Rajshahi stun Comilla to get their third win this season
Rajshahi Kings 185-7 (Sammy 47no) beat
Comilla Victorians 155 (Tamim 63) by 30 runs
27th game, Bangladesh Premier League, Chittagong
Darren Sammy and Mohammad Sami produced brilliant individual performances as Rajshahi Kings went on to register their third win in this season of Bangladesh Premier League with a 30-run triumph over Comilla Victorians in the 27th game in Chittagong.
Rajshahi Kings won the toss and decided to bat first without any hesitation. Dwayne Smith (19) and Mominul Haque (23) provided a decent start of 43 runs in 32 deliveries before both were dismissed in quick succession.
The momentum was carry forwarded by Luke Wright (42) and Zakir Hasan (20) but regular wickets from Mohammad Saifuddin (3-50) and Hasan Ali (2-38) pegged back Rajshahi's momentum as they were positioned 133 for six in the 18th over.
This is when Sammy (47 not out) swung the game completely in Rajshahi's favour with his scintillating 14 ball unbeaten knock that had six maximums and one boundary in it. He plundered 32 runs off the final over from Saifuddin to lift the total to a massive 185 for seven in the 20 overs.
In the chase, Comilla lost Fakhar Zaman (2) and Imrul Kayes (0) inside two overs. Shoaib Malik (45) and Tamim Iqbal (63) though kept the fight on with an 87-run partnership off 59 deliveries.
Although Tamim lost his partner in the 12th over, the Comilla captain continued to play his strokes and compiled a fine half-century in the very next over. He was looking good to get his team over the line but Sami (4-9) had other plans in store.
Apart from the key wicket of Tamim, Sami also removed Alok Kapali (0) and Saifuddin (0) with Mustafizur Rahman (2-32) also joining the wicket-taking act to help Rajshahi completed a 30 run victory. For his heroics with the bat that made the difference, skipper Sammy was named the player of the match.
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