Comilla Victorians beat Khulna Tigers by 65 runs on Friday in Dhaka when the continued Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) resumed after a day’s recess. With this defeat, Khulna’s likelihood to maneuver to the subsequent section of the occasion turned slim. They may now need to win their subsequent match towards the identical group, Comilla Victorians, and look ahead to Chattogram Challengers’ defeat to Sylhet Sunrisers.
If Khulna beat Comilla of their final league match, and Chattogram beat Sylhet, and on the identical time, Minister Group Dhaka did not win towards Fortune Barishal, each Khulna and Chattogram will qualify for the subsequent section. But when Dhaka beat Barishal, solely one in every of Khulna and Chattogram will qualify for the subsequent section, and provided that they win their final respective matches.
And Comilla, who had ensured a play-off berth earlier, cemented their place within the top-two within the league section of the occasion together with Fortune Barishal. Khulna wanted to attain 189 to win this match. However they by no means have been within the race to win it as their batters did not provide you with an acceptable response. Solely two Comilla batters have handed the 20-run mark. Two of their high 5 batters suffered a duck each- Rony Talukdar and Mushfiqur Rahim, and the opposite three- Andre Fletcher, Soumya Sarkar and Yasir Ali- have additionally did not do nicely.
They ultimately tumbled for 123 for all wickets in 19.3 and suffered an enormous defeat. Abu Hider Rony, the left-arm pacer, bagged three wickets conceding 19 runs whereas Nahidul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Moeen Ali scalped two wickets every to make sure an enormous win for the Victorians. Earlier, Moeen guided the Victorians to submit an enormous whole of 188 for six in 20 overs. Together with him, Liton Das and Faf du Plessis have additionally carried out nicely with the bat scoring 41 and 38 respectively.
Liton ensured a flying begin for the Victorians hitting three sixes and 4 fours off simply 17 balls to attain 41 at a strike price exceeding 240. At one level, the right-handed batter seemed so robust to hit a fifty, however he ultimately couldn’t do this. It was a superb catch behind the wicket by the veteran wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. He was airborne whereas taking the catch leaping on his proper facet and defending the ball together with his left hand. It was the most effective catches he picked up on this version of BPL.
Moeen got here to bat on at 5 and smashed 75 off simply 35 balls with 9 huge sixes. Khulna had no clue to cease the Englishman. Within the thirteenth over of their innings, Moeen smashed Mahedi Hasan for 3 sixes. Sri Lankan allrounder Thisara Perera was additionally smashed for six thrice by Moeen.Perera was the most effective bowler of Khulna taking two wickets conceding 28 in three overs whereas Khaled Ahmed, Nabil Samad, Mahedi, and Soumya Sarkar bagged one wicket every. Mahedi spent 40 runs in his stipulated 4 overs.