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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 31, 2018 18:09 IST

Live updates of the match between the Warriors and the Panthers

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18:09 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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!

18:09 (IST)31 AUG 2018

With the win, the Warriors have replaced the Panthers at the third spot in KPL standings, with the latter at fourth spot now.

18:07 (IST)31 AUG 2018

401 runs were scored in the match - most in a single KPL game till date. 

18:06 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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."

18:05 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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."

18:03 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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."

17:56 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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.

17:49 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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!

17:47 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Single. Nidhish on strike for the last ball. 4 needed.

17:47 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Single. Shubhang is back on strike. 5 needed from 2.

17:46 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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.

17:45 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Single taken, and the dangerous Nidhish is now on strike. Eight needed from four.

17:44 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Six! Shubhang Hedge strikes one over the extra-cover ropes. 9 needed from 5 now.

17:42 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Prateek Jain will bowl that final over.

17:42 (IST)31 AUG 2018

15 needed from 6 now. Can the Panthers do it?

17:42 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Brilliant over for the Warriors! Just five runs off it, and two wickets also!

Panthers 187/8 after 19 overs.

17:41 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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.

17:36 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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.

17:35 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Vyshak is in for his third over.

17:33 (IST)31 AUG 2018

20 runs needed in 12 balls now. Very gettable.

17:33 (IST)31 AUG 2018

J Suchith 4 - 0 - 55 - 1.

17:32 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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.

17:31 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Suchith will bowl his final over now.

17:27 (IST)31 AUG 2018

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.

17:25 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Vyshak Vijay Kumar is back into the Panthers' attack.

17:24 (IST)31 AUG 2018

17 runs off the over. A good over for the Warriors.
Akshay balls finds the fence twice, so does Nidhish - once.

Panthers 146/6 after 16 overs.

17:23 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Suchith is back for his third over. It is the beginning of the death overs now.

73 needed from 30 balls.

17:21 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Kushaal Wadhwani 4 - 0 - 29 - 1.

17:21 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Six runs off it and a wicket - good over for the Warriors.

Panthers 129/6 after 15 overs.

17:20 (IST)31 AUG 2018

WICKET! Avinash D b Kushaal Wadhwani 17(12) [6s-2]

Avinash moves across to play the slog sweep, but beaten by the slowness on the delivery.

Akshay Ballal comes to the crease.

17:19 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Wadhwani is in for his final over.

17:18 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Amit Verma 4 - 0 - 29 - 2.

17:18 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Avinash hits his second six. rakshith gets run out.
10 runs from the over.

Panthers 123/5 after 14 overs.

17:16 (IST)31 AUG 2018

WICKET! Rakshith S run out (Kushaal Wadhwani/Amit Verma) 4(7)

M Nidhish comes to the crease

17:15 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Amit Verma in for his final over.

17:10 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Avinash hits a six as eight more runs are added.

Panthers 113/4 after 13 overs.

17:06 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Wadhwani is back for his third over.

17:06 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Just four runs and a wicket. A good over for the Warriors.
There was also a run-out chance, but the ball missed the stumps.

Panthers 105/4 after 12 overs.

17:04 (IST)31 AUG 2018

WICKET! Dikshanshu c Vyshak V b Amit Verma 60(33) [4s-3 6s-5]

Another blow for the Panthers. It was  flighted delivery, and Negi mistimes the sweep. Ball catches the top-edge and it is short work for the fielder at short-fine.

Avinash is the new batsman.

17:02 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Amit Verma in for his third over.

17:02 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Binny hits a six and four before falling. 12 runs off the over. The hundred-runs mark for the Panthers too.

Panthers 101/3 after 11 overs.

17:01 (IST)31 AUG 2018

WICKET! Binny c Kushaal Wadhwani b J Suchith 14(9) [4s-1 6s-1]

Big Breakthrough. Short and around off, Binny made some room for a cut, but the ball does not cover the distance. Dolly for short-third man fielder.

Rakshith comes to the crease.

16:58 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Suchith is back with the ball for the Warriors.

16:57 (IST)31 AUG 2018

The first half of the Panthers' innings has just gotten over, as the side now needs another 113 runs from the remaining ten overs.

They have wickets in hand, and they must look to attack stronger.

16:56 (IST)31 AUG 2018

A single off each ball from the over.

Panthers 89/2 after 10 overs.

16:55 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Amit Verma is back for the Warriors.

16:53 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Another Dikshanshu 6 as nine runs are added off it. A wicket as well.
Dikshanshu scores his 50 with the six, off his 26th ball.

Panthers 83/2 after 9 overs.

16:52 (IST)31 AUG 2018

WICKET! Sharath c and b Bhareth NP 0(1)

He lasted just that one ball there.

Stuart Binny comes to the crease,

16:51 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Bhareth is back with the ball.

16:51 (IST)31 AUG 2018

Nine runs and a wicket from the over. Stallin hit a six and then departed.

Panthers 74/1 after 8 overs.
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