Powered by an unbeaten 52-ball 79 from Johnson Charles, Comilla Victorians won a record-extending fourth Bangladesh Premier League title as they secured a seven-wicket victory against Sylhet Strikers in the final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.
Chasing Comilla’s 177 for five, Rangpur delivered an underwhelming chase that saw them get bundled out for 107 with three overs to spare.
Mukidul returned with figures of five for 23 to restrict Fortune Barishal to 121, and Russel smashed three sixes and two fours for his unbeaten 16-ball 30 in the chase to guide Comilla to an eighth successive win after losing the first three matches of the tournament.
Comilla Victorians head coach Mohammad Salahuddin, in his own sarcastic way, expressed his reservations about the reappointment of Bangladesh national team head coach Chandika Hathurusingha at a press conference on Saturday. The 53-year-old veteran coach said that the eagerness to bring the Sri Lankan coach back must mean that he possessed some sort of mystical powers.
Comilla Victorians’ marauding run continues as they picked up their seventh win of the Bangladesh Premier League beating bottom-placed Chattogram Challengers banking on a fifty by opener Mohammad Rizwan.
Liton Das played a blazing knock of 72 off 40 deliveries as Comilla Victorians inflicted the first defeat of the BPL season on leaders Sylhet Strikers with a five-wicket victory at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Tuesday night.
The surprising absence of Decision Review System (DRS) in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) caused quite a stir since the start of the ninth edition of the franchise-based tournament, and a controversial decision taken by the off-field umpires through the Alternative Decision Review System (ADRS) in the fixture between Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal in Chattogram on Saturday has triggered further controversy.