7th match, Sylhet, Nov 8 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 167)
Vikings won by 11 runs
Player Of The Match
Chattogram Challengers
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Taskin, Ronchi complete Chittagong's turnaround

Rangpur Riders fell short by 11 runs in their chase of 167, despite having clawed their way back into the game with a terrific end-overs display with the ball

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Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Chittagong Vikings166/4(20 overs)
Rangpur Riders155/8(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs
RPR: 155/8CRR: 7.75 
Sohag Gazi11 (11)
Lasith Malinga14 (10)
Subashis Roy4-0-35-1
Taskin Ahmed4-0-31-3

That's all we have for the day game from Sylhet, but the home team will be in action soon, so look out for that.

Taskin Ahmed is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 31. "Honestly, I'm very happy. South Africa was very bad for our side. First game now, I was nervous, But last night, I thought about the matches I did well, I started thinking positively, I had support from my captain and that put me in a good frame of mind. Lucky with the Bopara run-out [ricochet onto the bowler's end stumps off Taskin's boot]. All the time in our warm-ups for the national team, we used to play soccer and that helped.

"Another day where we should have scored 20 more runs. But credit should be given to Malinga, the way he bowled the last few overs. And in the middle also we couldn't have gone hard and lost a couple of wickets," says Misbah-ul-Haq the Chittagong Vikings captain, "But bowlers did a great job for us defending a par score. There were some excellent catches as well. I haven't played enough cricket, I need to spend more time in the middle and the way Ronchi is playing, he gives us time, he puts us ahead of the game most of the time. We do need support from the others though"

"Bopara's run out cost us, and Thisara's wicket cost us. We have to re-think our chasing strategy. And Taskin bowled really well as well," says Mashrafe Mortaza the Rangpur Riders captain. "Bowlers did a good job, still we have to work on our first six and 10 overs game. We can't be as expensive as today. We have Malinga in the death [so that's sorted] T20 matches, we have to work things out in every area, we have to come back hard. It's tough after a loss, but the group we have is professional and we can pick ourselves back up"

5.35 pm They were supposed to win this game having made 50 in only three overs, Forty eight of those runs came off Luke Ronchi's bat. But once the New Zealander fell for 78 off 35 balls, Chittagong Vikings seemed like they didn't want to hit any more boundaries. There were eight sixes and nine fours in the first 10. And only one boundary in the back 10. They ended up making only 166, and that looked gettable - halfway through the chase, they needed only 78 off 60 balls - but then came Taskin Ahmed. He produced a triple-wicket over, breaking a 49-run partnership bowling Shahriar Nafees with a stunning yorker and taking out the other set batsman Ravi Bopara with a run-out. They fell from 105 for 3 in the 13th over to 119 for 7 in the 15th and couldn't recover

"The wicket is conducive to bowl slower balls and cutters and my role is bowling as many as I could," Luis Reece says. "Back at home in England, some wickets do grip, they get tired in the latter half of the season and I'm more than happy to do it out here. We have to work on that as a batting unit [scoring slowly in the back 10]"

Waleed Zahoor: "This was a very much Misbah-esque's Pakistan of 2011-15. They started off well, lost the momentum, ended up with a chaseable total. Started bowling poorly before pulling back the strings and ended up winning by a small margin. Reminded of old Pakistan era."

Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, 1 run
full and outside off, drives to the sweeper cover. That's the game, and Chittagong Vikings take it
Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, no run
wide yorker which Gazi cannot touch
Subashis Roy to Malinga, 1 run
another yorker on middle, Malinga swings it to deep midwicket
Subashis Roy to Malinga, no run
looks to nail the stumps again, but the full toss goes wide, just like Lasith Malinga, who ends up making so much room he can't connect
Subashis Roy to Sohag Gazi, 1 run
looks for the yorker on off stump, Gazi works it to midwicket and Subashis asks the fielder to stay calm and not throw. One run doesn't hurt Chittagong
Subashis Roy to Malinga, 1 run
low full toss on middle, flicks it to square leg

Subashis Roy, who was in a fiery confrontation with Mashrafe Mortaza earlier, to bowl. Third man up, fine leg back.

end of over 1911 runs
RPR: 151/8CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 16.00
Lasith Malinga12 (7)
Sohag Gazi9 (8)
Taskin Ahmed4-0-31-3
Luis Reece4-0-26-2

Rangpur need 16 off the last over

Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, 1 run
the legcutter this time outside off, Malinga slaps it to long-off
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, no run
another slower ball, which sneaks between the bat and pad as Malinga comes down the track to lift the ball over midwicket. Excellent work again from the fast bowler
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, no run
slower ball outside off - the lack of pace and the line is perfect for a batsman making room outside leg looking to tera the leather off the ball. Taskin stands up under pressure

Rangpur need 17 off nine balls

Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, FOUR runs
inside edge! He changed the game in his previous over, is he changing the game again? A yorker which follows Malinga making room outside leg and he gets just enough bat on it to beat the wicketkeeper and race away
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, SIX runs
wallops a back of a length delivery over wide long-on. Makes the requisite room, has the length to get under and launches it out of the ground
Taskin Ahmed to Malinga, no run
short ball on middle, Malinga swings and misses
end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
RPR: 140/8CRR: 7.77 • RRR: 13.50
Sohag Gazi9 (8)
Lasith Malinga1 (1)
Luis Reece4-0-26-2
Subashis Roy3-0-31-1
Reece to Sohag Gazi, FOUR runs
this is still excellent bowling from Reece - trusting his variations, even confounding the batsman haring out of his crease making room outside leg. The left-armer angles the ball wide of Gazi's reach, who somehow manages an outside edge to the left of short third man
Reece to Malinga, 1 run
slower ball outside off, Malinga slugs it to long-on
Reece to Sohag Gazi, 1 run
back of a length and outside off, cuts to cover
Reece to Sohag Gazi, no run
its the offcutter, pitching and breaking away past the slash from Gazi
Reece to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT
skews the ball straight up and cover moves to his right to claim the catch. Mashrafe looks to power a length ball over the leg side. But because of Reece's lack of pace, it goes off the outside half of the bat and comes down to settle in Misbah's hands
Mashrafe Mortaza c Misbah-ul-Haq b Reece 13 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33
Reece to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs
good length ball on off stump, Mashrafe hammers it to long-off

Rangpur need 35 from 18 balls and here's Reece

Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossRangpur Riders , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Taskin Ahmed
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20
Match days08 November 2017 (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Neeyamur Rashid
PointsChittagong Vikings 2, Rangpur Riders 0