KPL Match 23: Shamanoor Davangere Diamonds won by four wickets

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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 compiled in 29 balls and contained three fours and three sixes. 


N Mulky {2 for 29} and STR Binny {2 for 29} were amongst the wicket for the losers.


Summarised scores: Bijapur Bulls 174 for 8 in 20.0 overs {J Shetty 51. MR Beerala 36, DC Rajesh 3 for 37, YKT Goud 2 for 30} lost to Shamanoor Davangere Diamonds 178 for 6 in 19.3 overs {PU Deshpande 52, V Bharat Kumar 40, N Mulky 2 for 29, STR Binny 2 for 29} by four wickets.