Charles-McCullum fireworks drive Rangpur to the final

Rangpur Riders : 192/3 in 20 overs (Charles 105*, McCallum 78; Hasan Ali 1/23, Saifuddin 1/38, Mahedi 1/44)

Comilla Victorians : 156/10 in 20 overs (Liton 39, Tamim 36,  Samuels 27; Rubel 3/34, Bopara 2/17, Udana 2/24)

Result : Rangpur Riders won by 36 runs.

Man of the Match : Johnson Charles (Rangpur Riders)

Rangpur Riders sealed a comfortable 36-run victory over Comilla Victorians in the second Qualifier and reached the final of AKS BPL 2017 Powered by Shah Cement. Rangpur Riders will face Dhaka Dynamites in the final tomorrow (Tuesday).

Rangpur Riders started their innings from yesterday’s total of 55 for 1 after 7 overs. Johnson Charles and Brendon McCullum made an partnership of 151 runs in the second wicket stand and helped Rangpur to post a big total of 191 for 3 in 20 overs. Johnson remained not out on 105 off 63 balls while McCullum was dismissed after scoring 78. Hasan Ali, Saifuddin and Mahedi picked up 1 wicket each.

Chasing 192, skipper Tamim Iqbal gave Comilla Victorians a flying start with a knock of 36 off 19 balls. Rangpur Riders bounced back by picking up couple of wickets in short span. Liton Kumar, Marlon Samuels and Jos Buttler tried but some disciplined bowling from the Rangpur seamers gave them a comprehensive 36-run win. Ravi Bopara and Udana bagged 2 wickets each.

Johnson Charles was named man of the match for his blistering hundred.