Comilla Victorians win BPL Qualifier 1 against Rangpur Riders by 8 wickets

Evin Lewis 71* the star with the bat for Comilla Victorians today
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Rangpur Riders won the toss and decided to bat against Comilla Victorians at the  Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka to in their BPL Qualifier 1 match.

Match Summary

Rangpur Riders 165-5 (Chris Gayle 46 , Rilee Rossouw 44 , Benny Howell 53*; Sanjit Saha 1-14)

Comilla Victorians 166-2 (Evin Lewis 71*, Anamul Haque 39, Shamsur Rahman 34*)

Result - Comilla Victorians won by 8 wickets

Batting first, the Rangpur Riders scored a par 165-5 with Chris Gayle 46  and  Rilee Rossouw 44  the main run getters early on and Benny Howell 53* off 28 balls (3x4s and 5x6s) giving it some at the end of their 20 overs - Sanjit Saha 1-14 was outstanding with the ball off his 4 overs for Comilla Victorians.

In reply, Comilla Victorians smashed 166-2 in 18.5 overs with Evin Lewis 71* the star with the bat and Anamul Haque 39 and Shamsur Rahman 34*, in terrific supporting roles, were no match for the Riders bowlers.

Rangpur Riders - Chris Gayle, Mehedi Maruf, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Nahidul Islam, Farhad Reza, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shafiul Islam

Comilla Victorians - Tamim Iqbal, Evin Lewis, Anamul Haque (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes (c), Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sanjit Saha, Wahab Riaz

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