Bijapur Bulls reach semis with big win over Rockstars

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Updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:29 [IST]
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Bangalore, Sep 7: Bijapur Bulls became the third team to reach the semi-finals of the Karbonn Smart Karnataka Premier League (KPL).

Schedule; Points Table

Bulls won their rain-hit game against Rockstars by 49 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday evening to join Mysore Warriors and Mangalore United in the last-four phase.

Bijapur Bulls reach semis with big win

The fight for the last slot in the semi-finals will be between three teams - Hubli Tigers, Belagavi Panthers and Bellary Tuskers. Rockstars are out of contention having lost all their five matches so far. Bulls have 8 points from 5 matches.

Bulls' batting innings was halted by rain for nearly 2 hours. At the rain break, Bulls were cruising at 72/2 in 7 overs after sent to bat by rival captain Sudeep. After resumption, the game was reduced to 12 overs per side.

Bulls scored 138/4 in 12 overs and as per the D/L method, Rockstars had to chase 138 (1 run less) in 12 overs. Legspinner KC Cariappa weaved his magic around Rockstars batsmen as he took 4/19 in 3 overs. Rockstars struggled and ended the match with 88/8 in 12 overs.

The action shifts to Hubli now with the last leg of matches to be played there from September 9 to 12. Tomorrow (September 8) is a rest day.

Brief Scores

Bijapur Bulls 138/4 in 12 overs (R Samarth 33 (25 balls, 6x4), Abhinav Manohar 30 (14b, 3x4, 2x6), Deepak Chougule 28 not out (15b, 4x4, 1x6), Kunal Kapoor 20 not out (8b, 2x4, 1x6), Mahesh 2/22, Raghu Teja 1/31, J Karthik 1/38)

Rockstars 88/8 in 12 overs (D/L target 138 in 12 overs) (Dhruv Sharma 27 (26b, 2x4), Rajeev 12 (7b, 1x4, 1x6), Vikranth 19 (12b, 2x4, 1x6), KC Cariappa 4/19, Abhimanyu Mithun 1/4, Deepak Chougule 1/6, KP Appanna 1/20, MG Naveen 1/11)

Result - Bulls won by 49 runs (D/L)

Man-of-the-match - KC Cariappa


Story first published:  Sunday, September 7, 2014, 21:13 [IST]
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