Mahmudullah, Klinger give Khulna first points


The curtains came down on Sylhet’s BPL 2017 by using a rather simple chase that saw Khulna Titans prevail by 6 wickets to open their account this year. That meant the house franchise, Sylhet Sixers, ended up consigned for their initially reduction in four matches.

Khulna, who completed the chase in eighteen overs, benefitted from Michael Klinger’s quiet. The Australia batsman, who produced 47 not out on BPL debut, uncovered support from Carlos Brathwaite, who struck an unbeaten 23, to cruise home in type.

Sent in to bat, Sylhet posted one hundred thirty five for 5 around the back again of captain Nasir Hossain’s forty seven. The sluggish mother nature on the area resulted in batsmen holing out in attempting large shots, with Mahmudullah along with the remarkable West Indies bowler Jofra Archer, who cranked the pace up and bowled continually around 145 clicks, took two wickers every.

Khulna’s redemption

After conceding 200 in addition of their initially match, Khulna ended up a lot tighter and consistent inside their lengths. This aided them get over a poor commence, right after Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathikala went briefly with a rampage. Gunathilaka created a crisp 25-ball 26.

Nasir and Ross Whiteley additional fifty seven operates for the fifth wicket, but there was hardly any zing about their batting. Nasir finished on an unbeaten forty seven off 35 balls with five boundaries though the typically aggressive Whiteley designed 27 off 23 balls because they created a hundred thirty five.

Taijul presents Sylhet a footing

Opening the bowling, Taijul set Khulna under pressure along with his build-up of dot balls that finally resulted while in the wickets of Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Chadwick Walton and Rilee Rossouw while in the to start with six.five overs. Khulna still required ninety two at that stage. Taijul bowled a charging Shanto, when Walton as well was bowled looking to pressure him within the off-side. Rossouw’s reverse sweep on 19 found Krishmar Santokie at brief third-man.

Klinger’s calm helps Khulna prevail

Mahmudullah and Klinger added 50 for the fourth wicket, right up until the Khulna captain was caught at long-on from the 14th more than. Brathwaite, batting at No six, began with a six as well as in exactly the same above Klinger struck two fours to cut back the target all the way down to 23 from the final 5 overs. The rest of the chase was merely a formality.

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