1st Qualifier (N), Dhaka, Feb 4 2019, Bangladesh Premier League
(18.5/20 ov)166/2
Victorians won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Evin Lewis
Comilla Warriors
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Evin Lewis' unbeaten 71 vaults Comilla Victorians into final

Rangpur Riders will now face Dhaka Dynamites in the Qualifier 2 on Wednesday

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Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Rangpur Riders165/5(20 overs)
Comilla Victorians166/2(18.5 overs)

Riders will take on Dhaka Dynamites on Wednesday in the Qualifier 2. The winner of that game then will face Victorians on Friday in the final. That's all from our side for tonight's game. See you soon.

"It was another phenomenal match," Imrul Kayes says. "Our bowlers and batsmen executed their plans brilliantly. If Gayle is batting the total can be 190-200 in 20 overs but our bowlers bowled really well. We are trying to make a good XI. We have three days of time and we would like to come fresh. Every one wants to play the final. We will try our best."

Evin Lewis is Man of the Match. "Yeah, I am still injured," Lewis says. "I tried to give myself an opportunity to bat deep. The right-left combination made it really easy."

"I felt we were 10-15 runs short," Mashrafe says. "The way Benny and Rilee batted, we got a total we could fight with. We needed early wickets, we got Tamim but we needed more. We have got another chance, hopefully we will do well."

9.59pm Comilla Victorians have qualified for the final of BPL 2018-19. Evin Lewis was the hero with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 71 off 53 balls despite struggling with his hamstring. He got good support from Anamul Haque first and then a breezy 15-ball 34 not out from Shamsur Rahman took them to victory with eight wickets and seven balls to spare.

Farhad to Rahman, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, looks to go over extra cover, gets a thick outside edge over short third man

Farhad to Rahman, no run

fuller outside off, reaches out and hits it towards extra cover

Farhad to Rahman, SIX runs

a full toss outside off, moves across and slaps it over backward square leg for a six

Farhad to Rahman, no run

another brilliant yorker, jams his bat to keep it out

Farhad to Lewis, 1 run

yorker on the stumps, backs away and steers it towards covers

11 needed from last two overs

end of over 1814 runs
CW: 155/2CRR: 8.61 RRR: 5.50
Shamsur Rahman24 (11)
Evin Lewis70 (52)
Shafiul Islam 3-0-21-1
Ravi Bopara 2-0-20-0
Shafiul to Rahman, FOUR runs

fuller outside off and driven firmly through covers, beats the man in the deep for four more

Mubeen: "Very poor captaincy from Mortaza. He should have used Shafiul Islam earlier in the innings so he could take wickets and put pressure on CV"

Shafiul to Rahman, FOUR runs

a low full toss outside off and lofted just over the extra cover fielder, Mashrafe there jumps with an outstretched hand but cannot reach

Shafiul to Lewis, 1 run

another good one, fuller outside off, Lewis works it towards mid-on

Shafiul to Lewis, FOUR runs

fuller again, throws his bat at it, gets an outside edge past short third man

Shafiul to Lewis, no run

fuller outside off, squeezes it out towards extra cover

Around the wicket

Shafiul to Rahman, 1 run

a brilliant yorker on the stumps, jams his bat to dig it out on the off side

end of over 1713 runs
CW: 141/2CRR: 8.29 RRR: 8.33
Shamsur Rahman15 (8)
Evin Lewis65 (49)
Ravi Bopara 2-0-20-0
Shafiul Islam 2-0-7-1
Bopara to Rahman, 1 run

short of length outside off, mistimes the pull towards long-on

AnamBMDF : "RR takes the highest risks including Big Men on top order for batting and got benefits in both earlier and this season. Last year, Gayle made the key difference among RR and other teams for clinching the title of BPL. This year, Rossouw and ABD have done this and so, they are now among top 3. Who knows Gayle has kept his thunderstorms for next 2 matches? Beware..."

Bopara to Rahman, SIX runs

length ball down the leg side and picked up over short fine leg, goes all the way for a six

Bopara to Rahman, no run

slower length ball outside off, goes for the cut but misses

Bopara to Rahman, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, down the track but gets a thick outside edge towards third man, Gayle there cannot bend down in time, can only a get a hand to the ball, concedes a boundary

ab: "totally agree with u @ak...prera or afridi could hv been better option "

Bopara to Rahman, no run

length, in the corridor, looks to smash it through covers, misses

Bopara to Rahman, 2 runs

fuller one on the stumps, squeezes it towards square leg, sprints back for the second, Lewis is struggling with his hamstring at the other end

end of over 163 runs • 1 wicket
CW: 128/2CRR: 8.00 RRR: 9.50
Shamsur Rahman2 (2)
Evin Lewis65 (49)
Shafiul Islam 2-0-7-1
Ravi Bopara 1-0-7-0
Shafiul to Rahman, 1 run

length outside off, steered towards point and sets off, a direct hit and Lewis would have been out, he had in fact given up. Gayle was the fielder

Ak: "They should have sent shahid Afridi know he can take the game from any opposition "

Shafiul to Lewis, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, drags it towards deep midwicket

Shafiul to Lewis, no run

another one, Lewis is trying to squeeze it past short third man, misses once more

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossRangpur Riders, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis
Series resultComilla Warriors advanced
Match days04 February 2019 - night (20-over match)
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Alex Wharf
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TV Umpire
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Shozab Raza
Reserve Umpire
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Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
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Raqibul Hasan