Vishnu, who is known for big-hitting, has boosted his IPL prospects with a sensational knock against Tamil Nadu in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Tamil Nadu needed 16 off the last over bowled by Prateek Jain. With five required off the last ball, Shahrukh Khan smashed a six.
Tamil Nadu overhauled the target of 182 with three balls to spare and entered the semifinals.
Kerala are eyeing a maiden semifinal berth in the competition, while Tamil Nadu are the defending champions.
Azharuddeen (60) and captain Sanju (52 not out) were involved in a 98-run stand for the second wicket off 81 balls.
Kerala captain Sanju Samson has been in fine form in the tournament.
The 37-year-old out-of-favour Indian opener had made himself unavailable for selection as he wasn't keen on remaining inside the bio-bubble.
Though Kerala and MP finished with 12 points from five matches in the six-team Group D, the former advanced to the pre-quarterfinals on head-to-head record.
After restricting Assam to 121/8, Kerala chased down the target in 18 overs with opener Rohan Kunnummal making an unbeaten 56.
Vishnu Vinod's unbeaten 62 went in vain as Kerala lost by six runs in their third match in Elite Group D.