Commentary: Comilla Victorians Vs Fortune Barishal, 11th Match

Comilla Victorians vs Fortune Barishal, 11th Match

Fortune Barishal won by 12 runs

BRSAL - 177/6 (20)
CV - 165/7 (20)

CRR:  8.25

Player of the Match

Commentary

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Shakib, Player of the Match: We batted well, in all the four games. It wasn't a flat track, so we had to work hard for those runs. We knew we were always in the game with 4 spinners. We want our top order to score big runs, it's important to keep wickets in hand. We can get close to 100 runs in the last 10 overs if we have wickets in hand. 170-175 was a good total on this track. Karim bowled a brilliant second last over. Iftikhar was tremendous today. We got a good all-round team, that gives us the luxury to move around with the bowlers. We have a little break, hopefully we regroup and rethink before the next game.

Kayes: We didn't bat and bowl well. I think 180 was a chaseable target. We didn't finish well in the end. Mustafizur couldn't bowl three overs (due to his injury) and that hurt us. We try to sit together and discuss what needs to be done (to get the results). We need some momentum so that we manage to bounce back in the tournament.

16:53 Local Time, 10:53 GMT, 16:23 IST: That's the third successive defeat for Comilla Victorians in BPL 2023! The defending champions are just not able to get off the mark in the points table. The only thing that probably clicked for them in this match was the toss. Fortune Barishal were put in to bat first by Imrul Kayes, but they made sure to make the most of the good batting conditions. There were a few cameos played by the Barishal batters, but Shakib Al Hasan played a match-defining knock of 81*, as he powered his team to a challenging total of 177/6. In reply, Rizwan and Litton gave the Victorians a brisk start, however, none of them were able to convert their starts. Khushdil and Kayes chipped in with handy contributions too, but not enough as they fell short by 12 runs. Stay around for the presentations..

CV: 165-7 after 20 overs

19.6 Iftikhar Ahmed to Nayeem, 1 run, Barishal win by 12 runs! This was full and wide outside off and Nayeem creamed it through cover for a single to draw curtains to this contest

19.5 Iftikhar Ahmed to Khushdil, 1 run, drills this full length ball straight down the ground, just a single

Nayeem Hasan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.4 Iftikhar Ahmed to Khushdil, out Hasan Ali Run Out!! 1 run completed. Hasan Ali sacrifices his wicket. This was drilled through cover by the left-hander and he called for a double immediately. The throw comes in at the bowler's end who takes off the bails and Hasan Ali has no chance to make it. He crossed Khushdil at the last moment too. Hasan Ali run out (Sunzamul Islam/Iftikhar Ahmed) 1(3)

Iftikhar Ahmed to Khushdil, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!

19.3 Iftikhar Ahmed to Khushdil, SIX, they need 16 off 3 now! This was full and quick outside off, Khushdil reaches out for it and lofts it over the boundary at cover. That's a maximum!

19.2 Iftikhar Ahmed to Hasan Ali, 1 run, way too full on middle and leg, Hasan Ali shimmies down the wicket and drills it straight to long-on who is almost standing behind the umpire

19.1 Iftikhar Ahmed to Khushdil, 1 run, drilled straight down the ground by Khushdil for a single

Khushdil Shah on strike as Victorians require 24 runs in 6 balls

CV: 154-6 after 19 overs

18.6 Karim Janat to Hasan Ali, no run, chipped to long-off by Hasan Ali, but they don't take the single

18.5 Karim Janat to Hasan Ali, no run, yorker length ball outside off, Hasan Ali shuffles across to play the scoop, gets beaten behind his legs

Hasan Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.4 Karim Janat to Mosaddek Hossain, out Bowled!! Slower one by Karim Janat, Mosaddek Hossain makes room and tries to play a flashy shot, but gets beaten due to the lack of pace. Swings his bat away from his body, but the ball shapes in slighly and strikes timber. 24 runs required in 8 balls now! Mosaddek Hossain b Karim Janat 27(19) [4s-2 6s-1]

Karim Janat to Mosaddek Hossain, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

18.3 Karim Janat to Mosaddek Hossain, 2 runs, whipped through the leg-side for a couple of runs

18.2 Karim Janat to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR, 50-run stand up! Moves away and chips this low full toss over cover as this one races away to the boundary