35th match, Dhaka, Dec 2 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, target 98)
Victorians won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Comilla enter playoffs after nervy chase of 98

Comilla took 19.3 overs to chase down 98, with quick wickets in the middle overs leaving their pursuit shaky

Match centre 
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders97(17.1 overs)
Comilla Victorians100/6(19.3 overs)

4.25pm Comilla Victorians huff and puff to victory on a two-paced pitch. Panic set in when Mashrafe and Nazmul Islam carved up the middle order, but Samuels and Hasan Ali held their nerve to seal the win with three balls and four wickets to spare. But it was Mahedi and Saif who had set things up by taking seven wickets between them. Sixteen-year-old Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb also impressed on debut, conceding only 17 runs in his four overs.

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Mashrafe, Rangpur captain: It was difficult to bat, nobody will enjoy to play on this wicket. 120-130 would have been a different game. Hats off to the fielders and bowlers - that was s positive from this match.

Tamim, Comilla captain: We should have batted better after the bowlers did an amazing job. We made it hard for ourselves but crossed the line in the end. It is a horrible, horrible, horrible wicket. We had ten days off, but the curator could not prepare a good wicket. The crowd does not come to see a 90-95 wicket. The young Mujeeb did well and we are very proud of the win.

Mahedi Hasan is the Player of the match for his career-best figures of 4 for 22.

That is all we have for you from this match. Do come back for the second match of the day featuring Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings. Until then, goodbye

Udana to Samuels, FOUR runs
low full-toss, angling in on off from around the wicket, Samuels stays leg side of the ball and punches it past the left of the bowler. Fiercely drilled away to seal Comilla's place in the playoffs
Udana to Samuels, no run
low full-toss on middle, stabbed straight to mid-on
Udana to Samuels, no run
shortish on off, punched down to mid-off

Kapil: "Ridiculous batting from Samuels. Not looking to hit gaps and take 2s. He is one guy who shouldn't be in any team. Never assess a game well"

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 96/6CRR: 5.05 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Hasan Ali6 (1)
Marlon Samuels12 (15)
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-24-3
Isuru Udana3-0-14-0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Hasan Ali, SIX runs
first-ball six for Hasan! That should ease the nerves in the Comilla camp. Length ball on off stump, Hasan sizes it up and smites it into the stands beyond the long-on boundary. He unleashes his trademark celebration

Hasan Ali

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT
Mashrafe strikes with his penultimate ball. Saif connects well but not well enough. Back of a length on middle, he clears his front leg and swipes it into the hands of deep midwicket right at the edge of the boundary
Mohammad Saifuddin c Nazmul Islam b Mashrafe Mortaza 5 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
banged in short and angling across off, gets big on the batsman and goes over the hook
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, 1 run
back of a length, glanced off the hips to the left of short fine leg
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, no run
Samuels stays leg side of this back-of-a-length ball on off and cuts late to backward point
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run
back of a length and outside off, Saif stands tall and punches the ball through backward point for one


end of over 187 runs
CW: 88/5CRR: 4.88 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Mohammad Saifuddin4 (7)
Marlon Samuels11 (13)
Isuru Udana3-0-14-0
Nahidul Islam3-0-7-0

Comilla need 10 off 12 balls

Udana to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run
straying onto the pads again, directed to fine leg
Udana to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 wide
Udana goes full and down the leg side, past the glance. Leg-side wide. Udana needs to get his lines right

Sydee: "Break this pair and win the match ! C'mon Rangpur"

Udana to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run
lifter outside off, gets big on Saif, and sails over the attempted hook
Udana to Samuels, 1 run
tucked off the pads to long leg, Udana gets away with this
Udana to Samuels, no run
slower offcutter, floated very wide outside off, beyond Samuels' reach as he flashes and does not connect outside off
Udana to Samuels, FOUR runs
full and angling into the pads, loose ball, all it needed as a fine tickle past the keeper
Udana to Samuels, no run
slower cutter, bounces and hits the splice, played back to the bowler
end of over 173 runs
CW: 81/5CRR: 4.76 • RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 from 18b
Marlon Samuels6 (9)
Mohammad Saifuddin3 (5)
Nahidul Islam3-0-7-0
Isuru Udana2-0-7-0
Nahidul Islam to Samuels, 1 run
Samuels skips out, gets too close to the pitch, and squeezes it to deep midwicket
Nahidul Islam to Samuels, no run
Samuels runs out, yorks himself, and jabs the ball back to the bowler
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossComilla Victorians , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Mahedi Hasan
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 days02 December 2017 (20-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Reserve Umpire
Shafiuddin Ahmed
Match Referee
Debabrata Paul
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Rangpur Riders 0