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KPL 2016: Bijapur Bulls overpower Namma Shivamogga

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Uthappa and Samarth score half centuries for Bijapur Bulls and lead them to a comfortable victory.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa plays a shot on his way to a 37-ball 67

Bijapur Bulls overpowered Namma Shivamogga in a rain-reduced Karbonn KPL match at the KSCA Stadium in Rajnagar on Saturday.

Put into bat, in the second match of the day, Bijapur Bulls showed great sense of urgency in extracting maximum runs from the 13 overs-a-side match. R Samarth blazed away at the top with a punishing 51 (25b, 2x6, 6x4) and along with skipper Robin Uthappa ripped the heart out of the Shivamogga bowling.

The duo added 77 runs in 45 deliveries to stamp their authority.

Man of the match Uthappa (67; 37b, 4x6, 6x4) took over the hammering and in the finishing stages Arshdeep Singh Brar (21 n.o; 9b, 1x6, 3x4) and Abhimanyu Mithun (17 n.o; 5b, 2x6, 1x4) further carved up the bowling.

Samarth
Samarth also scored a half century for the Bulls

Champions Bulls made an impressive 159 for 3 in the 13 overs.

Mithun returned with the new ball to take two wickets in the opening over and another in his second over. In between, Zahroor Farooqui chipped in with the wicket of Sadiq Kirmani to squash all of Shivamogga’s hopes.

Brief scores:

Bijapur Bulls: 159 for 6 in 13 overs (Robin Uthappa 67,  R Samarth 51, Arshdeep Singh Brar 21) beat Namma Shivamogga:  94 for 5  in 13 overs (KV Siddharth 44 n.o, Pavan Deshpande 34 n.o, Abhimanyu Mithun 3/2) by 65 runs.

Following Stats are taken at the end of  Bijapur Bulls vs NammaShivamogga:

Orange Cap: R.Samarth
Purple Cap: A.Mithun

TeamMatchesWonLostTiedNRPointsNRR
Mysuru Warriors4400082.061
Hubli Tigers4310060.336
Bijapur Bulls5220150.783
Bellary Tuskers5230040.843
Belagavi Panthers3210040.458
Namma Shivamogga523004-0.28
Mangalore United513013-0.035
Rock Stars303000-4.224

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