Mysuru, Sep 17: Mangalore United became the fourth team to make it to the next round of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2015, defeating Namma Shivamogga by 3 wickets here on Thursday.
Chasing Shivamogga's 137, Mangalore United got off to a quick start with Rohan Kadam hammering 12 runs off the very first over. He was on a roll in the middle hammering 5 boundaries in his 27.
KC Avinash took over and helped himself to a 16-ball 23 to further add to the total.
However, two wickets in quick succession twice in the innings had United on the back foot.
From a healthy 71 for two, the team slumped to be 115 for seven before BN Bharath (12 not out) and Ronit More (16 not out) put their heads down and together guided the team into the Eliminator.
Batting first Shivamogga were rescued by an authoritative 49 from skipper Stuart Binny and his 53-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Shreyas Gopal (24).
But after the departure of the two, wickets began falling and the team managed just 137, a total that was too low to defend. None of the middle and lower order batsmen managed a double figure score and that proved Shivamogga's downfall in the end.
Ronit More was adjudged the Man-of-the-match for his 2 for 29 and holding his nerves to score an unbeaten 16 off 11 balls to guide his team through.
Mangalore will take on Hubli Tigers in the Eliminator 1 on Friday (September 18) while Bijapur Bulls will face Belagavi Panthers in the Qualifier 1 in the second match under lights.
Sadiq Kirmani c R Kadam b SK Moinuddin 6; Abrar Kazi (run out) 15; Kaunain Abbas c M Yadav b SK Moinuddin 12; Stuart Binny c R Sabharwal b BN Bharath 44 (42b, 2x4, 1x6); Shreyas Gopal c KC Avinash b M Yadav 24 (19b, 3x4); Dinesh Borwankar c M Yadav b BN Bharath 2; Siddarth KV c U Patel R More 8; Aditya B Sagar c R Sabharwal b R More 9; Bavesh Gulecha (not out) 9 (3b, 2x4); Vikram Venkatesh (run out) 1; Sinan Abdul Khader (not out) 0
Extras: (w-7) 7
Total: (for 9 wickets, 20 overs) 137
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Kirmani); 2-30 (Abbas); 3-43 (Kazi); 4-96 (Gopal); 5-105 (Borwankar); 6-105 (Binny); 7-127 (Siddarth); 8-127 (Sagar); 9-133 (Venkatesh)
Bowling: Mithrakanth Yadav 4-1-25-1; Ronit More 4-0-29-2; Syed Khaja Moinuddin 4-0-26-2; BN Bharath 4-0-21-2; Udit Patel 4-0-37-0
Rohan Kadam c S Binny b V Venkatesh 28 (17b, 5x4); Rohit Sabharwal c K Abbas b S Gopal 9; KC Avinash (run out) 23 (16b, 4x4); Sishir Bhavane lbw b S Binny 8; Akshay Ballal c & b S Gopal 21 (17b, 2x4); Arshdeep Brar c S Binny b Sinan 10; BN Bharath (not out) 12; Udit Patel c S Kirmani b Gulecha 8; Ronit More (not out) 16
Extras: (lb-2, w-4) 6
Total: (For 7 wickets, 19.1 overs) 141
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Kadam); 2-47 (Sabharwal); 3-71 (Avinash); 4-74 (Bhavane); 5-101 (Brar); 6-104 (Ballal); 7-115 (Patel)
Bowling: Vikram Venkatesh 2.1-0-21-1; Aditya B Sagar 2-0-13-0; Stuart Binny 4-0-24-1; Bhavesh Gulecha 3-0-29-1; Shreyas Gopal 4-0-22-2; Sinan Abdul Khader 4-0-30-1
Toss: Won by Namma Shivamogga; opted to bat
Result: Mangalore United won by 3 wickets