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27th match, Chattogram, November 25, 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.1/20 ov, T:186) 155

Kings won by 30 runs

Player Of The Match
47* (14)
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Scorecard summary
Rajshahi Kings 185/7(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians 155/10(19.1 overs)

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Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match.

"It's (the hand) not looking good. I got hit by the ball a couple of days ago but now it's come back but it's not looking good", says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "I was batting mostly with my bottom hand. The way we batted was ver poor. We just needed to pick singles to support Jos, but we need to give credit where it's due. Rajshahi played really well and we have learned from our mistakes. The wicket was amazing to bat on, but we did not have a good start. At one moment, it was our game."

4.44pm Right then, that match was all Sami and Sammy. A comprehensive win for Rajshahi takes them out of the bottom spot. But here's a question for you. Who was the greater hero? Darren Sammy or Mohammad Sami? Sami took four wickets - three of them in one over - to break the back of Comilla's chase. That included a set Tamim Iqbal, who was always going to be central to Comilla's chances. 4--0-9-4 are stunning figures in a T20 game. But then, Comilla could have been chasing a lot lesser if not for Sammy's scorching innings in the slog overs. Would Sami then have managed to have the same kind of impact? It's something to ponder as we wait for the presentations.

Mustafizur to Mahedi Hasan, OUT

backs away and the bowler has fired it wide of him again. Has to reach out again and has an ugly swipe at it. Gets a thick outside edge that is held by the keeper

Mahedi Hasan c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 5 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Mustafizur to Mahedi Hasan, 1 wide

gets down for a reverse sweep but the bowler has taken it away from him. Drifts too far outside off though

end of over 191 run
CV: 154/9CRR: 8.10 RRR: 32.00
Al-Amin Hossain1 (3)
Mahedi Hasan5 (9)
Mohammad Sami 4-0-9-4
Dwayne Smith 3-0-27-2
Sami to Al-Amin, no run

fuller on off, defended off the inside of the bat to the bowler. End of a game-changing spell from Sami. 4 for 9 in four overs

Sami to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run

full, outside off, stays legside and carves it to sweeper cover

Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run

tries to pull a slower short ball and misses as he swings early

Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run

tries to heave a fuller ball and skews it off the inside of the bat along the ground to deep midwicket

Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run

gets down for a reverse sweep and gets an inside edge to the left pad

Sami to Mahedi Hasan, no run

yorker on middle and leg, tries to flick and gets hit on the pad. Well outside leg

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
CV: 153/9CRR: 8.50 RRR: 16.50
Mahedi Hasan4 (4)
Al-Amin Hossain1 (2)
Dwayne Smith 3-0-27-2
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-31-1
Smith to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run

shortish, pulled away to deep fine leg

Smith to Al-Amin, 1 run

fuller ball, drilled to midwicket off the inside part of the bat

Smith to Al-Amin, no run

swipes hard at a fuller ball and gets an inside edge to the back pad before the ball goes to the keeper after missing off-stump

Smith to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run

full and outside off, driven to long-off

Smith to Rashid Khan, OUT

slower ball, looks to flat-bat it and gets the timing all wrong as he drags it down to long-on and offers a simple catch

Rashid Khan c Franklin b Smith 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150
Smith to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run

full and sliding down leg, flicked to fine leg

end of over 1723 runs • 1 wicket
CV: 149/8CRR: 8.76 RRR: 12.33
Mahedi Hasan1 (1)
Rashid Khan6 (3)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-31-1
James Franklin 3-0-31-1
Mustafizur to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run

length ball, walks into the shot and flicks early, gets a leading edge that lands in front of mid-off running forward

Mustafizur to Rashid Khan, 1 run

very full ball outside off, crashes a drive to covers

Mustafizur to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

swipes blindly at this one and gets an inside edge to fine leg

Mustafizur to Hasan Ali, OUT

lots of elevation but no distance on this shot. Not quite the right length to be pulling and he mistimes it to long-on. The ball stays in the air for long but he easily takes it to his right

Hasan Ali c sub (Farhad Reza) b Mustafizur Rahman 16 (7b 0x4 2x6) SR: 228.57
Mustafizur to Hasan Ali, 2 runs

pulls a shortish ball and gets a top-edge. Swung early so the ball made contact with the end part of the blade. Runs down to third man

Mustafizur to Hasan Ali, SIX runs

length ball, angled across. It's the slower ball and he picks it to get the front leg out and mow it over cow corner

Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
TossRajshahi Kings, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Daren Sammy
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-14.50, Second Session 14.50-16.20
Match days25 November 2017 - day (20-over match)
Anisur Rahman
Morshed Ali Khan
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Raqibul Hasan
PointsRajshahi Kings 2, Comilla Victorians 0
Victorians Innings
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Bangladesh Premier League