20th Match (N), Sylhet, Jan 18 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 182)186/7
Victorians won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
player of the match
Tamim Iqbal
Comilla Warriors
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• The Report by Varun Shetty

Tamim 73, Afridi three-for help Comilla Victorians overhaul 182

Khulna Titans remained at rock-bottom on the points table despite a promising batting show led by Junaid Siddique's 70

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Scorecard summary
Khulna Titans181/7(20 overs)
Al-Amin32 (19)
Comilla Victorians186/7(19.4 overs)

11:26pm and that is all from us. Thanks for joining.

Kayes: It was a high voltage match. I had belief that if Tamim batted through, we would win the game. Our team confidence is boosted.

Tamim: I think this tournament has been disappointing for me so far. But the team and the owners had belief in me. I was panicking to be honest, but it was nice of them to keep believing in me. If I want to take myself to the next level, I need to finish the game and get those hundreds. Their main bowlers were Junaid and Malinga and the plan (with the opening batsmen) was to not give them anything.

Tamim Iqbal is the Man of the Match.

Mahmuduallah: We didn't finish the way we wanted to in the last two overs. I can't blame either the batsmen or bowlers. It was a good total. If we'd have picked up early wickets, we could have put some pressure on them. In the middle overs, Junaid and Malinga bowled well, but in the end we didn't finish well.

11:11pm A shaky finish for Comilla Victorians, but an impressive win nonetheless. They were seriously behind this game after the first half of Khulna's innings. Did superbly to pull it back after that whirlwind start and restricted the opponents to at least 20 runs fewer than they should have got. Then, the opening pair batted them out of it. Tamim Iqbal struck form and was near perfect. 115 runs in 12.1 overs, the openig stand, and that's why, despite the seven wickets they lost after, they still won comfortably with four wickets left. A long batting line-up and the in-form Perera taking them over the line.

Brathwaite to Perera, SIX runs

finishes with a six. Slower ball, overpitched outside off. Perera shuffles slightly to get behind the line and then swings cleanly to launch this far and wide over the long-on boundary

Brathwaite to Perera, FOUR runs

pumps it to the wide long-off boundary. This is overpitched with a lot of room outside off. He winds up, gets the front leg out and powers it to the fielder's right. No chance of stopping that

Brathwaite to Saifuddin, 1 run

slower ball at a length outside off. Gets behind the line and flicks to deep midwicket's right with soft hands

Brathwaite to Saifuddin, no run

slower ball at a length, cuts away outside off. He shuffles and pokes at it. Beaten on the outside edge

Brathwaite to Saifuddin, 1 wide

full and very wide outside off. Left alone

end of over 1911 runs • 2 wickets
CW: 174/7CRR: 9.15 RRR: 8.00
Thisara Perera8 (5)
Junaid Khan 4-0-32-4
Lasith Malinga 4-0-22-1

8 needed off 6. Batsmen crossed over last ball, so it will be Saifuddin on striker. Brathwaite bowling the last over. Around the wicket

Junaid to Ziaur, OUT

taken by deep square leg. Bouncer across off stump. Looks to hook, gets a top edge that drops between deep midwicket and deep square. They manage to stay out of each other's ways and the square fielder holds on with a reverse cup. Junaid finishes with four wickets

Ziaur Rahman c Al-Amin b Junaid Khan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Junaid to Perera, 1 run

short ball outside off, pulled to deep midwicket's left

Junaid to Perera, FOUR runs

short ball at off stump, stands tall and pulls it to the square leg boundary. Deep square had just come into the circle

Junaid to Afridi, OUT

great catch by fine leg. Short ball outside off again. Pulls again and gets a top edge. Keeper and fine leg converge on it. Keeper pulls out late. Fine leg keeps his eyes on it and lunges low to his left to hang on

Shahid Afridi c sub (Mahidul Islam Ankon) b Junaid Khan 12 (9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 133.33
Junaid to Afridi, no run

short and pushed across off stump. Slower ball. Looks to pull and is beaten

Junaid to Afridi, SIX runs

length ball on leg stump. Stretches out for it without putting in a stride, and launches from underneath to get it high and just over the square leg boundary

end of over 189 runs
CW: 163/5CRR: 9.05 RRR: 9.50
Shahid Afridi6 (6)
Thisara Perera3 (3)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-22-1
Junaid Khan 3-0-21-2
Malinga to Afridi, 1 run

full slower ball at leg stump, slogs and finds deep midwicket on the bounce

Malinga to Afridi, FOUR runs

slower ball at a length outside off, dragged on the rise, with the turn. Gets it wide of deep midwicket and beats his dive to the right

Malinga to Afridi, no run

slower length ball outside off, gets on one knee and looks to slog sweep. Beaten

Malinga to Afridi, 1 wide

bouncer, short and very wide outside off. Left alone

Malinga to Perera, 1 run

slower length ball wide outside off. Looks to drive, gets a thick outside edge that lands between backward point and short third man

Malinga to Afridi, 1 run

length outside off, mistimed drive to extra cover

Malinga to Perera, 1 run

short of a length on leg stump, clipped to short fine

end of over 171 run • 2 wickets
CW: 154/5CRR: 9.05 RRR: 9.33
Shahid Afridi0 (2)
Thisara Perera1 (1)
Junaid Khan 3-0-21-2
Mahmudullah 4-0-36-1
Junaid to Afridi, no run

slower short ball across off stump. Looks to pull and is beaten again

Junaid to Afridi, no run

slower short ball in the corridor, looks to pull, beaten on the under-edge

Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossComilla Victorians, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Match days18 January 2019 - night (20-over match)
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Alex Wharf
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Gazi Sohel
TV Umpire
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Masudur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
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Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
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Salim Shahed
PointsComilla Victorians 2, Khulna Titans 0