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KPL 2018, Match 5: Ballari Tuskers vs Mysuru Warriors, Live Score, Commentary

Live coverage of the fifth KPL game between Mysuru Warriors and Ballari Tuskers
Updated: 20 August 2018 22:20 IST - Published: 20 August 2018 17:29 IST
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Well, that's two losses in two for the Tuskers. They were cruising along in the first innings at one point, but crumbled towards the end. The Warriors had this in the bag right from the beginning, with Amit Verma and Raju Bhatkal forming a huge partnership to take them home.
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And that's the game! Shoaib Manager finishes off the game in style with a four!

Mysuru Warriors 147-3 after 18.5 overs def. Ballari Tuskers 145-8
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Warriors 136-3 after 18 overs

10 runs required in 2 overs
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OUT! Verma departs after a stellar knock! Gets bamboozled by a Kazi delivery and lets it demolish his stumps.

Verma b Kazi 59(46)
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15 overs have passed and the Warriors are just cruising along. It's a mere formality for them, unless there's an apocalypse in the next five minutes.

Warriors 120-2 after 15 overs
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OUT! Finally! Bhatkal tries to sweep away a Kazi delivery, ends up being rapped right on the pads. He falls just two short of a much-deserved 50.

Bhatkal lbw b Kazi 48 (38)
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110-1 after 13. Thirteen overs have passed and the required run-rate is now 5.14 per over. These two are enjoying themselves in the middle, and the Tuskers' shoulders are drooping with each passing ball.
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97-1 after 12 overs. Rajoo Bhatkal seems to have caught up with Amit Verma on the strike-rate front. Or, perhaps, Verma has slowed down? Whatever's the case, these two have ensured that the game is firmly in the Warriors' pocket.

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93-1 after 11. The Tuskers' spinners seemed to have stopped the run-flow. Only four runs in that over.
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89-1 after 10. The Warriors are well on course. CM Gautam needs some inspiration, and quick.
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The mystery spin of Abrar Kazi will have to be dealt with by the Warriors now

They are 85-1
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A relatively quiet over by Karthik CA is followed by a 10-run over from Ritesh Bhatkal

Warriors 78-1 after 8
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Two consecutive boundaries from Amit Verma brings the run-rate down. He's motoring along here.

Warriors 63-1 after 6 overs
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Two wides, but still a silent over from Karthik CA, giving away only six.

Warriors 53-1 after 4 overs.
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Despite the loss of Arjun Hoysala, the Warriors are cruising along. Amit Verma at No.3 is on fire!

Warriors 48-1 after 4 overs
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A mixed over for the batting side, with two fours coming off it. However, they did lose the wicket of Hoysala.

Warriors 23-1 after 3 overs
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WICKET! Hoysala has to walk back after an extremely slow start. Akshay gets his man

Arjun Hoysala c Gautam b SL Akshay 1(7)
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A much better over for the batting side, with 11 runs coming off it. However, 5 extras did come off that over by Pradeep.

Warriors 12-0 after 2 overs
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A great first over by SL Aksay, conceding just 1 run in his first over.

Warriors 1-0 after 1 over
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Welcome back for the chase. Arjun Hoysala and Raju Bhatkal are the opening batsmen for the Warriors
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The Tuskers eventually end five short of 150. They must be kicking themselves for the way the batting imploded after the 15th over. They showed so much promise, especially Rohan Kadam and Devdutt Padikkal, who scored more than 100 runs combined for the Tuskers.

We'll be back with the Mysuru response. Stay tuned.

Tuskers 145-8 after 20
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OUT! The Ballari batsmen seemed to have lost the plot after the 15th over. Ritesh Bhatkal departs as well.

Tuskers 142-7 (19)

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OUT! That's two in two! Karthik slaps a short one down the throat of long on.

Karthik c Suchith b Vyshak 10 (11)
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OUT! Vyshak VK is derailing the Tuskers one wicket at a time. The inputs from Venkatesh Prasad seem to be working!

Kazi c Bhareth b Vyshak 0(1)
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OUT! Padikkal's grand knock comes to an end - he ends up skying a slower ball to mid-off.

Padikkal c Amit Verma b Vyshak 60(42)
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Prateek Jain slips in a tight over - giving away just four from the 18th over. The Tuskers close in on 150.

Tuskers 132-3 (17)
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Verma hasn't had a great day at all with the ball. The control has been missing as he has continuously bowled short - he finishes his quota with 32 runs off four. Padikkal is still going strong.

Tuskers 128-3 (17)
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How quickly the game changes - two wickets in one over, and the Tuskers suddenly seem to have a lot of work to do.

Tuskers 119-3 (15)
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Karthik CA is the new man in.
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It takes little time, and the sudden pressure of Kadam's departure results in the run-out of Abhinav Manohar, who gets out for a single.

Manohar run out Bharet NP/Sharath 1(1)
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Just when you thought these two will keep motoring along, Suchith plays the trump card and brings himself on. He accounts for Rohan Kadam, who is out bowled.

Kadam b Suchith 59 (43)
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What an over! 13 runs off it and both the batsmen reached their half-centuries. How much can they get from here?

Tuskers 116-1 after 14 overs
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These two are powering Tuskers to a potentially big score. Another fruitful over from the batting side.

Tuskers - 103-1 (13)
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Devdutt Padikkal continues to impress - he smacks Bhatkal for a six to take them close to 100.

Tuskers 91-1 (12)
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Verma bowls a tighter over this time, giving only three.

Tuskers: 81-1 (11)
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Bhatkal's military medium gives away 10 runs. The Tuskers are moving along at a decent pace.

Tuskers - 78-1 (10)
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Former RCB player Rajoo Bhatkal to bowl.
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An erratic start from Verma, gives away eight runs from his first over.

Tuskers 68-1 (9)
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We are back with live action. Amit Verma to bowl.
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If there aren't any further showers, expect the game to start in the next 10 minutes.
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Update: The rain has vanished and the covers are slowly being taken off.
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We'll keep you updated with the latest from the game. The showers are still on. Stay tuned!
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Rain Stopped Play: A passing shower is all that is needed to send the players scurrying for cover. The groundsmen are quick to cover the main patch with tarpaulin. 
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Another big over and the Tuskers are getting a move on here! Both Padikal and Kadam hit a four in that over.

Tuskers 60-1 after 8 overs
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Finally, a big over for the Tuskers, with two fours coming from the bat of the youngster. Suchith would be disappointed with himself after a great first over.

Tuskers 48-1 after 7 overs
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A decent over for the bowling side, conceding just 6 runs. The youngster Padikal got into his stride with a fantastic boundary.

Tuskers 36-1 after 6 overs 
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A good over for the captain first up, getting a wicket in his second delivery. Kadam ended the over well though, with a four.

Tuskers 30-1 after 5 overs
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OUT! Swapnil Yelave is off! Ah, spinners and T20 cricket - what a love story. Suchith brings himself on, and with only the second ball, entices the batsman into a false aerial stroke.

Yelave c Manager b Suchith 6 (10)
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J Suchith to bowl
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The Tuskers keep rolling, starting the over with a boundary. Anything that has even a hint of room is being sent away to the fence.

Tuskers: 25-0 (4)