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Eliminator, Mirpur, February 26, 2024, Bangladesh Premier League
(14.5/20 ov, T:136) 136/3

Barishal won by 7 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
50 (26) & 2/28
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Mayers and Tamim win the Eliminator and keep Fortune Barishal alive in the BPL

Chattogram Challengers were limited to 135 for 9 in the knockout match

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
Fortune Barishal will now face the loser of Qualifier 1 on Wednesday  •  BPL

Fortune Barishal will now face the loser of Qualifier 1 on Wednesday  •  BPL

Fortune Barishal 136 for 3 (Tamim 52*, Mayers 50) beat Chattogram Challengers 135 for 9 (Brown 34, Shuvagata 24, Mayers 2-28, Saifuddin 2-28, McCoy 2-29) by seven wickets
Fortune Barishal kept themselves in the hunt for a place in the BPL final after they crushed Chattogram Challengers by seven wickets in the Eliminator match in Mirpur. Kyle Mayers starred for Barishal with an all-round show, taking two wickets before hitting a rapid half-century.
Barishal lost Soumya Sarkar in the first over of their 136-run chase but Tamim Iqbal and No. 3 Mayers quickly hit back. Tamim struck Al-Amin Hossain for three fours in the second over before Mayers joined in with his first six in the third over. Mayers then blasted Shuvagata Hom for 26 runs in the fifth over, hitting three sixes and two fours.
Mayers got out soon after reaching 50, caught behind off Bilal Khan, having faced 26 balls. He struck five sixes and three fours. Tamim kept the chase on track with his unbeaten 52 off 43 balls, including nine fours as Barishal won with 5.1 overs to spare. Barishal's newcomer David Miller didn't force the issue, hitting 17 off 13 balls before falling for a simple catch to deep midwicket. Mushfiqur Rahim was there with Tamim to complete the chase.
Chattogram earlier had banked heavily on their in-form opener Tanzid Hasan. But he fell in the second over. Saifuddin got the big wicket when he had the left-hander caught behind. Tanzid's opening partner Josh Brown briefly attacked, hitting three sixes and two fours, before holing out at point to Miller. Brown made 34 off 22 balls.
Shuvagata's 24 off 16 balls took Chattogram past the 100 mark, as the Barishal bowlers grabbed the game firmly for the rest of the innings. Mayers, Saifuddin and Obed McCoy took two wickets each while Taijul Islam and James Fuller picked up one wicket respectively.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Over 15 • BRSAL 136/3

Barishal won by 7 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
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