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KPL 2018, Match 15, Mysuru Warriors vs Belagavi Panthers: Live Score, Commentary, and Updates

Live updates of the match between the Warriors and the Panthers
Updated: 31 August 2018 18:09 IST - Published: 31 August 2018 13:29 IST
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Well, that's all from the first match of today's KPL double header. Do stay tuned with us as we bring you updates from the upcoming second game - Bengaluru Blasters vs Hubli Tigers. See you soon!
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With the win, the Warriors have replaced the Panthers at the third spot in KPL standings, with the latter at fourth spot now.
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401 runs were scored in the match - most in a single KPL game till date. 
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Jagadeesha Suchith, captain of the Mysuru Warriors: 
"I would like to thank the fans of Mysuru. They were right behind us all the way. It feels good to win by such a close margin. We have been batting well throughout the tournament. We planned on getting 160 but the wicket got better and better as the match progressed. Our bowlers bowled really well."
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Stuart Binny, captain of the Belagavi Panthers:
"It is disappointing to lose by one run. We can look back and see where we could have saved that one run. Credits to Mysuru. We did not bowl well in the end and they took the game away from us. I am proud of the way the boys played today and we come out hard again tomorrow."
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Shoaib Manager for the Mysuru Warriors - Man of the Match: 
"We thought the start was good and we had to capitalize. The right-left combination with Amit also helped. It is important for me to watch the ball closely when I start my innings and that is what I did today."
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Panthers' long batting line-up kept them in the game till the end.
It was the perfect start by Dikshanshu Negi but they lost their way in the middle overs, with a few wickets falling as well. The lower order did well to bring them back in the game, with Nidhish and Ballal holding a 50+ stand, taking the game deep.
Sheer misfortune in the end, for the Panthers to lose.
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And they just fall short! All that Nidhish can manage in that final ball is two runs, as the Mysuru Warriors win the most-closely fought encounter in the 2018 KPL so far by 1 run!
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Single. Nidhish on strike for the last ball. 4 needed.
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Single. Shubhang is back on strike. 5 needed from 2.
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Nidhish sneaks a couple to third man, brings down the deficit to six from three.

The Panthers are basically one shot away from a win now.
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Single taken, and the dangerous Nidhish is now on strike. Eight needed from four.
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Six! Shubhang Hedge strikes one over the extra-cover ropes. 9 needed from 5 now.
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Prateek Jain will bowl that final over.
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15 needed from 6 now. Can the Panthers do it?
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Brilliant over for the Warriors! Just five runs off it, and two wickets also!

Panthers 187/8 after 19 overs.
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WICKET! Prashanth S c Sharath b Vyshak V 1(3)

Brilliant catch. The ball caught his outside edge and le=ooke dto fly away, but the fielder dived to pocket it.

Subhang Hegde comes to the crease.
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WICKET! Akshay Ballal c Amit Verma b Vyshak V 21(9) [4s-2 6s-1]

Dispatched to square-leg, goes high but not long. Easy catch.

S Prashanth is the new man in.
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Vyshak is in for his third over.
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20 runs needed in 12 balls now. Very gettable.
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J Suchith 4 - 0 - 55 - 1.
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25 runs off it! 3 huge sixes -  1 from Ballal and 3 from Nidhish, as the duo are making it possible for the Panthers to win.

Panthers 182/6 after 18 overs.
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Suchith will bowl his final over now.
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Nidhish smacks a four and a six as the duo adds eleven runs more.
Still, the required run-rate is climbing up.

Panthers 157/6 after 17 overs.
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Vyshak Vijay Kumar is back into the Panthers' attack.
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