Rangpur Riders clinched a last ball-thriller victory Chittagong Vikings for their 4th win in the 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday.
Chasing a target of 177 runs, Rangpur scored 180 for 7 in 20 overs with a six by Thisara Perera in the last ball of the match off Taskin Ahmed.
Rangpur needed four runs in the last ball when Taskin delivered a wide.
Thisara Perera took the chance to pull the extra ball out of the park.
Thisara Perera played an unbeaten innings off 28 off 14 balls with three sixes, while man of the match Mashrafe Bin Mortaza quick-fired 42 off 17 balls.
Chris Gayle was another notable scorer with 33 runs while opener Brendon McCullum (15) and Ravi Bopara (11) were the other double digit scorers for the side.
Luis Reece, Tanbir Hayder, Sunzamul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin and Taskin Ahmed bagged one wicket each conceding 13, 14, 23, 24, 29 and 38 runs respectively.
Sent in to bat first, Chittagong collected 176 for 7 in 20 overs where South African all-rounder Stiaan van Zyl dazzled with a half century of 68 off 40 balls, including three boundaries and four sixes.
With the day's results, Rangpur Riders moved one step up from the 5th place collecting eight points from eight encounters. Rangpur registered four victories against four losses.
Chittagong stayed in the bottom place with five points from eight matches, having two wins, five losses and one no result.