20 | 4 Runs | RR: 155/8 (12 runs required, RR: 7.75)

  • Sohag Gazi11 (11b)
  • SL Malinga14 (10b)
  • Subashis Roy4-0-35-1
  • Taskin Ahmed4-0-31-3

That's all we have for the day game from Sylhet, but the home team will be in action soon, so look out for that.

Taskin Ahmed is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 31. "Honestly, I'm very happy. South Africa was very bad for our side. First game now, I was nervous, But last night, I thought about the matches I did well, I started thinking positively, I had support from my captain and that put me in a good frame of mind. Lucky with the Bopara run-out [ricochet onto the bowler's end stumps off Taskin's boot]. All the time in our warm-ups for the national team, we used to play soccer and that helped.

"Another day where we should have scored 20 more runs. But credit should be given to Malinga, the way he bowled the last few overs. And in the middle also we couldn't have gone hard and lost a couple of wickets," says Misbah-ul-Haq the Chittagong Vikings captain, "But bowlers did a great job for us defending a par score. There were some excellent catches as well. I haven't played enough cricket, I need to spend more time in the middle and the way Ronchi is playing, he gives us time, he puts us ahead of the game most of the time. We do need support from the others though"

"Bopara's run out cost us, and Thisara's wicket cost us. We have to re-think our chasing strategy. And Taskin bowled really well as well," says Mashrafe Mortaza the Rangpur Riders captain. "Bowlers did a good job, still we have to work on our first six and 10 overs game. We can't be as expensive as today. We have Malinga in the death [so that's sorted] T20 matches, we have to work things out in every area, we have to come back hard. It's tough after a loss, but the group we have is professional and we can pick ourselves back up"

5.35 pm They were supposed to win this game having made 50 in only three overs, Forty eight of those runs came off Luke Ronchi's bat. But once the New Zealander fell for 78 off 35 balls, Chittagong Vikings seemed like they didn't want to hit any more boundaries. There were eight sixes and nine fours in the first 10. And only one boundary in the back 10. They ended up making only 166, and that looked gettable - halfway through the chase, they needed only 78 off 60 balls - but then came Taskin Ahmed. He produced a triple-wicket over, breaking a 49-run partnership bowling Shahriar Nafees with a stunning yorker and taking out the other set batsman Ravi Bopara with a run-out. They fell from 105 for 3 in the 13th over to 119 for 7 in the 15th and couldn't recover

"The wicket is conducive to bowl slower balls and cutters and my role is bowling as many as I could," Luis Reece says. "Back at home in England, some wickets do grip, they get tired in the latter half of the season and I'm more than happy to do it out here. We have to work on that as a batting unit [scoring slowly in the back 10]"

Waleed Zahoor: "This was a very much Misbah-esque's Pakistan of 2011-15. They started off well, lost the momentum, ended up with a chaseable total. Started bowling poorly before pulling back the strings and ended up winning by a small margin. Reminded of old Pakistan era."

Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, full and outside off, drives to the sweeper cover. That's the game, and Chittagong Vikings take it
Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, no run, wide yorker which Gazi cannot touch
Subashis Roy to Malinga, 1 run, another yorker on middle, Malinga swings it to deep midwicket
Subashis Roy to Malinga, no run, looks to nail the stumps again, but the full toss goes wide, just like Lasith Malinga, who ends up making so much room he can't connect
Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, looks for the yorker on off stump, Gazi works it to midwicket and Subashis asks the fielder to stay calm and not throw. One run doesn't hurt Chittagong
Subashis Roy to Malinga, 1 run, low full toss on middle, flicks it to square leg

Subashis Roy, who was in a fiery confrontation with Mashrafe Mortaza earlier, to bowl. Third man up, fine leg back.

19 | 11 Runs | RR: 151/8 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 16.00)

  • SL Malinga12 (7b)
  • Sohag Gazi9 (8b)
  • Taskin Ahmed4-0-31-3
  • LM Reece4-0-26-2

Rangpur need 16 off the last over

Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, 1 run, the legcutter this time outside off, Malinga slaps it to long-off
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, no run, another slower ball, which sneaks between the bat and pad as Malinga comes down the track to lift the ball over midwicket. Excellent work again from the fast bowler
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, no run, slower ball outside off - the lack of pace and the line is perfect for a batsman making room outside leg looking to tera the leather off the ball. Taskin stands up under pressure

Rangpur need 17 off nine balls

Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, FOUR runs, inside edge! He changed the game in his previous over, is he changing the game again? A yorker which follows Malinga making room outside leg and he gets just enough bat on it to beat the wicketkeeper and race away
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, SIX runs, wallops a back of a length delivery over wide long-on. Makes the requisite room, has the length to get under and launches it out of the ground
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, no run, short ball on middle, Malinga swings and misses

18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 140/8 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.77, RRR: 13.50)

  • Sohag Gazi9 (8b)
  • SL Malinga1 (1b)
  • LM Reece4-0-26-2
  • Subashis Roy3-0-31-1
Reece to Sohag Gazi, FOUR runs, this is still excellent bowling from Reece - trusting his variations, even confounding the batsman haring out of his crease making room outside leg. The left-armer angles the ball wide of Gazi's reach, who somehow manages an outside edge to the left of short third man
Reece to Malinga, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Malinga slugs it to long-on
Reece to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, cuts to cover
Reece to Sohag Gazi, no run, its the offcutter, pitching and breaking away past the slash from Gazi
Reece to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, skews the ball straight up and cover moves to his right to claim the catch. Mashrafe looks to power a length ball over the leg side. But because of Reece's lack of pace, it goes off the outside half of the bat and comes down to settle in Misbah's hands

Mashrafe Mortaza c Misbah-ul-Haq b Reece 13 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

Reece to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Mashrafe hammers it to long-off

Rangpur need 35 from 18 balls and here's Reece

17 | 8 Runs | RR: 132/7 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 11.66)

  • Mashrafe Mortaza11 (10b)
  • Sohag Gazi4 (5b)
  • Subashis Roy3-0-31-1
  • Tanbir Hayder4-0-24-0
Subashis Roy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, nails the yorker, Mashrafe pushes it down to long-on
Subashis Roy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, powers a full delivery on leg stump away towards the midwicket boundary. Sensational hit
Subashis Roy to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tempers flare. It all starts with yorker on middle, Mashrafe digs it out to the bowler, who then shapes to throw at the stumps. Mashrafe makes a hand gesture that basically says go back and bowl and Subashis takes offence to that. They come face to face to have a friendly chat and Chittagong fielders racing in to try and pull both men away from each other before things go haywire

Sowmit Joydip: "After a wicketless SA tour, 'Married-luck' Taskin is back! "

Subashis Roy to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs, heaves a short ball on middle out to the midwicket boundary. All power from Mashrafe
Subashis Roy to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, looks to get under a very full delivery on leg stump and pastes it to extra cover. Clears his front leg to try and find the gap, but doesn't
Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, makes room to slap a back of a length delivery to deep point

Subashis Roy into the attack with Rangpur needing 43 off 24

16 | 5 Runs | RR: 124/7 (43 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.75, RRR: 10.75)

  • Sohag Gazi3 (4b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4 (5b)
  • Tanbir Hayder4-0-24-0
  • Taskin Ahmed3-0-20-3

Luqman Shaukat: "What a U turn in this game & looks like its over now."

Tanbir Hayder to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, dropped by Reece, but it was a seriously tough chance. He's running to his left from midwicket, making great ground, and yet he has to put in a full length dive to get anywhere close to the ball. Does that too, spectacularly in fact, getting two hands under it, but as he comes crashing down to earth, the ball pops out. Gazi survives to play another wild hoick

Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2Ziaur RahmanJ Charles
2nd18Ziaur RahmanMohammad Mithun
3rd36RS BoparaMohammad Mithun
4th49RS BoparaShahriar Nafees
5th0RS BoparaSamiullah Shinwari
6th0RS BoparaNLTC Perera
7th14Mashrafe MortazaNLTC Perera
8th15Mashrafe MortazaSohag Gazi
9th21SL MalingaSohag Gazi

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