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BPL: Sylhet Royals beat Dhaka Gladiators

Royals won their fourth match in a row this season to lead the points table.

Deborshi Chaki & Diptosh Majumdar |Cricketnext.com |January 25, 2013, 7:26 PM IST
BPL: Sylhet Royals beat Dhaka Gladiators

Khulna: Sylhet Royals continued their fantastic form in this year's Bangladesh Premier League as they won their fourth match in a row to lead the points table. They defeated Dhaka Gladiators by seven wickets in Khulna on Friday. Dhaka were also unbeaten before this match but now are second following the loss.

Chasing 153 to win, Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten 75 from 50 balls to help Sylhet Royals reach the target with 8 balls to spare. He hit 3 fours and 4 sixes in his entertaining knock.

Royals lost Hamilton Masakadza in the very first over but Mushfiqur and Mominul Haque shared a 79-run stand in 61 balls to put them in a commanding position. Haque scored 37 in 35 balls. Nazmul Hossain Milon, who made 25 off 17 balls, added 55 for an unbeaten fourth-wicket stand with Mushfiqur to take the team past Dhaka total.

Earlier for Dhaka, Mohammad Ashraful and Anamul Haque scored thirties, but neither could push the tempo at the top of the order. Mohammad Nabi and Dirk Nannes were pick of the bowlers as they took two wickets each.

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2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
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2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
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