Bijapur Bulls overcame a few nervous moments and overhauled the revised target of 75, with three balls to spare, after Bangalore Provident (Rural) posted 123 for 4 off 17 overs in Bangalore. Opener Maniunath Manjunath set the platform for BP with 47 off 42 balls, and Rahul Bhatkal increased the pace towards the end with two sixes and three fours in his 28-ball 39. Bulls had to score 75 in nine overs and their reply was kick-started by a 41-run opening stand between Gaurav Dhiman and Mithun Beerala. Devraj Patil who came in at one-drop hustled 23 off 10 balls to put the Bulls in charge before four wickets fell in four balls to set up a tight finish. NC Aiyappa removed Dhiman, Patil and Sudhindra Shinde off successive balls, and Nithin Mulky was run-out off the next, leaving Bulls needing seven off the last over. Stuart Binny, however, held his nerve and sealed the deal in their favour.
Suraj Sampath struck an unbeaten 60 off 55 balls as Belagavi Panthers overcame Malnad Gladiators' modest total of 110 in Bangalore. Malnad's bowlers set up the win, with seamer Ronit More standing out with a spell of 2 for 23 in four overs. Belgavi's chase was off to a poor start, with Jagadeesh Arunkumar perishing in the first over. Shyam Ponnappa struggled to force the pace and when he fell, at 57 for 2 in the 13th over, Gladiators scented an opening. Sampath, however, shut the door on them and finished things in Suresh Vinod's company, with eight balls to spare.