20th match (N), Dhaka, Nov 18 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 154)
Victorians won by 14 runs
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Mahedi, Rashid spin Comilla to fourth successive win

Mahedi Hasan and Rashid Khan returned combined figures of 4 for 34 in eight overs as Comilla defended 153 and rose to second on the table

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Comilla Victorians153/6(20 overs)
Rangpur Riders139/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
RPR: 139/7CRR: 6.95 
Ravi Bopara48 (48)
Sohag Gazi0 (1)
Hasan Ali4-0-39-1
Mohammad Saifuddin4-0-30-0

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Mahedi Hasan is the Man of the Match.

"Not really happy with the total we posted", says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "We were looking at 160-170, which would have given us a good chance, but their bowlers did well in the middle. Imrul has been batting brilliantly throughout the tournament and Marlon has been doing his job well. Mahedi Hasan has lot of heart. I wanted to see how well he bowls against the two biggest hitters in the world in Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum and he showed he has lot of heart."

"In Bangladesh, it's not easy to play your shots", says Rangpur captain Mashrafe Mortaza. "I thought the bowlers did a very good job. We thought it was gettable but if you lose four wickets in nine balls, especially in the Powerplay, you aren't going to win matches too often."

9.34pm Comilla pick up their fourth successive win and rise to second on the table. Good all-round performance from them, first with the bat where Samuels and Kayes set it up nicely with useful 40s. And Rashid was the difference-maker with the ball. Ended what looked to be swelling into a dangerous opening partnership. Not to forget Mahedi Hasan, who in fact, ended with even better figures. So Gayle and McCullum's return resulted in disappointment for the fans as well as Rangpur. Their first appearance of the season wasn't enough to pull them out of the depths of the last position on the table.

Hasan Ali to Bopara, 2 runs
short of a length, whips it away to deep backward square leg
Hasan Ali to Sohag Gazi, 1 leg bye
backs away a long way for a late dab and gets hit on the pad as the ball goes to the right of the keeper
Hasan Ali to Bopara, 1 run
very full on middle and leg, drilled to long-on
Hasan Ali to Bopara, (no ball) FOUR runs
back of a length, thumped with the flattest of bats straight down the ground. Long-on runs to his left and slides in front of the rope but the ball evades him. And Hasan has overstepped
Hasan Ali to Bopara, 2 runs
back of a length, swivels through with a pull and gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg
Hasan Ali to NLTC Perera, OUT
good return catch from Hasan. Perera swipes across the line and gets a top-edge. Hasan rushes forward and gets nicely towards the ball and judges his catch well. Nearly crashed into the stumps as he did so and had to evade them at the last minute
NLTC Perera c & b Hasan Ali 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Hasan Ali to NLTC Perera, no run
full, files past the off stump as Perera swings big and misses
end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
RPR: 128/6CRR: 6.73 • RRR: 26.00
Thisara Perera1 (1)
Ravi Bopara39 (44)
Mohammad Saifuddin4-0-30-0
Hasan Ali3-0-29-0
Mohammad Saifuddin to NLTC Perera, 1 run
short and wide, flayed uppishly through point

Hamid Seddiqi: "Fielders are often punished with code of conduct if they cheat in delibrately claiming the catch or stopping a boundry, why no batsmans are punished for not confirming a clear edge.."

Mohammad Saifuddin to Bopara, 1 run
full toss on middle and leg, driven down to long-on
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT
great reflex action from the bowler. Mortaza makes good connection on a straight push. It hits the bowler's right foot as he slightly sticks his boot out on the follow-through. And then turns over and rushes towards the ball to knock the stumps down. Slight hesitation on the run and Mortaza sacrifices his wicket
Mashrafe Mortaza run out (Mohammad Saifuddin) 17 (11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 154.54
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
moves across and swipes hard to a fuller ball coming into him. Completely opens up and gets an inside edge through fine leg
Mohammad Saifuddin to Bopara, 1 run
fuller ball, driven to long-off

rakesh: "Is Bo para doing a MSD here?" Will be the moment of the BPL if he does. And I mean across seasons.

Mohammad Saifuddin to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
very full on the stumps, driven down to long-off
end of over 1811 runs
RPR: 120/5CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 17.00
Ravi Bopara37 (42)
Mashrafe Mortaza12 (8)
Hasan Ali3-0-29-0
Rashid Khan4-0-19-2
Hasan Ali to Bopara, 2 runs
short ball, pulled to deep midwicket. Deep square leg runs to his left and gathers it. Hasan gathers a throw and flicks the ball back onto the stumps but the batsman has made his ground
Hasan Ali to Bopara, no run
slower back of a length ball, gets nowhere near it and swings. Beaten
Hasan Ali to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
short ball, backs away and drags a pull to long-on
Hasan Ali to Bopara, 1 run
slower short of a length ball, opens the face to short third man
Hasan Ali to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
full, driven out to sweeper cover

Ultra-edge shows there was an edge

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossRangpur Riders , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Mahedi Hasan
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 days18 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Mahfuzur Rahman
TV Umpire
Morshed Ali Khan
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Salim Shahed
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Rangpur Riders 0