Rajshahi Kings beat Comilla Victorians by 38 runs and hope for the top four on BPL-19. Captain Miraz stages another magic on BPL-19. Hitting the first century on BPL-19, Rajshahi Kings opener Laurie Evans won the man of the match.
Rajshahi Kings Inning
Losing the toss Rajshahi Kings Captain Miraz sent two opener Shahriar Nafees and Englishman Laurie Evans. As Shahriar Nafees became a pickup to Comilla Victorians off-spinner Mehedi Hasan on the second over of their inning. Then Rajshahi Kings captain Mehdi Hasan Miraz came to bat at the third position but survived for 3 balls with a duck.
On form Marshal Ayub disappointed today, before becoming a pickup to Liam Dawson for 2 runs. Losing 3 wickets at 28 on the scoreboard Rajshahi Kings was counting for another low-scoring match. But 3rd wicket was the last success for the Comilla Victorians bowlers.
Another opener Laurie Evans picked the first century for BPL-19 for Rajshahi Kings with the Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate. Laurie Evans cost 62 balls to score a 104 runs a destructive inning. He hit 9 fours and 6 sixes to decorate his inning.
Laurie Evans got a good company from Ryan ten Doeschate. Ryan ten Doeschate made 59 runs inning from 41 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. Both made an unbeatable partnership of 148 runs that is the another longest partnership in BPL and pick 176 runs from their 20 overs.
Liam Dawson bowled well and got two wickets for 20 runs. Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan picked the rest for Comilla Victorians.
Comilla Victorians Inning
To the target of this challenging score, Comilla Victorians needed a good partnership. As they started well But lost their dashing opener Tamim Iqbal for 25 runs from 24 deliveries with the pair of sixes and fours at 37 runs on the scoreboard.
Another opener Anamul Haque made 30 runs with Shamsur Rahman before he becomes a pickup to Ryan ten Doeschate. Anamul Haque also surrendered to Arafat Sunny. Then Ryan ten Doeschate again picked Ziaur Rahman at the 93 runs.
As Captain Imrul Kayes and danger-man Thisara Perera became pickup to Qais Ahmed back to back at 110 runs on the scoreboard then got a chance for a Hat-trick.
Shahid Afridi fought 19 runs from 15 balls but the rest batsmen were busy for the dressing room. By the wicket of Mehedi Hasan Comilla Victorians pack up at 138 runs costing 18.2 overs. Rajshahi Kings beat Comilla Victorians by 38 runs and hope for the top four
Rajshahi Kings pacer Kamrul Islam got 4 wickets for 10 runs and led the wicket-taking festival. Both Qais Ahmed and Ryan ten Doeschate picked two wickets and companied Kamrul Islam well. Each Mustafizur Rahman and Arafat Sunny picked a wicket Also.
Man of the Match Laurie Evans
“It’s been tough coming here, my first time. A lot of guys are struggling, but it’s good to get an opportunity. Tendo is amazing, he never gets out. He’s a nightmare to play against, was nice to share a partnership with him. It came a lot more consistently when we were here last time. Towards the end is where my strengths lie, where I can put seamers under pressure.”
Finally, Rajshahi Kings beat Comilla Victorians by 38 runs and hope for the top four. Hope Comilla Victorians will come back soon on BPL-19.