Match Centre

Scorer: Thilak R | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Thanks for joining us. Hop over onto the next match that starts in little over an hour from now. Mohammad Isam has you well covered with the match wrap if you missed it. For the moment, it's goodbye from me, Shashank Kishore, and Varun Shetty. Cheers

Time for the presentations

Saifuddin is the Player of the Match for his three-for. He picks up the award from former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan

Mohammad Nabi, the victorious captain: In the first game, I was under pressure as a captain. Here, I had control. In the middle overs, Rashid, Bravo and Saifuddin bowled brilliantly. It's important to know everyone and their games. We changed the batting order today and it worked.

Misbah Ul Haq: We were looking at 180 at the start. We thought 170 was par, so started well. We kept losing wickets in the middle overs, they bowled well too. It can't always be that we lose it after a good start, we need to be sensible in the middle overs. That's where we lost the game. It'll take some time to know each other and know our game plans, but we need to gel quickly. Once you're under pressure, it gets difficult in T20 cricket.

Muhammad Burhan: "Hi Shashank Kishore, Why I can't see Vikings in the Teams Table?" You will see them, now that their first game has finished.

Jos Buttler: We didn't start well, but Rashid Khan and the other bowlers were superb to pull back the score. When we went out to bat, I wanted to capitalise on the first six overs. We had the run rate in check, the surface was playing well. Throughout the tournament, teams batting second have had an idea of what's needed.

5.20pm To sum up the result, Chittagong set themselves up for 200, ended up with 144 and that made the difference in the end. Amid performances of note, Saifuddin, who picked up three wickets for Comilla, stood out with his subtle variations in lengths and pace to cause a complete breakdown in momentum for Chittagong. On the face of some dew and cool conditions, where the surface seemed to have quickened up just a little, Chittagong needed early wickets. Once that didn't happen, it was always going to be a tough one to swallow.

17.2
4
Subashis Roy to Samuels, FOUR, belts this over cover. Game, set and match. You don't often see Samuels as free-stroking as this, but how superb has he been in this chase? This has been a convincing win for Victorians, who are off the mark after a loss to Sylhet Sixers in the opening game. For Misbah's Chittagong, there's lots to think about. They'll look back at the missed opportunities after a strong start as one of the reasons for the loss.
17.1
4
Subashis Roy to Samuels, FOUR, good, clean strike down the ground, no chance for long-off despite a full-stretch dive. Made room an flat-batted this length ball. Had an air of nonchalance around it

END OF OVER:
17 | 17 Runs | CV: 136/2 (8 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 2.66)

  • MN Samuels27 (16b)
  • Imrul Kayes33 (31b)
  • Taskin Ahmed3-0-36-0
  • Sikandar Raza3-0-17-0
16.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Samuels, 1 run, hammered over the infield towards wide long-on. End of the most expensive over of the innings
16.5
4
Taskin Ahmed to Samuels, FOUR, pulled but the ball skews over mid-on and trickles into the boundary. It got big on him, got the feeling Samuels was beaten for pace but he went through nevertheless. The ball hit the top part of the bat with the face turning in his hand. The power lay in the swing, however
16.4
6
Taskin Ahmed to Samuels, SIX, oh, wow. He's walloped this over long-on. Had the license, so he cleared his front leg and swung this cleanly.
16.4
1nb
Taskin Ahmed to Samuels, 1(no ball) , mistimes this pull to midwicket, but he oversteps in his quest for extra pace. Free-hit it will be

Bangladesh Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
CV1293180.578
DD1274151.631
KT1274150.075
RR126612-0.267
SS12479-0.429
RK12488-1.098
CHV12387-0.473