27th match, Chattogram, Nov 25 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.1/20 ov, target 186)
Kings won by 30 runs
Player Of The Match
Rajshahi Royals
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Sammy, Sami end Comilla's winning streak

Darren Sammy's scorching last-over burst, followed by Mohammad Sami's four-wicket haul, broke Comilla Victorians' five-match winning streak, as they lost to Rajshahi Kings by 30 runs in Chittagong

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Rajshahi Kings185/7(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians155(19.1 overs)

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Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match.

"It's (the hand) not looking good. I got hit by the ball a couple of days ago but now it's come back but it's not looking good", says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "I was batting mostly with my bottom hand. The way we batted was ver poor. We just needed to pick singles to support Jos, but we need to give credit where it's due. Rajshahi played really well and we have learned from our mistakes. The wicket was amazing to bat on, but we did not have a good start. At one moment, it was our game."

4.44pm Right then, that match was all Sami and Sammy. A comprehensive win for Rajshahi takes them out of the bottom spot. But here's a question for you. Who was the greater hero? Darren Sammy or Mohammad Sami? Sami took four wickets - three of them in one over - to break the back of Comilla's chase. That included a set Tamim Iqbal, who was always going to be central to Comilla's chances. 4--0-9-4 are stunning figures in a T20 game. But then, Comilla could have been chasing a lot lesser if not for Sammy's scorching innings in the slog overs. Would Sami then have managed to have the same kind of impact? It's something to ponder as we wait for the presentations.

Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, OUT
backs away and the bowler has fired it wide of him again. Has to reach out again and has an ugly swipe at it. Gets a thick outside edge that is held by the keeper
Mahedi Hasan c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 5 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, 1 wide
gets down for a reverse sweep but the bowler has taken it away from him. Drifts too far outside off though
end of over 191 runs
CW: 154/9CRR: 8.1 • RRR: 32.00 • Need 32 from 6b
Al-Amin Hossain1 (3)
Mahedi Hasan5 (9)
Mohammad Sami4-0-9-4
Dwayne Smith3-0-27-2
Mohammad Sami to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
fuller on off, defended off the inside of the bat to the bowler. End of a game-changing spell from Sami. 4 for 9 in four overs
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
full, outside off, stays legside and carves it to sweeper cover
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run
tries to pull a slower short ball and misses as he swings early
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run
tries to heave a fuller ball and skews it off the inside of the bat along the ground to deep midwicket
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run
gets down for a reverse sweep and gets an inside edge to the left pad
Mohammad Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run
yorker on middle and leg, tries to flick and gets hit on the pad. Well outside leg
end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 153/9CRR: 8.5 • RRR: 16.50 • Need 33 from 12b
Mahedi Hasan4 (4)
Al-Amin Hossain1 (2)
Dwayne Smith3-0-27-2
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-31-1
Smith to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
shortish, pulled away to deep fine leg
Smith to Al-Amin Hossain, 1 run
fuller ball, drilled to midwicket off the inside part of the bat
Smith to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
swipes hard at a fuller ball and gets an inside edge to the back pad before the ball goes to the keeper after missing off-stump
Smith to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
full and outside off, driven to long-off
Smith to Rashid Khan, OUT
slower ball, looks to flat-bat it and gets the timing all wrong as he drags it down to long-on and offers a simple catch
Rashid Khan c Franklin b Smith 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00
Smith to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
full and sliding down leg, flicked to fine leg
end of over 1723 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 149/8CRR: 8.76 • RRR: 12.33 • Need 37 from 18b
Mahedi Hasan1 (1)
Rashid Khan6 (3)
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-31-1
James Franklin3-0-31-1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
length ball, walks into the shot and flicks early, gets a leading edge that lands in front of mid-off running forward
Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan, 1 run
very full ball outside off, crashes a drive to covers
Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs
swipes blindly at this one and gets an inside edge to fine leg
Mustafizur Rahman to Hasan Ali, OUT
lots of elevation but no distance on this shot. Not quite the right length to be pulling and he mistimes it to long-on. The ball stays in the air for long but he easily takes it to his right
Hasan Ali c sub (Farhad Reza) b Mustafizur Rahman 16 (7b 0x4 2x6) SR: 228.57
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossRajshahi Kings , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Daren Sammy
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 days25 November 2017 (20-over match)
Morshed Ali Khan
Anisur Rahman
TV Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Raqibul Hasan
PointsRajshahi Kings 2, Comilla Victorians 0