42nd match (N), Dhaka, Dec 6 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 171)
Victorians won by 25 runs
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Liton, Samuels help Comilla end group stage with a win

It was their ninth win in the competition as they finished on top of the points table at the end of the group stage of BPL 2017

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Comilla Victorians170/4(20 overs)
Sylhet Sixers145/7(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
ST: 145/7CRR: 7.25 
Sharifullah9 (6)
Mohammad Sharif14 (12)
Mohammad Saifuddin4-0-26-0
Hasan Ali4-0-35-2

9:45pm And that's all from our coverage tonight. Thanks for joining in. See you for the eliminator.

Liton: I tried my best in the first couple of matches and didn't get any big scores, so I just wanted to keep focusing on the basics. In the T20 game, middle overs are crucial. In the Powerplays sometimes you don't get runs or wicket, so the middle is very important. It was a good feeling to hit over the top so much.

Liton Das is the Player of the Match

Shoaib Malik: I'm honoured that I got the opportunity to captain. The way Liton and Marlon batted in the middle overs was great, these are not batting friendly pitches. You have the edge when your top order plays really well. That allows you to go and express yourself. They were taking singles and hitting boundaries and set the target basically. (about Bangladesh's talent pool) If you look at Bangladesh cricket, it's improving day by day. It's going in the right direction. The youngsters need guidance. They need someone to give them the proper chances.

9:31pm And that is it. A comrpehensive end to the group stage by the table toppers. Three classy innings to set up a big total and then a stunning display of fast bowling up front that set up Graeme Cremer to tighten the noose and break the middle order. A big win, by 25 runs.

Mohammad Saifuddin to Sharifullah, 1 run
slower ball, good length at off stump. Gets down to try and play the reverse sweep. Looks like he gets a glove on it and it's into the point area
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sharifullah, FOUR runs
full at leg stump, stands tall in the crease and heaves wildly to get this wide of long-on
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sharifullah, no run
the perfect yorker. Hits the base of off stump as the batsman shuffles across and looks to ramp this over fine leg

Free hit

Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Sharif, (no ball) 1 run
full toss above the waist at an off stump line. He looks to slog and can only top-edge it to the region behind the bowler. Wouldn't be out if anyone caught it. And he can't be out - mostly - off the next ball either
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Sharif, no run
yorker follow him down leg side and beats him as he looks to squeeze it out
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sharifullah, 1 run
full at off stump, steps out and drives to extra cover
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sharifullah, 2 runs
yorkre outside off, carves it fine into the off side and the keeper leaps to his right but that's too quick to hold on. Parries it towards third man
end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 135/7CRR: 7.1 • RRR: 36.00
Mohammad Sharif13 (10)
Sharifullah1 (1)
Hasan Ali4-0-35-2
Mohammad Saifuddin3-0-16-0

Well, that makes it exactly 36 to get off the last over. Don't count on it...

Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sharif, FOUR runs
shot. Backs away and hammers this overstretched ball on middle stump to beat mid-off comfortably to his left
Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sharif, no run
bouncer at middle stump, backs away and looks to hook. Nowhere near connecting
Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sharif, SIX runs
great shot. Anticipates the slower ball and waits in the crease. It arrives, full at leg stump. He backs away and offers the full face to lift it over mid-off. It carried over the boundary
Hasan Ali to Sharifullah, 1 run
slower ball, back of a length and in at leg stump. Looks to open the face and bunt this to third man. Chops it into the point region
Hasan Ali to Sohail Tanvir, OUT
bowled him. Slower ball, good length at off stump. He swings across the line and is through the shot early. It tonks the top of off
Sohail Tanvir b Hasan Ali 9 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 128.57
Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run
low full toss outside off, backs away and slices to third man
end of over 184 runs
ST: 123/6CRR: 6.83 • RRR: 24.00
Mohammad Sharif2 (6)
Sohail Tanvir9 (6)
Mohammad Saifuddin3-0-16-0
Hasan Ali3-0-23-1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run
full outside off, dragged to deep midwicket with a hoick off the inside half of the bat
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run
yorker at leg stump, tapped down to long-on
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sohail Tanvir, no run
full at leg stump. Looks to flick, can't get bat on it. Appeal for lbw is turned down, that pitched outside
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Sharif, 1 run
full at middle stump, swings across the line again. Inside edge to short fine's left
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Sharif, no run
full at middle stump. Swipes across the line, gets it back down the pitch off the toe end
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossSylhet Sixers , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Liton Das
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 days06 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Morshed Ali Khan
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Obaydul Haque
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Sylhet Sixers 0