Scorching favorite Comilla Victorians made a good begin to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) by registering a two-wicket win over Sylhet Sunrisers on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.The victory was not simple regardless of Sylhet being bowled out for 96 in 19.1 overs as Comilla needed to play 18.4 overs and lose eight wickets earlier than confirming the victory.
At one part, a victory appeared extremely unlikely however Mahidul Islam Ankan and Tanvir Islam held the nerve to beat the nerve-wrecking second to assist the facet clinch the victory. Ankan was not out on 9 with Tanvir on 3. The straightforward chase obtained harder as a result of failure of their prime order who performed one shot too many within the usually sluggish and low wicket in Mirpur. Faf Du Plessis, taking part in his first match within the BPL, was dismissed for two when Sohag Gazi eliminated him with a wonderfully taken return catch.
His fellow opener Camron Delport although began effectively, was out on 19. The center order comprised with Mominul Haque (15), captain Imrul Kayes (10) and Nahidul Islam (16) obtained dismissed as soon as they crossed double digit determine. Ariful Haque too was out on 2, leaving the facet 55-5 as Sylhet sensed a victory, defending this under par whole.
Afghanistan recruit Karim Janat nevertheless edged the facet nearer to victory, hitting 18 off 13. As soon as he was eliminated by Taskin Ahmed, match once more titled towards Sylhet. To their delight, Ankan and Tanvir quelled the worry and sailed the facet residence. Nazmul Islam Opu was the very best wicket-taker for Sylhet with 3-17 whereas Sohag Gazi and Mosaddek Hossain took two wickets apiece. Put into bat first, Sylhet appeared by no means more likely to get a complete previous 100. Their batter began poorly and performed wretched shot to dig their very own graveyards.
Nonetheless Comilla bowlers additionally bowled effectively to make the matter worse for them. Nahidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman and Shohidul Islam took six wickets evenly to trigger the final word injury. For Sylhet, the very best scorer was their New Zealand recruit Colin Ingram with 20. Their English recruit Ravi Bopara made 17 whereas Sohag Gazi scored 12. They’re the one three Sylhet batter to cross double digit determine. Nonetheless they obtained 19 runs from further.