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KPL 2018, Match 3: Bengaluru Blasters vs Ballari Tuskers, Live Score, Commentary, and Updates

Follow the live score and updates of the 3rd match of the KPL between the Blasters and Tuskers.
Updated: 17 August 2018 22:28 IST - Published: 17 August 2018 17:27 IST
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Well, that was a great match after two relatively one-sided encounters. What a way to end the Bengaluru leg of the KPL this year. The home side have won 2 out of 2 and they will now look to carry their momentum into the Hubli leg, which begins on August 19. 

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And that's the match! The home side win the match by 6 runs. Good comeback!

Tuskers 161-8 after 20 overs.

Bengaluru Blasters 167-8 def. Ballari Tuskers 161-8 
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Single. That should be the match.

8 runs required in 1 ball for the Tuskers
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Single. 9 runs required in 2 balls for the Tuskers
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He is on a hat-trick here
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WICKET! Bowled! Brilliant bowling by Koushik!

Karthik CA b V Koushik 1(2)

Tuskers 158-8 after 19.3 overs

Require 10 runs in 3 balls
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WICKET! Pradeep has to walk back. Koushik picks up his first wicket of the match.

Pradeep T c KB Pawan b V Koushik 4(2) [4s-1]

Tuskers 158-7 after 19.2 overs.

Require 10 runs in 4 balls.
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Single. 10 runs in 5 balls
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2 wickets, 1 six, 1 four, and 2 dot balls. This over had everything! This is going to go right down to the wire.

Tuskers 157-6 after 19 overs.

Require 11 runs in 6 balls
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WICKET! Huge wicket, this! Abhinav has to walk back after scoring a magnificent 61. The home side should be favourites to win this now.

Abhinav Manohar c Arshdeep Singh Brar b Manoj S Bhandage 61(28) [4s-4 6s-5]

Tuskers 153-6 after 18.5 overs.

Require 15 runs in 7 balls
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WICKET! A much-needed wicket for the home side and the crowd goes wild! Kazi has to walk back.

Kazi c KB Pawan b Manoj S Bhandage 22(22) [4s-1 6s-1]

Tuskers require 21 runs in 10 balls
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This is an extremely close match and is going to go right down to the wire. So fasten your seatbelts, folks!

Tuskers 147-4 after 18 overs

Require 21 runs in 12 balls
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Tuskers 137-4 after 17 overs

Tuskers require 31 runs in 18 balls
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Tuskers 132-4 after 16.3 overs.

Abhinav Manohar reaches his half-century.

Tuskers require 36 runs in 21 balls
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It was a great over by Bharath until the last delivery which was dispatched for a six over deep square leg by Abhinav.

Tuskers 117-4 after 15 overs
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A great spell of bowling by Mitrakant so far, conceding just 6 runs in 2 overs.

Tuskers 108-4 after 14 overs. Require 60 runs in 36 balls
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WICKET! The captain has to walk back! A much-needed wicket for the home side. However, it has still been a decent over, with 9 runs coming off it so far.

Gautam c Uthappa b Manoj S Bhandage 12(11) [6s-1]

Tuskers 104-4 after 12.5 overs
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The biggest over of the match, with 22 runs coming off it, courtesy Abhinav's three sixes in a row. They are well on their way to victory here.

Tuskers 95-3 after 12 overs
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Productive over for the batting side, with 12 runs coming off it. They will need a lot more of those.

Tuskers 73-3 after 11 overs
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A great over by Mitrakanth, conceding just 3 runs. The Tuskers have an uphill task.

Tuskers 61-3 after 10 overs
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Tuskers 58-3 after 9 overs
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WICKET! Two wickets in three balls! Rohan Kadam has to walk back.

Devdutt Padikkal b Bharath Devaraj 19(22) [6s-1]
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WICKET! The youngster Padikal has to walk back to the pavilion after getting his stumps shattered by Bharath.

Devdutt Padikkal b Bharath Devaraj 19(22) [6s-1]
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10 runs came off that over and the Tuskers are going at just below 7 runs per over.

Tuskers 54-1 after 8 overs
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A good start by Pavan Deshpande, conceding just 4 runs in his very first over.

Tuskers 44-1 after 7 overs
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These two batsmen are getting into their stride and performing quite well. 9 runs came off that over.

Tuskers 40-1 after 6 overs
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Another good over for the batting side, with Rohan Kadam taking the attack to the bowlers. Two fours to his name.

Tuskers 31-1 after 5 overs
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A good over for the Tuskers, with the youngster Devdutt Padikall smashing a huge six on the first delivery.

Tuskers 21-1 after 4 overs
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The first maiden over of the match today! Great bowling by V Koushik!

Tuskers 12-1 after 3 overs
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The Tuskers have had an average start so far, with 12 runs in two overs and losing the wicket of Yelave.

Swapnil c Pavan Deshpande b Abhishek Bhat 5(3) [4s-1]

Tuskers 12-1 after 2 overs
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Welcome back for the chase!
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Well, what a comeback by the Blasters after an extremely poor start. At one point, it looked like they wouldn't even reach 120. However, thanks to Arshdeep Singh Brar's blitz towards the end, they have put up a good total on the board. This is definitely not going to be an easy chase for the Tuskers. Will they be able to do it? Join us back for the chase in 15 mins.
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What a way to end the innings. 17 runs off that final over. Phew!

Blasters 167-8 after 20 overs
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WICKET! Arshdeep Singh is run-out as he tries to keep strike for the last delivery.

Arshdeep Singh run-out A Manohar/CM Gautam 67(34)
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Another huge over for the batting side! Arshdeep Singh has turned things around for the home side and the crowd is loving it.

Blasters 150-7 after 19 overs
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Half-century for Arshdeep Singh Brar. What an innings! Clean striking. Six sixes so far.

Arshdeep Singh 50*(28)
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Another huge over, thanks to Arshdeep. He is nearing his half-century. 150 is definitely on the cards. Probably more.

Blasters 133-7 after 18 overs
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A good comeback by the Tuskers after a couple of big overs. The Blasters will look to get to 150. They need another 32 runs in 3 overs.

Blasters 118-7 after 17 overs
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WICKET! A timely one, that, for the Tuskers. Bharath Devaraj has to walk back.

Bharath Devaraj c Abhinav Manohar b SL Akshay 19(20) [4s-2]
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The biggest over of the innings so far, with 18 runs coming off it! Arshdeep Singh and Bharath D are taking the attack to the bowlers.

Blasters 113-6 after 16 overs
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Another good over for the batting side, with 10 runs coming off it. Arshdeep Singh Brar is playing a good innings here.

Blasters 95-6 after 15 overs
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Finally a good over for the Tuskers, with 13 runs coming off that over. Bharath got into the thick of things with a huge six in the final delivery of the over.

Blasters 85-6 after 14 overs
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Another great over for the bowling side, this time by Abrar Kazi. The Blasters need to get a move on here.

Blasters 72-6 after 13 overs
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An excellent over for the bowling side, conceding just 2 runs.

Blasters 69-6 after 12 overs
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WICKET! Chetan William has to walk back after a decent knock of 22. Kazi gets his first wicket of the match

Chethan William c Gautam b Kazi 22(20) [4s-1 6s-1]

Blasters 67-6 after 10.4 overs
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An eventful over comes to an end, with a wicket and an on-field intruder as well.

Blasters 60-5 after 10 overs
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A man ran onto the field with a huge poster of the late former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Surprisingly, there was no security to stop him and he went back into the stands
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WICKET! Manoj has to depart after edging one straight to mid off. Easy catch in the end. The home side in big trouble now.

M Vishwanathan c SL Akshay b Muthanna Nayak 14(13) [4s-2]
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The two batsmen out in the middle are keeping the scoreboard ticking. They have managed to revive the innings. They will look to go big soon.

Blasters 59-4 after 9 overs
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A six to end a relatively good over! The fifty is up as well for the home side. They would be targetting the 150 run mark.

Blasters 53-4 after 8 overs