34th match (N), Chattogram, Nov 29 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 168)
Victorians won by 12 runs
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
DD Innings
Full commentary
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 155/8CRR: 7.75 
Kevon Cooper9 (5)
Abu Hider5 (2)
Mohammad Saifuddin3-0-18-2
Hasan Ali4-0-38-0

10pm Comilla's captain Tamim punches the air in delight. They have now moved to the top of the table with this 12-run victory. Pollard and Mosaddek made a fist of the 168 chase but the variations from Bravo, Hasan, and Saif were too much to overcome. We will have more on the Cooper incident soon. Do stick around with us. I will also bring you the presentation shortly.

Shakib: 167, given the batting order we had, we could have chased it eight out of ten times. But their bowlers never let us take easy boundaries. We have two more important games left, and if we do well, we will be alright.

Tamim: We should have scored at least 180, if not 200. Believing we can defend the total shows our character.

DJ Bravo, Man of the Match : It was a great team effort. At the halfway stage, we believed we win the game. Yeah, we're happy with the win. It is not an easy thing to bowl when the ball is wet. Games like these brings the best out of me, and I enjoy bowling somebody like Pollard. Cooper is a big man, and my knee is strapped up. I have a couple of days to recover.

That rounds out the Chittagong leg of the BPL. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Until next time, goodbye and good night

Mohammad Saifuddin to Cooper, 1 run
Cooper backs away outside leg, the bowler chases him with a short ball, which is shovelled away to deep midwicket
Mohammad Saifuddin to Abu Hider, 1 run
just short of a good length on off stump, Hider swings but can only toe-end the ball down to long-on

Sydee: "So , the equation for semis becomes quite interesting after this match . If Dhaka loses both of their upcoming matches and RK wins both , Dhaka will be out of the tournament . This BPL has shown us that 'Morning shows the day ' is not right always . SS won first 3 but they are almost out . "

Mohammad Saifuddin to Abu Hider, FOUR runs
full-toss on off stump Hider winds up and smacks it to the wide long-on boundary
Mohammad Saifuddin to Jahurul Islam, OUT
Saif rattles the stumps. What a yorker. Speared into the base of middle. The batsman, having backed away outside leg, can't squeeze it out. The middle stump is pegged back. Saif has his hands aloft in joy
Jahurul Islam b Mohammad Saifuddin 17 (10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 170.00
Mohammad Saifuddin to Cooper, 1 run
really full on middle stump, Cooper backs away outside leg and carves it out to the off-side sweeper
Mohammad Saifuddin to Jahurul Islam, 1 run
slower short ball outside off, dragged across the line to wide long-on

Dhaka need 21 off the final over. Saif to bowl it

Nayeem: "@Ash, Lets put hand together to congratulate Tamim for his noble job instead of putting question mark on it."

end of over 1913 runs
DP: 147/7CRR: 7.73 • RRR: 21.00
Jahurul Islam16 (8)
Kevon Cooper7 (3)
Hasan Ali4-0-38-0
Dwayne Bravo4-0-31-3
Hasan Ali to Jahurul Islam, 1 run
caps the over with another slower offcutter, Islam shuffles across off, but can only dink it away behind square on the leg side for one
Hasan Ali to Jahurul Islam, no run
another cutter, bounces over the top of the stumps. Back of a length as the batsman swings... and misses again. Good comeback from Hasan
Hasan Ali to Jahurul Islam, no run
slower cutter, grips and bounces, beats the wild swish outside off
Hasan Ali to Jahurul Islam, FOUR runs
Islam hits a hat-trick of boundaries. He makes room outside leg, Hasan spots it and fires it full and wide outside off. But the batsman extends his hands as far as he could and flays it away through the covers. Fetch that!
Hasan Ali to Jahurul Islam, FOUR runs
Two boundaries to kick off the penultimate over! Whoa. Banged in short on off, Islam takes it on and short-arm pulls it away between deep midwicket and wide long-on
Hasan Ali to Jahurul Islam, FOUR runs
Hasan Ali aims a yorker but it comes out as a full-toss on off, Islam shuffles across and paddles it away extremely fine on the leg side

Ash: "Do you think Tamim would have done the same had Pollard and Mosaddek still been batting...?"

end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 134/7CRR: 7.44 • RRR: 17.00
Kevon Cooper7 (3)
Jahurul Islam3 (2)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-31-3
Hasan Ali3-0-25-0
Bravo to Cooper, SIX runs
full-toss on middle from around the wicket, Cooper has a roundhouse swing at it and watches the ball fly over extra cover
Bravo to Jahurul Islam, 1 run
banged in short on middle, clubbed away to cow corner
Bravo to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs
yorker on the leg stump, clipped away to deep midwicket
Bravo to Cooper, 1 run
pretty full on middle, Copper jabs it down to long-on for one

Isam has more on the Cooper incident: "It looked like Cooper said no to Tamim's offer to continue batting, and only continued when the Dhaka coach Khaled Mahmud told him to when they briefly conversed near the boundary line."

Nayeem: "Real sporting gesture by Tamim by calling back Cooper, hats off to Tamim."

Bravo to Cooper, no run
Oooh, what's happening here? All action. All drama. Man down - DJ Bravo is down. Has Cooper been run out? He is waiting at the edge of the boundary. Tamim walks all the way upto Cooper and has a chat with him. Tamim reverses the run-out decision. Cooper, having walked all the way back, returns to the middle. The fourth umpire intervenes as well. Cooper backs away outside leg, Bravo chases him with a chest-high short ball. Pings the gloves and rolls behind to the keeper. Cooper sets off for a single but in the process he collides with Bravo who tumbles onto the ground. Cooper was concerned about Bravo and did not attempt to return to the safety of the crease. Liton removes a glove and hits the stumps, but Cooper has been called back ultimately. Great sportsmanship from Tamim. #Scenes in Chittagong


Bravo to Pollard, OUT
Bravo wins the battle and unfurls the snazzy moves. He's a champyaaan! Pollard holes out to Mire at deep midwicket. Slower legcutter, finishes on the leg stump, Bravo aims a pull against this short ball but only drags a catch to the sub fielder. Mire did well to dive forward and track it down. Bravo gets Pollard and all but snuffs out the chase
KA Pollard c sub (SF Mire) b Bravo 27 (21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

Pollard v Bravo

end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 124/6CRR: 7.29 • RRR: 14.66
Kieron Pollard27 (20)
Jahurul Islam0 (0)
Hasan Ali3-0-25-0
Dwayne Bravo3-0-21-2
Hasan Ali to Pollard, 1 run
another short ball, another pull but this isn't strong enough. Pollard hits it to deep midwicket
Hasan Ali to Pollard, FOUR runs
Pollard hits it flat and hard over midwicket. Short and outside off, Pollard camps back and muscles it over the boundary. Brute power. Replays just the ball bounced just in front of the boundary
Hasan Ali to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT
Horrid mix-up. Both Mosaddek are Pollard are near the keeper's end. There wasn't a run there. Mosaddek backed away outside leg, the bowler followed him and cramped him up for room. Punched weakly to cover. Pollard wants the strike, Mosaddek isn't interested. The throw is to the bowler's end and Mosaddek has to go. The asking rate has shot up to nearly 15
Mosaddek Hossain run out (Tamim Iqbal/Hasan Ali) 17 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 130.76
Hasan Ali to Pollard, 1 run
Hasan drags it short and outside off, Pollard steps back and pulls it hard and flat to the right of deep midwicket
Hasan Ali to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run
middle-stump yorker, excellent stuff from Hasan, the batsman backs away and chops to backward point, where Bravo tumbles to his left and intercepts the ball