David Warner and Tamim Iqbal’s brawl: Both the opening batsmen were involved in a stoush during the Bangladesh Premier League.
During the 16th match of the ongoing sixth season of Bangladesh Premier League between Sylhet Sixers and Comilla Victorians at Sylhet, Sixers captain David Warner and Victorians batsman Tamim Iqbal were involved in a brawl which ended after the interference of the on-field umpires.
It all happened during the second innings after Iqbal (0) was pinned in front of the wicket by Sohail Tanvir. While the initiation of the quarrel remains unknown, it is worth stating that both the players were seen arguing with each other after the dismissal.
— Imrul Kayes (@ImrulKayes45) January 16, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) January 16, 2019
The scenes remain the highlight from the otherwise one-sided affair which saw the visitors registering an eight-wicket victory in only the 12th over.
Victorians captain Imrul Kayes won the toss and put the hosts in to bat. Being restricted to 5-15 inside the powerplay, Sixers’ innings never really got going as they ended up being bowled out on 68 in 14.5 overs.
Alok Kapali, who came in to bat at No. 7, top-scored for his team scoring 33* (31) with the help of four fours and a six. With bowling figures of 4-0-22-4, off-spinner Mahedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers for Victorians.
Match-16: Victorians Won By 8 Wickets
Sixers 68-10 (14.5 Ovs)
Victorians 69-2 (11.1 Ovs)
Tanvir: 1/10 pic.twitter.com/5b5IpLY0ka
— GM Abbasi (@GMF48) January 15, 2019
The Bowling attack lead by Mahedi Hasan, @WahabViki & @daws128 were exceptional in the first innings bowling out the opposition for 68 runs and @ShamsurOfficial, @ImrulKayes45 ensured a comfortable chase for us. Great Win @ComillaV #WinOrWin #ComillaVictorians #BPLT20 pic.twitter.com/suGGK34BJI
— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) January 15, 2019
Despite losing both their openers for a duck each, a 59-run partnership between Shamsur Rahman (34) and Imrul Kayes (30) sealed the chase for Victorians. Hasan was declared the ‘Man of the Match’.
Having won three out of two matches, Victorians are second (behind Dhaka Dynamites) on the points table. On the other hand, Sixers are reeling at the bottom of the table.
Watch the full video of Warner-Iqbal brawl:
— Mushfiqur Fan (@NaaginDance) January 16, 2019