Naseem takes four as Comilla down Dhaka
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Comilla Victorians star Naseem Shah took four wickets to destroy Dhaka Dominators in their Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) clash in Mirpur Monday. Comilla sealed the match by 60 runs.
Dhaka's fragile batting department was undone by Pakistani pacer Naseem fiery bowling while chasing Comilla's 165-run. The right-arm seamer, making his BPL debut, took four wickets while conceding only 12 runs in four overs as Dhaka finished on 104 for nine after 20 overs.
Pakistan’s Khushdil Shah took two wickets for Comilla, while pacers Abu Hider and Mukidul Islam each took one.
Only three batters from Dhaka reached double figures. Usman Ghani led the way with 33 runs as they eventually surrendered helplessly.
Meanwhile, Soumya Sarkar continued his poor form and was dismissed for three runs, while inform skipper Nasir Hossain was dismissed for 17 runs. Dhaka is struggling at the bottom of the points table after six defeats in seven games.
Earlier, Comilla were in trouble after being sent to bat, with a score of 35 for two in the Powerplay. However, contributions from skipper Imrul Kayes (28), and Johnson Charles (32) in the middle kept Comilla in the game.
Player of the match Khushdil scored a quick 17-ball 30 with two sixes and two fours, and Jaker Ali played an unbeaten cameo of 20 off 10 deliveries as a back-up to help Comilla post a challenging total of 164 for six in 20 overs.
Dhaka's Nasir Hossain took two wickets, while Taskin Ahmed, Al Amin Hossain, and Amir Hamza each took one.