Pooran's 72 in vain as Sylhet Sixers lose by 32 runs

By January 13, 2019

Nicholas Pooran scored a quick-fire half-century but his Sylhet Sixers still lost by 32 runs to the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.

The diminutive Trinidadian hit nine sixes in his 47-ball  72 as the Sixers scored 141 for 9 from their allotment of overs but came up short against the Dynamites who were winning their fourth game in a row.

The Dynamites’ winning total was built on a second-wicket stand of 67 between Sunil Narine (25) and Rony Talukdar, who scored 58.

From there the Dynamites almost threw it way, collapsing to 125 for 7 before Nurul Hasan (18) and Mohammad Naim (25), who put on an unbroken stand of 48 at the end.

Taskin Ahmed took 3 for 38 for the Sixers, who was integral to the Dynamites collapse. He removed Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and all-rounder Shuvagata Hom to limit the 15th over to limited Dhaka’ surge towards a bigger total.

With his team struggling at 37 for 5, Pooran hit Russell and Narine for big sixes and as he attempted without success to pull off an incredible victory.

Rubel Hossain was the Dynamites’ best bowler with three for 22 from three overs and there were two wickets each for Shakib al Hasan and Shuvagata Hom.

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