result
23rd Match, Dhaka, Jan 21 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, target 177)138
Kings won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
104 (62)
laurie-evans

The Kings enter the BPL's top four with eight points in seven games while the Victorians are in third with the same equation in their favour.

What entertainment. First the stifle, then a special century from Evans to get them to a competitive total. Comilla were in the hunt, then imploded. Mustafizur, on the face of a late onslaught from Afridi, exhibited his mastery over the cutters and allowed Rabbi to reap the rewards at the other end.

Laurie Evans is the Man of the Match. Tough coming here, my first time. Good to get an opportunity. Nice to share a partnership with him. It came a lot more consistently when we were here last time. Towards the end is where my strenghts lie, where I can put seamers under pressure.

Zahid Hossain: "Comilla vs pace today: 8.2-0-33-7"

18.2
W
Mustafizur to Mahedi Hasan, OUT

overbalanced as he attempts to scoop this wide of the keeper, loses his balance as this hits the top part of the bat and lobs to the keeper's right, short third man comes around to take the catch. Game, set and match to the Rajshahi Kings

Mahedi Hasan c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

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18.1
Mustafizur to Mahedi Hasan, no run

squeezes this length ball to point

end of over 183 runs • 3 wickets
CW: 138/9CRR: 7.66 RRR: 19.50
Mahedi Hasan1 (1)
Wahab Riaz1 (1)
Kamrul Islam 3-0-10-4
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-8-0
17.6
1
Kamrul to Mahedi Hasan, 1 run

pulled all along the ground to deep square

17.5
1
Kamrul to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

full and tailing in late, worked to midwicket

17.4
W
Kamrul to Saifuddin, OUT

lofted to long-on. Looked to hit it a lot straighter, but ended up getting a thick inside edge. Three wickets in the over

Mohammad Saifuddin c Evans b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.3
W
Kamrul to Dawson, OUT

slices this to the man at the edge of the ring at cover.

Liam Dawson c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 17 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.42
17.2
Kamrul to Dawson, no run

looks for a leg bye but is sent back, keeper does well

17.2
1w
Kamrul to Dawson, 1 wide

slips this full delivery down leg, pressure builds.

17.1
W
Kamrul to Afridi, OUT

swung across, this is a swirler. The deep midwicket ropes is no more than an inch behind. He takes a step forward, trembles, them moves back, settles underneath, but realises this is going away, so leaps and then dives backwards to grab this, but realises the momentum as he hits the turf could result in him spilling, so lands softly. What awareness, outstanding.

Shahid Afridi c Jonker b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 19 (15b 1x4 2x6) SR: 126.66
end of over 173 runs
CW: 135/6CRR: 7.94 RRR: 14.00
Shahid Afridi19 (14)
Liam Dawson17 (12)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-8-0
Qais Ahmad 4-0-46-2
16.6
1
Mustafizur to Afridi, 1 run

eases this wide of point

16.5
Mustafizur to Afridi, no run

toe-ends this attempted heave, rolls to the keeper. Top over so far

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16.4
Mustafizur to Afridi, no run

excellent bowling, right out of the top drawer. Cutter, full, angling across, Afridi beaten as he tries to carve this behind point

16.3
Mustafizur to Afridi, no run

beaten as he steps out to wallop this short of length delivery over cover

16.3
1w
Mustafizur to Afridi, 1 wide

another cutter, shortens his length, angles across. Afridi beaten in trying to cut, wide called. Poor call

16.2
Mustafizur to Afridi, no run

looks to walk across and heave to the leg side, misses.

16.1
1
Mustafizur to Dawson, 1 run

slaps this wide of point