At the Gangothri Glades ground on Tuesday, Nair, who had hit a 61-ball 100 not out in his previous game, scored undefeated 91 off 67 balls to guide Mangalore to four-wicket victory against Belagavi Panthers. This was defending champions Mangalore's third successive win. Mangalore chased down 142 with one ball to spare.
In another game of the day, hosts Mysore Warriors lost to Bijapur Bulls. R Samarth scored 49 as the Bulls won the seven wickets.
Mysore Warriors 111/9 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 36 (33 balls, 2x4), SP Manjunath 31 not out (22b, 3x4, 1x6), Abhimanyu Mithun 2/19, MG Naveen 2/25, KC Cariappa 2/20, Abhishek Bhat 1/4, Nishant Singh 1/21)
Bijapur Bulls 113/3 in 17.2 overs (R Samarth 49 (48b, 5x4), Suraj Sampath 38 (38b, 4x4), KC Avinash 20 not out (14b, 3x4), Amit Verma 2/17, J Suchith 1/26)
Result - Bulls won by 7 wickets
Man-of-the-match - Samarth
Belagavi Panthers 141/9 in 20 overs (R Vinay Kumar 40 not out (28b, 5x4, 1x6), Suneel Raju 30 (24b, 1x4, 3x6), Chetan Williams 4/20, SL Akshay 1/38, Ronit More 1/32)
Mangalore United 142/6 in 19.5 overs (Karun Nair 91 not out (67b, 10x4, 2x6), Chetan Williams 11 not out (7b, 2x4), B Naveen 3/27, Vinay Kumar 1/43, Stalin Hoover 1/27)
Result - Mangalore won by 4 wickets
Man-of-the-match - Karun Nair
Playing tomorrow (September 3) in Mysore
1 PM - Hubli Tigers Vs Bellary Tuskers
5 PM - Mysore Warriors Vs Rockstars