Rajshahi Royals have bowled out Sylhet Thunder for only 91 in the first match of the third day of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019.
Sylhet had a good start to the game but failed to do build on that as they lost wickets in a flurry in the middle overs to be all out within the 16th over.
Rajshahi Royals skipper Andre Russell won the toss and invited Mosaddek Hossain-led Sylhet Thunder to have a bat first.
Rony Talukder and Johnson Charles gave Sylhet a good start as they added 35 runs in the opening stand before Rajshahi skipper Russell struck to send Rony back on 19.
And then what it looked like was a domino effect as the batsmen went from the dressing to the crease and back and forth.
Charles and Jeevan Mendis both were sent back by Alok Kapali in consecutive deliveries, the first being bold and the second being caught.
Skipper Mosaddek and Mohammad Mithun, who was brilliant in the last match, put together a 31-run stand to help matters but as soon as Mithun was sent back by Ravi Bopara, it all fell apart. The side went from 72-3 from 91 all out in the span of only 33 deliveries, with none of the last five batsmen reaching double figures.
Mosaddek was caught by Liton off Bopara for 20, and Nazmul Hossain Milon followed when Russell took a brilliant catch off Farhad Reza. Reza struck again in the same over to send Nayeem Hasan back, and a run out in the next delivery ensured that Krishmar Santokie was sent back too. Nazmul Islam was caught trying to clear the boundary and a stunning direct hit from Bopara ensured that Sylhet were bundled out for 91.
Mosaddek and Mithun top-scored with 20 each, whereas Kapali picked up three wickets with Ravi Bopara and Farhad Reza picking up two.