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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

4.25pm Comilla Victorians huff and puff to victory on a two-paced pitch. Panic set in when Mashrafe and Nazmul Islam carved up the middle order, but Samuels and Hasan Ali held their nerve to seal the win with three balls and four wickets to spare. But it was Mahedi and Saif who had set things up by taking seven wickets between them. Sixteen-year-old Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb also impressed on debut, conceding only 17 runs in his four overs.

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Mashrafe, Rangpur captain: It was difficult to bat, nobody will enjoy to play on this wicket. 120-130 would have been a different game. Hats off to the fielders and bowlers - that was s positive from this match.

Tamim, Comilla captain: We should have batted better after the bowlers did an amazing job. We made it hard for ourselves but crossed the line in the end. It is a horrible, horrible, horrible wicket. We had ten days off, but the curator could not prepare a good wicket. The crowd does not come to see a 90-95 wicket. The young Mujeeb did well and we are very proud of the win.

Mahedi Hasan is the Player of the match for his career-best figures of 4 for 22.

That is all we have for you from this match. Do come back for the second match of the day featuring Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings. Until then, goodbye

Udana to Samuels, FOUR runs, low full-toss, angling in on off from around the wicket, Samuels stays leg side of the ball and punches it past the left of the bowler. Fiercely drilled away to seal Comilla's place in the playoffs
Udana to Samuels, no run, low full-toss on middle, stabbed straight to mid-on
Udana to Samuels, no run, shortish on off, punched down to mid-off

Kapil: "Ridiculous batting from Samuels. Not looking to hit gaps and take 2s. He is one guy who shouldn't be in any team. Never assess a game well"

19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | CV: 96/6 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.05, RRR: 2.00)

  • Hasan Ali6 (1b)
  • MN Samuels12 (15b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-24-3
  • I Udana3-0-14-0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Hasan Ali, SIX runs, first-ball six for Hasan! That should ease the nerves in the Comilla camp. Length ball on off stump, Hasan sizes it up and smites it into the stands beyond the long-on boundary. He unleashes his trademark celebration

Hasan Ali

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT, Mashrafe strikes with his penultimate ball. Saif connects well but not well enough. Back of a length on middle, he clears his front leg and swipes it into the hands of deep midwicket right at the edge of the boundary

Mohammad Saifuddin c Nazmul Islam b Mashrafe Mortaza 5 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, banged in short and angling across off, gets big on the batsman and goes over the hook

Victorians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st22Tamim IqbalLiton Das
2nd13Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
3rd12Imrul KayesJC Buttler
4th24Shoaib MalikImrul Kayes
5th2Shoaib MalikMN Samuels
6th17MN SamuelsMohammad Saifuddin
7th10MN SamuelsHasan Ali

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