Mysuru, Sep 18: In a lopsided contest, Hubli Tigers thrashed Mangalore United by 9 wickets in the Eliminator match of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2015 here on Friday.
After restricting Mangalore to a paltry 101 all out in 20 overs, the Tigers roared to victory in 14.2 overs with the loss of just 1 wicket. Opener Mohammed Taha hit an unbeaten 58 off 43 balls.
The Tigers will now face the loser of tonight's Qualifier 1 (Belagavi Panthers or Bijapur Bulls) in tomorrow's Qualifier 2.
Rohan Kadam c KB Pawan b S Koushik 17; Rohit Sabharwal c KB Pawan b K Kamat 4; KC Avinash c & b D Negi 17; Sishir Bhavane lbw b S Koushik 2; Akshay Ballal c K Kapoor b D Negi 23 (23b, 3x4); BN Bharath c K Kumar b D Negi 4; R Praveen Kumar (run out) 5; Udit Patel c KB Pawan b K Kamat 4; Ronit More (run out) 15; Mithrakanth Yadav c K Kumar b P Jain 0; Syed Khaja Moinuddin 4
Extras: (w-6) 6
Total (All out, 20 overs) 101
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Sabharwal); 2-26 (Kadam); 3-35 (Bhavane); 4-53 (Avinash); 5-71 (Bharath); 6-72 (Ballal); 7-80 (Patel); 8-81 (Praveen); 9-87 (Yadav)
Bowling: Prateek Jain 4-0-15-1; Kishore Kamath 4-0-13-2; SL Akshay 2-0-23-0; Chetan Williams 3-0-12-0; Shivil Koushik 4-0-25-2; Dikshanshu Negi 3-0-13-3.
KB Pawan (run out) 27 (30b, 2 x 4); Mohammad Taha (not out) 58 (43b, 8 x 4, 1 x 6); Nithin Bhille (not out) 16
Extras: (b-1) 1
Total: (For 1 wicket, 14.2 overs) 102
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Pawan)
Bowling: Mithrakanth Yadav 4-0-20-0; Ronit More 2-0-28-0; SK Moinuddin 4-0-26-0; BN Bharath 1-0-5-0; Udit Patel 3-0-20-0; R Praveen Kumar 0.2-0-2-0
Toss: Won by Mangalore United; opted to bat
Result: Hubli Tigers won by 9 wickets