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Match Details


Comilla Victorians , 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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Comilla Victorians 2, Rajshahi Kings 0

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Rashid Khan is the Man of the Match"I want to perform for the team. I want to thank God I got wickets today and hopefully I can keep it up. When you have from the other end a bowler helping out, then the batsman tries to take risk. If I am going well and he is going well as well we will take wickets. Our batting plan was to be positive and play till the end. It was totally a team effort. Everything was just perfect"

"The toss was very important. We already decided we would bowl first," Mohammad Nabi says. "They played well in the first six overs, but after that the spinners bowled really well, especially Rashid. The wicket was turning, so that's why we bowled very well, Rashid and me. On this kind of pitch, it's very difficult to play us. Looking forward to giving the captaincy back to Tamim. Been difficult to perform with that [burden]"

"I thought the wicket was very good to bat on early. Then Simmons got injured and we lost momentum," Mushfiqur Rahim says. "We'll have a scan tomorrow. But he's not looking good. Let's see. Right after he was injured two new comers were at the crease and that's hard against Rashid and Nabi. We didn't get any partnerships going and we lost wickets in clusters. We need to do better in the next match"

9.00 pm Two wins in two games spread over two weeks for Comilla Victorians. Showed no signs of rust though. The bowlers, especially Nabi and Rashid who picked up five wickets and made sure 32 of their 48 deliveries were dots, were outstanding.

Then, on a tricky pitch, Jos Buttler batted through to make highly composed fifty in conditions he would rarely face back home in England. "It was a very chaseable target and it was just about getting partnerships together," he says. "Some fantastic bowling. Rashid is probably one of the best T20 bowlers in the world. It's one of those pitches where you have to give yourself a change, you have to get in and not having too much scoreboard pressure allowed us the chance to play without taking risk"

Imrul Kayes at the other end was pretty solid as well, finishing with 44 not out off 41 balls.

Waller to Imrul Kayes, SIX runs, pulls the long hop over deep midwicket to seal victory

15 | 7 Runs | CV: 114/1 (2 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.60, RRR: 0.40)

  • Imrul Kayes38 (40b)
  • Jos Buttler50 (39b)
  • Nihaduzzaman3-0-16-0
  • Kesrick Williams3-0-33-0
Nihaduzzaman to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, defends a fuller delivery, and the bowler lets them take a single by misfielding
Nihaduzzaman to Imrul Kayes, no run, full and wide outside off to york Kayes
Nihaduzzaman to Buttler, 1 run, comes down the track and heaves the ball out to deep midwicket. Gets an inside edge because Nihad has pulled all the pace off. Fifty for Buttler
Nihaduzzaman to Buttler, FOUR runs, gets down the track and muscles the ball to the long-off boundary. It seemed like he had got way too close to the ball, but his bottom-handed power makes up for that
Nihaduzzaman to Buttler, no run, drives a full delivery to extra cover

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