Gladiators powered by Pollard | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2012

Gladiators powered by Pollard

Dhaka Gladiators registered their second consecutive victory in the Bangladesh Premier League T20 when they handed the high-flying Chittagong Kings a six-wicket defeat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
Chittagong Kings suffered their first defeat in three matches as an unbeaten 95run fifth wicket partnership between Darren Stevens and Kieron Pollard guided Dhaka to the target of 156 for four with one over to spare.
Pollard smashed three sixes and as many fours to score an unbeaten 50 off 34 balls while Englishman Stevens was not out on 43 off 38 balls that featured two fours and two sixes.
Mohammad Ashraful also looked in touch but fell victim of a run-out when he was going for a cheeky single but his partner didn't respond from the non-striker's end. Ashraful hit 28 off 14 balls that contained two sweetly-timed sixes.
Left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny took two wickets.
Earlier, Kings' innings was built around a 49-run opening partnership between Nasir Jamshed and Jahurul Islam and a stroke-filled innings from Dwayne Bravo, the number six batsman who smashed two sixes and three boundaries during his 31-ball 43.
The in-form Jamshed however was not at his best as he played 32 balls to score just 27 runs with only two fours while his opening partner Jahurul Islam struck four boundaries to make 24 off 18 balls.
Left-arm spinner Elias Sunny made the early damages, picking up three wickets conceding 17 runs in his allotted four overs.
153-6 in 20 overs (Jamshed 27, Jahurul 24, Roy 18, Bravo 43, Ziaur 14 not out; Sunny 3-17).
DHAKA: 156-4 in 19 overs (Imran 22, Ashraful 28, Stevens 43 not out, Pollard 50 not out; Arafat 2-12).
Result: Dhaka Gladiators won by six wickets.

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