Comilla keep winning streak

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Match 20, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 2019

Khulna Titans vs Comilla Victorians

Khulna Titans  : 181/7 in 20 overs (Junaid Siddique 70, Al-Amin 32, Malan 29; Afridi 3/35, Wahab 2/34, Saifuddin 1/29)

Comilla Victorians : 186/7 in 19.4 overs (Tamim 73, Anamul 30, Imrul 28; Junaid 4/32, Malinga 1/22, Mahmudullah 1/36)

Result : Comilla Victorians won by 3 wickets.

Player of the Match : Tamim Iqbal (Comilla Victorians).

Comilla Victorians have secured their 4th victory in the 20th match of UCB BPL 2019 by beating Khulna Titans by 3 wickets. Comilla now stands at the second spot of the points table with 8 points from 6 matches. Khulna on the other end remained at the bottom of the table with 2 points from 6 matches.

Batting first, Titans posted a fighting total of 181 for 7 thanks to Junaid Siddique’s first fifty in the tournament. Junaid scored 70 off 43 balls. He was well supported by Al-Amin and David Malan as they chipped in with 32 and 29 respectively. Shahid Afridi grabbed 3 wickets for 35.

In reply, Victorians got an fantastic start as Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque added 113 runs in the opening stand. Tamim scored his maiden fifty in this edition of BPL and dismissed after scoring a match-winning knock of 73 off just 42 balls. Anamul too followed up next and gone for 40. Shamsur Rahman and Liam Dawsan then got out cheaply.

Just when Tians thought a comeback was on the lime, Imrul Kayes launched an blistering 38 of 11 balls. But Junaid Khan’s three late wickets brought the Titans back in the game before Thisara Perera’s unbeaten 7-ball 18-run knock ensured the victory with 3 wickets and 1 ball remaining.

Tamim Iqbal was named the player of the match.