282dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Charles smashes 105 to take Rangpur into BPL final

Johnson Charles and Brendon McCullum smashed 151 runs, putting together the season's highest partnership, to secure their spot in the BPL final on Tuesday against Dhaka Dynamites

Match Centre

Match Details

Toss

Comilla Victorians , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Rangpur Riders advanced

Season

Hours of play (local time)

17.30 start, First Session 17.30-19.00, Interval 19.00-19.20, Second Session 19.20-20.50

Match days

10,11 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
20 | 1 Run 3 Wkts | CV: 156/10 (37 runs required, RR: 7.80)

  • AG Cremer1 (2b)
  • Rubel Hossain4-0-34-3
  • I Udana4-0-24-2

9.36 pm That's all after two days of T20 cricket. Rangpur Riders win two eliminators to qualify into the finals. They'll face Dhaka Dynamites tomorrow, to see who will lift the BPL 2017 trophy. It's been an exciting game of cricket, but time to say good bye now. Hop you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second qualifier from Mirpur. It's Sreshth Shah, saying adios for the final time this season. Deivarayan Muthu will give you company for the final. Bye!

9.25 pm We're almost ready for the presentation ceremony.

Tamim, the losing captain first up: "I'm proud of my team. We just had two bad games and we're out of the tournament. I'll take it. Really proud of the youngsters in our team. Mahedi was excellent. About Comilla, all I will say is we will back stronger. Really thankful to the owners, supported me. Helped us get whatever players we wanted."

Next, Mashrafe Mortaza. He says: "If you look at this match, it was difficult for us to restart since they were set yesterday. But they did well today, excellent. Fielding wise, we were little sloppy, but the bowlers did well. We always know that Gayle is a big guy for us, but I knew we had Baz (McCullum) and Charlie (Johnson Charles) to back us up. Looking forward to tomorrow's final. We will give a good show. I'm trying hard for my team, hope to do the best I can."

Johnson Charles is the Man of the Match for his maiden T20 ton. He says: "I was hitting in my strong areas, my areas. A good innings. Dhaka are a good team, but we look at the game from our perspective. If everyone sticks to their game, we should come out on top. I think we are a force to be reckoned with. Through a tournament, you sometimes start off slow, but you gather momentum as you go along. Right now, we have picked up our pace."

9.21 pm Rangpur Riders win by 36 runs and have qualified for the BPL final for the very first time. They finished fourth on the league table, but have done extremely well to demolish both Khulna Titans and Comilla Victorians to secure their spot in the big clash.

It was not all about the big hitting displayed by overnight batsmen Johnson Charles (105*) and Brendon McCullum (78). Those two added 151 for the second wicket, but credit also goes to the Rangpur bowlers - led by Mashrafe Mortaza and Isuru Udana - who strangled Comilla in their chase of 193. Comilla looked dangerous when Liton Das and Tamim went hell-for-leather in the Powerplay, but after that the Rangpur bowlers dominated. Samuels, however, could not find form at all. Wonder how much that, and the decision to play Cremer over DJ Bravo, hurt the league leaders.

19.6
W
Rubel Hossain to Al-Amin Hossain, OUT, An epic catch from Mashrafe! That's how it will end here. Full ball outside off that's slashed away from his body. It was going away from Mash, who did well to run behind and complete the catch. Comilla are all out and Rangpur Riders are in the finals of BPL 2017!

Al-Amin Hossain c Mashrafe Mortaza b Rubel Hossain 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5
1
Rubel Hossain to Cremer, 1 run, perfect yorker on middle stump, Cremer does well to keep it out. Late tail into the tail-ender's toes
19.4
0
Rubel Hossain to Cremer, no run, good length on middle, tries to pull but takes the inside edge onto his body. Trickles way to short third man

r00t3r: "Could have slotted in Bravo who would give you 4 crucial overs and batting too you don't drop such impact players in a Qualifiers poor captency."

Moin: "Feeling sorry for Tamim. Finished at the Top but now not qualifying for Final. Wrong things happening for him at wrong time....!!"

19.3
W
Rubel Hossain to Mahedi Hasan, OUT, full on off stump, tries to heave this over the off side but nowhere off the bat's middle. Lyth gets under it at cover. Ninth wicket down

Mahedi Hasan c sub (A Lyth) b Rubel Hossain 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.2
0
Rubel Hossain to Mahedi Hasan, no run, attempted paddle after walking across to the off side, misses the shot. Can't put this full-ish ball on middle stump away. Appeal for a caught by the keeper, but the umpire dismisses that shout
19.1
W
Rubel Hossain to Hasan Ali, OUT, overpitched on off stump and tries to slog this over the bowler's head. Got the elevation, but not the distance. McCullum takes an easy catch at long on. Muted celebration from the Rangpur fielders

Hasan Ali c McCullum b Rubel Hossain 6 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Comilla and Rangpur going through the motions now. Thirty eight needed off the final over.

Victorians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st54Tamim IqbalLiton Das
2nd2Imrul KayesLiton Das
3rd19Shoaib MalikLiton Das
4th21MN SamuelsLiton Das
5th41MN SamuelsJC Buttler
6th10MN SamuelsHasan Ali
7th7Mohammad SaifuddinHasan Ali
8th1AG CremerHasan Ali
9th0AG CremerMahedi Hasan
10th1AG CremerAl-Amin Hossain

Bangladesh Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
CV1293180.578
DD1274151.631
KT1274150.075
RR126612-0.267
SS12479-0.429
RK12488-1.098
CHV12387-0.473