Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal gave Wayamba United a raucous start in their SLPL T20 match against Rughuna Royals with a 24-ball 36 at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday as the table-toppers posted 162 for 7 in their twenty overs.
Tamim slammed three massive sixes and two boundaries in his brief but entertaining knock to give Wayamba the perfect platform to launch. Tamim departed with the score at 66 in the eighth over as he tried to launch Australian pacer Ryan Harris over long on, but a brilliant catch on the ropes by Wahab Riaz cut short his innings. The
mantle was taken up by his opening partner Dinesh Chandimal who scored 75 off 54 balls and with a
few cameos down the
order, Wayamba posted a challenging total. Dilruwan Perera was the most
successful bowler for the Royals with two wickets for 32 runs.
Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful was playing in this match for the Ruhuna Royals.
-With The Daily Star input