Comilla Victorians will need 116 runs against Rajshahi Kings for the 2nd win in 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Sent in to bat first, Rajshahi scored 115 for 7 in 20 overs where opener Lendl Simmons top-scored 40 off 40 off 23 balls, including six boundaries and one six, before being retired hurt at 48/2 in 5.4 overs.
Simmons hammered three successive boundaries off Arafat Sunny before suffering hamstring pulls facing the 4th ball of innings 6th over taking a single run.
Number 8 batsman Farhad Reza played an unbeaten innings of 25* off 30 balls with a boundary while skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (16 off 14b; 3x4) and Mohammad Sami (10* off 16b) were the other double digit scorers for the side.
Delivering four overs each, Comilla’s skipper Mohammad Nabi got three wickets for 15 runs while Rashid Khan bagged two for economic seven runs.
Al-Amin Hossain and Dwayne Bravo took one wicket each for 24 and 28 runs in three and four overs.