Samuels scores third half century of BPL

Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels third half century of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) helped the Comilla Victorians to a 25-run win over the Sylhet Sixers and gave his side a place at the top of the standings.

The Victorians scored 170 for four from their allotted 20 overs after being sent in to bat at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Liton Das slammed 65 from 43 deliveries to top score for the Victorians, while Samuels offered more than a little support with 55 from the same number of balls as his partner.

Samuels struck five boundaries and two sixes on his way to the total, while Das had six fours and three blows that went over the rope.

Samuels’ 55 means he now has 334 runs in the BPL at an average of almost 67.

In reply, the Sixers stumbled to 145-7 from their 20 overs, with another West Indian, Andre Fletcher, struggling at the top of the order to get to 25 from 30 balls. The only other offer of resistance came from Sabbir Rahman with his 31 from 20 deliveries. 

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