• The finals provided an anti climax to the tournament. Chasing a modest 113, Provident crashed to the lowest total of the tournament – 68 – leaving Mangalore United victors by 44 runs.


    Mangalore United, who opted to bat first after winning the toss, posted 113 for 9 in 20 overs. Nidhuvan Kumar {20} and KK Nair {21} were the main contributors to the total.


    Nidhuvan Kumar and R Jonathan added 25 runs for the third wicket was the substance of Mangalore's innings.


    Three run outs late in the innings to step up the scoring rate did not help much in Mangalore's innings.


    What followed in the second half of the match was a complete disaster.


    It was a parade of batsmen walking back to the pavilion as the spin duo UB Patel {4 for 11} and KK Nair {4 for 13} mesmerized Provident.


    Provident started well by putting on 32 runs for the first wicket, but the exit of opener MK Manjunath saw them losing the rest of the wickets for the addition of 36 runs.


    Manjunath {14} and VST Naidu

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  • Put into bat, Malnad Gladiators could muster 157 for five in its 20.0 overs as they could not bat freely and put up a big score on the board.


    Injured KC Avinash, batting at number three made 21 occupied the crease for 43 minutes and faced 30 deliveries with no fours and no sixes. His stay at the crease had an adverse effect on the batting of the team.


    Opener Sanjay Kumar scored 47 in 38 balls with five fours and two sixes and occupied the crease for 40 minutes whiles skipper Ganesh Satish made 34 in 27 balls containing four fours and a six in a stay of 37 minutes at the crease.


    Though K Gowtham {18 in 10 balls with two fours and a six} and RR Bhatkal {26 not out in 12 balls with 12 balls with four fours and six} scored runs in a late order flourish, it was too late for Malnad Gladiators to put up a match-winning total.


    Sanjay Kumar and KC Avinash added 64 runs for the second wicket in 9.3 overs was another contributing factor for Malnad Gladiators' total.


    AU Shetty with 2

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  • Mangalore United posted 201 for 3 in 20.0 overs, the highest team total in the second edition of KPL.


    Their openers - skipper YK Sabharwal and B Chipli were involved in an opening stand of 139 runs. Sabharwal scored 78 in just 44 balls containing seven fours and five sixes, while B Chipli's 70 came in 52 balls with six fours and three sixes.


    R Jonathan {25} and UB Patel {20 not out} added 43 runs for the third wicket. R Jonathan fell at 200 with one ball to go in the innings.


    P Patil was the successful bowler with a bag of 2 for 40. DC Rajesh captured 1 for 40.


    Each of the five bowlers who chanced their arms leaked 30 plus runs – SB Joshi {none for 34}, DC Rajesh {1 for 40}, BN Bharath {none for 32}, P Patil {2 for 48} and SN Raju {none for 30}.


    In their chase, Diamonds faltered against a disciplined attack of Mangalore bowlers.


    Skipper SB Joshi with his 51 not out shone amidst the ruins and his face saving knock came in 38 balls with three fours and three sixes. As

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