The defending champion of Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL) Comilla Victorians faced another defeat on Monday against Shakib Al Hasan’s Barishal Bulls.
This is the fourth consecutive loss of the Victorians. However, in the very last over of the Comilla’s innings the skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza made a lively fighting moment by smashing 4 sixes.
After the whole batting line up of Comilla failed to manage big score Mashrafe played a cameo innings of 47 runs from 35 balls. Despite of his heroic innings Comilla lost the match by 33 runs.
Earlier, in the first innings of the match, Shakib Al Hasan’s Dhaka Dynamites managed to set up a huge target of 195 runs for Comilla within 20 overs.
Mehedi Maruf, the opener of Dhaka made his second fifty in this inaugural BPL tournament. He scored 60 runs from just 39 balls. Tiger all rounder Nasir Hossain also played outstandingly in this match. He scored 43 runs from 35 deliveries.
Nasir Hossain and Mehedi Maruf built up a 84 run partnership in the second wicket after the departure of Kumar Sangakkara in the fourth over of the match. the Sri Lankan legend scored 20 0ff 12 balls with 2 fours and a six.
After coming to face the huge target of 195 runs, Comilla Victorians’ prominent batting recruit Ahmed Shehzad failed to respond in team’s need once again. Except the skipper Mashrafe, none of the Victorian’s batsmen managed to build a good innings.
Watch the last over cameo of Mashrafe here-