The Comilla Victorians have finally managed to get their 2nd win of the season, defeating the Barisal Bulls comfortably. In pursuit of 144, Comilla batsmen gunned the runs down with 8 wickets and 6 balls remaining.
Opting to bat first, Jeevan Mendis attempted a decent start for the Bulls despite couple of early losses as he scored 28 off 24 with 2 fours and as many sixes before he was bowled out by Nabil Samad, reducing BB to 64/3. Wickets falling on regular basis, captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s 29 from 23 raised his side to 87/6. BB total reached a fair figure of 142 courtesy Enamul Haque (20* off 15) and Abu Haider Rony (16* off 6). Nabil Samad was the most successful among Comilla Bowlers who claimed 3 for 17 from his 4 over spell.
In the chase, Imrul and Shahzad set the platform for a comprehensive win for Comilla as the opening pair posted 93 off 12.4 overs before getting caught by Rabbi and bowled by Malan for 46 off 35 with 6 fours and 1 six. Shehzad lasted a bit longer scoring 61 from 56 with five fours. Samuels gave the finishing touch with his 27 from 18 which steered the Victorians past the line.
Barisal Bulls 142/8, 20 overs (Mushfiq 29, Mendis 28, Enamul 20*, Haider 16*; Nabil 3/17, Rashid 2/21) ; Comilla Victorians 145/2, 19 overs (Shehzad 34, Imrul 32, Samuels 27*; Malan 1/8 )
Result: Comilla Victorians won by 8 wickets
Player of the Match: Nabil Samad (Comilla Victorians)