Windies trio fire Dhaka to second straight win
DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):
High-profile West Indies trio Sunil Narine, AndrE Russell and Kieron Pollard all made small contributions, but they proved enough to help star-studded Dhaka Dynamites thrash Khulna Titans by 105 runs in the Bangladesh Premier League yesterday.
Playing at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dynamites piled up 192 for six off their 20 overs after being sent in, with 20-year-old Afghan left-hander Hazratullah Zazai top-scoring with 57 from 36
He put on 67 off 31 balls for the first wicket with Narine (19) before he was third out in the 12th over.
Shakib-al-Hasan suffered the indignity of a first-ball 'duck' to leave the innings stumbling at 113 for four, but Pollard and Russell combined in a 55-run, fifth-wicket stand to pull their side out of trouble.
Pollard lashed a pair of fours and sixes in a 16-ball cameo, while Russell belted three sixes in a 22-ball knock.
In reply, Titans were bundled out for a paltry 87 in 13 overs, with Shakib snaring three for 18 with his left-arm spin.
Off-spinner Narine supported with two for 20, while new-ball bowler Russell went wicketless from two overs.
In the other match at the venue, Chris Gayle's Rangpur Riders beat Evin Lewis' Comilla Victorians by nine wickets, but both batsmen failed.