he hasn't hit it hard enough and Barisal have won. It was a quicker one on middle, Edwards stepped out to swing, but didn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball, only managed the toe end, the deep midwicket fielder was quick to get to the ball and fire in an accurate throw. They completed the second but it didn't matter.
Al-Amin Hossain, who took a hat-trick in his five-wicket haul, is the Man of the Match. "I didn't bowl well in the last game, so I just tried to bowl my length and I wasn't thinking about anything else"
"We were 20 runs short," says Mahmudullah, captain of Barisal Bulls, "I felt the wicket was sticky. I think we should have batted more sensibly. The bowlers did great, hitting the line and length well. I knew we needed wickets to defend it, but the hat-trick from Al-Amin and Taijul bowled really well. His catch was the turning point. His last over, to defend 10 runs, he bowled really well"
"I thought the bowlers and fielders did a great job, the batsmen let our team down. It was a chaseable total but credit to Al-Amin. We have a lot of work to do," Mushfiqur, captain of Sylhet says, "Batsmen need to show up. It's still early in the tournament"
Sylhet can't believe how they have fluffed this, but full marks to Mahmudullah for his tactical field changes and bowling shuffles. Al-Amin has seen it all tonight. May face a disciplinary sanction for his scuffle with Mohammad Shahid, but he has bowled his side to victory. When you can bowl like that, wonder why there is a need to rile up the opposition. Fifth final-over finish in six matches. Munaweera's dismissal, to me, was the turning point. Do join us for the presentation shortly
The Man from Barbados needs to hit a boundary to help Sylhet win
steers it to the cover fielder to make it four off the last ball.
rapped on the pad as he plays all around a straight ball that angles in. He took off for a single, but managed to make it back in time
lofted, but one bounce to the deep midwicket fielder. Nearly an overthrow. What drama
backs away and whips it into the vacant square leg region, the fielder in the deep went the wrong way initially. Mahmudullah isn't amused
can't get to the pitch of the ball, but goes through with it but can only hit it as far as the fielder at deep cover. The shot was on, but he didn't get hold of it. Taijul first takes an excellent catch in the last over, and then is among the wickets in a high-pressure final over.
he has clobbered that! In the hitting zone and Edwards clears his front leg and boom. No one at extra cover. That was much-needed
hint of width on offer and he flays it over point by not much, the third man fielder runs in quickly, but can't prevent the second
toe ends a slog to cover
unbelievable catch at cover. Short ball, Nazmul looks to back away and the infield but doesn't get the elevation and Taijul dives to his left, keeps his eyes on the ball and pulls it out.
cracking shot but straight to deep point. Full on off, Shahid backs away and carves it over the infield
backs away to slap that over point, gets a thick edge that flies to third man where Nafees wasn't really sure whether to come forward or stay where he was, judged it late and then dropped the dolly that kept dying on him. He never looked like taking it
dropped! Wild swing to an innocuous delivery outside off, bottom edge but Taylor couldn't hold on
quicker and fuller on middle, kept low but Shahid was nicely behind the line
looks to turn it to the on side but Cooper runs in from short midwicket to stop that
swung across the line to deep square leg
Arif Khan: "Sami has been amazing this game. Consistent and bowled with good pace. Why can't he bowl like this more often? "
punched wide of the bowler, who can't stop that because he dived over the ball
fired in on middle, pushed to cover but they take the risky single
Shakeena Samadh: "Mr. Shashank what do you think the mystery behind this BPL ? Day's fist game always a high scoring one and the later been a law scoring game ? Is it all dew ?" I'm trying to figure it out too. Interesting, isn't it?
the double bluff has worked. Last delivery was a short one, this one was full and dead straight, he plays all around it and the middle stump takes a walk.
looks to angle it to third man but gets glove on it, that takes the pace off the ball, the first slip fielder stops it
Mahmudullah's captaincy and bowling changes have been mighty impressive. Has a calm look about him on the field