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Evin Lewis smashed 109 off just 49 deliveries.

Khulna Titans vs Comilla Victorians

Already rooted to the bottom of the BPL table, Khulna Titans were in for more misery on Monday (January 28) when Evin Lewis smashed an unbeaten century that handed them a humiliating 80-run loss, their ninth of the season. Batting first, even though Tamim Iqbal wasn't in his elements, Comilla Victorians were marching along fine with Lewis taking on the bowling attack. Mahmudullah brought his side back by getting rid of Tamim and Anamul Haque off back-to-back deliveries but Lewis resurrected the innings alongside Imrul Kayes.

The duo added 97 for the third wicket and from thereon, it was one-way traffic. Lewis found support at the other end too with batsmen making vital contributions at the death. In the last five overs, Victorians added 70 runs as Lewis finished unbeaten on 109, a knock that had 10 sixes in it. In reply, Brendan Taylor and Junaid Siddique were involved in a half-century stand for the opening wicket but wickets kept tumbling in the second half of the innings.

While Taylor made exactly 50, the rest of the batsmen failed to kick on after starting off their innings in positive fashion. The Pakistan pair of Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz shared six wickets between them to wreck the Titans' batting lineup as they were bowled out for 157 with seven balls left. It was the sixth win of the season for Victorians, who are now level on points with Chittagong Vikings.

Brief scores: Comilla Victorians 237/5 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 109*, Imrul Kayes 39; Mahmudullah 2-32) beat Khulna Titans 157 in 18.5 overs (Brendan Taylor 50; Wahab Riaz 3-14, Shahid Afridi 3-27) by 80 runs

Dhaka Dynamites vs Rangpur Riders

A blistering 184-run partnership between centurion AB de Villiers and opening batsman Alex Hales saw Rangpur Riders hammer Dhaka Dynamites by eight wickets. The victory helped them go to the top of the table having played one extra game than their three nearest rivals. Chasing 187, Riders made a horrible start losing Chris Gayle and Rilee Rossouw for a combined score of 1 in the first two overs.

Despite the early setback, the other two overseas imports de Villiers and Hales stole the show with some belligerent hitting. Spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine were carted around on the night, conceding 86 runs in their eight overs combined. While Hales remained unbeaten on 85, de Villiers brought up his century off just 50 balls, a knock that had six sixes in it.

Earlier in the evening, Dynamites were helped to 186 following a sparkling half-century from Rony Talukdar. He found support from the other end too with the likes of Narine, Shakib and in the end, Kieron Pollard chipping in with valuable contributions. But in the end, the total was not enough on a night where de Villiers put on a show.

Brief scores: Dhaka Dynamites 186/6 in 20 overs (Rony Talukdar 52, Kieron Pollard 37*; Farhad Reza 2-32) lost to Rangpur Riders 189/2 in 18.2 overs (AB de Villiers 100*, Alex Hales 85*; Andre Russell 2-30) by eight wickets.

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