Comilla Victorians, the two-time winner of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), is 149 runs away from the final of the ongoing edition of the Bangabandhu BPL.
They restricted Chattogram Challengers to 148 for 10 in 19.1 overs in the second Qualifier of the BPL on Wednesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the highest runs getter for Chattogram with his 38 from 44 balls with three fours and two sixes while Akbar Ali posted 33 off 20 balls with two fours and two sixes.
Will Jacks and Zakir Hasan made a good start to the innings when they posted 31 in 3.3 overs before losing Jacks to Shohidul Islam for 16 off 9 balls with two fours and one six. Zakir made 20 off 19 balls with four fours. He was set well before falling prey to Moeen Ali.
But the middle-order of Chattogram failed to do well as Chadwick Walton, Afif Hossain and Shamim Hossain fell for 2, 10 and a duck respectively. Zakir and Shamim were removed by Moeen off two consecutive deliveries.
Coming to bat at nine, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury posted 15 with two sixes before falling to Shohidul Islam after Abu Hider Rony takes a great catch at the deep.
For Comilla, Moeen Ali scalped three wickets conceding 20 runs in three overs while Shohidul also bagged three off 33 runs in three overs.
Now, the Victorians need to score 149 to march to the final where Fortune Barishal have already booked a place beating Comilla in the first Qualifier. The final will be played on February 18 at Sher-e-Bangla.