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Mushfiqur's heroics help Vikings to beat Victorians

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 Published: 10:32 PM, 13 January 2019   Updated: 10:38 PM, 13 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

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Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim's 75 off 41 helped Chittagong Vikings to beat Comilla Victorians by 4 wickets in the 2nd match of the day. 

Batting first Comilla Victorians posted 184/5 with the help of Lankan Thisara Perera's 74 and E Lewis 38. Chittagong Vikings reached the target with 2 balls remaining.

Chasing the target Vikings made 58-run in the opening stand. CS Delport (13) went out by Mohammad Saifuddin. Then Vikings lost Yasir Ali (4) and Mohammad Shahzad (46 off 27) in quick succession. 

But skipper Mushfiqur Rahim's 75 off 41 and Mossaddek Hossain 12 off 12 help Vikings to chase down the target. 

Mohammad Saifuddin bagged 3 for 45 in his 4 overs haul.

Earlier, Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera scored explosive 74 just 26 delivery in his first BPL 2019 match as Comilla Victorians posted 184/5 against Chittagong Vikings.

After winning the toss Chittagong Viking asked Comilla to bat first. Comilla lost opener Tamim Iqbal before scoring any run and Anamul Haque on 21. Then Skipper Imrul Kayes and E Lewis added 54-run in the 3rd wickets stand. But they lost 5 wickets on 86 after E Lewis retired hurt (38).

From here, Mohammad Saifuddin 26 off 19 and NLTC Perera 74 off 26 added unbeaten 98 in the 6 wickets stand.
 
Khaled Ahmed bagged 3 wickets for 34 and R Frylinck 1 for 49.

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