21st match, Dhaka, Nov 20 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 129)
Victorians won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
• Mohammad Isam

Malik 54*, Hasan's 5 for 20 seal thrilling Comilla win

The four-wicket win, sealed in the last over, helped Comilla surge to the top of the points table

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Scorecard summary
Dhaka Dynamites128(18.3 overs)
Comilla Victorians129/6(19.4 overs)

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Tamim: When the score is 120-130 I get really nervous. These kind of games you never know what happens. But we came back strongly and didn't give any runs in the last five overs. And we took wickets. Hasan Ali is a great asset for us - five wickets and all bowled.

Shakib: We should have scored at least 150 after being 80 for 2 and that cost us the game. But pleased with how we fought back and showed character. Defending 128 on this track was not easy. We were almost there. Sunil for the last 5-6 years, all over the worled he's been great. There are plenty of games left and we're still in the top two. Hopefully we can take the momentum.

Hasan Ali: This is my best figures in T20 so I'm very happy. I've been playing for 14-15 months and I have no problem with my rhythm.

Hasan Ali is the Player of the Match.

sadiq: "Very mature and calculated inning from Shoaib Malik"

Juma Hamdard: "Poor batting by DD, but rather poor batting by CV, this was only the bowling strength of CV to win this match"

Ohid: "Trust on Experience paid back in full..... Journey accomplished"

junaid khan: "its all about one man nerve and experience well done malik "

4:50pm Comilla did so well to make this chase easy for themselves, before completely flipping the script and making it much, much harder. Some poor shots throughout this innings, not least from captain Tamim Iqbal. Then, they dug themselves into a hole in the middle overs and wickets started falling around Malik who kept his slow pace going. In the end, that's the man to do it - timed it perfectly, in retrospect. Had the confidence to set his own pace in the 19th over, and then by the narrowest of margins, managed to squeeze out the victory. Superb batting.

Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
and that's it. Short ball outside off. Wants to club the pull shot wide of mid-on, but he only manages to drag this into the turf off the under-edge. Into the leg side and midwicket is deep enough for them to steal the single
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs
how has that missed?! Malik survives by the smallest margin and brings up his fifty. What a ball. It's a vicious inswinger that's headed for leg stump. It's an ugly hoick from Malik. The ball is inches from his back knee when he gets an inside edge that goes between his legs and down to the fine leg boundary
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, no run
oh dear. He refuses the single. Full and in at leg stump. Flicks it to deep midwicket and sends Mahedi back
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs
and he gives him the cut! Oh that's poor bowling. Short and wide. You can see the excitement as Malik moves. Throws everything he has at that cut and slices it to the boundary

Point and third man are in.

end of over 195 runs
CW: 120/6CRR: 6.31 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Shoaib Malik45 (49)
Mahedi Hasan3 (5)
Sunil Narine4-0-17-2
Saddam Hossain3-0-27-1

That's Narine out of the way. Malik has backed himself to get 9 in the last over. And it appears Saddam, who had marked his run up, had been the subject of a change in mind from Shakib. Pollard looked set to bowl, but they've persisted. Pollard's going down to long-on. Saddam will bowl.

Narine to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
back of a length at off stump, backs away and bunts it into the point region with soft hands

Last ball from Narine. Dhaka would love for Malik not to be around for the final over...

Narine to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
good length at off stump, steps out and pokes it through square leg

11 off 8. Two balls left from Narine.

Narine to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
back of a length at off stump, punched to sweeper cover off the back foot
Narine to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
short and spinning away from off stump. He backs away and reaches out to nudge this to point's left
Narine to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
back of a length outside off, shuffles and pokes this through square leg
Narine to Shoaib Malik, no run
short and wide outside off, spins away sharply and past his attempted cut

Slip in place

end of over 1812 runs
CW: 115/6CRR: 6.38 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 from 12b
Shoaib Malik42 (45)
Mahedi Hasan1 (3)
Saddam Hossain3-0-27-1
Mohammad Amir4-0-28-2

The slower ball costed a run and a ball, before eventually costing six. Here's Narine.

Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
full toss at leg stump, driven to long-on
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, SIX runs
sends it over midwicket! Malik predicts a slower ball and sets up with all stumps visible. It is promptly delivered. Full and at leg stump. He gets under it and slog sweeps to clear deep midwicket
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs
short ball outside off, hurriedly gets back to chop this to sweeper cover's left
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, no run
back of the hand slower ball works this time. It comes in like a googly. From back of a length and outside off. He backs away to cut but can't connect
Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
full at off stump, driven back at the bowler who got down but couldn't hold on to it. Parried into the leg side and they steal the single
Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, 1 wide
slower ball, pushed full and down leg side. He's got a wicket with that ball today but most other times, it's been down leg
Mohammad Saddam to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
slower ball, floated full at leg stump. Waits and clubs it flat, straight at long-on
end of over 175 runs • 2 wicket
CW: 103/6CRR: 6.05 • RRR: 8.66 • Need 26 from 18b
Mahedi Hasan0 (2)
Shoaib Malik32 (40)
Mohammad Amir4-0-28-2
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-23-0

That's the end of Amir. Narine has one over remaining, so he'll probably bowl the 19th. Saddam has two left and is warming up.

Mohammad Amir to Mahedi Hasan, no run
back of a length and cutting away from the corridor. Looks to stab it down to third man. He's beaten
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossDhaka Dynamites , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Hasan Ali
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-14.50, Second Session 14.50-16.20
Match days20 November 2017 (20-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Masudur Rahman
TV Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Imran Parvez
Match Referee
Samiur Rahman
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Dhaka Dynamites 0