Narine, Shakib fire Dhaka into playoffs

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Dhaka Dynamites 205 for 5 (Narine 69, Denly 53, Onik 2-52) beat Rajshahi Kings 106 (Shakib 4-8, Shadman 2-3, Mosaddek 2-9) by 99 runs

Dhaka Dynamites blew away Rajshahi Kings by 99 runs to confirm a BPL playoff place. The result also means that Rajshahi has to win their last game and wait for other results to go their way to remain in the tournament.

Dhaka rode on fifties from Joe Denly and Sunil Narine to pile up 205 for 5 in 20 overs. The pair added 129 runs for the opening stand with Narine top-scoring with 69 off 34 balls, an innings which included four fours and six sixes. Denly was more sedate, making 53 off 54 balls.

Newcomer Qazi Onik, who took a four-wicket haul on BPL debut in the previous game, was brought down to earth after being hammered for 52 from his four overs, taking two wickets.

Then it was Shakib Al Hasan’s turn to delight the Mirpur crowd, as he took the big wickets of Lendl Simmons, Mushfiqur Rahim, Luke Wright and Samit Patel to finish with figures of 4 for 8. Mosaddek Hossain (2 for 9) and Shadman Islam (2 for 3) took two wickets each. Out of the four Rajshahi batsmen who got to double-figures, Patel’s 28 was the top score.



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