Malnad Gladiators ran out easy winners in a rain shortened match against Bangalore Brigadiers in Bangalore on Monday. Chasing a revised target of 111 from 13 overs, Bangalore were bowled out for 89, with K Gowtham taking 4 for 16.
Malnad's opening pair of Kunal Kapoor and Sanjay Kumar put on 52 for the first wicket before Ganesh Satish threw his bat around to make 26 from 14 balls, hitting two fours and two sixes, to take Malnad to 109 for 4 from their 13 overs.
Bangalore lost wickets early, with left-arm seamer KP Rohan taking two wickets in the second over. Robin Uthappa was the next to go, having made just 5, and the writing was on the wall when Bangalore was reduced to 38 for 5 in the seventh over. The result moves Malnad into second place in the table.
The day's second match between Belgavi Panthers and Mangalore United in Bangalore was called off because of rain, with each team sharing a point. Mangalore are third in the table, a point behind Malnad.