Khulna seal comprehensive win

Khulna Titans : 174/6 in 20 overs (Shanto 37, Ariful 35, Klinger 29; Al-Amin 3/52, Mire 1/4, Malik 1/25)

Comilla Victorians : 160/7 in 20 overs (Malik 36, Tamim 36, Samuels 25*; Howell 2/35, Jayed 2/35, Brathwaite 1/15)

Result : Khulna Titans won by 14 runs.

Man of the Match : Ariful Haque (Khulna Titans)

Khulna Titans won their last match before the playoffs with a comprehensive 14-run victory over Comilla Victorians in the 39th match of AKS BPL 2017 Powered by Shah Cement.

Winning the toss, Khulna Titans opted to field first. After a solid start from the top order batsmen, two quick-fire knocks from Ariful Haque and Craig Brathwaite powered Khulna to a formidable total of 174 for 6 after 20 overs. Ariful was dismissed after scoring 35 off 21 while Brathwaite scored 22 of 12 balls. Nazmul Hossain Shanto played the highest knock of 37. Al-Amin took 3 wickets for 52.

In reply, Comilla Victorians lost the early wicket of Solomon Mire as Mahmudullah struck in the first over. Then Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes added 63 runs in the 2nd wicket stand. But Khulna Titans bounced back by picking up wickets of Tamim, Imrul and Jos Buttler within a short span. Shoaib Malik and Marlon Samuels tried to put some fightback but it was not enough as Comilla managed to score 160 for 7 in 20 overs and lost the match by 14 runs. Abu Jayed and Benny Howell shared 2 wickets each.