Perera's last-ball heroics take Rangpur to fourth

Rangpur Riders 180 for 7 (Mithun 44, Reece 1-13) beat Chittagong Vikings 176 for 7 (van Zyl 68, Nahidul 1-4) by three wickets

Thisara Perera cracked Taskin Ahmed deep into the midwicket stands off the last ball to lift Rangpur Riders to a three-wicket win against Chittagong Vikings. The holiday crowd enjoyed a superb contest that see-sawed several times before leaving Rangpur needing three off the last ball.

The final over started with Rangpur still 14 short of the win. After taking two off the first ball, Perera smacked Taskin for a six off the second before Nahidul Islam was run out off the next ball.

Shahriar Nafees fell to a catch at long-on off the following delivery before Perera hurried back for a second run. As Perera shaped to scoop the final ball, Taskin delivered a wide which narrowed it down to three off the last ball. Then off the last ball, Perera delivered the knockout blow.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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