Hubli, Sep 9: Bijapur Bulls ended their league campaign with a win and topped the table in the Karbonn Smart Karnataka Premiere League (KPL).
R Samarth scored an unbeaten 70 as Bulls defeated Hubli Tigers by 5 wickets here today. Bulls were chasing 118 for victory.
Bulls finished the league with 5 wins and 1 loss. They will face the fourth-place team in the semi-finals. It will be either Belagavi Panthers or Tigers.
The second semi-final will be contested between second placed Mangalore United and Mysore Warriors.
Semi-finals will be played on September 11 (Thursday).
Hubli Tigers 116 all out in 19.3 overs (KL Rahul 36 (31 balls, 3x4, 1x6), R Jonathan 32 (36b, 2x4), S Aravind 16 (12b, 1x6), KC Cariappa 3/15, MG Naveen 2/20, Abhishek Bhat 2/25, Abhimanyu Mithun 1/17)
Bijapur Bulls 117/5 in 18.4 overs (R Samarth 70 not out (50b, 7x4, 2x6), MG Naveen 25 (31b, 4x4), Praveen Dubey 3/11, S Aravind 1/16, Kranthi Kumar 1/27)
Result - Bijapur won by 5 wickets
Man-of-the-match - R Samarth