Bangalore: KPL's richest team and table toppers Bangalore Brigadiers made a shocking exit from the KPL as they were beaten by Belgavi Panthers in the semi-finals.
A sensational performance from captain R Vinay Kumar helped Belgavi to beat Brigadiers by 15 runs and book a place in the finals of KPL.
Chasing 160 runs for victory, Bangalore Brigadiers were bundled out for 144 runs in 20 overs.
Batting first, Belgavi Panthers managed to score 159 for 7 in their alloted 20 overs, thanks to a brilliant half century by Arun Kumar.
It was ArunKumar who stole the honours of the day by scoring 54 off 30 balls. He also shared a useful 94-run partnership for the third wicket with R Vinay Kumar.
In reply , Uthappa and Shekawat looked as though they were in a hurry to wrap up the match. But they lost wicket at regular intervals and finally fell short of 15 runs.
Belgavi Panthers-159/6 in 20 overs
Bangalore Brigadiers-144 all out
Belagavi Panthers won by 15 runs
Man of the match-J Arunkumar