18th match (N), Dhaka, Nov 17 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, target 161)
Titans won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Khulna Tigers
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Mahmudullah's 48* scripts Khulna's comeback win

Khulna Titans ran down a 161-run target with 10 balls to spare to rise to second position in the 2017-18 BPL, beating Chittagong Vikings by five wickets

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Chittagong Vikings160/5(20 overs)
Abu Jayed3/26(4)
Khulna Titans164/5(18.2 overs)

So Khulna rise to second place after that win. Chittagong still stuck in the penultimate position. This is all we have for today. More action coming up on another double-header tomorrow. Do join us then. Goodbye until then.

Rilee Rossouw is Man of the Match. "I didn't expect the wicket to be so good, I expected it to turn a lot more in the second innings," he says. "But luckily I stuck to my guns. The coach sent me up the order today and encouraged me to play my natural game. The team comes first. If I do well and the team wins, it's happy days."

"Rilee set up the game for us. It was a good choice to send him up the order," says Khulna captain Mahmudullah. "I need to think about my catching. It wasn't up to the mark and we need to pull ourselves up. In the middle, we needed a small partnership becuase we knew we had Seekkuge Prasanna and Carlos Brathwaite."

"We lost with two overs to spare, so obviously we didn't have enough runs on the board," says Chittagong captain Luke Ronchi. "But the guys tried really hard. It was a mixture of errors with bat and ball, areas in both departments that we can improve on. Captaincy was not expected but it's a privilege."

10.22pm Carlos Brathwaite. Two balls: one four and one six. That's pretty uncomplicated and straightforward. He just walked in and finished the game off like a boss, almost as if to show the rest how it's done. Not that Chittagong had much of a chance. The game was steadily slipping out their grasp but Brathwaite just sent them plummeting to defeat. It was allround a shoddy day on the field for both teams with numerous dropped catches, missed stumping chances, lazy fielding efforts and horrific lines that resulted in 17 wides. Not to mention a generous offering of full tosses that came gift-wrapped to the batsmen. Rossouw set it up nicely with his all-out attack at the top, but it was Mahmudullah who pulled them out of a dicey position with Khulna losing three quick wickets. And more than able support from Ariful Haque.

Mahneel: "Mahmudullah making up for his poor fielding with bowl and then a match winning unbeaten stand, just any other day in the office for Mahmudullah!"

Jordan to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs
fuller ball, clipped uppishly through cow corner for a four. And that will do it
Jordan to Mahmudullah, no run
very full and angling in, clipped to deep midwicket

Jordan comes on. He has zero to defend.

end of over 1817 runs • 1 wicket
KT: 160/5CRR: 8.88 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Carlos Brathwaite10 (2)
Mahmudullah44 (33)
Taskin Ahmed3-0-38-1
Chris Jordan3-0-24-0
Taskin Ahmed to Brathwaite, SIX runs
Taskin's nightmarish game ends with a six. Short ball, not going to unsettle the towering Brathwaite who flays a pull over cow corner
Taskin Ahmed to Brathwaite, FOUR runs
oh, has he bludgeoned that. Stays leg side of this full delivery just outside off, clears the front leg at the very last moment to give himself the space to free his arms and absolutely shovels it through extra cover. Neatly picks the gap through the two fielders there as well
Taskin Ahmed to Mahmudullah, 1 run
short of a length, opens the face and punches to backward point
Taskin Ahmed to Ariful Haque, OUT
a needless shot ends Ariful's innings. Short ball, gets a little big on him and he top-edges the pull to wide long-on
Ariful Haque c Jordan b Taskin Ahmed 34 (24b 0x4 3x6) SR: 141.66
Taskin Ahmed to Ariful Haque, 1 wide
tries to take this out of the reach of the batsman and ends up bowling an off-side wide. More tripe from Taskin
Taskin Ahmed to Mahmudullah, 1 run
full toss outside off, it's the slower ball. Mahmudullah backs away and chips it in the air but wide of the bowler
Taskin Ahmed to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs
goes across the line for a heave over the leg side. It's a length ball outside off and he gets a leading edge past the keeper to third man
end of over 1710 runs
KT: 143/4CRR: 8.41 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Ariful Haque34 (23)
Mahmudullah38 (30)
Chris Jordan3-0-24-0
Tanbir Hayder3-0-29-1
Jordan to Ariful Haque, 2 runs
again a full toss, driven to sweeper cover
Jordan to Ariful Haque, SIX runs
full, angling in, slogs it over deep midwicket. Keeps the fielder there interested for just a moment but goes over him
Jordan to Ariful Haque, no run
wide yorker, outside off, Ariful tries to jam the bat down but makes no contact
Jordan to Ariful Haque, no run
extremely full outside off, pushed back to the bowler
Jordan to Mahmudullah, 1 run
pitched up on off, drilled extremely hard down the ground to long-on
Jordan to Ariful Haque, 1 run
full toss, punched to mid-off where the fielder gets down and rolls to his right to make the stop
end of over 1616 runs
KT: 133/4CRR: 8.31 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 28 from 24b
Mahmudullah37 (29)
Ariful Haque25 (18)
Tanbir Hayder3-0-29-1
Taskin Ahmed2-0-21-0
Tanbir Hayder to Mahmudullah, 2 leg byes
short of a length, down the leg side, goes too hard as he swivels for the pull, falls over and ekes it out to deep fine leg off the splice
Tanbir Hayder to Ariful Haque, 1 run
goes for a wild slog again and ends up hammering it down to long-on
Tanbir Hayder to Ariful Haque, SIX runs
that has been slogged out of here. Pressure on Chittagong now after the twin sixes. Pitched up on middle and leg and dispatched into the crowd
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossKhulna Titans , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Rilee Rossouw
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days17 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Salim Shahed
PointsKhulna Titans 2, Chittagong Vikings 0