|| CF Correspondent ||
Captain Shane Watson finally found his form as Rangpur Rangers compiled a hefty 199-5 against Sylhet Thunder in their 10th match of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
This is so far the highest score in the Sylhet part of the tournament.
Watson led the run-fest with a sublime 36 ball-68, smashing six fours and five sixes. Opener Naim Sheikh made 42 off 33 with seven fours and one six.
The duo combined for a 77-run for the opening stand after Sylhet Thunder sent them in batting.
Naim scored consistently in this tournament but consistently got out when a big knock appears to be on the cards. And this time also it was no different as he got dismissed by Monir Hossain.
Watson who fell for single digit figure in the last four matches, finally broke the jinx and kept the fielders busy, hitting the bowlers all corner of the park.
Cameron Delport also looked to be threatening as they shared further 61-run for the second wicket stand.
As the match entered into the last powerplay with Watson and Delport looking set for final carnage, Ebadot Hossain brought a huge relief, dismissing Delport and Watson in consecutive deliveries.
Delport made 25 off 18 with two sixes while Watson was undone by a perfect Yorker.
Sylhet then strangled Rangpur innings before Mohammad Nabi and Fazle Rabbi broke the shackle to take the side closer to 200.
Ebadot claimed 2-30 in his four overs while Krishmar Santokie, Monir Hossain and Sherfane Rutherford took one wicket apiece.