5th match, Sylhet, Nov 7 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
Victorians won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
player of the match
Mohammad Saifuddin
Comilla Warriors
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Saifuddin, Bravo star in Comilla's eight-wicket win

The medium-pacers helped pull things back for Comilla Victorians after Chittagong had put on 80 in eight overs, before Jos Buttler and Marlon Samuels helped them chase 144

Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak R
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Chittagong Vikings143/7(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians144/2(17.2 overs)
Subashis Roy2/24(3.2)
Luis Reece0/10(2)

Thanks for joining us. Hop over onto the next match that starts in little over an hour from now. Mohammad Isam has you well covered with the match wrap if you missed it. For the moment, it's goodbye from me, Shashank Kishore, and Varun Shetty. Cheers

Time for the presentations

Saifuddin is the Player of the Match for his three-for. He picks up the award from former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan

Mohammad Nabi, the victorious captain: In the first game, I was under pressure as a captain. Here, I had control. In the middle overs, Rashid, Bravo and Saifuddin bowled brilliantly. It's important to know everyone and their games. We changed the batting order today and it worked.

Misbah Ul Haq: We were looking at 180 at the start. We thought 170 was par, so started well. We kept losing wickets in the middle overs, they bowled well too. It can't always be that we lose it after a good start, we need to be sensible in the middle overs. That's where we lost the game. It'll take some time to know each other and know our game plans, but we need to gel quickly. Once you're under pressure, it gets difficult in T20 cricket.

Muhammad Burhan: "Hi Shashank Kishore, Why I can't see Vikings in the Teams Table?" You will see them, now that their first game has finished.

Jos Buttler: We didn't start well, but Rashid Khan and the other bowlers were superb to pull back the score. When we went out to bat, I wanted to capitalise on the first six overs. We had the run rate in check, the surface was playing well. Throughout the tournament, teams batting second have had an idea of what's needed.

5.20pm To sum up the result, Chittagong set themselves up for 200, ended up with 144 and that made the difference in the end. Amid performances of note, Saifuddin, who picked up three wickets for Comilla, stood out with his subtle variations in lengths and pace to cause a complete breakdown in momentum for Chittagong. On the face of some dew and cool conditions, where the surface seemed to have quickened up just a little, Chittagong needed early wickets. Once that didn't happen, it was always going to be a tough one to swallow.

Subashis to Samuels, FOUR runs

belts this over cover. Game, set and match. You don't often see Samuels as free-stroking as this, but how superb has he been in this chase? This has been a convincing win for Victorians, who are off the mark after a loss to Sylhet Sixers in the opening game. For Misbah's Chittagong, there's lots to think about. They'll look back at the missed opportunities after a strong start as one of the reasons for the loss.

Subashis to Samuels, FOUR runs

good, clean strike down the ground, no chance for long-off despite a full-stretch dive. Made room an flat-batted this length ball. Had an air of nonchalance around it

end of over 1717 runs
CW: 136/2CRR: 8.00 RRR: 2.67 • Need 8 from 18b
Marlon Samuels27 (16)
Imrul Kayes33 (31)
Taskin Ahmed3-0-36-0
Sikandar Raza3-0-17-0
Taskin to Samuels, 1 run

hammered over the infield towards wide long-on. End of the most expensive over of the innings

Taskin to Samuels, FOUR runs

pulled but the ball skews over mid-on and trickles into the boundary. It got big on him, got the feeling Samuels was beaten for pace but he went through nevertheless. The ball hit the top part of the bat with the face turning in his hand. The power lay in the swing, however

Taskin to Samuels, SIX runs

oh, wow. He's walloped this over long-on. Had the license, so he cleared his front leg and swung this cleanly.

Taskin to Samuels, (no ball)

mistimes this pull to midwicket, but he oversteps in his quest for extra pace. Free-hit it will be

Taskin to Samuels, no run

slaps this on the bounce to mid-off, refuses the single immediately

Taskin to Samuels, FOUR runs

whips this full delivery into the deep square leg. Not all that full, but he just used the pace before letting his wrists to the talking. Superbly executed

Taskin to Imrul, 1 run

whips this uppishly towards the an coming in from deep midwicket

Taskin Ahmed is into the attacks

end of over 166 runs
CW: 119/2CRR: 7.43 RRR: 6.25 • Need 25 from 24b
Imrul Kayes32 (30)
Marlon Samuels12 (10)
Sikandar Raza3-0-17-0
Sunzamul Islam3-0-27-0
Raza to Imrul, 1 run

drifts in to middle and leg, worked to deep square leg

Raza to Imrul, no run

makes some room and eases this with the spin to cover

Raza to Samuels, 1 run

works this with the angle to mid-on as they scamper a single. Misbah with a shy at the stumps at the bowler's end but he was just in

Raza to Samuels, no run

squeezes this full delivery back to the bowler

Raza to Samuels, 2 runs

steps out and belts this down towards long-on pulls off a diving stop. Soumya took a while to recover and fire the throw, by which time they were back for the second

Raza to Samuels, 2 runs

too short and sliding down leg, Samuels helps this down to deep fine leg

end of over 1510 runs
CW: 113/2CRR: 7.53 RRR: 6.20 • Need 31 from 30b
Imrul Kayes31 (28)
Marlon Samuels7 (6)
Sunzamul Islam3-0-27-0
Subashis Roy3-0-16-2
Sunzamul Islam to Imrul, FOUR runs

swept past short fine leg. This was fired down leg, Imrul did well to get down on one knee and use the pace to pick the gap. Once it beat the man inside the ring, that was headed just one way.

Sunzamul Islam to Samuels, 1 run

steps out and works this with the angle to long-on

Sunzamul Islam to Samuels, no run

steps out, but the bowler cleverly fires it in and cramps him for room. Blocked.

Sunzamul Islam to Imrul, 1 run

slow turn on middle and leg, tucked wide of short fine leg for an easy single

Sunzamul Islam to Imrul, 1 wide

spins back in sharply but the line's down leg. Wide called

Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossComilla Victorians, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Saifuddin
Mohammad Saifuddin
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20
Match days07 November 2017 - day(20-over match)
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Masudur Rahman
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TV Umpire
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Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
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Match Referee
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Neeyamur Rashid
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Chittagong Vikings 0