Mysore, Aug 29: Mysore Warriors started their campaign with a convincing 31-run victory over Hubli Tigers in Match 2 of Karbonn Smart Karnataka Premier League 2014 today.
After setting a target of 165 for the Tigers, Warriors bowled well to restrict them to 133/9 in the allotted overs. Right-arm medium paceman Aditya B Sagar shone with the ball taking three wickets for 22 runs in four overs.
R Jonathan was the lone batsman who did well for the Tigers. His 52 off 37 balls was the highlight of the run-chase. The rest of the batsmen failed to get going.
Warriors score 164/4 in 20 overs; KB Pawan 50
Opener KB Pawan hit a 39-ball 50 to guide Mysore Warriors to 164/4 in 20 overs. Opting to bat first, Mysore, playing in front of their home crowd at Gangothri Glades on Friday, put up a good score.
Mysore captain and star batsman Manish Pandey failed with the bat, departing for just 13 runs.
Pawan hit 6 fours and 1 six in his 50 while the next best contribution came from his opening partner Shishir Bhavane with 31 off 23 (2x4, 2x6). Pawan and Bhavane gave Mysore a fine start, adding 74 in 8.4 overs.
For Hubli, Praveen Dubey took two wickets for 16 runs in his four-over spell. Prasanna Patil and M Kranthi Kumar had one success each.
In the tournament opener on Thursday, Mangalore United defeated Rockstars by 7 wickets at the same ground. KPL runs till September 12.
Mysore Warriors 164/4 in 20 overs (KB Pawan 50 (39 balls, 6x4, 1x6), Shishir Bhavane 31 (23b, 2x4, 2x6), Amit Verma 22 (16b, 1x4, 1x6), Manjunath SP 20 not out (11b, 1x4, 2x6), Raju Bhatkal 14 not out, Manish Pandey 13 (17b, 1x4), Praveen Dubey 2/16, Prasanna Patil 1/43, M Kranthi Kumar 1/25)
Hubli Tigers 133/9 in 20 overs (R Jonathan 52 (37b, 6x4, 2x6), Kranthi Kumar 18 (8b, 2x6), Mohammed Taha 16 (16b, 1x4, 1x6), Aditya B Sagar 3/22, Suchith J 2/20, Amit Verma 2/26, Raju Bhatkal 1/21)
Result - Warriors won by 31 runs
Man-of-the-match - KB Pawan
Best Fielder - Manish Pandey
Playing Tomorrow in Mysore (Saturday, August 30)
10 AM - Bellary Tuskers Vs Bijapur Bulls
2 PM - Hubli Tigers Vs Belagavi Panthers