26th Match (N), Dhaka, Dec 8 2015, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, target 154)132
Riders won by 21 runs
player of the match
Jahurul Islam
Rangpur Rangers
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• Mohammad Isam

Jahurul, Nabi take Rangpur to the top

Rangpur Riders chip away at the wickets regularly to beat Comilla Victorians by 21 runs in a top-of-the-table clash

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Scorer: Md Mahamudun
Commentator: Thilak Gowda
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders153/6(20 overs)
Abu Hider2/28(4)
Comilla Victorians132/10(19.5 overs)

That's it from here, do join us tomorrow from another cracking double-header. Cheers.

Mashrafe Mortaza - It was pretty good wicket, we scored 50 in five overs and we lost it in middle overs. T20 is all about momentum, hopefully we play it better.

Shakib - I think we played the perfect game. We had a decent plan, keeping wickets till the end and Jahurul did that. Spinners were getting some help, also we decided to bowl more spin and we bowled it good areas.

What a turn around it was. Chasing 153, Imrul set the tone early on smacking 38 in 24 deliveries. Victorians misread the script in the middle overs and left way too much for the final quarter. Perera after bowling an awful first over came back in strongly and bagged three wickets. Spinners bowled well in tandem and choked the Victorians. Well they have themselves to blame. Reckless shots, swung their bats like swords and eventfully fell on the same. With this win Rangpur Riders sit on top of the table.

Perera to Kamrul, OUT

slower ball and he has dragged it on, bowled'em and its all over

Kamrul Islam b Perera 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Perera to Abu Hider, 1 run

slower ball and mistimes to off side for a single

Perera to Kamrul, 1 run

another yorker and he squeezed it out for a run

Perera to Kamrul, no run

curled in from off and he digs it out

Perera to Dhiman, OUT

in the block-hole and it rattles the off stump. Ghosh had no answer. Full and straight and the batsman was late in bringing the bat down in time

Dhiman Ghosh b Perera 2 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
end of over 1918 runs
CW: 130/8CRR: 6.84 RRR: 24.00 • Need 24 from 6b
Abu Hider17 (5)
Dhiman Ghosh2 (6)
Daren Sammy2-0-21-1
Thisara Perera2-1-16-1
Sammy to Abu Hider, SIX runs

slower ball on off stump, he waits and swings at this one and it sails over long-on for another six. Its coming way too late for the Victorians

Sammy to Abu Hider, 2 runs

back of a length on middle and leg, he swivels and pulls to long-leg region

Sammy to Abu Hider, SIX runs

full on off stump, clears his front leg and thwacks it back over the bowlers head for six runs

Sammy to Dhiman, 1 run

picks up the slower ball and pulls to deep mid-wicket, mere single

Sammy to Abu Hider, 1 run

slow full toss outside off and mistimes to deep cover

Sammy to Abu Hider, 2 runs

length ball on off and tucked to on side, couple there

Sammy to bowl the penultimate over

end of over 18Wicket maiden
CW: 112/8CRR: 6.22 RRR: 21.00 • Need 42 from 12b
Dhiman Ghosh1 (5)
Thisara Perera2-1-16-1
Saqlain Sajib4-0-19-2
Perera to Malik, OUT

fuller on off stump, Malik opens up a bit and carves it to cover, Not much power behind that shot and Sunny at cover region back pedals a few yards and takes an easy catch. What an over..! A wicket maiden.

Shoaib Malik c Arafat Sunny b Perera 15 (45m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.5
Perera to Malik, no run

in the block-hole again, Malik has nothing to do with that length, played back to the bowler

Perera to Malik, no run

shimmies to off stump and drives to long-on, Malik denies a single

Perera to Malik, no run

fired it in, full on middle and off. Yorker length and he jabs one out

Perera to Dhiman, 1 leg bye

nips back in from off and thuds around his midriff and they scamper for a leg-bye

Perera to Dhiman, no run

back of a length ball on off stump, play and a miss again

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 111/7CRR: 6.52 RRR: 14.33 • Need 43 from 18b
Dhiman Ghosh1 (3)
Shoaib Malik15 (20)
Saqlain Sajib4-0-19-2
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-30-1
Sajib to Dhiman, 1 run

dances down the track and whacks back past the bowler for a single. Malik is still off strike..!

Sajib to Dhiman, no run

tossed up on middle and it spun a long way to fox his shot

Sajib to Dhiman, no run

arm ball on middle and leg, thuds on his pad and an ambitious appeal for leg-before, missing leg

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossComilla Victorians, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Jahurul Islam
Jahurul Islam
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.50, Interval 19.50-20.10, Second Session 20.10-21.50
Match days8 December 2015 - night(20-over match)
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Gazi Sohel
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Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
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Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
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Match Referee
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Showkatur Rahman
PointsRangpur Riders 2, Comilla Victorians 0