Opting to field first, Rockstars picked up wickets at regular intervals but failed to check the free flow of runs. Man of the match Naveen slammed 52 (33b, 3x6, 2x4) while opener Bharath Chipli made 32 from 27 balls (1x6, 3x4) as the winners coasted to 175 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Rockstars had just two batsmen registering scores of note. Opener BR Sharath made 24 from 21 balls while Charan Teja who was a lot more aggressive notched up 28 from 17 balls inclusive of two sixes and two boundaries. Sinan Abdul Khader (3 for 18) returned his team’s best figures.
The KPL resumes on Wednesday after a day’s rest.
Bijapur Bulls: 175 for 8 in 20 overs (MG Naveen 52, Bharat Chipli 32, Raju Gowda 3/24, Charan Teja 2/22) beat Rockstars 107 (Charan Teja 28, BR Sharath 21, Sinan Abdul Khader 3/18, Arshdeep Singh Brar 2/19) by 68 runs