1st Qualifier (N), Bangladesh Premier League at Dhaka, Feb 4 2019
18.5/20 ov, target 166
Victorians won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Comilla Warriors
Match centre 
Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders165/5(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians166/2(18.5 overs)
end of over 1911 runs
CW: 166/2CRR: 8.81 
Shamsur Rahman34 (15)
Evin Lewis71 (53)
Farhad Reza2.5-0-29-0
Shafiul Islam3-0-21-1

Riders will take on Dhaka Dynamites on Wednesday in the Qualifier 2. The winner of that game then will face Victorians on Friday in the final. That's all from our side for tonight's game. See you soon.

"It was another phenomenal match," Imrul Kayes says. "Our bowlers and batsmen executed their plans brilliantly. If Gayle is batting the total can be 190-200 in 20 overs but our bowlers bowled really well. We are trying to make a good XI. We have three days of time and we would like to come fresh. Every one wants to play the final. We will try our best."

Evin Lewis is Man of the Match. "Yeah, I am still injured," Lewis says. "I tried to give myself an opportunity to bat deep. The right-left combination made it really easy."

"I felt we were 10-15 runs short," Mashrafe says. "The way Benny and Rilee batted, we got a total we could fight with. We needed early wickets, we got Tamim but we needed more. We have got another chance, hopefully we will do well."

9.59pm Comilla Victorians have qualified for the final of BPL 2018-19. Evin Lewis was the hero with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 71 off 53 balls despite struggling with his hamstring. He got good support from Anamul Haque first and then a breezy 15-ball 34 not out from Shamsur Rahman took them to victory with eight wickets and seven balls to spare.

Farhad Reza to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR runs
fuller outside off, looks to go over extra cover, gets a thick outside edge over short third man
Farhad Reza to Shamsur Rahman, no run
fuller outside off, reaches out and hits it towards extra cover
Farhad Reza to Shamsur Rahman, SIX runs
a full toss outside off, moves across and slaps it over backward square leg for a six
Farhad Reza to Shamsur Rahman, no run
another brilliant yorker, jams his bat to keep it out
Farhad Reza to Lewis, 1 run
yorker on the stumps, backs away and steers it towards covers

11 needed from last two overs

end of over 1814 runs
CW: 155/2CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 11 from 12b
Shamsur Rahman24 (11)
Evin Lewis70 (52)
Shafiul Islam3-0-21-1
Ravi Bopara2-0-20-0
Shafiul Islam to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR runs
fuller outside off and driven firmly through covers, beats the man in the deep for four more

Mubeen: "Very poor captaincy from Mortaza. He should have used Shafiul Islam earlier in the innings so he could take wickets and put pressure on CV"

Shafiul Islam to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR runs
a low full toss outside off and lofted just over the extra cover fielder, Mashrafe there jumps with an outstretched hand but cannot reach
Shafiul Islam to Lewis, 1 run
another good one, fuller outside off, Lewis works it towards mid-on
Shafiul Islam to Lewis, FOUR runs
fuller again, throws his bat at it, gets an outside edge past short third man
Shafiul Islam to Lewis, no run
fuller outside off, squeezes it out towards extra cover

Around the wicket

Shafiul Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run
a brilliant yorker on the stumps, jams his bat to dig it out on the off side
end of over 1713 runs
CW: 141/2CRR: 8.29 • RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 from 18b
Shamsur Rahman15 (8)
Evin Lewis65 (49)
Ravi Bopara2-0-20-0
Shafiul Islam2-0-7-1
Bopara to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run
short of length outside off, mistimes the pull towards long-on

AnamBMDF : "RR takes the highest risks including Big Men on top order for batting and got benefits in both earlier and this season. Last year, Gayle made the key difference among RR and other teams for clinching the title of BPL. This year, Rossouw and ABD have done this and so, they are now among top 3. Who knows Gayle has kept his thunderstorms for next 2 matches? Beware..."

Bopara to Shamsur Rahman, SIX runs
length ball down the leg side and picked up over short fine leg, goes all the way for a six
Bopara to Shamsur Rahman, no run
slower length ball outside off, goes for the cut but misses
Bopara to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR runs
fuller outside off, down the track but gets a thick outside edge towards third man, Gayle there cannot bend down in time, can only a get a hand to the ball, concedes a boundary

ab: "totally agree with u @ak...prera or afridi could hv been better option "

Bopara to Shamsur Rahman, no run
length, in the corridor, looks to smash it through covers, misses
Bopara to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs
fuller one on the stumps, squeezes it towards square leg, sprints back for the second, Lewis is struggling with his hamstring at the other end
end of over 163 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 128/2CRR: 8 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 38 from 24b
Shamsur Rahman2 (2)
Evin Lewis65 (49)
Shafiul Islam2-0-7-1
Ravi Bopara1-0-7-0
Shafiul Islam to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run
length outside off, steered towards point and sets off, a direct hit and Lewis would have been out, he had in fact given up. Gayle was the fielder

Ak: "They should have sent shahid Afridi know he can take the game from any opposition "

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossRangpur Riders , elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Series resultComilla Victorians advanced
Match days04 February 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Alex Wharf
TV Umpire
Shozab Raza
Reserve Umpire
Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
Raqibul Hasan