Comilla Vikings won by 7 wickets against Chittagong Vikings on and rise top on the point table. Shahid Afridi got two wickets on the 35th match of BPL-19 and won the man of the match.
Chittagong Vikings Inning
Winning the toss Chittagong Vikings Captain Mushfiqur Rahim opted to bat first. But his batsmen may be agreed with him. At 3 runs on the scoreboard, Chittagong Vikings lost their opener Shadman Islam and on form hard heater Yasir Ali. Losing 3 wickets early, Chittagong was suffering then Captain Mushfiqur came to the wicket.
But Captain became a pickup to Wahab Riaz, at 17 on the scoreboard. As Afghan batman Nazibullah Zardan made a storm of 13 runs off 8 balls with two sixes but ended to Mehedi Hasan. Cameron Delport and Sikandar Raza also disappointed with bat and went by 65 runs on the scoreboard.
As another opener, Mohammad Shahzad scored 33 runs from 35 deliveries with 2 fours and a six before running out. Though Mosaddek Hossain scored an unbeatable inning of 43 runs from 25 deliveries with 3 fours and 3 sixes. But none of the batsmen scored double digits. Scoring 116 runs from 19 overs Chittagong Vikings sealed their inning for 8 wickets.
Comilla Bowlers played wonderful cricket. Each Mohammad Saifuddin, Wahab Riaz, and Shahid Afridi got two wickets. Mehedi Hasan got one wicket as well.
Comilla Victorians Inning
To the target of such a tiny score, Comilla Victorians lost their opener Anamul Haque for 8 runs at 26 runs on the scoreboard. Then dashing opener Tamim Iqbal made 65 runs with Shamsur Rahman. But scoring 35 runs from 22 deliveries with 3 fours and pair of sixes Shamsur Rahman surrendered to Abu Jayed.
Then Captain Imrul Kayes couldn’t survive well, scored 8 runs from8 balls with a six and Abu Jayed got his wicket. Thisara Perera and Tamim Iqbal made no mistake to reach the 117 runs. Comilla Vikings won by 7 wickets against Chittagong Vikings and rise top on the point table
Man of the match
Shahid Afridi, “This is the important thing. We are playing well as a team. To play well, we have to be very consistent with our performances. You have to be skillful. If you have leg-spin, googly, and flipper, it helps. I give my Man of the Match award to Tamim. To start well is important. Fast bowlers should mix it up well with yorkers and slower balls.”
Finally, Comilla Vikings won by 7 wickets against Chittagong Vikings and rise top on the point table. Hope Chittagong Vikings will come back to the game soon.