[caption id="attachment_553377" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-553377" alt="Marlon Samuels guided his side to a much needed win over Khulna Titans AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/dd.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Marlon Samuels guided his side to a much needed win over Khulna Titans AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>In Match 37 of the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bpl" target="_blank">Bangladesh Premier League </a>(BPL) 2016, Comilla Victorians (CV) defeated Khulna Titans (KT) by 5 wickets to gain two points from the face-off at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Lying at the bottom of the points table with three victories, Victorians restricted Titans to a modest score before chasing down the target in the death overs. With this win, Victorians earn 8 points while Titans remain stagnant at 12 with 6 wins. With back-to-back defeats, Titans will be facing a daunting task to regain momentum in a crunch phase of the group stages. <strong>READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bpl-2016-sabbir-rahman-al-amin-hossain-fined-for-hosting-female-guests-in-hotel-room-552643" target="_blank"><b>BPL 2016: Sabbir Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain fined for hosting female guests in hotel room</b></a> <p></p> <p></p>Winning the toss, Victorians' skipper Mashrafe Mortaza opted to bowl. Titans came out eyeing a challenging score of anything in excess of 160-170 but fell short of Victorians' disciplined bowling effort. Mortaza was the stand out performer with the ball with three scalps while Mohammad Sharif and Mohammad Saifuddin grabbed a wicket apiece. Once again, Titans' batsmen got going with starts but no one played a blinder or held the innings on his own. Mahmudullah was the top-scorer with 40 off 38 balls and also remained unbeaten. <p></p> <p></p>Riki Wessels could not do much as he departed for 4 while Hasanuzzaman, Abdul Mazid, Nicholas Pooran and Suvagata Hom got starts but perished soon. Titans managed a modest score of 141 for 6 and must have depended on their quality death bowling to bail them out but that was not the case today. <p></p> <p></p>In reply, Victorians lost Ahmed Shahzad early in the chase. Shahzad could not even open his account. Nonetheless, left-hander Imrul Kayes got a start of 20 before Marlon Samuels and Liton Das ensured them an easy win in the end. Samuels stood his end with a valiant fifty and played throughout the innings. Mortaza also played a cameo of 20 off 11 balls. The skipper's innings composed of three maximums which gave his side a good platform from where they could press hard for a win. <p></p> <p></p>Titans' bowlers kept the match alive for long with everyone chipping in with scalps except Shafiul Islam. His off day in the field along with Titans being 15-20 runs short, could not prevent their side from losing. The game ended in 18.4 overs as Samuels smacked the winning runs off Junaid Khan. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Khulna Titans</strong> 141 for 6 in 20 overs (Hasanuzzaman 29, Mahmudullah 40*; Mashrafe Mortaza 3 for 16) lost to <strong>Comilla Victorians</strong> 141 for 5 in 18.4 overs (Imrul Kayes 20, Marlon Samuels 69*, Liton Das 24*; Benny Howell 2 for 29) by 5 wickets.