9.36 pm That's all after two days of T20 cricket. Rangpur Riders win two eliminators to qualify into the finals. They'll face Dhaka Dynamites tomorrow, to see who will lift the BPL 2017 trophy. It's been an exciting game of cricket, but time to say good bye now. Hop you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second qualifier from Mirpur. It's Sreshth Shah, saying adios for the final time this season. Deivarayan Muthu will give you company for the final. Bye!
9.25 pm We're almost ready for the presentation ceremony.
Tamim, the losing captain first up: "I'm proud of my team. We just had two bad games and we're out of the tournament. I'll take it. Really proud of the youngsters in our team. Mahedi was excellent. About Comilla, all I will say is we will back stronger. Really thankful to the owners, supported me. Helped us get whatever players we wanted."
Next, Mashrafe Mortaza. He says: "If you look at this match, it was difficult for us to restart since they were set yesterday. But they did well today, excellent. Fielding wise, we were little sloppy, but the bowlers did well. We always know that Gayle is a big guy for us, but I knew we had Baz (McCullum) and Charlie (Johnson Charles) to back us up. Looking forward to tomorrow's final. We will give a good show. I'm trying hard for my team, hope to do the best I can."
Johnson Charles is the Man of the Match for his maiden T20 ton. He says: "I was hitting in my strong areas, my areas. A good innings. Dhaka are a good team, but we look at the game from our perspective. If everyone sticks to their game, we should come out on top. I think we are a force to be reckoned with. Through a tournament, you sometimes start off slow, but you gather momentum as you go along. Right now, we have picked up our pace."
9.21 pm Rangpur Riders win by 36 runs and have qualified for the BPL final for the very first time. They finished fourth on the league table, but have done extremely well to demolish both Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians to secure their spot in the big clash.
It was not all about the big hitting displayed by overnight batsmen Johnson Charles (105*) and Brendon McCullum (78). Those two added 151 for the second wicket, but credit also goes to the Rangpur bowlers - led by Mashrafe Mortaza and Isuru Udana - who strangled Comilla in their chase of 193. Comilla looked dangerous when Liton Das and Tamim went hell-for-leather in the Powerplay, but after that the Rangpur bowlers dominated. Samuels, however, could not find form at all. Wonder how much that, and the decision to play Cremer over DJ Bravo, hurt the league leaders.
r00t3r: "Could have slotted in Bravo who would give you 4 crucial overs and batting too you don't drop such impact players in a Qualifiers poor captency."
Moin: "Feeling sorry for Tamim. Finished at the Top but now not qualifying for Final. Wrong things happening for him at wrong time....!!"
Comilla and Rangpur going through the motions now. Thirty eight needed off the final over.
shubh: "Should have sent Butler to open with Tamim and would have never felt the scoring pressure."
Rakesh: "Well; That brings down the equation to 2 Carlos Brathwaite T20 world cup final overs"
Things looking bleak for the group stage toppers.
Samuels on 17 off 27 as he changes his bat for the third time this innings