DHAKA: In the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Sunday, Comilla Victorians crushed Rajshahi Kings by nine wickets after Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan starred with the ball, taking four wickets collectively as Rajshahi lurched to their third loss in four games.
Sent to bat, Rajshahi’s innings hardly put up a decent partnership. They succumbed to the deadly Afghan combination – Rashid’s subtle variations and Nabi’s accuracy- as they made only 115 for 7 in 20 overs. Nabi finished with 3 for 15 while Rashid gave away just seven runs in four overs for his wicket.
Liton Das gave Comilla a brisk start before Imrul Kayes and Jos Buttler finished off the chase with their unbroken 97-run second-wicket stand, taking Cmilla home with 29 balls to spare.
Rajshahi Kings: Lendl Simmons, Mominul Haque, Malcolm Waller, Rony Talukdar, James Franklin, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mehidy Hasan, Farhad Reza, Kesrick Williams, Mohammad Sami, Nihaduzzaman
Comilla Victorians: Liton Das (wk), Jos Buttler, Imrul Kayes, Marlon Samuels, Alok Kapali, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rashid Khan, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain