410dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Shanto, Ariful take Khulna up to second

Khulna Titans jumped to second spot after their 14-run win over table-toppers Comilla Victorians, who can still extend their lead as they have a game left against Sylhet Sixers on Wednesday

Match Centre

Match Details


Khulna Titans , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-14.50, Second Session 14.50-16.20

Match days

05 December 2017 (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Khulna Titans 2, Comilla Victorians 0

20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | CV: 160/7 (15 runs required, RR: 8.00)

  • MN Samuels25 (16b)
  • Mehedi Hasan Rana1 (1b)
  • Abu Jayed3-0-35-2
  • CR Brathwaite3-0-15-1

Ariful Haque is the Man of the Match. That's all we have from this game. We now move from the top of the table to the bottom of the table as Rajshahi take on Chittagong. We'll be back with that game shortly, and hope you will too. Thanks for joining us.

"I think we did really well in both departments," says Khulna captain Mahmudullah. "We lost our way a little in the middle but Ariful and Carlos Brathwaite pulled us back. With the power Arif and Carlos have, you should always give them a chance to go big in the top five. Hopefully we can bring this momentum with us into the Qualifiers. I think the bowlers were quite sharp today."

"We need to rectify our mistakes," says Comilla captain Tamim Iqbal. "We can't think it was just one bad game. We need to make sure we don't repeat the same mistakes. I think we left too much for too late. We could have batted better in the middle period. I'm hopeful Jos gets a good innings before the semis and that should do us good."

4.30pm That match was more one-sided than it seems on surface. This was always going to be not the easiest surface to bat on, so it's not altogether a surprise that they struggled to chase down 174. Comilla will rue their bowling and fielding performance because they shouldn't have been chasing this high a target in the first place. They leaked easy runs in the slog overs through loose fielding and shoddy bowling and they have paid the price for it. Khulna rise to second on the table with this win. Comilla retain their top position despite the defeat but are only trailed by Khulna by one point.

Abu Jayed to Samuels, FOUR runs, and a four to finish off. Expensive last over but too little too late. Gets the front leg out of the way and hammers a drive through long-off
Abu Jayed to Samuels, SIX runs, offers a full toss that Samuels swings well over midwicket. Big hit
Abu Jayed to Mehedi Hasan Rana, 1 run, slower short ball, mistimes a pull to square leg
Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, OUT,

Raqibul Hasan lbw b Abu Jayed 17 (9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 188.88

Abu Jayed to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs,
Abu Jayed to Samuels, 1 run,

Victorians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1Tamim IqbalSF Mire
2nd63Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
3rd4Tamim IqbalJC Buttler
4th22Shoaib MalikJC Buttler
5th37Shoaib MalikMN Samuels
6th1MN SamuelsAG Cremer
7th21MN SamuelsRaqibul Hasan
8th11MN SamuelsMehedi Hasan Rana

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