Chattogram — England batsman Dawid Malan hit a century to help Cumilla Warriors to post a challenging total of 170 for eight against Rajshahi Royals in the last match of the Chattgram-phase of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Tuesday.
Royals won the toss and sent Warriors to bat first. Warriors lost their first wicket when Bhanuka Rajapaksa fell for 10 off eight balls. He was removed by Afif Hossain.
Royals kept losing wickets on a regular basis, but Malan was firm at the other end of the wicket. Sabbir Rahman (5), Soumya Sarkar (20) failed once again with the bat and Dasun Shanaka (11), Yasir Ali (0) and Mahidul Islam (4) also followed them to the dressing room.
However, Malan kept the scoreboard afloat. He ended on unbeaten 100 off 54 with nine fours and five sixes.
Andre Russell, the captain of the Royals, used nine bowlers in the game. Russell, Mohammad Irfan and Abu Jayed Rahi bagged two wickets each while Afif Hossain and Ravi Bopara took one wicket each.
Before this game, Royals played four games and won three of them while Warriors played five games and won two of them.UNB