Hello, নমস্কার  and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of  match 17  in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015. I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will bring to you the live updates of the match between Sylhet Super Stars and Chittagong Vikings to be played in the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. This is the sixth match for the Sylhet Super Stars while the seventh for Chittagong Vikings. The Vikings are at the bottom of the table while the Super Stars are just above them. This is going to be a crucial game for both the teams as they are in a do or die situation and need to win from this stage to stay vital in the competition. COMPLETE CRICKET COVERAGE: Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2015

*Chittagong Vikings win* Final score: 140/0 in  Overs 16.1, Tamim Iqbal 67(51), Tillakratne Dilshan 63(45).

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Chittagong Vikings 107/0 in  Overs 12 | Target 140 | BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 54(42), Tillakratne Dilshan 49(31): ভাইকিংস ম্যাচ জেতার পথে। The Super Stars bowlers have not been effective so far and the Vikings are on their way to clinch a clear victory. This is a poor performance by the Super Stars both with the ball and the bat. In order to win, they needed to excel in at least one deoarment, which they failed to do today.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Chittagong Vikings 85/0 in  Overs 8 | Target 140 | BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 37(26), Tillakratne Dilshan 44(23): সুপার স্টারস কিছু করো! The Super Stars bowlers urgently need a wicket or two, and they surely need to break the steady partnership between the two openers. Boundaries are coming less frequently but that can not be a solution or a way to their win. The required run rate is quite low and the Vikings have a lots of wickets in their hands, with a long batting line up waiting to come out. They need to bowl them out in order to bag a win.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Chittagong Vikings 42/0 in  Overs 4 | Target 140 | BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 32(18), Tillakratne Dilshan 9(6): তামিম, কি খেলছো! Tamim Iqbal is on fire. Hitting back to back boundaries and sixers and the frustration of the bowlers increasing with every ball. Vikings close to their half century in just four overs and the Super Stars bowlers definitely need to do something about it.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Chittagong Vikings 12/0 in  Overs 1 | Target 140 | BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 12(6), Tillakratne Dilshan 0(0): তামিমের ফাটাফাটি শুরু। Tamim Iqbal starts off with a boundary. He is playing aggressive cricket and looking forward to finish things off fast. Three boundaries came from the first over and that will be a huge boost to the innings.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 139/9 in 20 Overs | BATTING: Rubel Hossain 0(0), Mohammad Shahid 10(12): ভালো ঘুরে দাঁড়ালে সিলেট। After a few early wickets, the Super Stars have somehow managed to make a good come back and put up a decent total for the Vikings to chase, courtesy Shahid ‘Boom-Boom’ Afridi. Afridi played a brilliant knock of 62 off 41 with the help of five fours and four sixes.

OUT! Mohammad Shahid run out 4 (7)

OUT! Shahid Afridi b Mohammad Amir 62 (41)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 125/7 in 17 Overs | BATTING: Abdur Rezzak 1(2), Shahid Afridi 62(40): আফ্রিদি অসাধারণ। Afridi is in action and hitting biggies all over the ground. He is the savior for the Super Stars and helping them with all his experience and talent. An innings that looked disastrous, is now looking quite settled. If they can put up a total around 150, it will be a competitive score and their bowlers will have to do well and take wickets.

OUT! Sohail Tanvir c Ziaur Rahman b Shafiul Islam 17 (16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 93/6 in 13 Overs | BATTING: Sohail Tanvir 5(5), Shahid Afridi 44(23): বুম বুম আফ্রিদি! And that is Boom-Boom Afridi for you. Back to back boundaries and huge sixers from his willow which has made it more interesting to watch. A true entertainer, whenever he is in the crease, you can expect miracle to happen. Though he has been dropped once by Taskin Ahmed, he is hitting fearlessly. Taskin dropped the second of this day, and needs to better his fielding skills because these things can turn out to be the turning point of the match.

OUT! Nazmul Hossain Milon st Anamul Haque (Wk) b Asif Hasan 7 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 57/5 in 9 Overs | BATTING: Nazmul Hosain Milon 6(7), Shahid Afridi 18(14): সিলেট গভীর সংকটে। And Mominul Haque departs. Shahid Afridi is the last hope for the Super Stars who can get them out of the awful situation. The Vikings bowlers and fielders did really well but it is more of a result of the Super Stars batsmen playing really bad. Two of the five dismissals are run-out which is not at all expected at an early stage.

OUT! Mominul Haque c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 9 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 36/4 in 6 Overs | BATTING: Mominul Haque 8(12), Shahid Afridi 6(5):  উইকেটের পর উইকেট। A disastrous start by the Super Stars as their top order topples within a wink of an eye. Bowlers are doing great for the Vikings as they are regularly taking wickets. Adding more to the woes of the Super Stars, they are producing more opportunities. One batsman needs to settle down at this stage and hold the innings together.

OUT! Ravi Bopara run out 11 (9)

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Taskin Ahmed 0 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Sylhet Super Stars 21/2 in 3 Overs | BATTING: Ravi Bopara  11(9): দারুন শুরু ভাইকিংস বোলারস। An awesome start by the Vikings bowlers as they bag two wickets within the first three overs. That is not a good news for the Sylhet super Stars as they are in back foot now. They need a good start in order to have a good batting innings and a competitive total. With early wickets, that is a bit problematic.

OUT! Nurul Hasan c Umar Akmal b Bilawal Bhatti 6 (6)

OUT! Dilshan Munaweera run out 4 (3)

TOSS: Vikings won the toss and elected to field

 

Sylhet Super Stars in their last match faced the Comilla Victorians and had a successful encounter. Winning the toss, they sent the Victorians to bat and saw them put up a total of 164. It was a good total and none of the Super Stars bowlers other than Ravi Bopara could make a difference. But their batsmen made the chase look easy as keeper-skipper Mushfiqur Rahim scored a 31 ball 47 and Ravi Bopara himself scored a half-century picking up the victory.

The Vikings on the other hand are coming from a defeat as they were fully dominated by the Rangpur Riders in their last match. Batting first, they put up a low score of 111 as Tamim Iqbal emerged as the highest run-getter for the side with his 36. It was an easy chase for the Riders as both the top order batsmen excelled and the Vikings bowers failed badly. The game got over within 17 overs and the Riders clinched an easy victory.

SQUADS:

Sylhet Super Stars: Dilshan Munaweera, Mominul Haque, Ravi Bopara, Mushfiqur Rahim (C&Wk), Nurul Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Nasum Ahmed, Josh Cobb, Fidel Edwards, Nazmul Islam, Shehan Jayasuriya, Owais Shah, Hammad Azam, Subashis Roy, Junaid Siddique
Chittagong Vikings: Tamim Iqbal(C), Tillakratne Dilshan, Kamran Akmal(Wk), Anamul Haque, Umar Akmal, Ziaur Rahman, Naeem Islam, Mohammad Amir, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Asif Hasan, Asif Ahmed, CK Kapugedera, Enamul Haque jnr, Elias Sunny, Jeevan Mendis, Yasir Ali, Elton Chigumbura