Chittagong Vikings set the highest total of 211 runs while its all-rounder Sikandar Raza set the highest individual score of 95 runs, till date, in the 5th edition Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 against Sylhet Sixers in the 26th match of the seven-team league at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday.
Sylhet Sixers posted the previous highest total of 205/6 in the 6th match of the league for a 33 runs victory against Rajshahi Kings in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on November 7.
Sent in to bat first in the day's match, Chittagong Vikings played 20 overs and lost 5 wickets for their collection where Pakistan born Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza shared 68 off 6.3 overs and 73 off 6.4 overs in the 5th and 4th wicket stands with Najibullah Zadran and Stiaan van Zyl respectively.
Raza featured nine boundaries and six over boundaries off 45 balls before being caught by Andre Fletcher off Kamrul Islam Rabbi at 206/5 in 19.2 overs to dismiss from the 5th wicket stand.
The 4th pair of Raza and S van Zyl carried the team total to 138/4 in 13.5 overs from 65/3 in 7.1 overs before S van Zyl was caught by skipper Nasir Hossain off Kamrul Islam Rabbi.
Luke Ronchi, who hit 41 off 25 balls with six boundaries and one six in the day's match for Chittagong Vikings, was the previous highest individual scorer in this current edition BPL hammering 78 runs against Rangpur Riders in the 7th match of the league in Sylhet on November 8.
L Ronchi was caught by Tim Bresnan off Abul Hasan at 65/3 in 7.1 overs.
S van Zyl came to crease after the dismal dismissal of their two top-order batsmen Soumya Sarkar and Anamul Haque for 36 in 3.5 overs to pair with opener-cum-captain L Ronchi and played an innings of 40 off 26 balls, including four boundaries and two sixes.
Najibullah Zadran played till the end to add unbeaten 19 off 16 balls with a boundary to be another double digit scorer of Chittagong Vikings.
Kamrul Islam Rabbi got two wickets for 35 runs while skipper Nasir Hossain, Tim Bresnan and Abul Hasan took one wicket each for 34, 38 and 42 runs respectively..