Qualifier 2 (N), Dhaka, Dec 10-11 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 193)
Riders won by 36 runs
Player Of The Match
Rangpur Rangers
Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders192/3(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians156(20 overs)
Liton Das39 (28)
Tamim Iqbal36 (19)
end of over 201 runs • 3 wicket
CW: 156/10CRR: 7.8 
Graeme Cremer1 (2)
Rubel Hossain4-0-34-3
Isuru Udana4-0-24-2

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.

Rubel Hossain to Al-Amin Hossain, OUT
An epic catch from Mashrafe! That's how it will end here. Full ball outside off that's slashed away from his body. It was going away from Mash, who did well to run behind and complete the catch. Comilla are all out and Rangpur Riders are in the finals of BPL 2017!
Al-Amin Hossain c Mashrafe Mortaza b Rubel Hossain 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Rubel Hossain to Cremer, 1 run
perfect yorker on middle stump, Cremer does well to keep it out. Late tail into the tail-ender's toes
Rubel Hossain to Cremer, no run
good length on middle, tries to pull but takes the inside edge onto his body. Trickles way to short third man

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....!!"

Rubel Hossain to Mahedi Hasan, OUT
full on off stump, tries to heave this over the off side but nowhere off the bat's middle. Lyth gets under it at cover. Ninth wicket down
Mahedi Hasan c sub (A Lyth) b Rubel Hossain 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Rubel Hossain to Mahedi Hasan, no run
attempted paddle after walking across to the off side, misses the shot. Can't put this full-ish ball on middle stump away. Appeal for a caught by the keeper, but the umpire dismisses that shout
Rubel Hossain to Hasan Ali, OUT
overpitched on off stump and tries to slog this over the bowler's head. Got the elevation, but not the distance. McCullum takes an easy catch at long on. Muted celebration from the Rangpur fielders
Hasan Ali c McCullum b Rubel Hossain 6 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Comilla and Rangpur going through the motions now. Thirty eight needed off the final over.

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 155/7CRR: 8.15 • RRR: 38.00
Hasan Ali6 (5)
Graeme Cremer0 (0)
Isuru Udana4-0-24-2
Ravi Bopara2-0-17-2
Udana to Hasan Ali, 1 run
full and wide outside off, slapped off the front foot to wide extra cover. Just the single
Udana to Hasan Ali, no run
yorker outside off stump and there's no way Hasan Ali can get under that delivery. Too wide outside off

shubh: "Should have sent Butler to open with Tamim and would have never felt the scoring pressure."

Udana to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT
good length outside off stump, pulled off the back foot but not off the middle of the bat. Holes out to deep midwicket.
Mohammad Saifuddin c Nahidul Islam b Udana 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Udana to Hasan Ali, 1 run
full ball on middle, mistimed drive to deep extra cover. Only a single
Udana to Hasan Ali, 1 wide
good length wide outside off, once again outside the wide-line on the off side
Udana to Hasan Ali, 2 runs
wide outside off and angling across once again, he reaches at the delivery and takes a top edge over the keeper. Valiant effort from the keeper, who got his hand to it. But will go down as a dropped chance.

Rakesh: "Well; That brings down the equation to 2 Carlos Brathwaite T20 world cup final overs"

Udana to Hasan Ali, 1 wide
full and wide outside off stump, over the tram lines. He's got to bowl that again
Udana to Hasan Ali, 2 runs
full outside off and slapped past point. Two fielders in the deep converge onto it, and Mashrafe does well to dive and stop the boundary. Spring in his step. Might still be four, though, with his body very close to the ropes

Things looking bleak for the group stage toppers.

end of over 1810 runs • 2 wicket
CW: 147/6CRR: 8.16 • RRR: 23.00
Hasan Ali0 (0)
Ravi Bopara2-0-17-2
Isuru Udana3-0-16-1
Bopara to Samuels, OUT
Bopara gets his man! Short on middle and attempts the pull this time. Through his shot too early and comes off his glove. The easiest of catches for short fine leg. Soft dismissal.
MN Samuels c Charles b Bopara 27 (30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 90.00
Bopara to Samuels, SIX runs
that's a biggie! Full and wide outside off but Samuels waits for the ball to get to him. Smacked over the bowler's head
Bopara to Samuels, FOUR runs
quicker ball on middle stump. Angling down the leg side and Samuels pulls emphatically, using his wrists, to put this away fine behind square on the leg side. Good timing but only his second boundary

Samuels on 17 off 27 as he changes his bat for the third time this innings

Bopara to Samuels, no run
another slower ball outside off stump. Out the back of his hand. Stays low after pitching outside off. Samuels gets his left foot out of the way to try and slog it with all his might, but the ball whizzes under his blade
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossComilla Victorians , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Johnson Charles
Series resultRangpur Riders advanced
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-19.00, Interval 19.00-19.20, Second Session 19.20-20.50
Match days10,11 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Gazi Sohel
TV Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Reserve Umpire
Morshed Ali Khan
Match Referee
Raqibul Hasan