Live Updates

  • 9:25 PM IST

    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 186/4 in 19.2 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Mohammad Nabi 46*, Jahurul Islam 1*: What a thrilling end to Match 22. Oh Mohammad Nabi what a knock you have played. He came in after the well set pair of Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque departed. Nonetheless, Mohammad Nabi and Shoaib Malik did the trick for their side. Malik departed for 38 but Nabi held his nerve to give his side a vital two points. Great game this! That’s it guys! Join us tomorrow for another double header and exciting matches ahead in BPL 2016.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 142/3 in 16 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Shoaib Malik 29*, Mohammad Nabi 14*: The equation looking gettable now all of a sudden with timely blows by Shoaib Malik. Malik has given them a serious chance. Sohail Tanvir’s overs will be the difference between both sides here. Can he do it?

  • 8:41 PM IST
    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 110/3 in 13 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Shoaib Malik 8*, Mohammad Nabi 3*: With seven overs left only, Chittagong Vikings losing plot here. But to their advantage, they still have the experienced Shoaib Malik out there. The asking rate is climbing up and is now at 10.57. Something special required here by the pair out there.
  • 8:21 PM IST
    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 90/2 in 10 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Anamul Haque 31*: And just before the stratergic time-out, Tamim Iqbal departs. A vital scalp for Comilla Vikings. Again, it is Mashrafe Mortaza who strikes for his side. 94 needed from 60 balls. Gonna be tight this, folks!
  • 8:06 PM IST
    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 64/1 in 7 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Tamim Iqbal 17*, Anamul Haque 18*: A vital partnership brewing here for Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque. They are going at an acceptable rate. Both the batsmen getting runs at a brisk rate. A close tie expected here at Chittagong.
  • 7:46 PM IST
    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 38/1 in 4 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Tamim Iqbal 7*, Anamul Haque 6*: Victorians have pulled things back after conceding 18 off the first over. Only 20 added from the next three overs. Dwayne Smith departs as the onus now on Tamim Iqbal. He has to bat through the overs.
  • 7:27 PM IST

    LIVE: Chittagong Vikings 18/0 in 1 over vs Comilla Victorians, Dwayne Smith 13*, Tamim Iqbal 4*: And Vikings are off to a rollicking start. 18 came off the first over by Habibur Rahman. Dew already showing up. Will Smith play a big role as he is up for the challenge with 3 fours.

  • 7:05 PM IST

    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 183/3 in 20 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Ahmed Shehzad 40*, Ryen ten Doesscathe 9*: And that’s the end of the first innings. Victorians have surely looked confident post their last night win. A challenging target here for Vikings with dew also present at Chittagong. Latif almost played the whole quota of overs, running himself out in the last one, while contributions from Ahmed Shehzad and Imrul Kayes have put Victorians in a good position. Nonetheless, 200 or at least 190 was on cards and Vikings bowlers’ pulled things back a little in the last three overs. Join us after the break in 15 as Vikings chase a stiff ask.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 161/2 in 18 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Khalid Latif 74*, Ahmed Shehzad 30*: While both the players are set and scoring at a brisk rate, Shahidul Islam has bowled a brilliant over in the death overs. Only four came from the 18th over as Vikings looking to curb the run-flow. 180-185 on cards though.

  • 6:37 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 137/2 in 15 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Khalid Latif 68*, Ahmed Shehzad 12*: Some serious hard hitting going on at Chittagong. Khalid Latif has taken a serious liking to Vikings’ bowlers. He smashed Mohammad Nabi for some big hits while went berserk against Shahidul Islam as well. 200 possible folks? Folks, is anyone here?
  • 6:18 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 97/1 in 12 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Imrul Kayes 36*, Khalid Latif 40*: The partnership looking threatening here as both Kayes and Khalid striking and timing the ball well here. A big score is always going to be tough for Vikings as Victorians have Mashrafe Mortaza and Sohail Tanvir who can wreak havoc even with dew in middle.
  • 5:59 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 65/1 in 9 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Imrul Kayes 24*, Khalid Latif 22*: The partnership already brewing for Victorians. Must say, they have got to a good start. 36 off 30 balls already added by Imrul Kayes and Khalid Latif. Latif is at a run-a-ball while Kayes has looked more aggressive.
  • 5:45 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 46/1 in 6 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Imrul Kayes 16*, Khalid Latif 12*: Well after six overs, Chittagongs Vikings have got their first wicket in form of Hossain Shanto. Vikings’ premier bowler, Taskin Ahmed, struck in his first ball to clean bowl Shanto as Imrul Kayes comes out. He has looked attacking while Vikings’ are bowling in all corners. They need to curb the run-flow soon. Run-rate over 7 for Victorians.
  • 5:29 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 24/0 in 3 overs vs Chittagong Vikings, Hossain 13*, Khalid Latif 10*: Nine coming off the third over as Khalid Latif frees his arms against Pakistan’s star all-rounder, Shoaib Malik. Two fours from his blade to kickstart Victorians’ innings.
  • 5:22 PM IST

    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 7/0 in 1 over vs Chittagong Vikings, Hossain 6*, Khalid Latif 0*: Action has begun at Chittagong with Comilla Victorians coming out to bat. WIth dew expected, Victorians have taken the right decision to bat first. Shoaib Malik starts for Chittagong as Victorians pile 7 from the opening over. Mis-fieldings already happening which shows the amount of dew present there.

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Good Evening, শুভ সন্ধ্যা! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Match 22 of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016, between Comilla Victorians and Chittagong Vikings, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. I am Aditya Sahay, and I will be bringing to you the live updates from this tie. Chittagong are currently placed fifth in the table with four points from six games, having won just a couple, while Comilla, on the other hand, are placed at the bottom of the table with a couple of points from six games as well, having won just a game, as they look to rise above with a win here. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Points table and team standings

Earlier, Chittagong Vikings came out all guns blazing and registered their third win of the tournament in Match 16 against Rajshahi Kings at Chittagong on Friday. It was some serious bowling which helped them defend the target on a batting friendly surface. Taskin Ahmed bowled beautifully and chipped five wickets to see his side wining the game by 19 runs. Taskin broke the opponent’s spine by having five key wickets to his name. It was a collective effort by the Vikings as Mohammad Nabi did well with the bat to get runs on the board after which their bowlers responded well and got wickets at regular intervals. Vikings have gained two valuable points from this win and now have four points to their name.

Earlier, Chittagong Vikings got off to a shaky start as they lost early wickets in the powerplay. Tamim Iqbal floundered early with the bat on five. Dwayne Smith looked good and was scoring runs at a brisk pace but was dismissed on 34 by Abul Hasan. Anamul Haque scored a much needed fifty and ensured the ship was stable after suffering early blows. His knock was important as, Vikings at one stage were falling like nine pins and needed someone to stable the ship. Grant Elliott failed to make any impact as he was done and dusted by Samit Patel. Jaharul Islam also walked away early as Patel got the better of him with a beauty. Vikings were precariously placed at 68 for the loss of four wickets when Nabi walked out to bat and from there he never looked back.

The 2016 BPL season is consisted of seven franchises, which will for the first time include 2- new teams in Khulna Titans and Rajshahi Kings, alongside Dhaka Dynamites, Comilla Victorians, Chittagong Vikings and Barisal Bulls. The tournament will take place from Novemeber 4 till December 10. Dynamites will be captained by Kumar Sangakkara, while defending champions Comilla Victorians will again be lead by Mashrafe Mortaza. Chittagong Vikins will be skippered by Tamim Iqbal, while Barisal Bulls will be led by Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Almost every team has their fair share of international T20 superstars, which adds a lot of spice to the tournament. Some of the biggest names in T20 cricket are playing the tournament, which has already begun to get comparisons with its Indian counterpart the Indian Premier League (IPL), as well as Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) and West Indies’ Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Squads:

Comilla Victorians: Abdullah Al Mamun, Al-Amin, Liton Das (wk), Ashar Zaidi, Jason Holder, Imad Wasim, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Imrul Kayes, Khalid Latif, Nuwan Kulasekara, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Sharif, Nabil Samad, Nahidul Islam, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Rovman Powell, Rashid Khan, Shahzaib Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Ahmed Shehzad, Marlon Samuels, Shykat Ali, Ryan ten Doeschate, Mohammad Jashimuddin.

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