Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Whiteley And Sixers Aim To Bounce Back After Dynamites Explosive Display

Ross Whiteley’s side Sylhet Sixers will be looking to bounce back from an eight wicket mauling by champions Dhaka Dynamites when they return to Bangladesh Premier League action against Khulna Titans in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The Worcestershire all-rounder and his team-mates slumped to a second successive defeat after winning their opening three matches.

Spin led to Sylhet’s downfall as they were restricted to 101-9 in their 20 overs after being put into bat.

Shahid Afridi returned 4-12 in his four overs and Sunil Narine 3-10 in his full spell.

Whiteley came in at number five and was dismissed for six off six balls with one boundary.

He was stumped off Narine and in the process provided the West Indian player with his 300th T20 victim.

The Sixers were 53-9 at one stage before Abul Hasan and Taijul Islam added an unbroken 48 for the last wicket.

The Dynamites made light work of their task and raced to their modest target in just 7.5 overs.

Evin Lewis and fellow opener Afridi took full toll of the Sixers attack during a stand of 59 in 4.1 overs.

Afridi made 37 off 17 balls with five sixes and Lewis remained unbeaten on 44 from 18 deliveries – also with five sixes.

Tim Bresnan picked up the two wickets to fall but the Dynamites gained revenge for their defeat against the Sixers in the opening game of the season.