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|Shakib Al Hasan||3.0||0||24||0||8.00|
|Shakib Al Hasan||53||42||6||0||126.19|
The points table in Bangladesh Premier League continues to shuffle as Comilla Victorians toppled Chittagong Vikings to climb at the top of the table. With 14 points and terrific run-rate, their qualification looks nothing but certain. On the other hand, Chittagong Vikings are stuck in the middle-of-the-table crowd and are set to take on Dhaka Dynamites in their next game which is to be played at Chattogram on 30th January. Dhaka Dynamites, too, are coming off an annihilating defeat at the hands of Rangpur Riders. The result of this game will not only impact the fortunes of Dhaka Dynamites and Chittagong Vikings but could also have interesting consequences on the fortunes of Sylhet Sixers.
On a rain-affected day at Chattogram, Mushfiqur Rahim opted for a strange decision to bat first considering the overcast conditions and possibility of DLS method to come into the picture. The decision immediately backfired as both Yasir Ali and Shadman Islam were back in the pavilion with just three runs on the board.
Mushfiqur Rahim, too, could only help the team to 17 runs as he was caught behind off Wahab Riaz in the fifth over of the match. Barring Mossadek Hossain's unbeaten 43 off 25 balls, no batsman could get going and partnerships were hard to come by. With wickets tumbling around him, Mossadek Hossain somehow got them to 116 which were chased easily by Victorians.
With so little total to defend, there was only so much their bowlers could do. Abu Jayed bowled beautifully early in the early overs and was well assisted by Nayeem Hasan. Abu Jayed picked up a couple of wickets towards the back-end of the innings, but it was too late by then as Victorians cruised to the required total with more than three overs to spare.
M Shahzad, Nazmul Hossain Milon, Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur Rahim, C Delport, Sikandar Raza, Mosaddek Hossain, Dasun Shanaka, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Khaled Ahmed.
Dhaka Dynamites started off the tournament in a rollicking fashion, but their performance in the second half hasn't even been remotely close to what it was like in the first. In the last match, they were victims of Rangpur Riders rampage as AB de Villiers and Alex Hales wreaked havoc on their bowlers.
In the last few games, Dhaka Dynamites have looked a mere shadow of themselves. The difference was apparent in their last game as well where their otherwise fluent bowlers conceded 63 runs in the powerplay. On the contrary, Dhaka took as many as 21 deliveries to score their first boundary. Barring Andre Russell, who picked up two for 30, no bowler was able to impose any sort of pressure whatsoever on Rangpur batsmen.
Earlier with the bat, Dhaka Dynamites got off to a rather sedate start as Hazratullah Zazai took some time to get going. Coming in at 35 for 1, Rony Talukdar provided their innings with some much-needed impetus. Talukdar added 54 runs with Shakib Al Hasan in less than five overs for the third wicket. However, the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan brought about the mini-collapse which eventually created the difference of 15-20 runs to the final score.
SP Narine, R Talukdar, Mahmudul Hasan, Mizanur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Nurul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Andrew Birch, Rubel Hossain.
With both the teams struggling after a relatively good run in the tournament, a win is what they desperately need with the business end not too far away. Dhaka Dynamites have won only one match in their last five matches including a loss against Chittagong Vikings. Vikings, too, are appearing to be running out of steam as we approach the playoffs. With a strong and experienced middle-order consisting of Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, and Kieren Pollard, the Dynamites appear to be better-balanced than Vikings who are a little too over-reliant on Mushfiqur Rahim. We think that experience will play a key role in the upcoming encounter and the Dynamites are better equipped to handle that and win the upcoming encounter.