Player of the Match
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Kayes: It was a high voltage match. I had belief that if Tamim batted through, we would win the game. Our team confidence is boosted.

Tamim: I think this tournament has been disappointing for me so far. But the team and the owners had belief in me. I was panicking to be honest, but it was nice of them to keep believing in me. If I want to take myself to the next level, I need to finish the game and get those hundreds. Their main bowlers were Junaid and Malinga and the plan (with the opening batsmen) was to not give them anything.

Tamim Iqbal is the Man of the Match.

Mahmuduallah: We didn't finish the way we wanted to in the last two overs. I can't blame either the batsmen or bowlers. It was a good total. If we'd have picked up early wickets, we could have put some pressure on them. In the middle overs, Junaid and Malinga bowled well, but in the end we didn't finish well.

11:11pm A shaky finish for Comilla Victorians, but an impressive win nonetheless. They were seriously behind this game after the first half of Khulna's innings. Did superbly to pull it back after that whirlwind start and restricted the opponents to at least 20 runs fewer than they should have got. Then, the opening pair batted them out of it. Tamim Iqbal struck form and was near perfect. 115 runs in 12.1 overs, the openig stand, and that's why, despite the seven wickets they lost after, they still won comfortably with four wickets left. A long batting line-up and the in-form Perera taking them over the line.

Brathwaite to Perera, SIX runs, finishes with a six. Slower ball, overpitched outside off. Perera shuffles slightly to get behind the line and then swings cleanly to launch this far and wide over the long-on boundary
Brathwaite to Perera, FOUR runs, pumps it to the wide long-off boundary. This is overpitched with a lot of room outside off. He winds up, gets the front leg out and powers it to the fielder's right. No chance of stopping that
Brathwaite to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, slower ball at a length outside off. Gets behind the line and flicks to deep midwicket's right with soft hands
Brathwaite to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, slower ball at a length, cuts away outside off. He shuffles and pokes at it. Beaten on the outside edge
Brathwaite to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 wide, full and very wide outside off. Left alone

19 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | CW: 174/7 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.15, RRR: 8.00)

  • Thisara Perera8 (5b)
  • Junaid Khan4-0-32-4
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-22-1

8 needed off 6. Batsmen crossed over last ball, so it will be Saifuddin on striker. Brathwaite bowling the last over. Around the wicket

Junaid Khan to Ziaur Rahman, OUT, taken by deep square leg. Bouncer across off stump. Looks to hook, gets a top edge that drops between deep midwicket and deep square. They manage to stay out of each other's ways and the square fielder holds on with a reverse cup. Junaid finishes with four wickets

Ziaur Rahman c Al-Amin b Junaid Khan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Victorians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st115Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd12Imrul KayesAnamul Haque
3rd2Shamsur RahmanImrul Kayes
4th24LA DawsonImrul Kayes
5th0NLTC PereraImrul Kayes
6th16Shahid AfridiNLTC Perera
7th5Ziaur RahmanNLTC Perera
8th12NLTC PereraMohammad Saifuddin

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