Frylinck snatches victory for Chittagong Vikings in BPL


DHAKA, Jan 21, 2019 (BSS)- Cameo Robbie Frylinck blazed 10-ball off 25-run steered Chittagong Vikings to earn an exciting three-wicket victory over Dhaka Dynamites in the 24th match of Bangladesh Premier League T20 held on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur here.

Robbie Frylinck came in and coolly smoked three sixes with 16 required off the final over to secure his side victory with one ball to spare after Dhaka Dynamites set a winning target of 140 runs. Frylinck smashed three over boundaries during his brief hurricane unbeaten knocks.

Chittagong Vikings started their chase badly as they lost Mohammad Shahzad for duck and drastically lost three more wickets leaving Chittagong Vikings in a deep trouble.

Cameron Delport made a quick fire 12-ball off 30 runs hitting four boundaries and two over boundaries while Yasir Ali added 15-run off 17 balls before both the batsmen fell to Shakib Al Hasan.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mosaddek Hossain then took the responsibility to stop the rot as the duo shared useful 32 runs for the fifth wicket stand.

Mushfiqur contributed 22-run off 23 balls hitting two boundaries before he was removed by Rubel Hossain’s delivery.

Mosaddek Hossain contributed 33-run off 39 balls hitting three boundaries to take Chittagong closer to the victory.

Shakib Al Hasan was the most successful bowler as he claimed four Chittagong’s wickets conceding 16 runs.

Robbie Frylinck of Chittagong was named the player of the match for his match-winning knock.

Earlier, Dhaka Dynamites posted a polish total of 139 for 9 from their allotted 20 overs after they won the toss and decided to bat first.

Dhaka suffered early batting jolt as they lost their opener Rony Talukder for duck.

Another opener Sunil Narine (18) and Heino Kuhn (18) started good but could not convert those into a big knocks while Darwish Rasooli backed to the pavilion without disturbing the scoreboard. .

Skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan then came to crease to repair the early damage as the duo shared an important 39 runs for the fourth wicket stand before Delport str4uck again on Dhaka’s innings.

Shakib scored run-a-ball 34 runs hitting two boundaries while Nurul Hasan hammered 18-ball off 27-run with the help of five boundaries. Both the batsmen eventually became the victim Cameron Delport.

Later Shuvagata Hom’s late blaze helped Dhaka to post a respectable total. Shuvagata Hom blasted 15-balloff 29 runs smashing three boundaries and one over boundary befe he fell victim of run out in a crucial moment.

Delport was the pick of Chittagong bowlers as he claimed three wickets for 25 runs. He was well supported by Robbie Frylinck and Abu Jayed who both shared four wickets giving away 19 and 27 runs respectively.