Watch: Soumya Sarkar takes a blinder in BPL 2024 against Sylhet Strikers

Updated - 17 Feb 2024, 07:49 PM

Soumya Sarkar takes a blinder in BPL
Soumya Sarkar takes a blinder in BPL (Credits:X)

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match between Sylhet Strikers and Fortune Barishal ended with Fortune Barishal winning the game by 18 runs. However, during the game, Soumya Sarkar took a fabulous catch to dismiss Najmul Hossain Shanto for a duck. Fortune Barishal led by Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first and then posted a total of 183/6 with Kyle Mayers and captain Mushfiqur Rahim taking the charge as they scored 48 and 52 respectively.

Kyle Mayers was brilliant with the bat and the ball as he also took three wickets in the game against Sylhet Strikers. He opened the bowling for Fortune Barishal and bowled a double-wicket maiden in the first over of the innings. After cleaning Harry Tector, he bowled a brilliant delivery to Najmul Hossain Shanto who edged it and the ball went towards slip where Soumya Sarkar took a brilliant one-handed catch diving to his left and Shanto was gone for a duck on his third delivery.

Kyle Mayers was awarded the Player of the Match for his brilliant all-round performance taking a figure of 3/12 in four overs which also included a double-wicket maiden and also scored 48 off 31 deliveries which included three fours and three sixes. The ball that got him the wicket of Najmul Hossain Shanto was a full-length delivery angling across which caught a thick outside edge that went to the slips where Soumya Sarkar was ready and he took a blinder diving to his left and sticking his hand out to gulp the ball.

Najmul Hossain Shanto who is the newly appointed captain of the Bangladesh team went for a duck in the BPL game against Fortune Barishal. Sylhet Strikers is led by Mohammad Mithun and the team is not in a good position in the game as they have lost seven out of the ten games they have played. They are second last on the points table just ahead of Durdanto Dhaka.

Watch- Soumya Sarkar takes a blinder off Kyle Mayers’ delivery to dismiss Najmul Hossain Shanto

Soumya Sarkar may have had a bad day at the office with the bat as he scored a run-a-ball eight but his catch of Najmul Hossain Shanto was one of the highlights of the game. The BPL is already in the second half with Rangpur Riders already qualified for the playoffs whereas Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal are No.2 and No.3 at the points table respectively. Khulna Tigers are currently fourth on the table but can be displaced by Chattogram Challengers who are just behind them based on NRR.

Soumya Sarkar’s catch can be considered the catch of the tournament as it was a great catch in the slips diving towards his left and completing the catch with phenomenal reaction timing. He timed his flight perfectly to gather the ball which found the edge of Najmu Hossain Shanto’s bat and in the end, Soumya Sarkar won the battle and Kyle Mayers got his second wicket of the match.


Bangladesh Premier League 2024 Fortune Barishal Kyle Mayers Najmul Hossain Shanto Soumya Sarkar Sylhet Strikers