Five wins out of eight matches, Fortune Barisal has registered themselves on top of the BPL table with 11 points and Comilla positioning second with four wins in seven games.
Fortunately, Barisal has confirmed their fifth win against Comilla.
Batting first Barisal scored 155 runs for 5 wickets and in reply, Comilla was restricted to 123 for nine. Thus lost to Barisal by 32 runs and slipped to the second position of the table.
Thanks to Shakib Al Hasan’s all-rounding performance and tight bowling from Nayeem Hasan who picked up three wickets, the highest wicket-taker of the match while Shakib and Bravo picked up two wickets each.
According to the Sport News BD experts, from the beginning of this BPL season, Barisal’s only headache was the batting of the top order. With Gayle, proclaimed Universal Boss has hardly smiled with his bat. Yesterday, he departed only for 10 off 8 balls.
Despite losing his wicket, the other opener Munim kept playing big shots and showing his capabilities. It didn’t look like for once that he was playing his second International T20 match.
This right-hander tried his best to pile up a good score in the powerplay and eventually got out at 45 off 25 balls in Moeen Ali’s spell, becoming his only victim after striking three sixes and four boundaries.
But then Barisal scored 69 runs in 6 overs. Shakib who was also finding himself in this season added 50 runs in just 37 balls, made the second consecutive fifty, registered the first fifty in the previous game after 45 innings in the International arena.
On the other end, Towhid couldn’t change the gears and remained unbeaten on 31 off 36 balls. However, Barisal failed to showcase power hitting in the slog overs, scoring only 19 runs in 18 balls.
Batting second, Comilla couldn’t resist losing their early wickets. It was just the second over of the second innings and the ball was also not in a good position. But Imrul couldn’t utilize his batting skills and got caught for 1 run. In Shakib’s next over, Liton Das was stumped.
Comilla lost their 3 top-order batsmen within 6 overs and kept losing wickets in regular intervals. Overseas players also couldn’t take the pressure to handle it.