Comilla Victorians won by 7 runs on the 26th match of BPL-19 and have the same point as Dhaka Dynamites on point table. For an all-rounding performance, Sri Lankan sensation Thisara Perera won the man of the match.
Comilla Victorians Inning
As Dhaka Dynamites Captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to bowl first. Two openers picked 17 runs before Anamul Haque became a pickup to Andre Russell on the third over of their inning. Then Comilla Victorians Captain could add only 10 runs with dashing opener Tamim Iqbal before Rubel bold him.
Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman added 51 runs on the scoreboard. Scoring 34 runs from 29 deliveries with a four and pair of sixes, Tamim surrendered to Dhaka Dynamites Captain Shakib Al Hasan. But Shamsur Rahman got Shahih Afridi and scored 34 runs on fourth wicket partnership.
At 112 runs on the scoreboard both surrendered to Dhaka Dynamites Captain Shakib Al Hasan on the 15th over. Shahid Afridi scored 16 runs from 8 balls with a pair of fours and a six shot. Then Thisara Perera made a storm of 26 runs from 12 deliveries with 3 sixes before run out.
After their 20 overs, Comilla Victorians got an average score of 153 runs from 8 wickets. Dhaka Dynamites Captain Shakib Al Hasan picked 3 wickets for 24 runs. Both Andre Russell and Rubel Hossain had 2 wickets for Dhaka Dynamites.
Dhaka Dynamites Inning
For this average target, Dhaka lost their opener Hazratullah Zazai on the first over. Roni Talukdar disappointed on Wahab Riaz’s delivery at the 21 runs on the scoreboard. Scoring 20 runs from 18 deliveries with 3 fours another opener Sunil Narine became run out.
Losing 3 wickets by 30 runs Dhaka Dynamites was in under pressure, Shakib Al Hasan made a defense with Darwish Rasooli for 20 runs. Then Andre Russell made a storm of 46 runs off 24 deliveries with 2 fours and 5 sixes before Thisara Perera brought the breakthrough at 112 runs on the scoreboard.
Then Shakib Al Hasan also disappointed at 118 runs on the scoreboard. Losing the last batsman for a victory Dhaka Dynamites was humbling at finished in 146 runs for 9 wickets from 20 overs. So, Comilla Victorians won by 7 runs and have the same point as Dhaka Dynamites on point table
Thisara Perera got three wickets for 14 runs of 3 overs. Shahid Afridi got two wickets. Both Mohammad Saifuddin and Wahab Riaz got a wicket for Comilla Victorians.
Man of the match
Thisara Perera, “Really happy. Have to thank my teammates. It’s really difficult to defend 154 here. We missed few catches but we took good catches as well. With the dew around, it’s hard to grip the ball. I tried to bowl hard length because it’s really difficult to grip the ball to bowl yorkers.”
As Comilla Victorians won by 7 runs and have the same point as Dhaka Dynamites on point table but second positioned Chittagong Viking had the same point, playing two matches less than them.