Commentary: Comilla Victorians Vs Dhaka Dominators, 17th Match

Comilla Victorians vs Dhaka Dominators, 17th Match

Comilla Victorians won by 33 runs

CV - 184/4 (20)
DHDM - 151/4 (20)

CRR:  7.55

Player of the Match


Three wins on the bounce for Comilla Victorians and they move to the third spot on the points table. Dhaka Dominators, on the other hand, stay at the bottom and have now lost four on the trot. On that note, it's time to bring the curtains down on this encounter. There's one more game coming up - Fortune Barishal vs Rangpur Riders. See you there...

Imrul Kayes | Comilla Victorians captain: It's a great win for us. We did a lot of thinking and we are now executing. If there's one set batsman, the other batsmen have the confidence to play their shots. Fantastic powerplay with the ball. Fizz (Mustafizur Rahman) is a big miss for us, hopefully he comes back and improves our death bowling.

Khushdil Shah | Player of the Match: First BPL fifty for me, that's my role in this team, to finish well. I really enjoyed my batting today. I enjoy fielding, feels great to contribute in all three departments.

Nasir Hossain | Dhaka Dominators captain: The last five overs (with the ball) really pegged us back. Khushdil Shah batted really well. It was always going to be difficult for us after the top-order failed.

16:58 Local Time, 10:58 GMT, 16:28 IST: Chasing a stiff target, Dhaka had to get off to a flier but they slipped to 34/3 inside seven overs. Nasir Hossain was involved in a couple of fifty partnerships and notched up a fighting 36-ball half-ton but that wasn't sufficient. Ariful Haque hit a few boundaries as well but that only helped in reducing the margin of defeat. Earlier in the day, Rizwan and Khushdil registered fifties and it was the latter's knock - quickest half-century of the season - which powered Comilla Victorians to a match-winning total.

DHDM: 151-4 after 20 overs

19.6 Hasan Ali to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, yorker length, dug out towards mid-wicket. Comilla Victorians win by 33 runs!

19.5 Hasan Ali to A Haque, 1 run, very full delivery, flicked away to deep square leg

19.4 Hasan Ali to A Haque, 2 runs, heaved away to deep mid-wicket for a brace

19.3 Hasan Ali to A Haque, no run, fullish delivery, Ariful Haque shuffles to slog and misses. Struck his pad outside the line of off-stump

Rizwan has a word with Hasan Ali

19.2 Hasan Ali to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pacy full delivery, squeeze-driven to long-on

19.1 Hasan Ali to Nasir Hossain, no run, yorker length, jammed back at the bowler

DHDM: 146-4 after 19 overs

18.6 Mukidul Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, low full toss, driven past the bowler and mid-off makes a sliding stop to his right

18.5 Mukidul Islam to A Haque, 1 run, drills this very full delivery to extra cover

18.4 Mukidul Islam to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, low full toss, driven down to long-on

18.3 Mukidul Islam to Nasir Hossain, no run, right in the blockhole and just outside off, a backing away Nasir Hossain can't lay bat on ball

Back-to-back boundaries and there's a small team meeting, probably to calm Mukidul Islam's nerves

18.2 Mukidul Islam to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, Mukidul Islam goes for the wide yorker and Nasir Hossain reaches out and squeezes it uppishly to the left of short third man. The fielder, strangely, didn't jump to his left

18.1 Mukidul Islam to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, pitched up wide of off, Nasir Hossain uses the bowler's pace and width to his advantage. Square-driven through point

DHDM: 135-4 after 18 overs

17.6 Hasan Ali to A Haque, FOUR, full and angled in, Ariful Haque clears his front leg and drills it down the ground. Long-on and long-off converge but neither can stop the ball. Fifty partnership off just 30 deliveries!