• Diamonds won this game with two balls to spare chasing a formidable target of 174 set by Bulls who batted first.

     

    Bulls innings was centered round useful contributions from RB Kane {25}, MR Beerala {36} DT Patil {27}, STR Binny {13} and J Shetty {51}. 

     

    Openers RB Kane and MR Beerala added 59 runs for the first wicket. J Shetty's 51 runs came in 29 balls and contained six fours and two sixes.

     

    DC Rajesh with 3 for 37 was amongst the wickets for Diamonds. YKT Goud had a good day with leather as he had a bag of 2 for 30.

     

    Diamonds chased the target with out much ado – thanks to a MA Agarwal {29}, PU Deshpande {52} and V Bharat Kumar {40}.

     

    There were two fifty plus runs partnerships in Diamonds' innings – 62 runs for the second wicket between PU Deshpande and YKT Goud : 56 runs for the fifth wicket between V Bharat Kumar and CM Gautham – which was also a contributory factor to Diamond's win.

     

    PU Deshpande's 52 came in 32 balls with five fours and a six. V Bharat Kumar's 40 was

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  • The match was curtailed to 17.0 overs a side due to the overnight rain and soggy condition of the outfield. Put into bat, Mysore Maharaajas totalled 130 for 6, thanks to the contributions of HT Sudhir Rao {41} and Nitin Bille {39}.

     

    Mysore lost its first wicket with just one run the board, but its innings was propped up by a 53 run partnership for the second wicket between HT Sudhir Rao and N Bille.

     

    Mysore could not pace the innings and stroke freely as they wanted to, may be due to slowness of outfield which was damp.

     

    HT Sudhir Rao's 41 came in 32 deliveries with five fours. N Bille hit four fours and a six in his 39, which came in 35 deliveries.

     

    A Jagan {2 for 41} and AU Shetty {2 for 11} shone with the leather for Provident.

     

    Provident had a comfortable start with reliable openers MK Manjunath and VST Naidu adding 49 runs for the first wicket.

     

    They lost two quick wickets in the space of seven runs, but found a batsmen in Amit Verma who was willing to stay at the crease.

    Read More »from KPL Match 22: Bangalore Provident Rural won by five wickets
  • As much as everyone is now looking forward to the Ashes, it is impossible not to reflect rather mournfully on a summer which has sullied cricket's reputation.

     

    The allegations levelled against certain members of the Pakistan squad have put the game in disarray, and the comments made by PCB chairman Ijaz Butt have only compounded the problem.

     

    Frankly, it is not on for Butt to have come out with the statements he has made, and if there is not a full and unreserved apology then the ECB have every right to distance themselves from Pakistan in the future.

     

    There was a lot of cynicism in the crowds throughout the one-day series, and the fact that these investigations take so long to be concluded only makes matters worse.

     

    The PCB have come under intense scrutiny of late, and it is quite obvious to everyone that Butt has reacted defensively, and he had no right to deflect the attention on to the England players.

     

    The fact that they are now looking to take legal action against Jonathan

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