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  • 9:30 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 120/10 in 19 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Abul Hasan 7*: And that’s the end! A spectacular win for Comilla Victorians. Their body language showed much how they wanted to win this game. They first posted 152, which was a modest score, and defended it in all means courtesy a brilliant bowling spell from Sohail Tanvir. He showed glimpse of this yesterday but a smaller total could not help his cause. Nonetheless, a win is a win and finally CV are off the mark in this edition. Can they spoil others’ party as well going forward? Join us tomorrow for the only match late evening. Goodnight folks. Stay tuned for more cricket updates on CricketCountry, if you are not indulged in Coldplay fever. 😀
  • 9:22 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 108/9 in 18 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Abul Hasan 2*, Mohammad Sami 1*: The writing is pretty much on the wall. What a performance this has been from the defending champions. They looked in full intensity when they came out to defend 153. Sohail Tanvir has taken 4-for and completely pegged down Rajshahi Kings. Sammy’s men should be disappointed as this was a crucial match for them but they haven’t chased down totals properly this edition. One wicket away, CV!
  • 8:58 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 91/5 in 14 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Darren Sammy 0*, Samit Patel 4*: A stiff task this getting for the batting side. Nonetheless, this is not yet over as in comes Darren Sammy. He can change the complexion of the game in no time. Last 4 overs have leaked out 32 runs losing 3 wickets. Will Kings get there or Victorians complete their first win of this edition’s BPL?
  • 8:40 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 68/4 in 12 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Monimul Haque 44*, Samit Patel 1*: 85 needed off 48 balls as the run-rate now mouting over 10. Pressure has certainly got over Rajshahi Kings as Victorians looking upbeat for their first win of BPL 2016. From now on, you gotta support Victorians cause they have come out with a purpose and left no stone upturned to have them in this position. Darren Sammy needed to play a blinder whenever he comes. Meanwhile, Monimul Haque has to try getting maximum strike to keep RK in the hunt.
  • 8:22 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 58/3 in 10 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Monimul Haque 39*, Nurul Hussain 4*: 95 required off the last 60 balls. Got to say that Victorians looking more hungry here for a win. They deserve it with the way they have been going about their business here. Tight bowling after three dismissals have dent the run-flow of Rajshahi Kings. Will they get it? Darren Sammy needs to play a blinder here.
  • 8:12 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 41/3 in 8 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Monimul Haque 25*, Nurul Hussain 2*: Rajshahi Kings tottering here a bit. After a patient start, they have lost the plot with twin strikes from Sohail Tanvir with now Mohammad Saifuddin getting a scalp in form of Umar Akmal. Chase getting tougher with 112 more required from 72 balls.
  • 7:58 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 30/2 in 6 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Monimul Haque 16*, Umar Akmal 2*: After a good start, Rajshahi Kings lose two quick wickets. Sohail Tanvir as done the trick again after an impressive and economical bowling yesterday against Rangpur Riders. The match pretty much in the balance now. At present, Victorians sensing their first win of BPL 2016.
  • 7:46 PM IST
    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 22/0 in 4 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Junaid Siddique 6*, Monimul Haque 14*: After 4 overs, little bit of acceleration from Monimul Haque’s side. He has upped the ante with a four and maximum. Some sloppy fielding helped Rajshahi Kings as Mashrafe Mortaza is not a happy man out there.
  • 7:38 PM IST

    LIVE: Rajshai Kings 5/0 in 2 overs vs Comilla Victorians, Junaid Siddique 2*, Monimul Haque 2*: A tight start this from Victorians as only 5 added from Rajshahi openers in a modest chase of 153 runs. Mortaza and Hossain Shanto start the proceedings for their side with a tall task ahead.

  • 7:09 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 152/5 in 20 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Sohail Tanvir 15*, Ryen ten Doeschate 21*: And that’s the end of 20 overs here at Chittagong. Rajshahi Kings must be impressed with their performance as at one point of time, Victorians look set to cross 160-run mark. Ryen ten Doeschate and Sohail Tanvir managed few vital runs for their side but 153 is still not a big total for Rajshahi Kings. WIll they get it? An interesting second innings awaits us! Join us in 15…
  • 6:57 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 133/5 in 18 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Sohail Tanvir 9*, Ryen ten Doeschate 8*: With just two overs to go, things looking little bleak for Victorians. Once again they have thrown the momentum after a respectable start. ten Doeschate and Tanvir are trying hard but not getting much runs up their sleeves. Some serious good death bowling by Abul Hasan as he gave only 7 off the last over. 150 on cards, folks?
  • 6:48 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 120/5 in 16 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Sohail Tanvir 6*, Ryen ten Doeschate 1*: After the end of 16 overs, Victorians have lost a bit of plot. They were 102 for 3 but now have faltered to 120 for 5. Nonetheless, they should get at least 40 from the last 4 overs. This will take them to 160 but they should fancy anything around 155+ also. Meanwhile, Darren Sammy just completed his quota of overs and though he conceded 34, he took important two wickets as well. Captain looking energetic to take his side home tonight.
  • 6:32 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 102/3 in 14 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Imrul Kayes 34*, Mashrafe Mortaza 2*: With just six overs left, the match is now well set for some smacking hits by Mortaza and Kayes. Kayes looks well set and it is he who can take struggling Comilla Victorians to a safe, or, challenging total.
  • 6:24 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 85/3 in 12 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Imrul Kayes 19*, Mashrafe Mortaza 0*: Darren Sammy, the captain of Rajshahi Kings, has struck at a vital time for his side heading into the death overs. He removes a well-set Hossain Shanto for 41 off 40 balls. In comes Mashrafe Mortaza. He is known for fighting hard and will like to throttle Rajshahi’s bowling attack to take his side to a respectable total.
  • 6:07 PM IST
    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 69/2 in 10 overs vs Rajshahi Kings, Hossain Shanto 30(32)*, Imrul Kayes 15(12)*: The Victorians have lost two wickets but the runs on the board don’t look to be leading to a very challenging total. The projected score will be near 140 while 160 can be called a safe total.
  • 5:25 PM IST

    LIVE: Comilla Victorians 6/0 in 1 over vs Rajshahi Kings, Hossain Shanto 1*, Khalid Latif 5*: Darren Sammy started with spin from one end as he gave the ball to youngster, Mehedi Hasan. Victorians’ openers looked careful with a steady start of 6 for no loss after one over. Khalid Latif off the mark with a four off his second ball of the game.

 Darren Sammy is leading the Rajshahi Kings © AFP

Good afternoon, শুভ অপরাহ্ন! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016. The 19th match of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 2016-17 is scheduled to be played between Comilla Victorians vs Rajshahi Kings, on Saturday.  Here you will get all the live update of Match No. 19 of the domestic Twenty20 (T20) tournament. The match will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong and one can expect some action-packed moments from this encounter. This encounter is going to crunch one as both teams are tottering at the bottom of the table. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2016: Points table and team standings

Comilla Victorians, the defending champions of last season have not played the tournament as champions so far. In this season, they have played five matches and have lost all of them. On the other hand, the Rajshahi Kings have played five matches and have just won one match which was against Dhaka Dynamites. Both teams have still 9 matches left to be played in the group stages and they will have to kick start with their win if they want to stand any chance to get qualified for the next stage of the tournament. Their qualification also depends on how the other teams perform because at such a stage these two teams will have to win every match that they play and also hope that the other teams, basically Dhaka Dynamites and Rangpur Raiders lose their remaining matches.

A lot depends on how the Comilla Victorians skipper Masrafe Mortaza takes the tournament from here as he is the skipper for them. Mortaza has been leading the international Bangladeshi side successfully in the recent times but his magic seems to have dozed off in the BPL 2016-17. Same can be said about Darren Sammy who is leading Rajshahi Kings. West Indies went on to win the World Twenty20 International World Cup 2016 under his leadership but his leadership skills seem to have come under scrutiny after the debacle with Rajshahi Kings.

With the tournament in its prime stage right now, both teams will have to make sure that they win their remaining matches to keep themselves in the competition or else this season of the tournament would definitely be a foregone conclusion for both teams

Rajshahi Kings: Abul Hasan, Ebadat Hossain, Farhad Reza, Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Sami, Darren Sammy(c), Mominul Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan(wk), Samit Patel, Raqibul Hasan, Rony Talukdar, Sabbir Rahman, Salman Hossain, Milinda Siriwardana, Upul Tharanga, Umar Akmal, Delwar Hossain, Kesrick Williams, Junaid Siddique

Comilla Victorians: Abdullah Al Mamun, Al-Amin, Ashar Zaidi, Jason Holder, Imad Wasim, Imrul Kayes, Khalid Latif, Nuwan Kulasekara, Liton Das(wk), Mashrafe Mortaza(c), 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