• Frylinck stars for Vikings

    South African all-rounder Robbie Frylinck relished a Player of the Match Performance as the Chittagong Vikings outdid the Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League on Saturday.

    Frylinck clinched telling figures of four for 12 and then struck an unbeaten dozen as the Vikings reached a modest 99-run target with five deliveries to spare.

    ‘It is never easy. I was just fortunate to land the ball in the right place and it did a bit. Our bowling unit bowled really nicely. I was fortunate to get the wickets. Anyone could have got the Man of the Match,’ said Frylinck.

    ‘It seamed around a bit with the new ball. Then later on, the spinners bowled really nicely as well. The ball gripped. It got a bit slower when we batted, so it was quite tough to score freely. We just needed a good partnership somewhere.

    ‘I don’t think it was a 98 wicket, neither was it a 140 wicket. I think 120 to 125 would have been a good score. I think they may have gone a bit hard up front. I think our bowlers did well to restrict them to 98 and we knocked it off.’

    Several other South Africans, including batsmen AB de Villiers, Christiaan Jonker and Cameron Delport and bowlers Imran Tahir and Andrew Birch, are part of the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League.

    The 34-year-old Frylinck has played three T20Is for the Proteas – and was a key member of the Tshwane Spartans’ squad for the inaugural Mzansi Super League in South Africa recently.

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