Dhaka Dynamites v Rajshahi Kings
Sanga makes presence felt, finally
At long last, Dhaka's Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara returned to run-scoring ways in the ongoing fourth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20. The charismatic left-hander has been going through a tough time with the willow but it all changed against Rajshahi. Prior to Monday's game, he scored 30, two, 29, 20, 17 and two in their first six games. But he finally did justice to his name, scoring a brilliant 46-ball 66 with the help of five fours and three sixes. Undoubtedly, it will be a huge relief for the Dhaka team management to see the 39-year old return to form with the tournament entering its business stage.
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Rajshahi's Samit Patel yet again turned out to be Dhaka's chief tormentor DHAKA TRIBUNE
Samit outclasses Dhaka yet again
English all-rounder Samit Patel has been the main man for Rajshahi in both their wins so far. It was him who got the better of Dhaka in the corresponding fixture and he performed the same heroics on Monday to overcome the challenge of the capital city outfit once again. He scored an unbeaten 44 off just 25 balls and took two wickets to clinch Rajshahi's first win of BPL 4. And on Monday, he stood up tall yet again, blasting a 39-ball 75 to guide his side to the challenging target of 183. It goes without saying that he has been Dhaka's chief tormentor.
Comilla Victorians v Chittagong Vikings
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Comilla Victorians seamer Mohammad Saifuddin had something to celebrate in the last match but was powerless from bowling 10 deliveries when he came on to chance his arm in the seventh over of Chittagong Vikings' innings DHAKA TRIBUNE
Saifuddin’s 10-ball over
Comilla's young under-19 seamer-allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin experienced a tough time against the home side. The youngster, who came on in the seventh over of Chittagong's innings, went on to bowl 10 deliveries before eventually finishing his over. The right-arm pacer bowled three wides and two no-balls. He had a lucky escape from the free hits though, in spite of the presence of big-hitters like skipper Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque at the crease. As it were, he gave away only eight runs to complete the long over.
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Comilla captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza was helpless as his side suffered their sixth defeat in seven attempts DHAKA TRIBUNE
Defending champions Comilla have been going through a lean patch in the ongoing BPL 4 so far. And after posting their first win in their sixth game, it looked like Comilla were about to make a turnaround. It all looked good when they put up a huge total of 183/3 against Chittagong. But when the home side came out to chase 184, the Comilla fielders displayed some below-par fielding which irked the Tigers limited-over captain a great deal. Prior to the 18th over, when Chittagong required 30 runs, Shoaib Malik’s square cut off the bowling of Mohammad Sharif went straight to the point fielder, debutant Shahidul Islam. But he totally misjudged the ball as it went under his leg for a boundary. Mashrafe was furious after the miss as he lashed onto Shahidul and cursed him for the poor fielding effort.