BPL 2015-Qualifier 1-Comilla Victorians VS Rangpur Riders
Today in the 1st Qualifier match, the first 2 of the first 4 teams of BPL 2015, Rangpur Riders and Comilla Victorians have faced each other. As both are strongest team, they came to the wicket to win the match and be the first finalist.
After winning the toss, Riders captain, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, has elected to bowl first and let the Victorians set a target for them. The two openers started very strongly and the bowlers failed to stop them. Their partnership of 79 runs gave the other Victorians a good motion. But the middle order failed to keep this momentum. And finally with the stormy innings of Ashar Zaidi of 40 runs in just 15 balls gave Comilla Victorians a total of 163 runs.
In chasing a fighting target of 164 runs at a required rate of 8.2 runs per over, Riders were playing good cricket. But after the opening partnership broke the Riders failed to set them and fight for the target. They even can not stay in the wicket for a while. All the batsmen were in coming and going. Victorians bowling attack was so devastating that the Riders were wiped out at only 91 runs. And result of the match made the Victorians first finalist of BPL 2015. Score board marked this as a win by 22 runs.
Ashar Zaidi has been rewarded as the player of the match for his mind blowing all-round performance. His bat gave him a innings of 40 runs in just 15 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. With ball in hand he gone beyond anyone’s prediction. He picked up 4 wickets in 4 overs giving only 11 runs with a maiden over.
Comilla Victorians Innings
|163/7 (20 overs)|
|Imrul Kayes 67 (48)||NLTC Perera 5-26runs (4 ov)|
|Ashar Zaidi 40 (15)||Saqline Shajib 1 -19runs (3 ov)|
|Liton Das 28 (37)||Mohammad Nabi 1 -39runs (4 ov)|
Rangpur Riders Innings Target 164
|91/10 (17 ov)|
|Simmons 25(20)||Ashar Zaidi 4-11 runs (4 ov)|
|Mohammad Nabi 12 (11)||Abu Haider 4-19 runs (3 ov)|
|NLTC Perera 11 (13)||Mashrafee 1-13 runs (4 ov)|