Tamim Iqbal, Shahid Afridi shine in Victorian’s striking win
In the 35th math of the Bangladesh Premier League, Comilla Victorians beat Chittagong Vikings by 7 wickets. Shahid Afridi has been adjudged man of the match.
Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman notched up impressive shows with the bat as Comilla Victorians thumped Chittagong Vikings by a big margin of 7 wickets in the Bangladesh Premier League match played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Tuesday.
Victorians chased down the target of 116 runs in 16.4 overs.
To get behind a rather paltry target, pacer Khaled Ahmed dismissed Anamul Haque early to leave Victorians at 26 for 1 in 4.4 overs. However, Shamsur Rahman joined with Tamim Iqbal on the other end put Victorians back on top once again.
Both batsmen took the road of aggression, cracked 2 sixes each with four fours for Tamim and three to Shamsur.
Tamim reached to his fifty in style flicking Abu Jayed for four through the backward square leg which has become his second half century in this edition of BPL.
Earlier Afghan recruit of Chittagong Vikings Mohammad Shahzad and later Mosaddek Hossain stitched to the crease to 33 and 43 respectively to take the team’s total get passed hundred in the rain settled 19 overs for each side in the match.
Victorian’s pacers strangled the opposition in the late winter showered pitch in the port city. Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Saifuddin along with Shahid Afridi scalped two wickets each for Victorians.
With the win, Comilla Victorians are perched at the top of the table with 14 points pushing back Rangpur Riders. Chittagong Vikings are in the third position with 12 points.