39th match, Dhaka, Dec 5 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 175)
Titans won by 14 runs
Player Of The Match
Khulna Tigers
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Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans174/6(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians160/7(20 overs)
Shoaib Malik36 (23)
Tamim Iqbal36 (33)
Abu Jayed2/35(3)
end of over 2016 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 160/7CRR: 8 
Marlon Samuels25 (16)
Mehedi Hasan Rana1 (1)
Abu Jayed3-0-35-2
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-15-1

Ariful Haque is the Man of the Match. That's all we have from this game. We now move from the top of the table to the bottom of the table as Rajshahi take on Chittagong. We'll be back with that game shortly, and hope you will too. Thanks for joining us.

"I think we did really well in both departments," says Khulna captain Mahmudullah. "We lost our way a little in the middle but Ariful and Carlos Brathwaite pulled us back. With the power Arif and Carlos have, you should always give them a chance to go big in the top five. Hopefully we can bring this momentum with us into the Qualifiers. I think the bowlers were quite sharp today."

"We need to rectify our mistakes," says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "We can't think it was just one bad game. We need to make sure we don't repeat the same mistakes. I think we left too much for too late. We could have batted better in the middle period. I'm hopeful Jos gets a good innings before the semis and that should do us good."

4.30pm That match was more one-sided than it seems on surface. This was always going to be not the easiest surface to bat on, so it's not altogether a surprise that they struggled to chase down 174. Comilla will rue their bowling and fielding performance because they shouldn't have been chasing this high a target in the first place. They leaked easy runs in the slog overs through loose fielding and shoddy bowling and they have paid the price for it. Khulna rise to second on the table with this win. Comilla retain their top position despite the defeat but are only trailed by Khulna by one point.

Abu Jayed to Samuels, FOUR runs
and a four to finish off. Expensive last over but too little too late. Gets the front leg out of the way and hammers a drive through long-off
Abu Jayed to Samuels, SIX runs
offers a full toss that Samuels swings well over midwicket. Big hit
Abu Jayed to Mehedi Hasan Rana, 1 run
slower short ball, mistimes a pull to square leg
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, OUT
Raqibul Hasan lbw b Abu Jayed 17 (9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 188.88
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs
Abu Jayed to Samuels, 1 run
end of over 1910 runs
CW: 144/6CRR: 7.57 • RRR: 31.00
Raqibul Hasan13 (7)
Marlon Samuels14 (13)
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-15-1
Abu Jayed2-0-19-1
Brathwaite to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs
full toss, goes for a slog and drags it along the ground to long-on who runs forward and lets it go through his legs but the ball isn't travelling fast enough to go to the boundary and he is able to recover
Brathwaite to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs
backs away to a fuller ball and carves it away through point. Splits the field perfectly there, no chance for sweeper running to his left
Brathwaite to Samuels, 1 run
Brathwaite to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run
Brathwaite to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide
very full on the stumps, swipes towards deep midwicket off the inside part of the bat
Brathwaite to Samuels, 1 leg bye
looks for a big heave over the leg side but there is absolutely no room and he wears it on the pad as the ball goes down to short fine leg. Now he strangely responds to the call for a leg bye
Brathwaite to Samuels, no run
yorker outisde the leg stump from around the wicket, dug out to mid-on. Samuels refuses a single
end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 134/6CRR: 7.44 • RRR: 20.50
Raqibul Hasan6 (4)
Marlon Samuels13 (10)
Abu Jayed2-0-19-1
Mohammad Irfan3-0-26-1
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs
fuller ball, heaved down to the left of long-on and he moves to his left to field it
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, no run
full on the stumps, drilled straight back, so straight that it hits the stumps
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs
backs away a long way and reaches out before punching this through extra cover. Long-off runs across but the ball beats the fielder to the boundary
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, no run
length ball, shapes up for a big swipe and it comes on straight to beat the bat and hit the back pad. Impact outside off
Abu Jayed to Cremer, OUT
back of a length offcutter, invitingly fires it up outside off and the batsman sticks his bat in the corridor of uncertainty to send a feather to the keeper
AG Cremer c †Pooran b Abu Jayed 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossKhulna Titans , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Ariful Haque
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 days05 December 2017 (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Mehedi Hasan Rana
Morshed Ali Khan
TV Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Reserve Umpire
Imran Parvez
Match Referee
Samiur Rahman
PointsKhulna Titans 2, Comilla Victorians 0