result
32nd match (N), Chattogram, Nov 28 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
Victorians won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/14
shoaib-malik
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Malik and Al-Amin dismantle Khulna for 111

The two bowlers claimed three wickets each before Tamim Iqbal's unbeaten 64 helped Comilla Victorians ace the chase

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans111/10(19.2 overs)
Comilla Victorians112/1(13.5 overs)

9.11 pm That's all from Chittagong today. Comilla thumped Khulna in 13.5 overs and secure their position on second, but they can go first very soon since they still have played two matches less than table-toppers Khulna. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of all the action today. It's Sreshth Shah, on behalf of Deiva Muthu, signing off. Thanks for your company!

First time in the BPL that there were no sixes hit. We're ready with the presentation too. First up, the losing captain Mahmudullah: "Surprisingly the ball spun early on, and losing four-five wickets in the powerplay is hard to recover from. They bowled in good areas, so credit to them. Lesson learnt: we need to switch on in a better way, hope to do well in Dhaka. Wickets were good, but we didn't expect turn and bounce. It's good to still be at the top of the table, but we need to keep striving."

Here's the winning captain Tamim Iqbal. He says: "It was a good victory, they bowled brilliantly. Very proud of the boys. My plan was to start with spin and then bring Hasan, but when spin was working beautifully so I changed the plan. Hand is not hurting much because I've taken an injection."

Now for the Man of the Match. It goes to Shoaib Malik for his three-wicket haul. His 28th career award in T20 history, second only to Chris Gayle. He says: "Hardly have I won a Man-of-the-Match award for bowling. Getting the reward for bowling is exceptional. I have tried to take wickets, even as a non-regular bowler. Our plan was that opposition's batting is strong so keep taking wickets, and we were successful at that part. That was key in us restricting them to less than 115. Performances coming from batsmen and bowlers is a great sign for any team."

9.00 pm Comilla go to second on the points table while Khulna stay at first after this thumping by the Victorians. Spin at the top led by Shoaib Malik, and the fiery Al-Amin in the middle-overs, strangled Khulna after they chose to bat. After that, it was a Tamim Iqbal masterclass that ensured Khulna had no chance with the ball. We'll be back with the presentation very soon. Stick around to hear from the two captains.

Symon Foyez: "Nice batting display from Comilla, an innings filled up with fours, no sixes. NINETEEN fours to score 112 runs, took only 14 overs. "

13.5
1
Rossouw to Imrul, 1 run

full toss outside off, driven to Shafiul at cover but he misfields. They take the single and Comilla Victorians win by nine wickets! They win with more than six overs to go.

13.4
1
Rossouw to Tamim, 1 run

tossed up on middle, flicked to cow corner for an easy run. Scores are now tied

13.3
1
Rossouw to Imrul, 1 run

tossed up outside off, mistimed drive down the ground. Long on comes into play once again

13.2
1
Rossouw to Tamim, 1 run

shimmies down the ground and driven to wide long on. Only a single

13.1
1
Rossouw to Imrul, 1 run

full on middle, turned off his toes to the mid-wicket area

Only five to win now and no sixes in this match. Will this game end with a six? I doubt it, though

end of over 1310 runs
CV: 107/1CRR: 8.23 RRR: 0.71
Tamim Iqbal62 (40)
Imrul Kayes19 (18)
Afif Hossain 2-0-22-0
Shafiul Islam 2-0-17-0
12.6
Afif to Tamim, no run

full on middle, goes down the track but pads it back

12.6
3w
Afif to Tamim, 3 wide

short on middle and angling down the leg side,. Tamim misses his paddle sweep and so does the keeper. More runs

Fazlul : "Why not Imrul and Tamim open the innings instead throwing a wicket by Liton and put comilla under pressure in every match. " -- middle-order stability

12.5
4
Afif to Tamim, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off, slapped through the cover region and deep extra cover does not bother to chase. Sublime!

12.4
1
Afif to Imrul, 1 run

charges down but can only tap this off his hips to square leg. Shorter ball on middle stump and that's the team 100

12.3
Afif to Imrul, no run

full on middle and off, no real spin. Blocked

12.2
1
Afif to Tamim, 1 run

short outside off, Tamim checks his shot after charging down. Pushed past cover for a single

12.1
1
Afif to Imrul, 1 run

good length on middle, worked off his toes to deep backward square. They walk across for the run

end of over 129 runs
CV: 97/1CRR: 8.08 RRR: 1.87
Imrul Kayes17 (15)
Tamim Iqbal57 (37)
Shafiul Islam 2-0-17-0
Mahmudullah 2-0-9-0
11.6
1
Shafiul to Imrul, 1 run

good length on off stump, pushed to mid off off the front foot

11.5
Shafiul to Imrul, no run

short on leg stump and this time Kayes ducks and gets out of the way. Extra pace this time

11.4
4
Shafiul to Imrul, FOUR runs

short on middle and pulled so well! It was an attacking delivery that was coming onto his body but finds the connection so well. Blazes along the ground for four

11.3
1
Shafiul to Tamim, 1 run

extremely short outside leg stump, swivels and attempts to pull. Takes the glove and trickles down to fine leg

11.2
1
Shafiul to Imrul, 1 run

short on leg stump, angling into the elft-hander's body. Tapped to deep midwicket off the back foot once more. Not bowling according to his field

11.1
2
Shafiul to Imrul, 2 runs

full on middle, flicked off his toes to deep midwicket. Finding the gaps with ease

end of over 116 runs
CV: 88/1CRR: 8.00 RRR: 2.66
Tamim Iqbal56 (36)
Imrul Kayes9 (10)
Mahmudullah 2-0-9-0
Kyle Abbott 3-0-27-1
10.6
Mahmudullah to Tamim, no run

full on off stump, blocked off the front foot

10.5
Mahmudullah to Tamim, no run

short and wide outside off, waits for the ball to come to him before guiding it behind him. Straight to short third man

Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
TossKhulna Titans, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days28 November 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Nadir Shah
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Riazuddin
TV Umpire
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Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
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Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
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Neeyamur Rashid
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Khulna Titans 0