Narine smashes 13-ball 50 as Comilla Victorians defeat Chattogram Challengers to seal spot in BPL final Featured

Man of the Match Sunil Narine scored the fastest 50 in BPL history on Wednesday to propel Comilla Victorians to a seven-wicket victory over Chattogram Challengers and a place in the finals of the tournament where they will face Fortune Barishal.

Narine’s 50 came from just 13 balls with four fours and four sixes as Comilla Victorians successfully chased down 149 in just 12.5 overs. Thanks to Narine, Comilla Victorians raced to 79 inside the Powerplay after Litton Das had been dismissed, first ball, without scoring.

When the Trinidadian was eventually dismissed for 57 (16) in the sixth over, the platform had already been set for Imran Kayes (22), Faf de Plessis and Moeen Ali, who were both unbeaten on 30 in an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 54 that took the side to victory.

Ali was particularly brutal on the opposing bowling attack with three fours and two sixes from the 13 balls he faced. Ali ended the match with those sixes off consecutive balls from Shoriful Islam.

Earlier, Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 44 and Akbar Ali 33 to rescued Chattogram Challengers from disaster at 50-5 after eight overs. From a promising 31-0 in the fourth over, Chattogram lost the wickets of Will Jacks for 16, Zakir Hasan for 20, Chadwick Walton for 2, Affif Hossain for 10 and Shamim Hossain without scoring in the space of 26 balls.

Mrittunjoy Chowdhury scored 15 from nine balls late to give push Chattogram to 148 from 19.1 overs.

Ali with 3-20 and Shohidul Islam 3-33 did the damage for Comilla Victorians, who will now face Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo in the finals on Friday.

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