Charles’ century powers Rangpur to set 193-run target for Comilla

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11 December, 2017 19:10 PM

Charles’ century powers Rangpur to set 193-run target for Comilla

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Johnson Charles’ 105 runs off 63 powers Rangpur to set a 193-run target for Comilla Victorians in the Qualifier 2 match in BPL 17 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Johnson Charles smashed seven sixes and nine boundaries when Brendon McCullum scored 78 runs off 46 crashing nine sixes and one boundary in the Qualifier 2.

Rangpur Riders have scored 192 runs losing only three wickets in all 20 overs by the aesthetic record partnership between Johnson Charles and Brendon McCullum.

It was a make-shift reserve day in Mirpur as the Qualifier 2 match in BPL 17 between Comilla Victorians and Rangpur Riders was delayed due to rain on Sunday.

It was feared that if the game had been washed away by the rain, the Comilla Victorians would go through to the final because of their higher rank in the group stages.

Comilla Victorians have won the toss and opted to field first against Rangpur Riders in the Qualifier 2 in BPL 17 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on the day.

One change for Rangpur as Udana comes in for Malinga while one change for Comilla when DJ Bravo misses out and Cremer is in for today’s play.

Dhaka Dynamites have secured their spot in the final in BPL and Rangpur Riders come into this fixture on the back of Gaylestorm which blew away Khulna Titans in the Eliminator.

The Jamaican on the day struck a 51-ball 126 and wiped off the target with ridiculous ease.

Rangpur Riders (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Brendon McCullum, Mohammad Mithun(w), Ravi Bopara, Nahidul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam, Isuru Udana, Sohag Gazi

Comilla Victorians (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das(w), Jos Buttler, Imrul Kayes, Marlon Samuels, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Saifuddin, Graeme Cremer, Mahedi Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain.