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  • 9:07 PM IST
    LIVE: Rangpur Riders 126/1 in 17 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Shehzad 51*, Mohammad Mithun 45*: And the writing is on the wall. Riders have won the match comprehensively and gained two points. Mohammad Shehzad stuck till the end with a fine fifty while Mohammad Mithun carried his good form with an unbeaten 45 at the crease. Comilla Victorians could not muster anything with both bat and ball and were outplayd completely. That’s it from CricketCountry’s liveblog for Match 17 of BPL 2016! Do join us for upcoming matches from this league!
  • 8:54 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Riders 101/1 in 15 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Shehzad 36*, Mohammad Mithun 36*: Amidst Victorians’ struggles, you have to stand up and applaud Sohail Tanvir’s spell. He has been super economical by giving away only 7 runs off his 3 overs. Nonetheless, wickets have still evaded CV as Riders cruise towards the total. Equation: 22 off 30 balls.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Riders 76/1 in 12 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Shehzad 25*, Mohammad Mithun 23*: The second wicket partnership stands at 47 off 50 balls. Mohammad Shehzad holding fort here for Rangpur Riders as they look comfortable in stealing back-to-back wins in consecutive days.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Riders 64/1 in 10 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Shehzad 20*, Mohammad Mithun 16*: After ten overs, Riders moving on steadily here. They deserve to win as Victorians were slow with the bat, dropped a few catches which is unpardonable while defending such a low score. Shehzad looking set here for a quick finish to the game.

  • 8:13 PM IST
    LIVE: Rangpur Riders 42/1 in 6 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Shehzad 11*, Mohammad Mithun 7*: A good start here by Rangpur Riders. This should be an easy walk for Riders as regular breakthroughs can only prove to be something for Victorians if they have to win their first match of the tournament.
  • 8:01 PM IST

    LIVE: Rangpur Riders 29/1 in 3.4 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Shehzad 5*: And Rangpur Riders have lost their first wicket in form of Soumya Sarkar. The left-hander got to a start but perished to Mashrafe Mortaza. First blood for Comilla Victorians but they have to continue moving in same stead if they want their first win of the tournament.

  • 7:27 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 122/5 in 20 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Hossain Shanto 1*: And that’e the end of Comilla Victorians’ innings. Their innings started with no show in the first ten overs but somehow picked up in the last ten overs courtesy a late flourish by Marlon Samuels and Ahmed Shehzad. Samules was 15 off 27 balls but finished with 52 off 46 balls. Nonetheless, it is a small target against Rangpur RIders but such tricky chases becomes stiff at times. RR should be pleased with their bowlers as everyone contributed and were right on the money, especially Rubel Hossain. Will they chase it?
  • 7:10 PM IST

    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 93/3 in 17 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Marlon Samuels 27*, Hossain Shanto 1*: After the end of 17 overs, CV are nearing the 100-run mark. The kind of start they got, anything over 130 looked improbable. Nonetheless, they have got a move on courtesy a fifty-run knock from Ahmed Shehzad. However, trying to up the ante, he departed and now it’s upto Marlon Samules to finally entertain the Friday-night crowd with some lusty blows and add another 30 runs for his side in the final three overs.

  • 6:58 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 77/2 in 15 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Ahmed Shehzad 51*, Marlon Samuels 14*: The pair have now added 56 off 54 balls as we step into the death overs. How much can Comilla Victorians get from hereon, folks? Rangpur Riders have a good batting line-up so any total below 130 won’t challenge them much, but chasing low-scores becomes tricky at times. Should be a good match this!
  • 6:46 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 58/2 in 12 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Ahmed Shehzad 38*, Marlon Samuels 9*: The partnership is slowing building up but one of them will have to play a blinder or else they will be blamed for such a slow run-rate. At this rate, a total of 100+ only looks on cards. RR have been dominant here in the field. Will Samuels or Shehzad step up?
  • 6:32 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 43/2 in 10 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Ahmed Shehzad 26*, Marlon Samuels 6*: CV seriously need a move on from here on. How can they get to only 42 runs in the first ten overs? A low total certainly looking on cards as Marlon Samuels is struggling to get bat to ball or find the gaps. He is still not bothered by the dot balls he is producing while Ahmed Shehzad looks agitated here. Can RR sense another wicket after the strategic time-out? Shehzad may get affected by Samuel’s pace here. The West Indian needs to help his partner.
  • 6:25 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 31/2 in 8 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Ahmed Shehzad 17*, Marlon Samuels 3*: A welcome start from Rangpur Riders. They have sent back both their openers to the hut as Ahmed Shehzad needs to hold fort here at Chittagong for his struggling side. Meanwhile, RR have bowled with a purpose and not given any easy runs, despite dew creeping in already.
  • 6:07 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 14/1 in 4 overs vs Rangpur Riders, Liton Das 2*, Ahmed Shehzad 6*: A slow start from the struggling Comilla Victorians. They have already been languishing at the bottom of the table and would not have been impressed with this start. Ahmed Shehzad has come in for Imrul Kayes and will have to stitch an important partnership with Liton Das here.
  • 5:51 PM IST

    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 2/0 in 1 over vs Rangpur Riders, Liton Das 1*, Imrul Kayes 0*: The proceedings have started here at Chittagong. Shahid Afridi has again started with a spinner in form of Sohag Gazi. Only two coming off the first over with Liton Das off the mark.

Mashrafe Mortaza has led the side well  © AFP (File Photo)
Mashrafe Mortaza has led the side well © AFP (File Photo)

Good afternoon, শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016. The 17th match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17 is scheduled to be played between Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders at Chittagong on Friday.  Here you will get all the live update of Match No. 17 of the domestic Twenty20 (T20) tournament. The match will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. It’s an important game for both the teams as they will look to gain two valuable points and climb up the points table. The live cricket streaming of the match is available on Sony LIV, and channel9.com in Bangladesh, while the live telecast of the match is available on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD, and Channel 9 in Bangladesh. The battle is among the two well balanced sides of the tournament and one can expect this to be a thriller. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Points table and team standings

Victorians have not fared well so far and are yet to win a game in this tournament, while Riders have a different fortune. This encounter will help the Riders to be at the top and one can expect both the teams to come out fighting. Victorians have a well balanced side with some match-winners in the side. The likes of Imrul Kayes, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohal Tanvir, Ryan ten Doeschate inspire confidence and will hold the key for their side’s success.

Rangpur Riders on the other hand have the services of Shahid Afridi, who has been a force to reckon in this format. Rubel Hossain, Sharjeel Khan, Soumya Sarkar and Sachithra Senanayake will hold the key for Riders in this high-voltage encounter. Expect a run-fest when these two giants lock horns at Chittagong.