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Dhaka take sweet revenge



Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20, 2017
Dhaka Dynamites: 106 for 2 (Lewis 44*, Afridi 37)
Sylhet Sixers: 101 for 9 (Afridi 4-12, Narine 3-10)
Result: Dhaka Dynamites won by eight wickets
Player of the Match: Shahid Afridi (Dhaka Dynamites)
Toss: Dhaka Dynamites, elected to field first

The newcomer Sylhet Sixers were totally outclassed by defending champions Dhaka Dynamites by eight-wickets in the one-sided Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 encounter at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday (Nov 11).

Dhaka Dynamites destroyed Sylhet Sixers in the shortest-ever BPL chase, winning by eight wickets and 73 balls to spare. Shahid Afridi took four wickets and struck five sixes in his 15-ball 37 before Evin Lewis hit five more sixes in their chase of 102. 

Sylhet, who had previously won three of their first four matches, including one against Dhaka in the tournament opener, crawled to 101 for 9 in 20 overs. A 48-run tenth-wicket stand, the highest in BPL history, carried them towards respectability after
they had slumped to 53 for 9 in 13 overs. 

Afridi took four wickets, his third four-for this year and eighth overall, while Sunil Narine finished with 3 for 10, which included his 300th T20 wicket, the third bowler to the landmark after Dwayne Bravo and Lasith Malinga.

With this day's win, Dhaka Dynamites secured four points from three matches while despite the day's lose Sylhet Sixers remained top of the table with six points playing five matches.