After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Qalandars got off to a poor start losing the wicket of their captain Dawid Malan in the very first over of the match. Phillip Salt also failed to contribute with much of runs and got out pretty soon leaving Qalandars at 35 for 2. However, at the other end, Tom Banton looked in a remarkable touch striking the ball effortlessly.
Banton rallied the opposition bowlers in all parts of the ground smashing a sensational innings of 80 runs off just 28 balls that included nine fours and six sixes. Sandeep Lamichhane bowled really well to pick the prized scalp of Banton that in turn slowed down the scoring rate a bit.
Eventually, Qalandars still managed to finish with a daunting total of 130 for 7 in 10 overs. For the Karnataka Tuskers, Ahmed Raza and Sandeep Lamichhane picked two wickets each.
While chasing a target of 131 runs, Karnataka Tuskers got off to an explosive start with Johnson Charles smashing four crisp boundaries in the very first over of the innings. However, Evin Lewis first got out with 20 runs on the scoreboard and then wickets continued falling on regular basis. The Qalandars’ bowlers never really allowed the opposition to stage a comeback in the game.
The required run-rate kept on increasing while wickets continued to tumble at the other end. Eventually, Qalandars restricted Karnataka Tuskers to 98 for 9 in 10 overs. For the Qalandars, Sultan Ahmed and George Garton picked two wickets each.
Qalandars: 130/7 in 10 overs (Tom Banton-80, Laurie Evans-17; Sandeep Lamichhane 2/30, Ahmed Raza 2/33)
Karnataka Tuskers: 98/9 in 10 overs (Ryan ten Doeschate-25; Sultan Ahmed 2/5, George Garton 2/21)
Result: Qalandars won the match by 32 runs.