The allrounder hit two sixes in the last over to tie the game, and defended 11 in the One-Over Eliminator
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The South African will slot into a batting line-up that already includes Chris Gayle and Alex Hales
The BCB said there was still no decision on the fate of the Chittagong franchise after its current owners reportedly said they cannot "continue in the tournament"
Luke Ronchi and Sikandar Raza were the only standouts for the Chittagong team that finished rock bottom on the points table, with only three wins in 12 games
The win, however, could not help Chittagong on the points table, with the Vikings finishing the tournament last out of seven teams
The Sylhet captain led from the front, finishing with his maiden five-wicket haul, and ensuring that the team's play-off hopes remained alive
Rajshahi Kings kept their qualification hopes alive with a crushing win over Chittagong Vikings, rising to fifth position on the table
The West Indies opener struck 75 off just 31 balls to set up the chase as Dhaka Dynamites joined Khulna Titans at the top of the points table
Stiaan van Zyl's fifty went in vain as Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Mithun took the visitors to a tight win in Chittagong
Khulna Titans ran down a 161-run target with 10 balls to spare to rise to second position in the 2017-18 BPL, beating Chittagong Vikings by five wickets
Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Arafat Sunny took combined figures of 2 for 50 from 10 overs to choke Chittagong to 139, a total they chased down with 11 balls to spare
Khulna Titans' late charge with the bat led them to an 18-run win over Chittagong Vikings in Mirpur
Rangpur Riders fell short by 11 runs in their chase of 167, despite having clawed their way back into the game with a terrific end-overs display with the ball
The medium-pacers helped pull things back for Comilla Victorians after Chittagong had put on 80 in eight overs, before Jos Buttler and Marlon Samuels helped them chase 144
A revamped Chittagong Vikings squad will hope to better their performance from last season, when they lost the Eliminator to Rajshahi Kings
Rangpur Riders bowled Chittagong Vikings out for 124, setting up their nine-wicket win on the back of Mohammad Shahzad's unbeaten 80
Comilla Victorians paced their chase of 137 expertly to take their fifth win of the tournament, beating Chittagong Vikings by five wickets
Comilla Victorians needed their captain Mashrafe Mortaza to do the extraordinary - with the bat - to record their first win in the BPL
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