Week 4 & 5 sees Autotech Moodbidri& ANIB XIon TopMysore Royals on Top qualifying for KPCL final face-off
Dubai: The Aeroskop Karnataka Premier Cricket League(KPCL) continued to present plenty of upsets and surprises as the tournament progressed into the fourth & fifth week. Mysore Royals ANIB XI on Top breezed through all oppositions to book their berth for the finals. Defending Champions Autotech Moodbidri qualified being the other finalists on better NRR (Net Run Rate) as they were tied on points with Prince XI Padubidri and Spider Kundapura after the league games.
Vishal Karkera, CEO of Aeroskop SP Poland, said that he and his company is delighted to be associated with KPCL & UAE which are known for sporting culture, great cricket facilities and knowledgeable crowds. “This is a historic moment for Aeroskopa and this association with KPCL is a testimony to our commitment for Cricket and its Spirt.” he added.
Tournament organizer and Karnataka Premier Cricket League Chairman Thomson D’Silva said that season 2 of the KPCL had reinforced the spectacular success of the previous season. “We are delighted and honored to have Syed Kirmani as our chief guest at Aeroskop KPCL Season 2 finals. Syed Kirmani is not only an inspiration to cricketers but to all sportspeople for his talent, personality and commitment to the game and society,” he pointed out.
The finals of the tournament will be played on 6 PM, February 12th February 2015 at Ajman Oval Grounds and the well-known former Indian wicket-keeper “Padma Shri” Syed M. H. Kirmani will be the Chief Guest, who played for Karnataka in domestic cricket. Kirmani played for India from 1971 to 1986 and was also adjudged as the best wicket-keeper during the 1983 Prudential World Cup.
Details of matches played over 4th& 5th Week as below.
Match 6:Spider Kundapura Vs Coastal Cricket Club Mangalore (29th January 2016)
Spiders Kundapura electing to bat were off to a good start with top order batsman Santosh 45 (33 balls) and Rohan 19 (16 balls), however were rocked by fine bowling from Rakshith (4-23) to end up 139 for 9 in 20 overs. Chasing the target Coastal Cricket club, Mangalore were off to a good start with Sujan 26 (22 balls) and Praveen 18 (12 balls) laying a good foundation. Prajakat Chauhan (3-26), Santosh Kotian (2-18), Nelson Pinto (2-21) rocked the middle order of Coastal Club falling short of 16 runs of the target. A late surge by Shibith 27 (13 balls) was not able to help his team from reaching the target.
Spiders Kundapura: 139 for 9 in 20 overs. Santosh Kotian 45 (33 balls). Lionel Fernandes (2-28), Rakshit (4-23)
Coastal Cricket Club, Mangalore : 123 all out in 19.1 overs. Prajakat Chauhan (3-26), Santosh Kotian (2-18), Nelson Pinto (2-21)
Man of the Match: Santosh Kotian of Spiders Kundapura
Match 7: Autotech Moodbidri Vs Mysore Royals ANIB XI on Top (29th January 2016)
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Autotech Moodbidri were rocked by disciplined bowling by Zahoor (4-14) &Ramveer Rai (2-20) ended up with a modest 122 all out in 20 overs with contributions from Prashanth (21), Krishna (29) and Sadiq (30). Chasing a modes total of 122 ANIB XI on Top were provided with a solid start by skipper Mahesh Shetty 58 (45 balls) and Renjith Mani 35 (36 balls) to win by 8 wickets.
Autotech Moodbidri: 122 All out in 20 overs. Prashanth 21(19 balls), Krishna Chandran 29(42 balls), Sadiq 30(27 balls). Zahoor Farooqui (4-14), Ramveer Rai (2-30).
Mysore Royals ANIB XI on Top: 123 for 2 in 16.1 overs. Renjith Mani 35 (36 balls), Mahesh Shetty 58 (45 balls). Sharan Pinto (1-31)
Man of the Match: Zahoor Farooqui
Match 8: Coastal Cricket Club, Mangalore Vs Mysore Royals ANIB XI on Top (30th January 2016)
Mysore Royals ANIB XI on Top after winning the toss, went on a rampage against the Coastal Cricket Club bowlers scoring 264 for 1 in 20 overs. Openers Renjith Mani (151 not out) was in his destructive best with 19 hits to the fence. He was well support by Mahesh Shetty who missed the century by a run off the last ball. Chasing a Huge target Coastal Cricket club was never in the reckoning of the rising run rate and ended up on 114 in 20 overs. Parvez Ahmed 51(50 balls) held the innings but was not sufficient to overhaul the huge target set up by ANIB XI on Top. Man of the Match Renjith Mani (2-10) and Zahoor Farooqui (2-14) were the successful bowlers for ANIB XI on Top.
Mysore Royals ANIB XI on Top: 264 for 1 in 20 overs. Renjith Mani 151 no (63 balls), Mahesh Shetty 99 (57 balls).
Coastal Cricket Club, Mangalore: 114 for 6 in 20 overs. Parvez Ahmed 51 (50 balls). Renjith Mani (2-10), Zahoor Farooqui (2-14)
Match 9: Autotech Moodbidri Vs Coastal Cricket Club, Mangalore (05th February 2016)
Coastal Cricket Club elected to bat after winning the toss ended up at 118 all out in 20 overs thanks to devastating spell from veterans Prashanth Braggs (4-18) and Sharan Pinto (2-16). Asim (20) and Varun (22) were the top scorers for Coastal Cricket Club. Chasing the target, Zia Quazi went on rampage with his 63 (29 balls) belting bowlers all around the park. Autotech Moodbidri reached the target in 12.5 overs. Prashanth Braggs was named Man of the Match for his bowling performance.
Coastal Cricket Club: 118 all out in 19.3 overs. Asim Khan 20 (14 balls), Varun 22 (19 balls). Prashanth Braggs (4-18), Sharan Pinto (2-16)
Autotech Moodbidri: 124 for 4 in 12.5 overs. Zia Quazi 63 (29 balls). Prasanna 18(14 balls), Vikranth Shetty 17 (14 balls). Pradeep (1-4), Mohd. Javid (1-25), Munazir (1-18)
Match 10: Prince XI Padubidri Vs Spiders Kundapura.
Prince XI Padubidri elected to bat after winning the toss were rocked initially by Nelson Pinto (4-26) however recovered due to the late surge by Girish Acharya 47(30 balls) and well supported by Ajith Rao (25) and Gopakumar (20). Prashanth Shetty (2-17) and Surya Kumar (2-29) were the other successful bowlers for Spiders Kundapura. Chasing a competitive target, Spider Kundapura began very well thanks to a fine partnership from Prajakat Chauhan 58 (41 balls) and Sudhesh 40 (38 balls) for the 2nd wicket, managed to surpass the Prince XI target in 19.2 overs. Gopakumar (1-14), Laxman S (1-25), Anfal (1-21), Mohd. Shafi (1-25) could not prevent Spider’s from reaching the target. Nelson pinto was awarded the Man of the Match for his bowling performance.
Prince XI Padubidri: 142 for 10 wickets in 20 overs. Ajith Rao 25 (14 balls), Gopakumar 20 (21 balls), Girish Acharya 47 (30 balls). Nelson Pinto (4-26), Prashanth Shetty (2-17), Surya Kumar (2-29)
Spiders Kundapura: 147 for 4 in 19.2 overs. Sudhesh 40 (38 balls), Prajakat Chauhan 58 (41 balls), Santhosh Kotian 19 (19 balls). Gopakumar (1-14), Laxman S (1-25), Anfal (1-21), Mohd Shafi (1-25)