Rajshahi Royals registered second victory in Bangladesh Premier League.


KARACHI -- Rajshahi Royals registered their second consecutive win in the on-going Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) beating Sylhet Thunder by eight wickets at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. Royals won the toss and sent Thunder to bat first, who tumbled for 91 - the second lowest score of this BPL so far. Royals chased the total (95/2) in 10.5 overs. During the chase, Hazratullah Zazai was sent back to the pavilion for a duck, but in the second wicket, Liton Das and Afif Hossain added 62 runs. While Afif fell for 30 off 25 balls with three fours and two sixes, Liton remained unbeaten at 44 off 26 with seven fours. Shoaib Malik and Liton guided Royals to their second successive win. Nayeem Hasan and Naveen-ul-Haq took one wicket each. Earlier, Thunder managed a decent opening stand of 35 runs in 3.5 overs. Johnson Charles hit a six and a four in the first over off Andre Russell. In next over off Abu Jayed Rahi, Rony Talukdar hit another six.

But the raging Thunder were stunned after losing three wickets, Charles (19), Rony (16)...

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