Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the eighth match in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015, between the Comilla Victorians (CV) and the Barisal Bulls (BB). So far the Comilla Victorians have played two games have lost their first game against Dhaka Dynamities and won their second game against the Chittagong Vikiings by 7 wickets. Meanwhile the Barisal Bulls are table toppers winning both their games against the Rangpur Riders and the Sylhet Super Stars by just 1 run. International players like Sunil Narine, Marlon Samuels and Imrul Kayes must come into form if Comilla have to beat a strong Barisal Bulls. COMPLETE CRICKET COVERAGE: Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015

Man of the Match : Nuwan Kulasekara 

Live Cricket Score Comilla Victorians 90/2 | Overs 18 | Batting:  Shuvagata Hom 12  MN Samuels 23 : THATS IT FOLKS !! Smiles all over. Barisal could have been in the game had they made close to 120, but with just  89 runs it was all but tough for them. Samuels held fort and made sure that Comilla doesn’t not have any scare. Mamudul top scored for Comilla in this innings making 31.

Live Cricket Score Comilla Victorians 60/2 | Overs 12.5 | Batting:  Shuvagata Hom()  MN Samuels 11 : OUT!!! Cooper nabs Mahmudul Hasan to a rash shot. Looked to clear his front leg and blast  over cover but mistimes and gives a simple catch.

Live Cricket Score Comilla Victorians 55/1 | Overs 11 | Batting:   Mahmudul Hasan 29 MN Samuels 9 : Mahumudul and Samuels have look at complete control in the innings. Mahmudul has striked the ball well and looks in a hurry to finish the match. Samuels is providing good support and holding up one end.  Comilla Victorians require another 34 runs with 9 wickets and 54 balls remaining.

Live Cricket Score Comilla Victorians 27/1 | Overs 3.5 | Batting:   Mahmudul Hasan 13 MN Samuels (): OUT !!! Al-Amin Hossain  bowls a bouncer to  Imrul Kayes,  as he looked to step out  the ball got too big on him and he only managed to balloon a simple catch to the fielder who comes running in from the ropes to take that. Marlon Samules comes in to bat will look to finish off the match for them without any scare.

Live Cricket Score Comilla Victorians 5/0 | Overs 1 | Batting:  Imrul Kayes 4 Mahmudul Hasan 0: Imrul Kayes and Mahmudul Hasan will look to weather out early bowling spell from Mohammad Sami and Al-Amin Hossain. Comilla are just chasing 90 runs to win the match. The pitch is tricky with ball keeping low and slow.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 89 all out| Overs 18.3 | Batting:  Al-Amin Hossain 0 : OUT !!!Narine to Mohammad Sami he swings hard but is way early even before the ball got to him, missed it as a result as the left bail was knocked back. Zaidi earlier wrecked havoc on the middle order of Bulls after Kulasekara’s deadly spell. The highest score of the innings was 22 from Kevon Cooper. Innings Breaks

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 81/9| Overs 17.2 | Batting: Mohammad Sami () Al-Amin Hossain : OUT !!! Kulasekara to Cooper,  floats it full on middle from wide of the crease, he looked to play across the line but couldn’t get bat to ball and once that happened, he was a dead duck. The ball would have hit middle and leg.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 78/8| Overs 16.4 | Batting: Mohammad Sami ()  Kevon Copper 20 : OUT !!! Abu Hider to Taijul Islam, the run wasn’t on but they decided to run across after hitting it towards mid-off, Narine got to the ball quickly and  threw it to the non-striker’s end and hits it! He had one stump to aim at and got it spot on. Taijul wasn’t anywhere near the crease.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 58/7 | Overs 13.4 | Batting:  Taijul Islam()  Kevon Copper 7 : OUT !!!  Ashar Zaidi to Nadif Chowdhury, plays around a full ball that drifts back into middle, late to get down on it as the ball deflects off the pad onto the stumps. Ashar Zaidi picks up this third to put Comilla in a winning position.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 49/6 | Overs 11.2| Batting:  Nadif Chowdhury 5 Kevon Copper : OUT !!!  Ashar Zaidi to Prasanna he had no  idea what he was trying to do. Nicely tossed up, he looks to slog that out of the park by fetching it from outside off and holes out to the long-on fielder. Brain freeze from Seekkuge Prasanna

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 49/5 | Overs 11.1| Batting:  Nadif Chowdhury 5 S prasanna()  : OUT !!! Ashar Zaidi bowls Sabbir Rahman he tries to pull the ball, the ball stays low and skids on, he gets an edge that is neatly pouched by the wicketkeeper. He stayed low, anticipated the under-edge and took it well.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 36/4 | Overs 8.4| Batting: Sabbir Rahman 3 Nadif Chowdhury() : OUT!!! Another one bites the dust as Hider strikes,  Talukdar played the shot out of sheer frustration. Barisal in all sorts of trouble. Victorians bowling are having a gala of a time out in the middle.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 27/3 | Overs 6.3 | Batting: Sabbir Rahman() Rony Talukdar 12: OUT!!! Abu Hider yorks Mahmudullah, that is a yorker that any batsman would have found difficult to play. Hider bowls a full ball that jags back in late and beats the batsman’s swing to crash into the stumps. Sabbir Rahman has been sent in to bat and partner Talukdar.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 26/2 | Overs 6 | Batting:  Mahmudullah 9 Rony Talukdar 12: Mahmudullah and Talukdar are now looking to play with ease and build on a partnership after surviving early scare. Sunil Narine has been called into the attack to pick up quick wickets.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 3/2 | Overs 1.4 | Batting:  Mahmudullah() Rony Talukdar(): OUT!! Kulasekara picks Taylor for a duck,this one leaves from off stump, Taylor plays into a forward defensive shot, the ball takes the edge through to the keeper.Captain Mahmudullah comes in to bat, will look to rebuild the innings.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 3/1 | Overs 1.2 | Batting:  Brendon Taylor() Rony Talukdar(): OUT!! Kulasekara picks up Shahriar Nafees and his stay has been short-lived. The ball nips away, Nafees is drawn forward as he looks to drive but can only manage a thin edge that is gleefully accepted by Dhiman Ghosh, the wicketkeeper.Former Zimbabwean Taylor comes in to bats will look to make an impact on the game.

Live Cricket Score Barisal Bulls 3/0 | Overs 1 | Batting: Shahriar Nafees 3 Rony Talukdar(): Shahriar Nafees and Rony Talukdar are out on the field to open for BB. Mashrafe Mortaza is opening the bowling for CV will look to make early inroads. Nafees will want to get Bulls to a smashing start as they as he will look to make a national team comeback. The ball in the very first over has gripped and is coming on to the bat slow.

 

Playing XI:

Comilla Victorians: Mashrafe, Imrul, Shuvagata, Mahmudul, Abu Hider, Dhiman Ghosh, Alok Kapali, Samuels, Narine, Kulasekara, Zaidi

Barisal Bulls: MAhmudullah, Sabbir, Alamin, Taijul, Nafees, Nadif, Rony, Prasanna, Sami, Cooper, Taylor

 

Barisal Bulls (BB) have won the Toss and captain Mahmudullah elects to bat first. Team to be announced shortly.

Chris Gayle will not play in the match as he is poised to arrive next week to Bangladesh

Comilla Victorians have a host of international crickets in their line up who are yet to perform and shine though. Their are captain by Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza who has so far only picked up 2 wickets in 2 matches. With Shoaib Malik and Ahmed Shezad away on national duty they are low on batting experience but in Marlon Samuels, Lipton Das, Imrul Kayes and Andre Russel they have a decent batting line up. Their bowling has not been up to the mark with Sunil Narine and Shuvagata Hom looking out of sorts.

Table toppers Barisal Bulls have also not had a great time with the bat, their main batsmen Brendon Taylor and Shahriar Nafees under performing.Kevin Copper and Al-Amin Hossain with their bowling match and again got the Bulls out of tight spot. They would love to have played Chris Gayle in the previous matches but he not yet arrived. Bulls in all likelihood want to keep their winning streak going.Al-Amin in the last match took a wonderful hat trick.

TIME: 18:45 local | 12:45 GMT | 18:15 IST

Squads:

Comilla Victorians Team: Abu Hider, Ahmed Shehzad, Alok Kapali, Ariful Haque, Ashar Zaidi, Imrul Kayes, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, KMDN Kulasekara, Liton Das(wk), Mahmudul Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(C), Naeem Islam jnr, SP Narine, AD Russell, MN Samuels, K Santokie, Shuvagata Hom, DI Stevens
Barisal Bulls Team: Al-Amin Hossain, KK Cooper, N Dutta, CH Gayle, Imad Wasim, E Lewis, Mahmudullah(C), Mehedi Maruf, Mohammad Sami, Nadif Chowdhury, S Prasanna, Rony Talukdar, Sabbir Rahman, Sajedul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Sharifullah, Taijul Islam, BRM Taylor(wk)