Qualifier 1 (N), Bangladesh Premier League at Dhaka, Dec 8 2017
18/20 ov, target 192
Dynamites won by 95 runs
Player Of The Match
Dhaka Platoon
Match centre 
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Dhaka Dynamites191/7(20 overs)
Evin Lewis47 (32)
Joe Denly32 (25)
Hasan Ali3/16(4)
Comilla Victorians96(18 overs)
end of over 181 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 96/10CRR: 5.33 • RRR: 48.00 • Need 96 from 12b
Mahedi Hasan15 (15)
Shahid Afridi4-1-16-3
Sunil Narine3-1-9-1

10.23 pm The presentation is also set to begin. First up, the losing captain Tamim Iqbal of Comilla. He says: "Credit goes to Dhaka, the way they batted. They kept on attacking and we didn't bowl well. A bad game, but I am not disappointed at all. Can't blame any bowlers or batsmen, because it's an off-loss. Our job is to try and find out what mistakes we did, and improve against Rangpur. One bad game doesn't make us a bad team. No one clicked today, but that's okay. I'm not one to blame my players. Will be interesting the way Chris Gayle batted today, but we're ready."

The wining captain Shakib Al Hasan of Dhaka. Says: "Played really well today. It's the best game we have played all season. Did well in all departments, we kept pressure on them and built partnerships. Bowlers chipped in and everyone played their part. That's the team we know. Our team has a lot of talent but everyone today was up for this game. They beat us twice in the league, so we wanted to win. Glad people put their hands up today. I've been bowling well at this moment and hope to do it in one more game."

Shahid Afridi is the Man of the Match. He says: "First, I want to congratulate our Dynamites fans, chairman and the board members. The thing is, Comilla are very good and one has to be good in all three departments to win... and today we were. I'm ready to bat in any position, with whatever the team demands. Shakib is good at rotating. When I was batting, I told my partner that anything above 160 would be a good score. As a team, we've played very well this season. Winning or losing is different, but reaching the final is commendable on our part.

10.18 pm Handshakes from both teams. Smiles still all around since Comilla aren't eliminated. First time the franchise has been all out for less than 100. First it was the Dhaka batsmen who combined to lift their team to a very competitive 191 after which it was death by spin for Comilla. Mosaddek, Afridi and Narine were excellent and together they ensured Dhaka find a spot in the final. A real all-round performance from the home side. One woud've thought that Comilla would make a match out of this game,

but today nothing went right for them with the bat. They have another chance to redeem themselves: the second qualifier against Rangpur Riders await them.

Shahid Afridi to Al-Amin Hossain, OUT
Caught by short third man! Tossed up outside off stump and driven away from his body. Thick outside edge and caught by Lewis. Comilla are all out for 96 and Dhaka Dynamites are into the finals of BPL 2017.
Al-Amin Hossain c Lewis b Shahid Afridi 0 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Shahid Afridi to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
wild slog! But misses. Full on off stump and turns away from the right hander as he tries to send this out of Dhaka
Shahid Afridi to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
full on middle, turned off his toes to midwicket. The fielder's placed there for that shot
Shahid Afridi to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
full ball on off stump, driven towards deep extra cover
Shahid Afridi to Mahedi Hasan, no run
outside edge, and dropped by first slip! Tossed up outside off and driven with the turn. Flies off the outside edge but off the slip-fielder's fingertips
Shahid Afridi to Mahedi Hasan, no run
full on middle stump, goes deep into the crease, and defends off the back foot
end of over 17Wicket maiden
CW: 95/9CRR: 5.58 • RRR: 32.33 • Need 97 from 18b
Al-Amin Hossain0 (5)
Mahedi Hasan14 (12)
Sunil Narine3-1-9-1
Saddam Hossain1-0-10-0
Narine to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
full on off stump, driven down the ground to long off. Another maiden in the match for Dhaka
Narine to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
full on off stump, big step forward and defended
Narine to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
good length just outside off stump, turns into the right hander, defended
Narine to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
good length just outside off, goes past the batsman's defense's outside edge
Narine to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
full on middle stump, defended off the front foot

two slips and a leg slip

Narine to Hasan Ali, OUT
back of a length outside off stump, the batsman shimmies down the ground and completely misses the slog. Lots of bounce, forcing the keeper to bring the ball back from head high to break the stumps. Takes the bails off just as Hassan Ali turns around to put his bat back in. The bat is on the line but the keeper did really, really well to bring the ball down in the time that he did. He's got to go
Hasan Ali st †Jahurul Islam b Narine 18 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 112.50
end of over 1610 runs
CW: 95/8CRR: 5.93 • RRR: 24.25 • Need 97 from 24b
Mahedi Hasan14 (12)
Hasan Ali18 (15)
Saddam Hossain1-0-10-0
Shakib Al Hasan3-0-19-2
Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, FOUR runs
Finally finds the boundary! Terrific cut. Good length wide outside off and enough width to free his arms. Crunched
Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, no run
attempts to muscle this on the leg side but can only bunt this towards mid on. Short ball on off stump and no movement of the feet
Mohammad Saddam to Hasan Ali, 1 run
good length on middle and angling into the right hander, muscled off the front foot towards deep midwicket again. They're trying to get some boundaries but the variations are fooling them every other time

Dhaka closing in on the spot in the BPL final

Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
short outside off, tries to drag this towards the leg side but slices it past point instead. Off the edge of the bat
Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, no run
tries to pull again but leading edge back to the bowler. Slowed the delivery down and Mahedi was through his shot way too early
Mohammad Saddam to Mahedi Hasan, FOUR runs
short outside off, quick to get into position and pulled ferociously. Threads the gap between midwicket and wide long on
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossDhaka Dynamites , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Series resultDhaka Dynamites advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days08 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Mahfuzur Rahman
Masudur Rahman
TV Umpire
Morshed Ali Khan
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Salim Shahed