Tamim Iqbal hit a ton for Minister Group Dhaka in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) against Sylhet Sunrisers on Friday in Chattogram, overshadowing Lindle Simmons’ first ton of this season.
Mahmudullah Riyad-led Dhaka won the toss and sent Sylhet to bat first. Within 5.5 overs, they amassed 50 runs for a wicket. Anamul Haque Bijoy was the first batter to fall for 18 off 16 balls with two fours and one six, reports UNB.
After Anamul’s dismissal, Mohammad Mithun and Colin Ingram departed for 6 and a duck, respectively. But Simmons was firm at the other end of the wicket and completed the first hundred of this year’s BPL off 59 balls.
Shahzad fell for 53 off 39 balls with seven fours and one six, and Tamim remained not out for 111 off 64 balls with 17 fours and four sixes. It was the third century for Tamim in the T20s.
It was the second win for Dhaka in five matches, while Sylhet suffered their second defeat in three matches.