Bengaluru Blasters stay rooted to the underside after dropping its seventh match of the 2023 Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20, to Hubli Tigers by six wickets, on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium right here on Tuesday.
Batting first, Mayank Agarwal (68, 38b, 3×4, 6×6) helped his facet put up a difficult 188-run whole. However the Tigers romped residence with 9 balls to spare, as opener Mohammed Taha scored a quick-fire 66 (35b, 5×4, 5×6) and located help in Ok.L. Shrijith (45, 30b, 2×4, 3×6) and captain Manish Pandey (35 n.o., 22b, 3×4).
The Blasters, till Mayank was on the crease, seemed set for extra. With D. Nischal (54, 42b, 5×4) he had mixed for a 122-run second-wicket partnership off 78 balls. However their dismissals in a span of 4 balls by spinner Ok.C. Cariappa (3/31) pegged again the outfit. Shubhang Hegde scored a brisk 29 (18b, 3×4, 1×6) however couldn’t save the day.
Within the second encounter, Shivamogga Lions defeated Mysuru Warriors by two wickets. After electing to subject, the Lions restricted the Warriors to 162. The Shivamogga facet then reached the goal with two balls to spare, courtesy a late assault by Kranthi Kumar (20 n.o., 13b, 1×4, 1×6), who was adjudged the participant of the match having additionally picked up two wickets (2/40).
Transient scores: Bengaluru Blasters 188/5 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 68, D. Nischal 54, Shubhang Hegde 29, Ok.C. Cariappa 3/31) misplaced to Hubli Tigers 190/4 in 18.3 overs (Mohammed Taha 66, Ok.L. Shrijith 45, Manish Pandey 35 n.o.); PoM: Taha.
Mysuru Warriors 162/8 in 20 overs (Karun Nair 46, Lankesh 25) misplaced to Shivamogga Lions 163/5 in 19.4 overs (Nihal Ullal 45, Abhinav Manohar 27); PoM: Kranthi Kumar.
Wednesday’s matches: Gulbarga Mystics vs. Hubli Tigers; Mangalore Dragons vs. Mysuru Warriors