With the Fortune Barishal beat Sylhet Sunrisers by 12 runs they ended Sylhet Sunrisers’ hopes of a place in the BPL playoffs, beating them by 12 runs.
the greatest T20 legend of all time, West Indies opener Chris Gayle has yet again reminded the world of what he’s capable of. The 42-year old defied his age as he smacked his 38th T20 fifty in the ongoing BPL 2022 match between Sylhet Sunrisers and Fortune Barishal.
In the 24th match of the Bangladesh Premier League, Sylhet Sunrisers captain Ravi Bopara elected to bowl first after winning the toss.
However, Fortune Barishal posted an above-par total of 199/4 in 20 overs. Opener Munim Shahriar laid a good foundation with his 51 of 28 balls, with 6 fours and 3 sixes.
But, his partner, the 42 year old Chris Gayle caught eyes with his 38th T20 fifty at such an age. he bided his time at the other end, playing a supporting role. This is Chris Gayle’s 110th fifty-plus score in T20.
The West Indian batter scored 52 runs in 45 balls and remained unbeaten. Gayle scored four boundaries and two sixes in this inning.
Along with Munim, Gayle etched a partnership of 72 runs in 6.4 overs, and then after the former’s dismissal, Gayle held one end and anchored the innings as Fortune Barishal posted a total of 199/4 in 20 overs.
in the reply, The left-handed Ingram gave Sylhet a brilliant start by hitting ten fours in the powerplay overs, the most by any batter this season. Six of those fours were off the usually economical Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Ingram reached his second BPL fifty in no time ( 49-ball 90) as he crashed Mehedi Hasan Rana for 21 runs in the 10th over.
But a combination of Shakib, Bravo made all the difference for Barishal.
Fortune Barishal 199 for 4 (Gayle 51*, Munim 51, Nazmul 1-14) beat Sylhet Sunrisers 187 for 6 (Ingram 90, Mosaddek 34, Shanto 2-2, Bravo 2-42) by 12 runs