament’s highest partnership in any stand, till date, of 129 in 13.1 overs between Sunil Narine and Joe Denly in the opening wicket pair and restricted the defending runners-up Rajshahi Kings on 106 for all in 18.3 overs.
Man of the match Narine was out for a half century of 69 off 34 balls, including four boundaries and six over boundaries, while opener Joe Denly stayed for another half century of 53 off 54 balls, including four boundaries and two sixes, before being caught and bowled by Qazi Onik on 154/3 in 16.2 overs.
Shakib got four wickets for eight runs while Shadman Islamand and Mosaddek Hossain bagged two wickets each for nine and three runs respectively. Kieron Pollard and Shahid Afridi took one wicket apiece to handle the bowling department.
With this result, Dhaka Dynamites collected 13 points from 11 games to move up to the 2nd slot from the 3rd, having six wins and four losses and one no result, and confirmed their last four berth after table topper Comilla Victorians.
Rajshahi Kings made the early exit from the race of last-four as they secured eight points from 11 matches with four wins and seven losses to place 5th.