In an exhilarating encounter during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024, Moeen Ali exhibited his exceptional all-around skills, playing a pivotal role in Comilla Victorians’ emphatic triumph over Chattogram Challengers. The high-octane clash unfolded at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, and Moeen’s outstanding performance with both bat and ball left an indelible mark on the match.
Faced with a challenging target of 240 runs set by Comilla Victorians, Chattogram Challengers found themselves in a precarious situation, requiring 75 runs to win with only three wickets in hand and four overs remaining. Sensing an opportunity to sway the game in his team’s favour, Moeen Ali rose to the occasion with remarkable finesse.
Initially, Moeen showcased his batting prowess by smashing a scintillating half-century, bolstering Comilla’s innings. This marked his 33rd half-century in T20 cricket, featuring two boundaries and five sixes.
However, it was Moeen’s exceptional bowling performance that stole the spotlight. As Chattogram’s chase faltered, Moeen delivered a sensational bowling spell, clinching four crucial wickets, including a stunning hat-trick, to dismantle Chattogram’s batting lineup.
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The hat trick commenced with the dismissal of Shohidul Islam, who was expertly stumped by Mahidul Islam Ankon off Moeen’s delivery. In the very next ball, Al-Amin Hossain became another victim to Moeen’s bowling prowess, caught by Will Jacks at long-on.
Just when Chattogram hoped for a comeback, Moeen extinguished their chances by clean-bowling Bilal Khan to complete his hat-trick, leaving the opposition in disarray. His first wicket of the match was Shykat Ali, who got bowled out while batting on 36 runs.
Moeen’s heroics not only secured victory for Comilla Victorians but also etched his name as the eighth player to achieve a hat-trick in the history of the BPL. Following this resounding win, Comilla Victorians now occupy the second position on the BPL points table, while Chattogram Challengers have slipped to third place.