39th Match, Dhaka, Feb 1 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 128)
Victorians won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Mohammad Saifuddin holds his nerve as Comilla Victorians edge home in close finish

Dhaka Dynamites fall short by one run to go down for the sixth time in 11 matches this season

Match centre 
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Comilla Victorians127(20 overs)
Dhaka Dynamites126/9(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 126/9CRR: 6.3 
Andre Russell30 (23)
Shahadat Hossain1 (1)
Mohammad Saifuddin4-1-22-4
Wahab Riaz4-0-22-1

Wahab: That [no-ball] was a crucial moment. Unfortunately, I can't stop bowling no-balls. That pissed me off. Saifuddin is a great bowler and is doing very well for the team. It's not easy whenever a player like Russell is batting at the other end. We got wickets every two overs and that helped.

Shakib: Very disappointing the way we lost the game. It shouldn't have even come to the last over. From now on, every game will be a knockout match for us. Having said that, we still have a chance. Everyone bowled well and we fielded well as well.

Mohammad Saifuddin is the Player of the Match

Kayes: It was a phenomenal game today and I couldn't believe we won the match. Saifuddin, Afridi everyone did well. Tamim has been starting well, but we did not capitalise. Every match Tamim can't start like this, we need to work in that department.

Scenes in Dhaka. Saifuddin celebrates with a somersault. He wins it for Comilla and hands Dhaka their fifth successive defeat with figures of 4 for 22, including 16 dots. He hit a hard length with the new ball and then nailed the yorkers in the end to deny Russell. Dhaka are still in the running for a spot in the playoffs, though.

That's all we have for you from this game. Thanks for reading. Goodbye for now.

Mohammad Saifuddin to Russell, FOUR runs
Russell can only manage a four and Comilla sneak home by one run What a ball from Saifuddin. He executes the inch-perfect yorker on leg stump, does so under pressure, floors Russell. He gets an inside edge that sneaks through his legs and past the stumps for four

It boils down to six needed off the last ball

Mohammad Saifuddin to Russell, SIX runs
full and wide outside off, Russell reaches out for the ball and thumps it up and over extra-cover for six. Muscled away by Russell

Can Russell hit 2 sixes?

Mohammad Saifuddin to Russell, no run
back of a length on leg, cramps the batsman for room, Russell swings and misses
Mohammad Saifuddin to Russell, no run
full and wide outside off, Russell reaches out and scythes it to cover
Mohammad Saifuddin to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run

Dhaka need 13 runs off five balls with just one wicket in hand. No.11 Shahadat Hossain. He will be on strike, and Russell with only be watching from the other end

Mohammad Saifuddin to Rubel Hossain, OUT
back of a length and skids back in at off, Rubel is late onto the ball and is pinned on the front pad below the knee-roll. This is pretty adjacent and Rubel walks back for a duck. More drama in Dhaka
Rubel Hossain lbw b Mohammad Saifuddin 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Dhaka need 13 off the last over. Can Rubel turn the strike over off the first ball? Saifuddin is back on the field and will bowl it

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 116/8CRR: 6.1 • RRR: 12.00 • Need 12 from 6b
Andre Russell21 (19)
Rubel Hossain0 (0)
Wahab Riaz4-0-22-1
Shahid Afridi4-1-27-1
Wahab Riaz to Russell, FOUR runs
banged in short and just a shade outside leg, Russell smartly rides the bounce and fends it away fine of short fine leg and gets four. Timely boundary for Dhaka Dynamites

Rubel walks out to bat. Wahab, Tamim and Thisara have a chat

Amzad : "I guess currently no other player as like as Russell can change the game within couple of delivery. Going to be easy win for Dhaka if Russell survive another4/5 ball. "

Wahab Riaz to Shuvagata Hom, OUT
short of a length and slanting away outside off, Hom aims to muscle it over the leg side. Instead, he can only skew it to deep third man, where the catch is clean. They aren't checking for the no-ball this time
Shuvagata Hom c Mosharraf Hossain b Wahab Riaz 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
Wahab Riaz to Shuvagata Hom, no run
Wahab hits a hard length outside off. Hom does not move his feet. Instead, swings hopelessly and misses
Wahab Riaz to Shuvagata Hom, no run
Wahab executes the wide yorker, Hom can't reach out and slice it away. Beaten
Wahab Riaz to Shuvagata Hom, 2 runs
slower short ball outside off, slogs and skies it to deep midwicket, where the fielder shells it
Wahab Riaz to Russell, (no ball) 1 run
Is that the game? Russell holes out to deep third man. He slumps to his knees. Drama in Dhaka. Replays indicate that Wahab has overstepped. What have you done, Wahab? Lifter following Russell who was backing away outside leg. He is tucked up for room. He isn't sure whether to duck or hook. He's smashed the duck-hook in the BBL. He only splices it down to deep third man here. But Wahab's front foot has strayed
Wahab Riaz to Russell, no run
back of a length and bounces over the leg stump as Russell backs away, swings for the hills, and misses
end of over 1817 runs
DP: 108/7CRR: 6 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Andre Russell16 (16)
Shuvagata Hom2 (3)
Shahid Afridi4-1-27-1
Mohammad Saifuddin3-1-11-3

Kapil Baldawa: "Seriously poor from two seasoned campaigners. Can't make out how Dhaka messed it up. 38 off 39 with 5 wickets including Russell and Pollard, you can't mess it up surely" --- Russell is still there and can turn it around for Dhaka

Shahid Afridi to Russell, 1 run
full-toss on middle, stabbed straight down the ground past the right of the bowler. 17 runs off the over

Saifuddin grimaces, and needs attention from the physio. Saifuddin has left the field

Shahid Afridi to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run
shorter and outside off, flayed away powerfully to extra-cover. The force of the shot ensures the ball bursts through the hands of Saifuddin
Shahid Afridi to Shuvagata Hom, 1 wide
wide-of-the-crease delivery, off-side wide from Afridi
Shahid Afridi to Russell, 1 run
flighted and full outside off, Russell stays leg-side of the ball and drives the ball away to sweeper cover
Shahid Afridi to Russell, SIX runs
dragged down on middle, Russell camps back and smokes it over the midwicket boundary now. Rasping pull
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossDhaka Dynamites , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2019
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Saifuddin
Match days01 February 2019 (20-over match)
Masudur Rahman
Alex Wharf
TV Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Neeyamur Rashid
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Dhaka Dynamites 0