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KPL 2019: Top 5 run-scorers from the Bengaluru leg

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2.09K   //    25 Aug 2019, 08:00 IST

Mysuru Warriors' KV Siddharth finished with the most runs from the Bengaluru leg
Mysuru Warriors' KV Siddharth finished with the most runs from the Bengaluru leg

The 2019 Karnataka Premier League's Bengaluru leg culminated with an exciting contest between the Ballari Tuskers and the Shivamogga Lions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

A total of 15 matches were contested in Bengaluru as the CM Gautam-led Ballari Tuskers finished on the top of the points table with four wins from five games while the the Shivamogga Lions registered three wins from four matches to take the second spot.

The Hubli Tigers, who started the season on a poor note with two losses in a row, made a comeback to seal two straight victories. On the other hand, Bengaluru Blasters - who have not had too much luck on their side - finished with two abandoned games and a win from five games.

The Belagavi Panthers and defending champions Bijapur Bulls picked up two wins each from their four games as part of the Bengaluru leg. Mysuru Warriors will be eager to pick up an elusive win in Mysuru as they ended their Bengaluru leg campaign without a single win from four matches.

With a number of high-profile stars taking to the field for their respective franchises, it was no surprise to see the likes of Manish Pandey and Krishnappa Gowtham among others star for their sides.

While these two stars did make a mark, many youngsters made the most of the opportunities presented to them as they led the way with the bat for their side and have stamped their authority for the rest of the season.

Here are the top five run-scorers at the end of the Bengaluru leg.


#5 Manish Pandey (Belagavi Panthers)

Manish Pandey is the leading run-scorer for the Panthers
Manish Pandey is the leading run-scorer for the Panthers

Manish Pandey missed out from featuring in the opening game of Belagavi Panthers' campaign but returned for the second game, only for the match to be washed out owing to incessant rains.

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However, in the game against the Hubli Tigers, Pandey stroked his way to a magnificent century. A 50-ball 102* helped his side out of troubled waters at 74/6 to take them to a fighting total of 180/7 from 20 overs.

After a fantastic century, Pandey carried his form over to the game against the Bengaluru Blasters and made a composed 30-ball unbeaten 58 that helped his side chase a modest target of 111 within 11.5 overs.

From two innings, Pandey scored a total of 160 runs at a strike rate of 200.00 and will prove to be a vital part of the Belagavi side for the upcoming games.

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