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Rossouw made 61 off 35 deliveries in the run chase.

Sylhet Sixers vs Rangpur riders

In the first game of the double-header on Saturday (19. January), Rangpur riders pulled off a successful hunt against you in order to spare Sixers in a high-scoring encounter in Sylhet, shooting down a target of 195 with four balls. After the decision to bowl first, the driver may regret your decision, how you went on to admit that the 52 out of the powerplay overs, but an explosive batting display during the hunt, that they crashed the hosts comfortably at the end.

Liton started in explosive, but his fireworks were short-lived, as Mashrafe Mortaza scalped him in his first over. Afif Hossain s cameo, and David Warner is unusually played a sluggish innings, the second fiddle to Sabbir Rahman, before Nicholas Pooran kicked him in the fold with his aggression. They launched a calculated attack, W├╝rzburg 82 runs in 39 balls, before Sabbir was dismissed in the final over, leaving Pooran to pull and the team's 194. Mortaza and Shafiul Islam to be the only successful bowlers were, like the rest faced a lot of stick on a relatively flat surface in Sylhet.

Rangpur chase got off to the worst possible start, they lost Chris Gayle for the second ball courtesy of Mohammad Irfan, reducing your chances of to a flyer. Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw steadied the ship, without slowing the run rate down. After Hales was dismissed Rossouw compatriot AB de Villiers came to the crease and lifted the scoring rate, getting the driver to 130 in 13 overs.

However, Taskin Ahmed rolled over to a fantastic 14, picking up both the set batsman and brings the hosts back into the game. A couple of guest appearances in the middle-order helped, but the drivers were still running to 24, the last 2 rounds with 6 wickets down, and Reza and Mortaza in the fold. Reza then Creamed by 19 runs in the penultimate over of Mehedi Hasan, Rana, and brought the equation to 5 off the last over, the Reza shot down in the first two balls. With this victory, the Rangpur riders continue their recovery and make it to third place on the points table, and the Sylhet Sixers continue to be at the penultimate position, with a further defeat in the domestic game site.

Brief scores: Sylhet Sixers 194/4 in 20 overs (Sabbir Rahman, 85, Nicholas Pooran 47*; Mashrafe Mortaza 2-31) lost Rangpur-riders 195/6 in 19.3 overs (Rilee Rossouw 61, AB de Villiers 34; Taskin Ahmed 4-42), four wickets

Chittagong Vikings vs Khulna titans

Chittagong Vikings beat the Khulna titans by 26 runs in a high-scoring second game of the double header in Sylhet, courtesy swift fifties from Yasir Ali and man of the match, Mushfiqur Rahim. After the decision to bowl on a flat surface, probably due to the dew factor in the evening, Khulna titans were torn apart by the Vikings' beat man, as they rolled to a total of 214, which proved to be a tall order for the titans at the end.

Muhammad Shehzad and Cameron Delport did not get off to the most fluent in is the beginning, but after his dismissal, courtesy Shariful Islam, the run-rate took place after Yasir Ali Shehzad joined the fold. It has 39 runs of 15 balls, before the Afghan opener was dismissed by Taijul Islam. Yasir Ali and Mushfiqur Rahim added 85 runs from 50 balls to set the stage for a great finish, bringing each of them their respective fifties in the process. After the dismissal of the two half-centurions, it was the Sri Lankan finisher, to take the risk. Dasun Shanaka added 44 runs in the last 14 balls, along with Najibullah Zadran, taking full advantage of the slog overs. David Wiese was the pick of the bowlers, conceding just 26 in his 4 rounds, like all the others, conceded more than 9 runs per over.

To hunt with a very strong opponent, Khulna Titans got off to a troubled start, losing Paul Stirling, without a run on the board, Abu Jayed. Soon enough, they were 18 for 3, and in a state of panic, before Mahmudullah and Brendan Taylor, together forged a partnership and added 68 runs in 6 overs before Brendan Taylor was overturned by Nayeem Hasan. Mahmudullah fell shortly after reaching his 50, overturned by Cameron Delport, and it looked like it was all over for the Titans. David Wiese 20-ball 40 gave the titans some hope, but the sum was never in range, absolutely no support from the other end. Despite scoring 13 of the last runs, the titans missed the target comfortably by 27 runs to strengthen their position at the lower end of the table, almost to a point of no return. The Vikings, on the other hand, your position is solidified in the upper half of the table, the current at the second location.

Brief score: Chittagong Vikings 214/4 in 20 overs (Yasir Ali 54, Mushfiqur Rahim 52; David Wiese 2-26) beat Khulna titans 188/8 in 20 overs (Mahmudullah 50, David Meadow, 40; Abu Jayed 3-33) by 26 runs.

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