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BPL 2019: 5 best batting performances in the first phase of the tournament

Khalid Imroz
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5.25K   //    14 Jan 2019, 08:28 IST

Chittagong Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim is celebrating a win with Robbie Frylinck
Chittagong Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim is celebrating a win with Robbie Frylinck

The sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has passed its first phase successfully. Dhaka Dynamites, the current runners-up, have won all four matches they have played in the first phase of the league in Dhaka. And thereafter, they are at the top of the points table.

Chittagong Vikings, who finished the last BPL back in 2017 at the bottom of the table, have prevailed in three matches out four they have played. The Vikings are at number two in the points table.

Khulna Titans were the only team in the first phase of BPL who failed to manage a win in four matches. While the current champions Rangpur Riders, Comilla Victorians and Rajshahi Kings won two matches each, Sylhet Sixers managed to win just a single encounter.

Let us have a look back to the first 14 matches of BPL's sixth season and see the best five batting performances.


#5 Thisara Perera (74* off 26 against Chittagong Vikings)

Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera stunned BPL spectators in his first match of BPL 6 hitting an explosive fifty
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera stunned BPL spectators in his first match of BPL 6 hitting an explosive fifty

Thisara Perera came to play BPL just after representing his country in three ODIs and one T20I against New Zeland. In his last three ODIs, Perea scored 4, 140 and 80 respectively. The Lankan all-rounder brought his golden form to BPL as well. He is playing the new season of BPL for Comilla Victorians.

In his first match of the season, Perera scored unbeaten 74 off 26 balls with eight sixes to his name. He played the innings at a time when the Victorians were struggling at 86 for five wickets. The Lankan all-rounder propelled Comilla to a challenging total of 184, but they lost the match by four wickets to Chittagong Vikings.

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