Mysuru: Anirudh Joshi’s trailblazing 27-ball unbeaten 54 helped Namma Shivamogga to their second win of the Karnataka Premier League 2017, against Bengaluru Blasters at the S.D.N.R Wadiyar ground in Mysuru on Monday
Joshi’s match-winning knock ensured Shivamogga toppled Bengaluru’s 142 for 6 with an over to spare, Shivamogga ending with 146 for 6.
The win lifted Shivamogga to second spot in the table. Bengaluru remain at the bottom, yet to get their first points on board.
Shivamogga’s chase got off to the worst possible start as they were reduced to 17 for 3 within five overs.
The course of the match changed after Joshi arrived though. The big-hitting all-rounder clobbered Sinan Abdul Khader in the 13th over, picking a massive 28 runs off it.
Bengaluru perhaps dropped the match when Joshi was dropped on 42 by Mitrakanth in the deep off Bhat’s bowling.
Joshi hit the winning runs as Shivamogga crossed the line with an over to spare.
Brief scores: Bengaluru Blasters: 142/6 in 20 overs (Manjesh Reddy 37, Pavan Deshpande 47; Pradeep T 2/35, Aditya Somanna 3/21) lt to Namma Shivamogga 146/6 in 19 overs (Abdul Majid 40, Anirudh Joshi 54 n.o.) by four wickets....