Twitter Reactions: Laurie Evans’ masterclass helps Rajshahi Kings blow away the Victorians
Ryan ten Doeschate scored 59 while Kamrul Islam Rabbi picked up four wickets.
Published - Jan 21, 2019 4:42 pm | Updated - Jan 21, 2019 4:42 pm
After rolling over Dhaka Dynamites, Rajshahi Kings have now managed to defeat Comilla Victorians at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka by 38 runs. The pitch turned out to be a belter, however, the Kings chipped in with regular wickets to ensure that they dominate their opponents. Mehidy Hasan’s team also moved to the third position of the points table in this Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Evans wrecks havoc
The Victorians got off to a stupendous start after winning the toss as they reduced the Kings to 28 for three in the seventh over. Even as off-spinner Mahedi Hasan rattled Shahriar Nafees’ woodwork, left-armer Liam Dawson accounted for the wickets of opposition captain Mehidy Hasan and Marshall Ayub respectively. Thereafter, Laurie Evans, who made a comeback, and Ryan ten Doeschate took charge.
Both didn’t die wondering and stepped on the accelerator and put on an unbeaten stand of 148 runs in 83 balls. Evans was the more aggressive partner in the stand and he became the first batsman to notch a century in this BPL. He accomplished the feat in 61 balls and his knock of 104 was laced with nine boundaries and six sixes. Ten Doeschate also turned up with a handy 59 with two fours and three sixes.
Kings prevail in thriller
Comilla started the run-chase steadily courtesy of a 37-run stand of 34 balls. Kamrul Islam Rabbi struck first blood, dismissing Tamim for 25. Anamul also perished after scoring 26 from 23. In the 11th over, Arafat Sunny nipped out Shamsur Rahman. Ziaur Rahman threatened with a few mighty blows, but he was removed by Ten Doeschate. Qais Ahmed picked up the fifth wicket in the form of Imrul Kayes.
The Afghan tweaker delivered the blow with the wicket of Thisara Perera, who bagged a golden duck. Shahid Afridi threw the kitchen sink at everything to notch 19 with one four and two sixes and he became Kamrul’s second wicket. A couple of balls later, the speedster got rid of Liam Dawson and the dismissal virtually pulled the curtains down on the encounter. The Victorians were shot out for 138.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) January 21, 2019
Blast GUN Laurie Evans bashing a ton in the #BPL2019
— Nellberg cricket 🏏 (@nellbergcricket) January 21, 2019
First 💯 of this year BPL.
Congrats Laurie Evans, tremendous knock.
— abir (@abiiir83) January 21, 2019
Whdddaaa freaking hundred by Evans
Laurie Evans hits 104* (62) with 9 fouts & 6 sixes , SR at 167.74
First fifty in 40 balls
2nd fifty in 22 balls
— Mehedi Hasan Shawon (@SportsBoyShawon) January 21, 2019
T20 Blast, Afghanistan Premier League and now Bangladesh Premier League .Laurie Evans is stamping his class all around the world #BPL2019
— Karthik Raj (@kartcric) January 21, 2019
— Sports Bloods (@SportsBloods) January 21, 2019
Mustafizur Rahman In This BPL
Overs : 27
Runs : 130
Economy : 4.81
Wickets : 6
— JITBE DHAKA DEKHBE DESH (@Nafiu_Shakibian) January 21, 2019
— BPLT20 (@BPLT20Cricket) January 21, 2019
Laurie Evans gets the first 100 in this season's BPL. It is also his maiden T20 century. The unbroken 148 stand here between Evans and ten doeschate is a BPL record for the fourth wicket.
— Afzal Bhuiyan (@afzalbhuiyan) January 21, 2019
— Nazmul Islam Shoumik (@Nazmul_Shoumik) January 21, 2019
Coming to the 23rd match of the season, BPL witnessed its first ton in Dhaka hit by Laurie Evans of Rajshahi Kings vs Comilla Victorians. He remains unbeaten at 104 off 62 balls with nine fours and six sixes to his name. #BPL
— Saif Hasnat (@saifhasnat) January 21, 2019
Laurie Evans from Britain registered the first ton of BPL with his knock of 104 for Rajshahi Kings against Comila
.#bpl #RKvCV #bplt20 #Cricket #lovecricket #laurieevans #stumpstv #century #BPL2019 pic.twitter.com/QCzKoPmuSn
— StumpsTv (@StumpsTv) January 21, 2019
Laurie Evans was on fire. Scored 104 off just 62 with 9 fours and 6 sixes. What an innings it was! pic.twitter.com/dMJGzEBIOc
— bdcrictime.com (@BDCricTime) January 21, 2019
— Rajshahi Kings (@RKingsOfficial) January 21, 2019