It couldn't have been a better finish to the game between Chennai Rhinos and Karnataka Bulldozers as the Celebrity Cricket League 4 match played between the arch rivals ended in a tie. The Sandalwood batsman hit a six in the last ball to equal the scores!
The match played in Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore was a thriller with both the teams performing at their best. Having won the toss, Chennai Rhinos decided to bat first and put a respectable total. Their decision turned right with the visiting team scoring 193 runs in 20 overs. But the Karnataka Bulldozers, did not loss heart as they fought bravely till the end.
Vikranth and Vishal gave a promising opening by scoring 27 runs in three overs. The Chennai Rhinos captain's wicket paved way for Vishnu to occupy the crease. What audience saw in next seven overs was a treat to all cricket lovers.
The duo put a partnership of 95 runs for the second wicket to reach 127 runs in just 10.1 overs. Vishnu scored 48 runs in 24 balls. His innings consisted of four magnificent 6s and 4s. By the time his wicket fell, the Chennai Rhinos were in comfortable situation. However, Karnataka Bulldozers made yet another breakthrough by getting opener Vikranth's wicket.
The opener scored fine 52 runs with 37 balls. He hit 10 fours all over the park. After losing two settled batsmen, Prithvi and Shantanoo occupied the crease. However, the run rate, which was more than 10 per over till Vikranth and Vishnu were on crease, started shockingly coming down with the fall of wickets at regular intervals.
Shantanoo, Sharan and Ramana did not score big. Nobody other than Prithvi stood tall on crease. He played a fine knock to reach 193 runs on scoreboard. Continue reading the story on the slideshow and also see the match photos of Chennai Rhinos versus Karnataka Bulldozers.