Final (N), Dhaka, Feb 8 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 200)182/9
Victorians won by 17 runs
player of the match
Tamim Iqbal
Comilla Warriors
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam in Dhaka

Tamim Iqbal's 141* leads Comilla Victorians to second BPL title

The opener scored more than 70% of his team's runs, setting Dhaka Dynamites a target of 200, which proved too far out of reach despite a blazing start from Rony Talukdar

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Scorecard summary
Comilla Victorians199/3(20 overs)
Dhaka Dynamites182/9(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 182/9CRR: 9.10 
Qazi Onik1 (2)
Rubel Hossain5 (5)
Mohammad Saifuddin 4-0-38-2
Wahab Riaz 4-0-28-3

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Imrul Kayes: Tamim is a great player, showed his character today, his knock will be remembered for a long time. We were worried after the first powerplay but through the middle overs Thisara Perera and Wahab Riaz did very well

Tamim Iqbal is the Player of the Match: Throughout the tournament, I had starts but couldn't go on, guess I was saving my best for the last. Fantastic wicket, at one point 200 was looking small, but we knew we were only a couple of wickets away.

Shakib al Hasan is the Player of the tournament: Thought we should have got the runs after the start we got, unlucky to keep losing wickets. Tamim was magnificent. I've played three finals in the last three years and two of them were single-handedly taken away from us

The players are over the moon, grown men cartwheeling and sliding across the turf like excited children, as they complete a victory lap, to thank the crowd that has turned up. A while before that Tamim Iqbal, the difference, a major difference between the sides was held aloft by the Victorian players, for without his effort they would have been well short of a competitive score.The Dynamites fought, but they went down fighting, eventually suffering the same fate as last year, where they were pummeled by Chis Gayle and failed to chase down a target of 207. This time, they were coasting, but Wahab Riaz and Thisara Perera scythed through the middle order, as the Dynamites slumped to 143 for seven from a commanding 120 for two. There was no way back from there.

Saifuddin to Qazi Onik, 1 run

slower short ball, swung away to deep midwicket and the fielders had started celebrating almost before the batsman completed his shot

Saifuddin to Qazi Onik, no run

short ball, angled across, swing and a miss

Saifuddin to Rubel, 1 run

full toss, tailing in, thick inside edge to deep squareleg

Saifuddin to Rubel, no run

short ball outside off, swing and a miss

Saifuddin to Mahmudul, OUT

slower ball outside off, fetches it and swings to the legside but the change in pace means he is too early into the shot, gets a top edge and is caught by Wahab Riaz, who had to run back from short fine-leg a few paces

Mahmudul Hasan c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Saifuddin 15 (8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 187.5
Saifuddin to Mahmudul, 2 runs

length on middle, swung away between deep squareleg and deep midwicket

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
DP: 178/8CRR: 9.36 RRR: 22.00
Rubel Hossain4 (3)
Mahmudul Hasan13 (6)
Wahab Riaz 4-0-28-3
Thisara Perera 4-0-35-2
Wahab Riaz to Rubel, no run

length on middle, awkwardly fended away to the leg side by the batsman

Wahab Riaz to Rubel, FOUR runs

full toss outside off, swatted past the diving mid-off for four

Wahab Riaz to Rubel, no run

full outside off, too quick for the batsman, he swings and misses

Wahab Riaz to Rubel, 1 wide

full and wide outside off, called wide

Wahab Riaz to Nurul, OUT

slower ball outside off, too early into his wild swing and gets an outside edge to the keeper

Nurul Hasan c †Anamul Haque b Wahab Riaz 18 (15b 0x4 2x6) SR: 120
Wahab Riaz to Nurul, no run

length on middle, swing and a miss

Wahab Riaz to Nurul, SIX runs

full and wide outside off, dragged to long-on, where the fielder got under it but ended up parrying it over the ropes

end of over 1815 runs
DP: 167/7CRR: 9.27 RRR: 16.50
Mahmudul Hasan13 (6)
Nurul Hasan12 (12)
Thisara Perera 4-0-35-2
Mohammad Saifuddin 3-0-34-1
Perera to Mahmudul, SIX runs

another short one, another attempted pull shot, gets a top edge that sails over the keeper for another maximum

Perera to Mahmudul, SIX runs

short ball and picked up over deep squareleg for a much needed six

Perera to Mahmudul, no run

short outside off, comes down the track, throws his bat at it but misses by a long way

Perera to Nurul, 1 run

short ball, hurries on to him as he pulls to deep midwicket without any power

Perera to Mahmudul, 1 leg bye

length on middle, too early into the pull, takes it on the body but they scamper a single

Perera to Mahmudul, no run

length outside off, flash and a miss

Perera to Mahmudul, 1 wide

length down the leg side, swing and a miss but it's called wide

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossDhaka Dynamites, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Player Of The Series
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Series resultComilla Warriors won the 2018/19 Bangladesh Premier League
Match days08 February 2019 - night (20-over match)
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Alex Wharf
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Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
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Reserve Umpire
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Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
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Raqibul Hasan