Clinical Victorians surge to the top spot

Clinical Victorians surge to the top spot

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Tamim Iqbal was unbeaten on 54. © Getty

Chittagong Vikings vs Comilla Victorians

Comilla Victorians surged to the top of the table following another clinical show with both bat and ball on Tuesday (January 29). Victorians smashed Chittagong Vikings with 14 balls to spare to register their fifth win in the last six games.

Mohammad Saifuddin caused damage very early picking up two wickets in the second over. The procession continued with Wahab Riaz, Mahedi Hasan and Shahid Afridi inflicting more damage in the middle overs to leave Vikings reeling at 70/7.

Mohammad Shahzad valiantly fought for a 35-ball 33 at one end but if not for a stunning cameo at the death from Mosaddek Hossain, Vikings wouldn’t have touched three figures. Mosaddek smashed three fours and three sixes in his 25-ball 43 as Vikings reached 116 in their quota of 19 overs (due to rain).

Chasing a tricky little score, Shamsur Rahman went on the rampage following Anamul Haque’s dismissal. At the other end, Tamim Iqbal played a sedate knock ensuring he batted through the chase to see his side home. While Shamsur fell for 36, Tamim remained unbeaten on 54 off 51 deliveries and polished off the chase alongside Thisara Perera.

Brief scores: Chittagong Vikings 116/8 in 19 overs (Mosaddek Hossain 43*, Mohammad Shahzad 33; Shahid Afridi 2-10, Wahab Riaz 2-23) lost to Comilla Victorians 117/3 in 16.4 overs (Tamim Iqbal 54*, Shamsur Rahman 36; Abu Jayed 2-25) by seven wickets (DLS method)

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