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Commentator: @debayansen

5.31pm Comilla Victorians are now the top team on the points table, leapfrogging Chittagong on net run rate after this win. It's Dhaka v/s Rangpur in a bit under an hour. Join us for that then on ESPNcricinfo. This is Debayan Sen signing off for the moment.

Imrul Kayes: "I am very happy of how we batted. Each and every player batted really well. (Direct hit on foot) It pained initially, but after icing, the recovery is fine. (Mahedi Hasan) Last two years, he has bowled absolutely brilliantly. He wants the ball at crucial times. Shahidbhai is bowling really well through the tournament. That's why we are more comfortable with the middle overs when bowling."

Evin Lewis is the Man of the Match:" (Groin problem to start the innings) The physios worked with me. At the end of the day, you have to go hard, and if your partner (Tamim) goes hard as well, it takes the pressure off you. Scoring 237 is something you would take any day."

Mahmudullah: "When things aren't going well, it's difficult to explain. It's been a very disappointing season for the team and for me. (Players getting starts) I think if you see a few of our last few matches, especially bowling first, we have had teams at 7 or under at 10 overs, and then teams have scored heavy in the last 10 overs. It's hard to chase 240, because if you keep losing wickets, it hurts you."

MA Hasan: "@Mahfuz: as a tail ender batsman, Afridi didn't get a chance to get set and score big unlike the centurians or scorer more than 70s. It's been always a situation that made him hit from the 1st ball. So, you can't just say he is not a big problem whether It's batting or bowling. Give him a chance and he will show you. I am not bothered as well. But your big problem really turned into a big problem. Haha! Cheers " -- Guys, it's just a game. And one filled with opinions. Everybody's right, okay?

Shahid Afridi tells the broadcasters: "When the ball isn't coming out of the hands properly, off spin is a good option! (Getting two more points) would be great. Bowling, batting and fielding are things we have done well in. If we continue to field well, we'll do it."

5.19pm A comprehensive win then for Comilla, and they set the ball rolling with their batting effort itself. It was Evin Lewis who led the way, but the bowlers completed the job perfectly

18.5
W
Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Saddam, OUT, HAT-TRICK FOR RIAZ! Slower ball, as he came around the wicket, and Saddam was looking to chip this down the wicket, but got it too close to mid-off. Wahab Riaz finishes this off in style, as Comilla Victorians claim this by 80 runs. That, in T20s, is a hammering!

Mohammad Saddam c Tamim Iqbal b Wahab Riaz 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4
W
Wahab Riaz to Taijul Islam, OUT, TWO IN TWO! Length ball, outside off stump, and Taijul walks across in trying to play it over long leg, and just deflects it on to timber behind him

Taijul Islam b Wahab Riaz 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Tashfia : "Taijul is allowed to bat but not allowed / fit to bowl!!! That makes it more mysterious, right?"

18.3
W
Wahab Riaz to Wiese, OUT, length ball, and he swings it around to midwicket, but there's a man right there for that shot. EIGHT DOWN FOR THE TITANS!

D Wiese c Mohammad Saifuddin b Wahab Riaz 8 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

18.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Taijul Islam, 1 run, full, cutting into him at 139.1 kph, and he looks to flick it towards midwicket, and there's a big appeal for leg before, but not given. The umpire thought there was an inside edge
18.1
1lb
Wahab Riaz to Wiese, 1 leg bye, fired towards the leg stump, and he is able to get it off his thigh pad towards fine leg

Here's Wahab Riaz, around the wicket to Wiese

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | KT: 155/7 (83 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 41.50)

  • Taijul Islam0 (2b)
  • D Wiese8 (6b)
  • Mohammad Shahid2-0-24-0
  • Mohammad Saifuddin3-0-29-1
17.6
0
Mohammad Shahid to Taijul Islam, no run, length ball, angles across Taijul, as he shapes to cut it away and misses

Titans 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st55BRM TaylorJunaid Siddique
2nd24BRM TaylorDJ Malan
3rd16BRM TaylorMahmudullah
4th21BRM TaylorCR Brathwaite
5th27CR BrathwaiteNajmul Hossain Shanto
6th1D WieseNajmul Hossain Shanto
7th3D WieseAriful Haque
8th10D WieseTaijul Islam
9th0Taijul IslamShoriful Islam
10th0Mohammad SaddamShoriful Islam

Bangladesh Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
RR1284161.018
CV1284160.066
CHV127514-0.293
DD1266120.974
RK126612-0.518
SS1257100.066
KT122104-1.259