Namma Shivamogga pull off last gasp KPL win

Namma Shivamogga pull off last gasp KPL win

Hubbali: In a match of fluctuating fortunes, constantly interrupted by rain, Namma Shivamogga registered their first win of the season- 5 Karbonn KPL powered by Cycle Agarbathis T20 cricket tournament at the KSCA Stadium in Rajnagar on Sunday night. They beat a combative Bellary Tuskers by four wickets in a thrilling match settled by the VJD rain-rule method.

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Set to make 170 for a win in 20 overs the rain interruptions kept altering the target until the final target was set at 159 in 16 overs. Namma Shivamogga were not too well placed at 61 for four but an excellent 60 runs in 5.2 overs between Shreyas Gopal (42 in 20b,2×6, 3×4) and Abrar Kazi (37 in 23b, 1×6, 4×4) put the team in the driving seat. Siddharth (22 n.o. off 9 balls) and Syed Zeeshan (12 n.o. off 7 balls) polished off the rest of the runs to help the team win.

Earlier, opting to bat first, Bellary Tuskers suffered an early set-back, when opener Rohan Kadam fell to Stuart Binny, but Amit Verma (27) and Devraj went about making amends by batting watchfully.

Later, KB Pawan (42, 1×6, 4×4) along with Suneel Raju steadied the ship for a while, adding 47 crucial runs. Undeterred by the frequent rain halts, the Tuskers middle-order, inspired by some power-hitting from Suneel (28) and Akhil (20), kept the Tuskers en route to a competitive total.

SP Manjunath (28, 4×1, 6×2) gave the much-required thrust at the end of the innings, powering the team to 169/6.

The rains continued to create interruptions, as the target had to be revised twice. The Tuskers got early breakthroughs sending back Sadiq Kirmani, Pawan Deshpande (8) and Stuart Binny (1), in quick succession.

But S Gopal came good in time and was adjudged the man of the match. IG Anil of Bellary Tuskers returned figures of 3 for 37.

Brief scores:
Bellary Tuskers: 169/6 in 20 overs (KB Pawan 42, Amit Verma 27, Suneel Raju 28, SB Manjunath 28, KP Appanna 2/35) lost to Namma Shivamogga: 161/6 in 16 overs (Shreyas Gopal 42, Abrar Kazi 37, KV Siddharth 22, IG Anil 3/37) by 4 wickets on VJD method.

Match officials

Umpires

Bk.Ravi
NRS Prabhu

3rd Umpire:
MG Saidarshan Kumar

Referee:
K.Amarnath

Team List

Match 5 – Bellary Tuskers vs Namma shivamogga-Namma shivamogga won the toss and opted to Field

Bellary Tuskers

1.AKHIL( C)
2.K B PAWAN
3.ROHAN KADAM
4.AMIT VERMA
5.PRATEEK JAIN
6.PRASIDH M
7.KARTHIK C A
8.ANIL I G
9.MANJUNATH SP
10.SUNEEL RAJU
11.DEVRAJ PATIL (WK)

Namma shivamogga

1.SADIQ KIRMANI(WK)
2.SHREYAS GOPAL
3.KAZI ABRAR
4.PAVAN DESHPANDE
5.DAVID MATHIAS
6.SIDDHARTH
7.STUART BINNY (c )
8.APPANNA
9.ZEESHANALI
10.NIKIN JOSE S J
11.SHARAN GOUDA

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