Maharaja Trophy: Mysore Warriors register thrilling win against Hubli Tigers

Asked to bat first, Mysore Warriors lost openers Nihal Ullal (2) and Nitin Bheel (0) cheaply, followed by a first-ball duck for skipper Karun Nair. The early collapse brought them back into the powerplays as Pawan Deshpande and Shubhang Hegde had the difficult task of rebuilding.

Both had to be on guard, as another two wickets early would mean disaster for the Warriors. Deshpande and Hegde played a strong hand, putting on a 54-run partnership to stabilize the ship, the latter getting dismissed just after the midway mark. Warriors were expected to go further, but Shreyas Gopal also landed a duck on the first ball. However, Rohan Naveen missed out on taking a hat-trick.

Shivraj S. He scored 26 runs in 19 balls and Deshpande went on to reach a half-century. Dhuri scored a quick 18 while Deshpande eventually made 57 as the Warriors were restricted to 145/8 in 20 overs.

Wickets continued in the second half, with Hubballi Tigers losing Mohammad Taha (5), Naveen MG (2) and Swapnil Yelve (0) early on, even as Lavneeth Sisodia struck the bowlers at his end. tried to fail.

Sisodia and Srinivas Sharath put together a 30-run partnership and were dismissed for 51/4 before the opener was dismissed for 22 off 23 balls in the ninth over.

The Tigers were in trouble and a special effort would be required to get out of the situation. Just after the middle leg, the procession continued with Tushar Singh (5) taking the fifth catch of the day by Nihal Ullal as the Tigers kept slipping.

Shreyas Gopal cast Rohan Naveen in the 12th over, after which Srinivas Sharath was also bundled out for 21 by Shreyas, leaving the Warriors to complete the last rites. Abhimanyu Mithun and Sharan Gowda did some batting practice during their 38-run partnership before Vidyadhar Patil cleaned up the former with 27 off 20 balls.

Sharan Gowda (31) threatened to pull it off in dramatic fashion with some catchy hits in the final over, but it was too far a bridge for him and the Tigers.

Brief Scores:

Mysore Warriors 145/8 in 20 overs (Pawan Deshpande 57, Shivraj S 26, Shubhang Hegde 22; V Kaushik 3/19, Rohan Naveen 2/37) beat Hubli Tigers 143/9 in 20 overs (Sharan Gowda 31, Abhimanyu Mithun 27, Vidyadhar Patil 4/24, Shreyas Gopal 2/27 by 2 runs.

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