Chethan LR, Mayank Agarwal's Onslaught steers Bengaluru to 186
Earlier, the Bengaluru Blasters' batting innings began on a flyer with opener Chethan LR smashing a ferocious half-century and cobbling up a 73-run stand with Mayank Agarwal at the top.
The wicket-keeper batter performed as if he owned the stage, smashing four boundaries and five towering sixes en route to an unbeaten 39-ball 66. Chethan was well supported by skipper Mayank at the other end, who scored 44 runs off 20 balls himself.
The duo laid the perfect platform for the incoming batter but Mangalore United bowlers made a brilliant comeback in the middle and death overs restricting Mayank Agarwal led the side to 186 for 9 after 20 overs. For United, M Venkatesh, Amit Verma and Aneeshwar Gautam embezzled two wickets each.
Bengaluru Blasters: 186/9 (20 Overs)
Chethan LR 66 (39), Mayank Agarwal 44 (20); Amit Verma 2-27 (4), Aneeshwar Gautam 2-18 (3)
Mangalore United: 129/7 (17.4 Overs)
M Hadley Noronha 50 (36), Nikin Jose 35 (30); Rishi Bopanna 4-19 (4)
Bengaluru Blasters won by 35 runs.