Bangalore: Provident Bangalore thrashed Bijapur Bulls by 30 runs and marched into the finals of the KPL at Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.
Defending a respectable total of 153, the Provident Bowlers held their nerves to bowl Bulls out for 133 and storm into the finals of the inaugural Mantri KPL. Only Stuart Benny (42 off 38 balls) and Jayapraskash Shetty (25 0ff 11 balls) showed some resistance in the Bijapur side.
Earlier Provident Bangalore managed to score 153 on board courtesy a seventh wicket partnership between Rahul Bhatkal and A Anirudh Joshi. Anirudh Joshi top scored Bangalore innings with 30 runs.
Bangalore Provident ( Rural ) - 153/8 in 20 overs
Bijapur Bulls- 133 all out in 19.5 overs
Bangalore Provident won by 30 runs
Man of the Match- Sunil Kumar