Unbeaten half-centuries from Marlon Samuels and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza helped Comilla Victorians beat Chittagong Vikings by seven wickets to register their first win of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), 2015. The loss was Chittagong’s second in three video games. The second match of the day was a low-scoring encounter during which Al-Amin Hossain picked up 5 wickets, together with a hat-trick, as Barisal Bulls clinched a thriller towards Sylhet Superstars, profitable by one run to consolidate their place on the prime of the desk.
Comilla Victorians vs Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka
Regardless of dropping early wickets in a chase of 177, Comilla Victorians managed to recover from the road because of a advantageous partnership between Marlon Samuels and Mashrafe Mortaza. The West Indian all-rounder and the Bangladesh restricted-overs skipper placed on an undefeated 123-run stand for the fourth wicket to assist Comilla win by seven wickets with 1.1 overs to spare.
Requested to bat first, The Tamim Iqbal-led Vikings acquired off to an excellent begin because the skipper placed on a half-century stand with Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan. Whereas Ashar Zaidi ended the stand by dismissing the openers in fast succession, Chamara Kapugedera fell cheaply to Mashrafe Mortaza to go away Chittagong in a spot of hassle. Nevertheless, Anamul Haque and Yasir Ali got here up with helpful contributions whereas Ziaur Rahman laid the crowning glory to the innings with a cameo to energy Vikings to a great complete.
In reply, Victorians didn’t get off to the perfect of begins as Mohammad Amir snapped up Litton Das and Imrul Kayes early. Samuels then steadied Comilla with help from Shuvagata Hom. Whereas Shafiul Islam managed to ship again Hom for 30, Mortaza and Samuels ensured that Comilla didn’t endure any extra setbacks as they acquired their staff over the end line.
Temporary Scores: Chittagong Vikings 176 for four in 20 overs (Ziaur Rahman 39*, Anamul Haque 39*; Ashar Zaidi 2-29) misplaced to Comilla Victorians 177 for three in 18.5 overs (Marlon Samuels sixty nine*, Mashrafe Mortaza fifty six*; Mohammad Amir 2-27) by seven wickets
Sylhet Tremendous Stars vs Barisal Bulls, Dhaka
Al-Amin Hossain picked up 5 for 36, which included a hat-trick whereas Taijul Islam’s bagged three wickets and bowled a decent final over to assist Barisal Bulls defend a complete of 107. Chasing solely 108 for a victory, Barisal suffered early setbacks with Al-Amin wreaking havoc. The 25-yr-previous pacer removed Mominul Haque within the second over of the chase earlier than dismissing Ravi Bopara, Nurul Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim off successive deliveries within the fourth over.
Dilshan Munaweera received Sylhet again on monitor by placing on an excellent stand with Owais Shah. Nevertheless, the chase was de-railed once more when Taijul struck twice within the twelfth over to eliminate the set pair. Nazmul Islam and Nazmul Hossain Milon tried to maintain Sylhet within the hunt. However Islam was castled by Mohammad Sami within the seventeenth over. With 19 required off 18, the match headed for an in depth end whilst Barisal captain Mahmudullah was fuming at a few catches taking place. Nevertheless, Taijul took an outstanding catch to dismiss Milon and bowled a fantastic final over, defending eight runs and in addition choosing up a wicket to assist Barisal to an exciting win.
Earlier, Mahmudullah’s aspect had a poor outing with the bat as they stored dropping wickets at common intervals and misplaced their means after a very good begin. From 34 for one, they slipped to seventy five for six with Nazmul Hossain doing the majority of the injury. Barisal ended up being bowled out for 108 with Nadif Chowdhury prime-scoring with 24.
Temporary Scores: Barisal Bulls 108 all-out in 19.three overs (Nadif Chowdhury 24, Rony Talukdar 20; Nazmul Hossain three-18) beat Sylhet Superstars 107 for 9 in 20 overs (Dilshan Munaweera 36; Al-Amin Hossain 5-36, Taijul Islam three-23) by 1 run