Mysuru: Belagavi Panthers cruised to a seven-wicket victory against Bijapur Bulls in the second Women’s Exhibition match held at the SDNR Wadiyar Stadium here on Wednesday (September 5).

Opener Vrinda Dinesh  (37 not out, 38b, 5x4) paced her innings perfectly and won it for the Belagavi Panthers. Needing to make 85 to win, the Panthers got home in the 17th over.

Earlier, Bijapur Bulls won the toss and elected to bat but could score only 23 runs for the loss two wickets at the end of the six Powerplay overs. They were tied down due to some clinical bowling from left arm spinner Sahana Pawar (pictured above)

She found good support from her fellow bowlers as the Bulls slumped to 65/8 in 15 overs. At the stage, Nikki Prasad came up with a 25-ball, unbeaten 17 (2x4) to push the final score to 84 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs.

In reply, Belagavi Panthers saw off the new ball and ensured a steady start. Opener Vrinda shared an unbroken partnership of 34 from 24 balls with Prathyuksha C (20 not out, 9b, 3x4) as Belagavi chased down the target with relative ease.

The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) hosted two women's exhibition matches during the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2018. The games were played before the semi-finals of KPL.

Brief scores

Bijapur Bulls: 84/9 in 20 overs (Nikki Prasad 17 not out; Sahana Pawar 3-18) lost to Belagavi Panthers: 85/3 in 16.5 overs (Vrinda Dinesh 37 not out, Pratyuksha C 20 not out) by 7 wickets.

Tuesday’s match

Shivamogga Lions: 93/6 in 20 overs (Prathyuksha C 24) lost to Mysuru Warriors: 94/6 in 19.2 overs (Akanksha Kohli 34 not out, Aditi Rajesh 24 not out; Rameshwari Gayakwad 2-10) by 4 wickets