483dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Sammy, Sami end Comilla's winning streak

Darren Sammy's scorching last-over burst, followed by Mohammad Sami's four-wicket haul, broke Comilla Victorians' five-match winning streak, as they lost to Rajshahi Kings by 30 runs in Chittagong

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Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

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Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match.

"It's (the hand) not looking good. I got hit by the ball a couple of days ago but now it's come back but it's not looking good", says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "I was batting mostly with my bottom hand. The way we batted was ver poor. We just needed to pick singles to support Jos, but we need to give credit where it's due. Rajshahi played really well and we have learned from our mistakes. The wicket was amazing to bat on, but we did not have a good start. At one moment, it was our game."

4.44pm Right then, that match was all Sami and Sammy. A comprehensive win for Rajshahi takes them out of the bottom spot. But here's a question for you. Who was the greater hero? Darren Sammy or Mohammad Sami? Sami took four wickets - three of them in one over - to break the back of Comilla's chase. That included a set Tamim Iqbal, who was always going to be central to Comilla's chances. 4--0-9-4 are stunning figures in a T20 game. But then, Comilla could have been chasing a lot lesser if not for Sammy's scorching innings in the slog overs. Would Sami then have managed to have the same kind of impact? It's something to ponder as we wait for the presentations.

Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, OUT, backs away and the bowler has fired it wide of him again. Has to reach out again and has an ugly swipe at it. Gets a thick outside edge that is held by the keeper

Mahedi Hasan c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 5 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, 1 wide, gets down for a reverse sweep but the bowler has taken it away from him. Drifts too far outside off though

19 | 1 Run | CV: 154/9 (32 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.10, RRR: 32.00)

  • Al-Amin Hossain1 (3b)
  • Mahedi Hasan5 (9b)
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-9-4
  • DR Smith3-0-27-2
Mohammad Sami to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, fuller on off, defended off the inside of the bat to the bowler. End of a game-changing spell from Sami. 4 for 9 in four overs
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run, full, outside off, stays legside and carves it to sweeper cover
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run, tries to pull a slower short ball and misses as he swings early
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run, tries to heave a fuller ball and skews it off the inside of the bat along the ground to deep midwicket

Victorians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st3Tamim IqbalFakhar Zaman
2nd1Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
3rd87Shoaib MalikTamim Iqbal
4th34Tamim IqbalJC Buttler
5th1Alok KapaliJC Buttler
6th0JC ButtlerMohammad Saifuddin
7th1JC ButtlerHasan Ali
8th16Hasan AliRashid Khan
9th7Rashid KhanMahedi Hasan
10th5Al-Amin HossainMahedi Hasan

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