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Cricket news - All-round Sylhet inflict an eighth defeat on Khulna Titans

Sabbir Rahman scored a quickfire 44 as Sylhet Sixers racked up 195.

Sylhet Sixers vs Khulna titans

Sabbir Rahman's inclusion in the national team for the tour of new Zealand continues to be heavily debated, but the mercurial batsman gave a look at his family tree, hit a 29-ball 44 in Sylhet Sixers' defeat of Khulna titans in Chittagong. Sabbir combined with an equally aggressive Mohammad Nawaz (39* off 21) powered the Sixers to 195/4, before Nabil Samad (3 for 20) and Taskin Ahmed (2 6) combined effectively to bowl Khulna for 137.

Khulna is the 58-run defeat was their eighth loss of the season, so that you can play on the bottom of the points table after 10. One of their two victories had come against them, but their opponents were not in the mood for such generosity today. It began on the toss, if they elected to bat and Afif Hossain and Liton had put on 71 in eight overs for the first wicket. Apart from a brief blip when Jason Roy and Nicholas Pooran workers had been made redundant, cheap, the beat never stopped. Nawaz and Sabbir duly applied the finishing touches with an unbeaten 89-run stand, including 11 boundaries.

Khulna made a good start with Brendan Taylor and Junaid Siddique hit a flurry of boundaries. But the high ask rate meant players were constantly forced to play high-risk cricket, which for a team in a serious crisis of confidence, the always played to spare with nearly two full rounds.

Brief Scores: Sylhet Sixers 195/4 in 20 overs (Afif Hossain 49, Sabbir Rahman 44*, Mohammad Nawaz 39*; Taijul Islam 3-30) beat Khulna titans 137 in 18.1 overs (Brendan Taylor 34; Nabil Samad 3-20, Taskin Ahmed 2-6) 58 runs.

Rajshahi Kings vs Chittagong Vikings

Johnson Charles and Christiaan Jonker played a blazing knock, while Mustafizur Rahman, provided another example of why he is one of the best T20 bowlers going around, Rajshahi kings could Chittagong Vikings in a high scoring thriller in Chattogram. Rajshahi has a huge 198/5 of 20 rounds, the restriction of the Vikings, 191, delivered to the table leader for the second time in a row (the third in total) loss.

Vikings' hunt's decision, not the validation was in the form of bowling efforts as Charles and fellow opener Soumya Sarkar scored 50 in the PowerPlay. Critical for kings, no new batsman himself stuck in the tag loop, thereby ensuring that the scoring rate never before a jump. So, just as Charles made his way to a 43-ball 55, Laurie Evans worked a crisp 36-setting the Basis for a final flourish. That came courtesy of Ryan ten Doeschate, who struck four sixes in his 12-ball 27, and Jonker, to drive out of 37 from only 17 balls a smidge under 200.

The Vikings were table toppers for nothing. Mohammad Shahzad blitzed five sixes in his 22-ball 49 and shared stands of 31 and 48 for the first two wickets of Cameron Delport and Yasir Ali. Mehidy Hasan delivered the decisive breakthrough for the kings by the removal of the Afghanistan batsman. The responsibility of the chase fell to Yasir, fully half a century ended, but the Vikings' momentum was hurt by a strangely subdued Mushfiqur Rahim (22 off 20). Sikandar Raza tried a late rescue act with a 15-ball 29, but was castled by Mustafizur from the first ball of the last over with 13 required 6. Mustafizur of the glory in the death, then the Vikings were on an arm's length.

Brief score: Rajshahi kings 198/5 in 20 overs (Johnson Charles 55, Christiaan Jonker 37; Khaled Ahmed 2-32) beat Chittagong Vikings 191/8 in 20 overs (Yasir Ali 58, Mohammad Shahzad 49; Mustafizur Rahman 3-28) by seven runs

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