Pakistan’s pace star Nasim Shah started playing in the first match for Comilla Victorians. This 19-year-old pacer single-handedly demolished the Dhaka Dominators today. He bowled 4 overs and took 4 wickets for just 12 runs. Dhaka’s score has crossed 100 in Tenetun. Comilla Victorians won by 60 runs.
Dhaka did not get off to a good start in the run chase. Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah bowled Mizanur Rahman (5) in an extraordinary delivery for the team’s 10 runs. Another opener Soumya Sarkar returned after adding 2 more runs to the scoreboard. Adding to the burden of failure, Soumya collected 3 runs from 7 balls. Mohammad Mithun couldn’t either. Nasim Shah was the second victim after scoring 3 runs off 11 balls.
Dhaka captain Nasir Hossain, who has been doing well consistently, did not make it today. Khushdil Shahr scored 17 runs off 15 balls and got caught by Nasim. Comilla returns Enamul Haque (11) with a review. Half of Dhaka’s innings ended with 62 runs. Nasim Shah hit two consecutive balls in the 16th over. Muktar Ali (9) and Amir Hamza (0) returned. The defeat of Dhaka was confirmed. The rest was formality. In the end, Dhaka’s innings stopped at 104 runs for 9 wickets. Apart from Naseem, Khushdil Shah took 2 wickets for 24 runs.
Earlier, Comilla Victorians scored 164 runs for 6 wickets after losing the toss in Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla. They had a slow start. Liton Das hit 8 balls to open the account of runs. Al Amin picked up Mohammad Rizwan who scored 3 runs off 7 balls in the third over. In the face of Taskin-Al Amin’s pace attack, Comilla managed to take only 4 runs in the first 3 overs! The first boundary of the innings came from Comilla skipper Imrul’s bat in the fourth over. Comilla’s batsmen should get back with this boundary.
Lytton quickly became destructive. One after another beautiful shots are seen. 35 runs come in the powerplay. Liton’s innings of 20 runs off three fours off 20 balls stopped in the seventh over by Dhaka captain Nasir Hossain. Comilla captain Imrul Kayes scored 28 runs off 5 fours off 22 balls and was bowled by Amir Hamzar. Johnson Charles was in a devastating mood. The Caribbean’s innings of 32 runs off 25 balls ended in a run out. Comilla’s score touched three figures in the 14th over. Mosaddek (9 off 11) was caught by Amir Hamza off Nasir. Taskin took the first victim by returning Khushdil who scored 30 runs off 17 balls. Mohammad Mithun did great stumping. In the end, Zaker Ali’s cameo of 20* runs from 10 balls made Comilla’s collection 164 runs for 6 wickets. Dhaka captain Nasir took 2 wickets.