Christiaan Jonker was on the winning side for the Rajshahi Kings when they beat Dhaka Dynamites by 20 runs, but Rilee Rossouw’s 58 was not enough to carry the Rangpur Riders over the line against the Sylhet Sixers.
The Kings – who were languishing in fifth place before the encounter – handed the in-form Dynamites their first loss of the season after winning the toss and electing to bat first, posting 136-6 in their allotted overs.
The star-studded Dynamites – who included the destructive West Indian trio of Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard in their ranks, alongside Bangladesh internationals Shakib Al Hasan and Rubel Hossain – crumbled in the second innings as they only managed a paltry 119-9 from their 20 overs.
BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE
Rajshahi Kings 136-6 (Marshall Ayub 45, Shahriar Nafees 25, Zakir Hasan 20; SP Narine 3-19)
Dhaka Dynamites 119-9 (Nurul Hasan 21, Mohammad Naim 17; Arafat Sunny 3-8, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 2-18)
Rajshahi Kings won by 20 runs
What a spell he bowled today! He had a maiden wicket as well. His bowling figure is: 4-1-8-3
— Rajshahi Kings (@RKingsOfficial) January 16, 2019
Sylhet Sixers 187-5 (Liton Das 70, DA Warner 61 not out, N Pooran 26; Shafiul Islam 3-31)
Rangpur Riders 160-6 (RR Rossouw 58, Mohammad Mithun 35, Mashrafe Mortaza 33 not out; Taskin Ahmed 2-34, Mehedi Hasan Rana 2-40)
Sylhet Sixers won by 27 runs
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BIG BASH LEAGUE
Sydney Sixers 115-9 (TK Curran 44, JR Philippe 20; Mohammad Nabi 4-25, KW Richardson 3-26)
Melbourne Renegades 116-3 (TLW Cooper 49, SB Harper 31; SNJ O’Keefe 2-23)
Melbourne Renegades won by 7 wickets with 42 balls to spare
Comprehensive! The @RenegadesBBL win with 42 balls to spare #BBL08 pic.twitter.com/hfkd79Q8iH
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 16, 2019
Photo: Bangladesh Cricket Board