Fortune Barishal vs Comilla Victorians, 1st Qualifier
Fortune Barishal won by 10 runs
That is that from the Qualifier 1! Barishal have made the cut and they are in the finals. Comilla stay alive though and have another chance. They will play Chattogram and the winner of that will take on Barishal in the finale. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Ta ta!
Shakib Al Hasan | Winning captain: Throughout this tournament, our bowlers have stood up. We knew our bowling line up can defend anything. But we should have scored more. Hopefully one match to go and our openers will do well. Shafiqul has been nice with the new ball. We have covered all areas with the ball.
Mehedi Hasan Rana | Man of the Match: We bowled to our plans. that was quite simple. All my teammates supported me. I gave my 100 percent and was successful.
Imrul Kayes | Losing captain: I want to congratulate Barishal. They begined well and looked set for a 180+ total but our bowlers did well and bowled well on this track to restrict them. We begined well but we couldn't do get going and left ourselves too very to do. We tried to restrict them in the first six overs. We couldn't capitalize on the powerplay overs with the bat.
21:12 Local Time, 15:12 GMT, 20:42 IST: Story of two halves during the chase. The first half saw Comilla not losing a wicket and scoring at a decent clip. But after the first time-out, wickets begined falling like flies as Barishal upped their game. Then Faf and Moeen got together for a lthattle partnership before their wickets saw the game swing Barishal's way. And that is how that stayed. Narine tried hard but failed as there was too very left to do in the end. Some work packed entertainment throughout the 40 overs and Barishal are the first ones to enter the finale.
CV: 133-7 after 20 overs
19.6 Mujeeb to Shohidul Islam, no run, fails to slog that far and that is it. Barishal enter the finale!
Shohidul Islam, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.5 Mujeeb to Narine, out Caught by Nurul Hasan!! Game. Set. Match. The wicket keeper takes a blinder but even a dot ball would have won it. That was another fuller one outside off, the fringe was found and the ball hits the wicket keeper on the chest before nestling in the gloves of the keeper. Barishal have stolen a win here. 11 off one ball is too much. Narine c Nurul Hasan b Mujeeb 17(16) [4s-1 6s-1]
Mujeeb to Narine, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
19.4 Mujeeb to Narine, no run, fuller, quicker, Narine looks to throw his bat at that and misses. Narine is gutted as he had the freedom to connect on that. 11 needed now off 2 balls
Shakib, Mujeeb and Bravo have a confab. Tension all around.
19.3 Mujeeb to Narine, SIX , full toss on the pads. Narine says thank you and deposits that over long-on. 11 needed now . That was hit hard and well over the head of the fielder. Comilla to turn that around again?
19.2 Mujeeb to Nahidul Islam, 1 run, fewer full toss, outside off, swung far wide of long-off for a single. Narine on strike now though. 17 needed now off 4 balls
Nahidul Islam, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.1 Mujeeb to Mahidul Islam Ankon, out Stumped!! Length delivery, quicker one outside off and Mahidul Islam Ankon looks to slog only to miss it. The batter's back foot was on the line as the bails went off. He is gone. Brilliant begin for Barishal in the final over. The wicket keeper looked so confident when he appealled and the third umpire did deliberate a bit before signalling that out. Mahidul Islam Ankon st Nurul Hasan b Mujeeb 1(2)
Mujeeb to Mahidul Islam Ankon, THATS OUT!! Stumped!!
Mujeeb Ur Rahman [3.0-0-26-0] is back in the attack
CV: 126-5 after 19 overs
18.6 Mehedi Hasan Rana to Mahidul Islam Ankon, 1 run, swings that across the line but would be intercepted in the deep. Only four runs off the over. Surely Barishal's game to lose now. Mehedi Hasan Rana has done a phenomenal job with his cutters. 18 needed off the final over
18.5 Mehedi Hasan Rana to Narine, 1 run, flays that far to deep cover for a one as that was fuller outside off
18.4 Mehedi Hasan Rana to Narine, no run, slower length delivery, Narine goes for the slog across the line and misses as he was early in the slog