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Match Details


Rangpur Riders , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20

Match days

18 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Comilla Victorians 2, Rangpur Riders 0

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 139/7 (15 runs required, RR: 6.95)

  • RS Bopara48 (48b)
  • Sohag Gazi0 (1b)
  • Hasan Ali4-0-39-1
  • Mohammad Saifuddin4-0-30-0

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Mahedi Hasan is the Man of the Match.

"Not really happy with the total we posted", says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "We were looking at 160-170, which would have given us a good chance, but their bowlers did well in the middle. Imrul has been batting brilliantly throughout the tournament and Marlon has been doing his job well. Mahedi Hasan has lot of heart. I wanted to see how well he bowls against the two biggest hitters in the world in Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum and he showed he has lot of heart."

"In Bangladesh, it's not easy to play your shots", says Rangpur captain Mashrafe Mortaza. "I thought the bowlers did a very good job. We thought it was gettable but if you lose four wickets in nine balls, especially in the Powerplay, you aren't going to win matches too often."

9.34pm Comilla pick up their fourth successive win and rise to second on the table. Good all-round performance from them, first with the bat where Samuels and Kayes set it up nicely with useful 40s. And Rashid was the difference-maker with the ball. Ended what looked to be swelling into a dangerous opening partnership. Not to forget Mahedi Hasan, who in fact, ended with even better figures. So Gayle and McCullum's return resulted in disappointment for the fans as well as Rangpur. Their first appearance of the season wasn't enough to pull them out of the depths of the last position on the table.

Hasan Ali to Bopara, 2 runs, short of a length, whips it away to deep backward square leg
Hasan Ali to Sohag Gazi, 1 leg bye, backs away a long way for a late dab and gets hit on the pad as the ball goes to the right of the keeper
Hasan Ali to Bopara, 1 run, very full on middle and leg, drilled to long-on
Hasan Ali to Bopara, (no ball) FOUR runs, back of a length, thumped with the flattest of bats straight down the ground. Long-on runs to his left and slides in front of the rope but the ball evades him. And Hasan has overstepped
Hasan Ali to Bopara, 2 runs, back of a length, swivels through with a pull and gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg
Hasan Ali to NLTC Perera, OUT, good return catch from Hasan. Perera swipes across the line and gets a top-edge. Hasan rushes forward and gets nicely towards the ball and judges his catch well. Nearly crashed into the stumps as he did so and had to evade them at the last minute

NLTC Perera c & b Hasan Ali 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Riders 2nd innings Partnerships

1st31CH GayleBB McCullum
2nd0BB McCullumMDKJ Perera
3rd0BB McCullumShahriar Nafees
4th1Shahriar NafeesMohammad Mithun
5th67RS BoparaMohammad Mithun
6th27Mashrafe MortazaRS Bopara
7th2RS BoparaNLTC Perera
8th11RS BoparaSohag Gazi

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