Once again on Sunday (February 2), people witnessed one of the best battles in Celebrity Cricket League as Chennai Rhinos took on its arch rival Karnataka Bulldozers. Like their previous matches, yesterday's game was also filled with loads of entertainment and thrilling moments. Indeed, this match will be registered in the minds of audience for a long time as the match was exciting till the last ball.
Chennai Rhinos, who were supposed to play the match against Karnataka Bulldozers, were forced to play in Bangalore due to unavoidable circumstances. But the team was not bothered about it and landed in Chinnaswamy Stadium brimming with confidence. It was evident with the team going for a kill from the ball one.
The team had a fantastic beginning as opener Vikranth and first-down player Vishnu batted without any fear to cross 120 runs in 10 overs. But their partnership was broken and both the batsmen were in their dug out in the next 2 overs. This was the break that Karnataka Bulldozers were waiting for and they made inroads soon after they departed. The score, which was predicted to cross 225 mark easily, was reduced to 193.
Karnataka Bulldozers made a strong comeback after the first 10 overs. They didn't allow to settle any batsmen and Prithvi alone survived till the end. Without his knock, the team wouldn't have crossed the 170-mark. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
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Kiccha Sudeep used eight bowlers and he rotated his bowlers well.
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On their batting, Karnataka Bulldozers came up with an earth-shattering opening. Their openers Pradeep and Dhruva Sharma almost took the match away from Chennai Rhinos.
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For the first wicket, they put 83 runs on board in 7.1 overs. But once Chennai Rhinos got the necessary break, they took complete control of the match.
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Indeed, they swung the match towards their side. Karnataka Bulldozers, who once dominated the innings, were almost out of the game and many almost gave hopes on the host team.
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But the turning point was the last three balls of the match. Karnataka Bulldozers' batsman hit two sixes and a four to the miraculous tie.
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One simple mistake cost heavily for the visitors. Nonetheless, this is a memorable match for both the teams as the match made the spectators to watch the match with the bated breathe till the last ball.