Match Report: Vikings defeat Victorians despite Latif heroics

The Chittagong Vikings have registered their 3rd win of the season defeating the Comilla Victorians by 6 wickets. Chasing down a target of 184, the Vikings gunned down the runs with 4 balls remaining.

Opting to bat first, COV posted their biggest total of this season so far, 183/3, riding on the back of a sterling Khalid Latif who scored 76 off 53, hitting 6 fours and 5 sixes. Their another Pakistani recruit Ahmed Shehzad was also impressive with his unbeaten 40 off 25 made by 5 boundaries. The Vikings skipper Tamim Iqbal dismissed seemingly dangerous Imrul Kayes with a stunning direct hit on 36. For the Vikings, Taskin was the only successful bowler to claim a wicket.

In pursuit of the huge target, Chittagong lost Dwayne Smith early, albeit Tamim (30) partnered with Anamul Haque(40) to put 63 off 43 which raced them to 90 from 10 overs. Another vital stand of 64 runs was between Shoaib Malik (38) and Mohammad Nabi who survived to get his side past the finish with his unbeaten 46 off 24, decorated by 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Brief Scores:

Comilla Victorians 183/4, 20 overs (Khalid 76, Shehzad 40*, Imrul 36; Taskin 1/44); Chittagong Vikings 186/4, 19.2 overs (Nabi 46*,Anamul 40, Shoaib 38; Doeschate 2/15)

Result: Chittagong Vikings won by 6 wickets

Player of the Match: Mohammad Nabi (Chittagong Vikings)