Hubli Tigers and Shivamogga Lions faced each other in the Eliminator of Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2019 in Mysore on Thursday (August 29).
Sent into bat first in the all-important clash, Tigers rode on KB Pawan’s 39-ball 56* and captain Vinay Kumar’s 45-ball 55 to post 190/5 on the board. Mohammed Taha (41 off 22 balls) and Praveen Dubey (23 off 8 balls) were the two other significant contributors.
In reply, Lions struggled throughout the innings with none of the batsmen barring skipper Abhimanyu Mithun (40 off 19 balls) touching the 40-run mark.
Mitrakanth Yadav was the stand-out bowler for Hubli, claiming 3 wickets by conceding just 18 runs in his 4 overs. Abilash Shetty also picked up three scalps by giving away 39 runs in his quota of 4 overs, while Aditya Somanna took a couple of wickets as Tigers bundled out Lions for 170 in 19.3 overs.
With this win, Hubli Tigers set-up their clash with Belagavi Panthers in the second qualifier on Friday (August 30), whereas Shivamogga Lions got knocked out of the tournament.
Hubli Tigers – 190/5 in 20 overs (KB Pawan 56*; Abhimanyu Mithun 1/27) defeated Shivamogga Lions – 170/10 in 19.3 overs (Abhimanyu Mithun 40; Mitrakanth Yadav 3/18) by 20 runs