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Comilla resist Dhaka to overtake Khulna at top

Dwayne Bravo picked three wickets
Dwayne Bravo picked three wickets

Comilla Victorians 167-6 (Cooper 3-42) beat
Dhaka Dynamites 155-8 (Denly 49) by 12 runs
34th game, Bangladesh Premier League, Chittagong

Dwayne Bravo and Mohammad Saifuddin picked five wickets between them as Comilla Victorians restricted Dhaka Dynamites to 155 runs in a chase of 168 in the 34th game of the Bangladesh Premier League in Chittagong.

Chasing the total, Dhaka lost their in-form opener Evin Lewis (6) in the second over, stumped off Shoaib Malik (1-26) but Joe Denly (49) helped them overcome the early trouble and helped them reach 45 for one in the powerplay.

Bravo (3-31) was introduced in the 10th over and straightaway claimed Shakib Al Hasan (7) and Sunil Narine (5) in a span of five deliveries and with Denly castled by Saifuddin (2-18), it was always going to be an uphill task for Dhaka.

Despite late contributions from Kieron Pollard (27), Mosaddek Hossain (17) and Jahurul Islam (17), Dhaka could manage only 155 for eight in their 20 overs, courtesy exceptional death bowling from Bravo and Saifuddin.

Earlier, it was the top order contribution of Tamim Iqbal (37), Liton Das (34), Imrul Kayes (26) and Marlon Samuels (39) that set the platform for Comilla's total of 167 for six. Kevon Cooper (3-42) picked three wickets for Dhaka while Shakib (2-23) snared two.

The win has taken Comilla to 14 points in the table as they claim the top position while Dhaka are at third.

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