After losing the toss and being put in to bat first, Karnataka Tuskers got off to an excellent start with the two openers, Johnson Charles and Hashim Amla coming out with a positive mindset. Charles was smashing the opposition bowlers ruthlessly out of the park while Amla was playing classical cricket at the other end. The duo stitched a superb partnership of 97 runs for the opening wicket in 8.2 overs.
Charles compiled 57 runs off 29 balls that included four sixes and as many fours before getting dismissed in the ninth over. Amla remained unbeaten at 47 runs off 29 balls as Karnataka Tuskers finished with a total of 114 runs on the scoreboard. For Bangla Tigers, Kevin Koththigoda picked up the only wicket but leaked away a total of 21 runs.
In the second innings, the two openers, Andre Fletcher and Rilee Rossouw got the Bangla Tigers off to an exciting start at the top. The opening duo added 55 runs for the first wicket partnership in just 3.2 overs before Fletcher was dismissed for a 15-ball 40. The trio of Rossouw, Colin Ingram and Thisara Perera got out pretty quickly leaving Bangla Tigers in deep trouble at 70 for 4.
However, the pair of Tom Moores and Robert Frylinck then contributed with useful cameos to power Bangla Tigers towards an emphatic victory with seven balls to spare. Tom Moores remained unbeaten at 28 runs off only 9 balls that included three sixes and one four.
Karnataka Tuskers: 114/1 in 10 overs (Johnson Charles-57, Hashim Amla-47*; Kevin Koththigoda 2/21)
Bangla Tigers: 117/5 in 8.5 overs (Andre Fletcher-40, Tom Moores-28*; Sandeep Lamichhane 2/9)
Result: Bangla Tigers won the match by 5 wickets.