23rd Match, Dhaka, Jan 21 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, target 177)
Kings won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
Rajshahi Royals
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Laurie Evans century helps Rajshahi rise to fourth place

Opening batsman slams unbeaten 62-ball 104 to set up 38-run win over Comilla Victorians

Match centre 
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Rajshahi Kings176/3(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians138(18.2 overs)

The Kings enter the BPL's top four with eight points in seven games while the Victorians are in third with the same equation in their favour.

What entertainment. First the stifle, then a special century from Evans to get them to a competitive total. Comilla were in the hunt, then imploded. Mustafizur, on the face of a late onslaught from Afridi, exhibited his mastery over the cutters and allowed Rabbi to reap the rewards at the other end.

Laurie Evans is the Man of the Match. Tough coming here, my first time. Good to get an opportunity. Nice to share a partnership with him. It came a lot more consistently when we were here last time. Towards the end is where my strenghts lie, where I can put seamers under pressure.

Zahid Hossain: "Comilla vs pace today: 8.2-0-33-7"

Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, OUT
overbalanced as he attempts to scoop this wide of the keeper, loses his balance as this hits the top part of the bat and lobs to the keeper's right, short third man comes around to take the catch. Game, set and match to the Rajshahi Kings
Mahedi Hasan c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

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Mustafizur Rahman to Mahedi Hasan, no run
squeezes this length ball to point
end of over 183 runs • 3 wicket
CW: 138/9CRR: 7.66 • RRR: 19.50 • Need 39 from 12b
Mahedi Hasan1 (1)
Wahab Riaz1 (1)
Kamrul Islam3-0-10-4
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-8-0
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run
pulled all along the ground to deep square
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
full and tailing in late, worked to midwicket
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT
lofted to long-on. Looked to hit it a lot straighter, but ended up getting a thick inside edge. Three wickets in the over
Mohammad Saifuddin c Evans b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Dawson, OUT
slices this to the man at the edge of the ring at cover.
LA Dawson c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 17 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.42
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Dawson, no run
looks for a leg bye but is sent back, keeper does well
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Dawson, 1 wide
slips this full delivery down leg, pressure builds.
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Shahid Afridi, OUT
swung across, this is a swirler. The deep midwicket ropes is no more than an inch behind. He takes a step forward, trembles, them moves back, settles underneath, but realises this is going away, so leaps and then dives backwards to grab this, but realises the momentum as he hits the turf could result in him spilling, so lands softly. What awareness, outstanding.
Shahid Afridi c Jonker b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 19 (15b 1x4 2x6) SR: 126.66
end of over 173 runs
CW: 135/6CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 14.00 • Need 42 from 18b
Shahid Afridi19 (14)
Liam Dawson17 (12)
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-8-0
Qais Ahmad4-0-46-2
Mustafizur Rahman to Shahid Afridi, 1 run
eases this wide of point
Mustafizur Rahman to Shahid Afridi, no run
toe-ends this attempted heave, rolls to the keeper. Top over so far

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Mustafizur Rahman to Shahid Afridi, no run
excellent bowling, right out of the top drawer. Cutter, full, angling across, Afridi beaten as he tries to carve this behind point
Mustafizur Rahman to Shahid Afridi, no run
beaten as he steps out to wallop this short of length delivery over cover
Mustafizur Rahman to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide
another cutter, shortens his length, angles across. Afridi beaten in trying to cut, wide called. Poor call
Mustafizur Rahman to Shahid Afridi, no run
looks to walk across and heave to the leg side, misses.
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawson, 1 run
slaps this wide of point
end of over 1618 runs
CW: 132/6CRR: 8.25 • RRR: 11.25 • Need 45 from 24b
Shahid Afridi18 (9)
Liam Dawson16 (11)
Qais Ahmad4-0-46-2
Mustafizur Rahman2-0-5-0
Qais Ahmad to Shahid Afridi, no run
beaten. Went for a wild swing, misses.
Qais Ahmad to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs
swung away to deep square. Hit with immense power
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossComilla Victorians , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2019
Player Of The Match
Laurie Evans
Match days21 January 2019 (20-over match)
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Samiur Rahman
PointsRajshahi Kings 2, Comilla Victorians 0