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  • 8:50 PM IST

    LIVE– Chittagong Vikings 135/5 , 18.4 overs; Mohammad Nabi 17 *, Tamim Iqbal 66* : Tamim Iqbal has now become the leading run scorer in this edition of BPL 2016. Excellent knock by the skipper, 66 runs from 59 balls. Mohammab Nabi provided the quick runs which Vikings needed. Stand between Nabi and Tamim was 34 off 17 balls.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    LIVE– Chittagong Vikings 101/5 , 16 overs; *, Tamim Iqbal 50* : OUT! Super catch by Mahmudullah to get rid of Jahurul for 22. Tamim brings is fifty in style and will now want to go all guns blazing. Vikings are still needing 31 from 24 balls. Jahurul has been good so far, taking quick singles but would be eying more boundaries.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    LIVE– Chittagong Vikings 64/4 , 11 overs; Jahurul Islam 1*, Tamim Iqbal 36* :Surprise, surprise that their is no Mohammad Nabi for Vikings. Jahurul Islam comes out in the middle to support statesmen in Tamim, who is going strong.

    OUT! Zakir Hasan’s 9 ball stay comes to an end. Zakir comes out of the crease only to be outfoxed by the bowler. Hossain bowled a flighted delivery which spun away into the hands of Pooran, who inflicted a simple stumping.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    LIVE– Chittagong Vikings 54/3 , 9 overs; Zakir Hasan , Tamim Iqbal 29* : Second run-out of the innings. Shoaib Malik departs for zero, poor running on display by the Vikings.

    OUT! Anamul Haque goes thanks to poor running. Hom it is again, direct hit on the non-strikers’ end. Anamul goes for 1.

  • 7:40 PM IST

    LIVE– Chittagong Vikings 46/1 , 5 overs; Anamul Haque 1*, Tamim Iqbal 24* : OUT! Gayle goes for 19 runs. Shuvagata Hom gets the big man, Gayle tries to hit the ball away into the stands and his caught by Junaid Khan at long-on.

    Junaid Khan has come into the attack, will be expected to grab early wickets. Chris Gayle and Tamim Iqbal have come out to open the batting for Vikings. Mahmudullah started the bowling for Titans giving just 4 runs from his over.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    LIVE– Khula Titans 131/8, 20 overs; Mosharraf Hossain 0* , Nicholas Pooran 18* : Good late order batting from the Titans ensured that they get to a par score of 130 runs in their quota of 20 overs. Vikings need 131 runs to win.

    Mohammad Nabi has been economical with the ball for Vikings, picking 2 wickets in the process. OUT! Imran jnr got massive wicket off Cooper for the score of 15. Kevon Cooper provided impetus into the faltering Titans batting show. Pooran on the other hand, has been steady and keeping the flow of runs coming.

  • 6:38 PM IST

    LIVE– Khula Titans 95/6, 15 overs; , Nicholas Pooran 1* : OUT! Big wicket for Titans. Mahmudullah in a trying to hit Taskin for a big one over mid-wicket ended up giving Zakir a simple catch for 42. Nicholas Pooran will be expected to make quick runs for his side. Mahmudullah provided runs for Titans, with some lusty blows. Imran Khan jnr ha managed to pick up one wicket with his fielding in the form of A Haque, who got run out for 18.

  • 6:21 PM IST

    LIVE– Khula Titans 68/4, 12 overs; Mahmudullah 23* , Ariful Haque 15* : Mohammad Nabi has been on the mark, so far in his 2 overs. Ariful Haque has provided Mahmudullah able support with the bat. Taskin Ahmed has bowled his heart out but has not been able to pick up any wicket.

  • 5:57 PM IST

    LIVE– Khula Titans 47/4, 8 overs; Mahmudullah 16* , Ariful Haque 2* : Mahmudullah is a key player for Khulna if they need to get to a safe total. Saqlain has gone for runs in his 3 overs. Imran Khan jr struck in his very first over, getting the wicket of Riki Wessels. Wessels trying to attempt a lap shot, gave a juggling catch to Chris Gayle at short fine leg. Wessels added 20 runs.

  • 5:39 PM IST

    LIVE– Khula Titans 24/3, 4 overs; Mahmudullah 8 , Riki Wessels 9* : FOUR! finally some runs for Titans as Mahmudullah opens his account by a boundary, which is followed by another one.

    OUT!
    Titans in trouble as Shuvagata holds out right into the hands of Shoaib Malik at deep square leg.

    Roy to continue he has been a bit on the expansive side.

    Saqlain Sajib comes into the attack and gets Alok Kapali first ball. Kapali tried to play across the line, and ended by losing his wicket.

  • 5:28 PM IST

    LIVE– Khula Titans 11/1, 2 overs; Alok Kapali 3*, Riki Wessels 7* : 7- runs coming from the second over, thanks to a boundary off the last ball. Subashis Roy comes on to bowl the second over for the Vikings. Alok Kapali comes out to bat at No.3. OUT! Mohammad Nabi opened the bowling for Vikings and struck gold first up, cleaning up Taibur for just 1 run. Riki Wessels and Taibur Rahman Pervez to open the batting for Titans.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    Chittagong Vikings XI: Tamim Iqbal(c), Chris Gayle, Anamul Haque(wk), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Jahurul Islam, Zakir Hasan, Saqlain Sajib, Imran Khan jnr, Taskin Ahmed, Subashis Roy

  • 5:15 PM IST

    Khulna Titans XI : Taibur Rahman, Riki Wessels, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudullah(c), Nicholas Pooran(wk), Alok Kapali, Ariful Haque, Mosharraf Hossain, Kevon Cooper, Shafiul Islam, Junaid Khan

  • 5:00 PM IST

    TOSS: Khulna Titans win toss, opt to bat first.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match No. 33 between Chittagong Vikings and Khulna Titans, of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016. The journey of these two teams in this T20 entertainment has been staggering, giving other teams a run for their money. Placed at No. 2, Titans have emerged victorious in 6 out of 9 games and need one more to book a place in the playoffs. On the other hand, Vikings are placed just below them and will look to beat them, to replace them at the second spot in the points table.

In the previous contest between these two teams, Titans came up triumphant by 4 runs in a last-over thriller. After calling it right at the toss, Vikings invited Titans to bat first. The gameplan paid off, as Titans could churn out only 127 for 7 in 20 overs, courtesy Mohammad Nabi’s 3 for 22. For that matter, the track appeared on slower side, making it difficult for the batsmen to score runs with ease. However, the late-order attack from Alok Kapali, Nicholas Pooran and Ariful Haque propelled Titans to what turned out to be a respectable total, given the nature of the track.

In reply, Titans reduced Vikings to 54 for 5 in 11.5 overs, thanks to Kevon Cooper’s top-drawer bowling. All the same, Nabi left no stone unturned to steady the sinking ship and stitched a 45-run stand with Chaturanga de Silva.

The match went down the wire. Vikings needed 6 off the last over. And captain Mahmudullah decided to take the centre stage and bowled the ultimate over of the match. It is not an easy task, mind you. Mahmudullah, nonetheless, took three wickets and conceded only a run and took his team to a 4-run victory.

All in all, Vikings will look to win today’s contest and settle the scores.

Squad:

Chittagong Vikings: Abdur Razzak, Anamul Haque, Chaturanga de Silva, Grant Elliott, Christ Gayle, Imran Khan, Jahurul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Jeevan Mendis, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Nabi, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Saqlain Sajib, Shahidul Islam, Shoaib Malik, Dwayne Smith, Subashis Roy, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Zakir Hasan

Khulna Titans: Mahmudullah (c), Abdul Halim, Abdul Mazid, Abu Sayeem, Alok Kapali, Ariful Haque, Kevon Cooper, Adrian Fletcher, Hasanuzzaman, Benny Howell, Junaid Khan, B Laughlin, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Saddam, Mosharraf Hossain, Naeem Islam, Nur Alam, N Pooran, Shafiul Islam, Shuvagata Hom, Lendl Simmons, Taibur Rahman, Riki Wessels