40th match (N), Dhaka, Dec 5 2017, Bangladesh Premier League
(20 ov, target 195)
Vikings won by 45 runs
Player Of The Match
Chattogram Challengers
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Reece's 80* fleeces Rajshahi in Chittagong's final game

The win, however, could not help Chittagong on the points table, with the Vikings finishing the tournament last out of seven teams

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Chittagong Vikings194/2(20 overs)
Rajshahi Kings149/9(20 overs)
end of over 201 runs
RR: 149/9CRR: 7.45 
Mustafizur Rahman1 (6)
Qazi Onik3 (6)
Sikandar Raza4-0-16-4
Taskin Ahmed4-0-29-1

9.42 pm That's all from Mirpur. A bottom-of-the-table clash tonight, where Chittagong Vikings beat Rajshahi Kings by 45 runs. All from me for the evening, and also from both teams for this season. We'll see you tomorrow, for two very important games. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of all the BPL action today. See you all tomorrow! It's Sreshth Shah, signing off!

9.37 pm Right, we're ready for the presentation. First up, the losing captain Mushfiqur Rahim. He says: "Our bowlers didn't execute our plans in the Powerplay. Ronchi and Reece were good, and we weren't good with our catching. Samit's knock was a great one, wasn't an easy wicket to bat on. We needed someone till the end. The whole tournament as a whole was really disappointing. Hope to regroup and come back stronger. All the best to the top four teams."

Now the winning captain, Luke Ronchi. He says: "It was a fantastic game, all around, both with bat and ball. Reece and Raza continued their batting form with the ball as well. Taskin, excellent too. Making Reece bat higher worked really well. Overall, we lost a lot of close games. We didn't get demolished in too many games, so that's a positive. We've just been bad at finishing games, which is important between a win and a loss. We're leaving with a smile on our face, especially with the final win. The support from Chittagong and elsewhere has been superb. A cool place to play cricket!"

And Luis Reece is the Man of the Match! For his all-round performance of 80 and a wicket in his three overs. He says: "I open to bat back at home, so good to get an opportunity tonight. A great team performance. Luke knew I wanted to bat top 3 but I had to wait my turn given the quality in our batting. The wicket was a bit 'stoppy', but we knew if had a platform we'd score big. Especially with Raza at the end still left. We were happy with 194."

9.33 pm Hand shakes all around. It's been a difficult campaign for both teams this season. Don't forget, Rajshahi were runners-up last year. Lots of 'what if's' this season, but Chittagong Vikings finish last this season despite the win today. The wooden spoon is theirs. Be back with the presentation in a few minutes.

Sikandar Raza to Mustafizur Rahman, no run
good length wide outside off, left alone by the batsman and Raza finishes with his best ever T20 figures. Four for 16 off his four overs. Chittagong Vikings win by 45 runs!
Sikandar Raza to Mustafizur Rahman, no run
full just outside off, pushed off the front foot towards cover
Sikandar Raza to Mustafizur Rahman, no run
full on middle and leg, cramps him for room. Dug away to mid off
Sikandar Raza to Mustafizur Rahman, no run
back of a length outside off, carved towards point off the back foot

Sydee: "I dont want Sikandar Raza to bowl next over . It will be intresting to see if he bowls his next over in next bpl for another team and get a wicket in the first ball . " -- But wouldn't have counted for the hat-trick then

Sikandar Raza to Mustafizur Rahman, no run
tossed up full on off stump, prods forward and defends
Sikandar Raza to Qazi Onik, 1 run
misses out on the hat-trick. Full on middle and muscled to cow corner
end of over 193 runs
RR: 148/9CRR: 7.78 • RRR: 47.00
Qazi Onik2 (5)
Mustafizur Rahman1 (1)
Taskin Ahmed4-0-29-1
Sikandar Raza3-0-15-4

Will Raza get a hat-trick or finish with a five-for? Time to find out

Taskin Ahmed to Qazi Onik, 1 run
wide yorker outside off, bunted away towards point. Only a single. 47 needed off the final over.

Sreenath : "@moin... Don't praise the problems... Every bpl team choked chasing low score or failed to defend low score.. Not even a single Bangladeshi player performed well through out the tournament except tamim.. Shakib, fizz, taskin, mehdi all lost form.. Future of Bangladesh in T20I isn't looking bright "

Taskin Ahmed to Qazi Onik, no run
very short on leg stump, gets big onto the batsman. Tries to uppercut, but misses
Taskin Ahmed to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 run
in the air, but falls just short. Back of a length on leg stump, and gloves it. The keeper almost caught it
Taskin Ahmed to Qazi Onik, 1 run
yorker on leg stump, somehow manages to squeeze this away to square leg. Assisted by an inside edge
Taskin Ahmed to Qazi Onik, no run
another dot ball, wide outside off and slowing things down. Onik tried to cut this but misses. Deceived by the change of pace
Taskin Ahmed to Qazi Onik, no run
overpitched full outside off, perfect wide yorker

Taskin to bowl the 19th, but will Raza be able to attempt a hat-trick next over? Lets see..

end of over 183 runs • 2 wicket
RR: 145/9CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 25.00
Qazi Onik0 (0)
Sikandar Raza3-0-15-4
Rayad Emrit3-0-28-1
Sikandar Raza to Zakir Hasan, OUT
attempts to slog this over cow corner but takes the outside edge! Full ball on middle and slogged blindly. Pocketed by short third man. Easy stuff and Raza finishes his third over on a high. His fourth wicket
Zakir Hasan c Taskin Ahmed b Sikandar Raza 19 (22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 86.36
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Sami, OUT
low full toss wide outside off, forces the batsman to reach at it, and he slices it. Looks like it's going over cover point, but no! Takes a catch while running back, before falling over
Mohammad Sami c Sunzamul Islam b Sikandar Raza 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Sikandar Raza to Zakir Hasan, 1 run
full on leg stump, down on one knee and dragged past the bowler. In the air for a while, before long on intercepts
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Sami, 1 run
slogged towards the leg side but there's protection in the deep. Full ball on middle and Sami connected well with his slog sweep ut two men marshaling the region
Sikandar Raza to Zakir Hasan, 1 run
low full toss on middle stump, muscled down the ground to long off
Sikandar Raza to Zakir Hasan, no run
full on middle and spinning away from the left hander. Tried to slog over cover but zips past his outside edge

Moin: "BPL has been very Good this year. Teams Fight hard for Victory. Until 10 matches each, we did not know who was gonna be safe & Whose gonna be in danger. Until now we only know that Victorians will take No.1 spot..... Thats the beauty.....!!!"

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossRajshahi Kings , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Luis Reece
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days05 December 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Shafiuddin Ahmed
Mahfuzur Rahman
TV Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Reserve Umpire
Imran Parvez
Match Referee
Samiur Rahman
PointsChittagong Vikings 2, Rajshahi Kings 0