Comilla Victorians won by 5 wickets against another lows scoring match in BPL-19 on the second match of the day in the absence of Aussie Captain Steven Smith. Pakistani sensation Shahid Afridi won the man of the match title.
Winning the toss Comilla captain Imrul Kayes opted to bowl first. Today Rajshahi Captain surprised us as batting in the opening with Mominul Haque. Though Mominul Haque backed to the pavilion at 20 on the scoreboard. But another opener Miraz played a wonderful inning of 30 runs from only 17 balls with 6 fours.
But Rajshahi’s batting collapsed for the unwise shot selections of the players. Mohammad Hafeez scored 16 from 17 and Wicket Keeper Zakir Hasan picked 27 from 26 deliveries. But their innings couldn’t rise the run rate.
Bur Sri Lankan Bowler Isru Udana a played shots in the last otherwise asking rate could be below 6. By his wicket Rajshahi all-out at 124 runs and made another low scoring match.
Picking three wickets Shahid Afridi lead the Rajshahi’s wicket-taking festival. Abu Hayder Roni, Liam Dawson, and Mohammad Saifuddin picked two each.
To the target of this little score Comilla started well. Their opening partnership brought 65 runs. Opener Evin Lewis picked 28 runs from 21 balls with a six and three fours. Another opener got 40 from 32 with four boundaries and an over boundary.
Today Tamim Iqbal came at number three but his displacement in batting order couldn’t brought a longer inning. He picked 21 from 25. Captain Kayes disappointed much. But Shahid afridi and Liam Dawson brought the victory of 5 wickets. for this low score, Comilla spent 18.4 overs. Captain Miraz Qais Ahmed and Mistafizur Rahman picked one wicket each.
Though Comilla Victorians won by 5 wickets against another low scoring match in BPL-19. But a very good sign is Rajshahi Captain got some runs. They should be hopeful for this reason.