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KPL Match 22: Bangalore Provident Rural won by five wickets

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.

 

Provident cruised to the victory with Amit Verma making an useful 30. He added 46 runs for the fourth wicket with B Akhil.

 

Amit Verma departed at 106, but AA Joshi and Rahul R Bhatkal with an unfinished stand of 38 runs for the sixth wicket ensured a five wicket for Provident.

 

CJ Williams with 2 for 28 shared the honours with the leather for the Mysore team.

 

Summarised scores: Mysore Maharajaas 130 for 6 in 17,0 overs {HTS Rao 41, N Bille 39, A Jagan 2 for 41, AU Shetty 2 for 11} lost to Bangalore Provident Rural 134 for 5 {Amit Verma 30, CJ William 2 for 28} by five wickets.

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