Is the final mean the victory of Comilla is inevitable! That is the statistic of the team in BPL. Nafisa Kamal Squad had won the final twice before. This is the third time that Comilla has played the title-determining match. They win to Barisal by 1 run in a breathtaking match.
But Comilla stopped with only 151 runs on batting assisting wickets. However, Barisal did not have a good start after batting for 152 runs. Inform Munim Shahriar returned today after playing 7 balls before opening the run. Then Saikat holds the fire in his hand with the bat. He made a storm with the bat by making Chris Gayle, who won the title of batting monster, a spectator on one side.
Barisal made 51 runs on the score board without losing any more wickets in the power play. Shortly after, Saikat saw his first fifty of the tournament. He completed his half century with just 26 balls. Although he could not pull the innings later. Left-arm spinner Tanvir’s ball was caught by Imrul Kayes and returned to the dressing room. Before leaving, he played an innings of 58 runs off 34 balls with 11 fours and 1 six. At that time Barisal scored 79 runs.
Gayle took the helm of the team after returning Saikat. He continues to bat in ODI style as per the demand of the team. Gayle was dismissed in the 13th over of the innings by his national teammate Narine. Gayle made his way to the dressing room with 33 runs off 31 balls. Where he hit 1 four and 2 sixes. Captain Shakib, however, could not take advantage today, Mustafiz returned Shakib with a great catch. Shakib made 7 runs from 7 balls.
Comilla gets momentum back after Shakib’s dismissal. Nurul Hasan Sohan was run out for 14 runs. Bravo and Nazmul Hossain Shant could not take advantage. Bravo 1 and Shant was out for 12 off 15 balls. Barisal, whose lost 7 wickets, needed 10 runs to win in the last over. When 3 runs were needed in the last ball, Mujib Ur Rahman was run out for the second run. Comilla won the thrilling 1 run title at home.
With this, Comilla won the title three times after playing 3 finals in 6 seasons in BPL. After an innings of 56 off 23 balls with the bat, Sunil Narine of Comilla took 2 wickets with only 15 runs in 4 overs.
Earlier, opener Sunil Narine won the toss and elected to bat. Leaving Liton Das aside, he carried out the attack with the bat. Desperate Shakib Al Hasan used 5 bowlers in 6 overs of power-play to stop Narine from arranging four-sixes. Liton in the dressing room before he swallowed the bait. Unable to take advantage, returned in the third over of the innings after falling victim to Shakib. He made 4 runs from 6 balls.
In the second ball of the sixth over of the innings, Narain was caught by Shanto while trying to blow Mehedi Hasan Rana. Stopped for 57 runs. The innings of 23 balls is equal to 5 four-six.
Shakib back to Mujeeb again after Narine’s dismissal. This Afghan spinner values the confidence of the captain. He took Faf du Plessis (4) and Ariful Haque (0) wicket 3 overs. Earlier, Mahmudul Hasan Joy was run out in a great throw by Bravo. He played 7 balls and scored 8 runs. Bravo also got success with the ball. Imrul Kayes was dismissed for 12 runs. Comilla, which was flying, suddenly turned into a ruin.
Moeen Ali and Abu Haider Rony took the helm of the team whom lost 6 wickets for 95 runs. Comilla got a challenging collection in their seventh wicket partnership of 54 runs from 52 balls. Although Rony’s batting was not at all T20-friendly. He scored 19 runs from 27 balls. Comilla got 151 runs for the loss of 9 wickets at the end of 20 overs due to Moeen’s 37 off 32 balls. Mujeeb and Shafiqul of Barisal took 2 wickets each.