Finals  of KPL 2017 – Belgavi Panthers are the new champions – beat Bijapur Bulls by six wickets

Finals – Belgavi Panthers Vs Bijapur Bulls at Hubballi on 23 Sep 17 – Belgavi Panthers won by six wickets

 

B Chipli was dismissed  run out without facing a delivery in this game to provide  the fifth occasion of a batsman dismissed run out without facing a delivery in KPL. All such occasions are tabulated below. B Chipli became the first captain to be dismissed run out without facing a delivery in KPL.

 

No Pos   Batsmen MoD Runs BF Team Oppositon Venue Date
1 03   S Manager R out 00 00 Maharajaas Bulls Bangalore 10.09.09
2 08   C Raghu R out 00 00 Maharajaas Brigadiers Bangalore 21.09.10
3 10   NC Aiyappa R out 00 00 Belagavi Mangalore Mysuru 02.09.14
4 05   S Gopal R out 00 00 Shivamogga Belagavi` Mysuru 12.09.15
5 02 * B Chipli R out 00 00 Bulls Belagavi Hubballi 23.09.17

 

B Chipli’s run out dismissal in this game provides the 22nd occasion of a captain dismissed run out in KPL. B Chipli earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first captain to be dismissed without scoring in KPL.

 

B Chipli  collected his  sixth  duck  in KPL when he was dismissed without scoring in this game  and shares  the record for most ducks in KPL with R Gowda of Rockstars. R Gowda has also scored  six  ducks in KPL.

 

BR Sharath effected three dismissals  in this game to  provide  the 21st occasion of a wicket keeper effecting three or more  dismissals in KPl. He also effected two stumpings in this game to  provide the eighth  occasion of a wicket keeper effecting two or  more stumping dismissals in KPL. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player St Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 BMV Uthappa 3 2 Panthers v Mangalore Bengaluru 14 Sep 2009
2 RK Sabharwal 3 2 Mangalore v Bulls Bengaluru 19 Sep 2010
3 RK Sabharwal 2 2 Mangalore v Diamonds Bengaluru 29 Sep 2010
4 CM Gautam 2 1 Mysuru-W v Bellary Hubballi 07 Sep 2015
5 RK Sabharwal 2 1 Mangalore v Bellary Mysore 12 Sep 2015
6 GS Chiranjeevi 2 1 Bellary v Mangalore Hubballi 24 Sep 2016
7 KN Bharath 2 1 Hubli-T v Mangalore Hubballi 25 Sep 2016
8 BR Sharath 2 1 Panthers v Bulls Hubballi 23 Sep 2017

 

Mohammad Taha  scored two boundary sixes in this game which fetched him an aggregate of  51 boundary sixes  in KPL. He became the second batsman to score fifty plus boundary sixes in KPL. MA Agarwal is the other batsmen to score 50 plus boundary sixes. He has scored  hg55 boundary sixes in KPL

 

Mohammad Taha’s run aggregate at the end of this game read 919. He became the sixth batsman in KPL to total 900 plus runs. Others are – MA Agarwal {1419}, R Jonthan {967}, B Chipli {959}, Amit Verma {924} and KB Pawan {922}

 

S Hoover scored 81 in this game which represents the highest individual score by a batsman in any finals of KPL. The previous best was 70 by M Nidesh of Belagavi Panthers against  Mysore Warriors at Hubballi on 12.09.14 in the finals  of 2014-15 edition.

 

S Hoover registered his third fifty in KPL – all in this edition. His other two fifties are – 67 Vs Hubli Tigers at Hubballi on 20.09.17 and 62 Vs Bellary Tuskers at Mysore on 12.09.17.  Thus his 81 in this game represent  his highest individual score

 

S Hoover’s 81 in this game  provides the fourth occasion of a batsman scoring 80 plus runs in KPL2017. All such occasions are tabulated below

 

No Player Runs Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 MA Agarwal 92* Hubli Tigers v Shivamogga Mysore 08 Sep 2017
2 STR Binny 87 Panthers v Blasters Mysore 08 Sep 2017
3 Mohd Taha 83 Bulls v Hubli-T Mysore 10 Sep 2017
4 S Hoover 81 Panthers v Bulls Hubballi 23 Sep 2017

 

STR Binny’s run aggregate at the end of this game read 805. He became the 12th  batsman to total 800 plus runs. The batsmen who have accomplished this feat are listed below

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s
1 MA Agarwal 41 41 06 1419 119* 40.54 3 6 0 134 55
2 R Jonathan 45 42 09 967 77 29.30 0 6 3 74 37
3 B Chipli 45 43 01 959 89 22.83 0 8 6 89 41
4 Amit Verma 47 42 05 924 73* 24.97 0 2 0 84 28
5 KB Pawan 42 41 03 922 73 24.26 0 6 1 94 21
6 Mohd Taha 32 31 01 919 93 30.63 0 7 0 94 51
7 R Vinay Kumar 43 38 05 892 70 27.03 0 5 0 72 21
8 M Nidesh 46 41 10 850 70 27.41 0 4 2 50 36
9 KK Nair 33 30 04 829 100* 31.88 1 4 1 89 15
10 RR Bhatkal 44 40 08 826 83* 25.81 0 2 2 88 17
11 R Samarth 27 25 06 808 87* 42.52 0 7 3 87 14
12 STR Binny 36 34 10 805 87 33.54 0 4 1 63 30

 

Belagavi Panthers won this  game to  become  the Winners of KPL for the first  occasion. They were the finalists in 2009 and 2014.  They had lost  to Bangalore Rural Provident in 2009 and to Mysore Warriors in 2014. The following table details the winner and the runner in each of the six editions of Karnataka Premier League. It is interesting to note that in each edition, a different team had lifted the KPL Trophy.

 

WINNERS  AND RUNNERS  IN EACH OF THE EDITIONS
No Edition Winners Runners Venue Date
1 2009 Bangalore Rural Provident Belgavi Panthers Bangalore 23.09.09
2 2010 Mangalore United Bangalore Rural Providence Bangalore 29.09.10
3 2014 Mysore Warriors Belgavi Panthers Hubli 17.09.14
4 2015 Bijapur Bulls Hubli Tigers Mysore 20.09.15
5 2016 Bellary Tuskers Hubli Tigers Hubballi 02.10.16
6 2017 Belagavi Panthers Bijapur Bulls Hubballi 23.09.17

 

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