The Sylhet Strikers maintained their dominance in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as they secured a decisive victory over the Chattogram Challengers on Saturday, winning by a comfortable margin of seven wickets and reclaiming the top spot in the points table.
Chattogram Challengers batted first and posted a challenging total of 174/6 in their 20 overs. Mehedi Maruf was the top scorer for the team, making 52 runs off 40 balls, with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Shuvagata Hom also contributed a valuable 54 runs off 29 balls, remaining not out.
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Sylhet's bowlers, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir, were the most successful, taking 2 and 1 wicket respectively.
In response, Sylhet Strikers achieved the target of 175 runs in 18 overs, losing only 3 wickets in the process. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Ryan Burl were the top scorers for the team, scoring 60 and 41 runs respectively.
Shanto's innings included 6 fours and 2 sixes, while Ryan Burl hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. Chattogram Challengers' Vijayakanth Viyaskanth took 2 wickets, dismissing Towhid Hridoy and Ryan Burl.
In the end, Sylhet Strikers comfortably won the match by 7 wickets, thanks to some impressive batting performances. The win helped them to secure the top spot on the points table.
After nine matches, Sylhet now have 14 points from seven wins. They will play two more matches in the league phase of the event.
Source: United News of Bangladesh