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Photos: Chennai Rhinos Lose To Bhojpuri Dabanggs

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Chennai Rhinos came up with poor performance once again as they lost the crucial match against Bhojpuri Dabanggs on Sunday (February 16). The match was played at Heavy Engineering Corporation International Cricket Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Having won the toss, Chennai Rhinos chose to field first in the good batting track. Their decision to bowl first appeared to be right with Shiva taking the first wicket of Manoj Tiwari in the first over itself. But the one-down player Ajhoy Sharma along with other opener Pravesh Yadav played the spoilsport as they scored good runs in the first six overs.

For the second wicket, they put on 60 runs to take the Bhojpuri Dabanggs to a decent position. A Sharma lost his wicket by scoring 41 runs in 26 balls. He hit eight 4s in his entertaining innings. On the other end, opener M Tiwari was building his innings comfortably. After scoring 63 runs from 43 balls, he got run out.

M Tiwary hit five 4s and two 6s. Aditya Ojha scored 41 runs from 25 balls. He hit two 4s and three 6s. In the end, the team managed to score 190 runs on board for the loss of six wickets. Continue reading the story on the slideshow and also see match photos...

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 1

Shiva, Vikranth, Bharath and Vishal bagged one wicket each from Chennai Rhinos.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 2

Chennai Rhinos started their innings on a confident note. But they lost the first wicket early in the form of Jeeva.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 3

Vishnu came one down and build a decent partnership with opener Vikranth. They put on 53 runs for the second wicket.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 4

Vishnu played a brilliant knock of 36 runs in just 14 balls. He hit four 4s and three 6s. When they were batting the score looked easily achievable.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 5

But after Vishnu departed, opener Vikranth, who was the only hope, too walked to pavilion. He scored 22 runs in 16 balls. He hit four 4s and three 6s.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 6

Bhojpuri Dabanggs returned to the game after getting back-to-back wickets. Indeed, they managed to get wickets one after the other till the end.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 7

Sharan, captain Vishal, Shaam and Sanjay did not show any fight back as they lost their wickets.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 8

The shocking part of the story was that Sharan, captain Vishal, Shaam and Sanjay's single digit score that took the match away from Chennai Rhinos.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 9

Except Prithvi, no batsman showed courage to score runs. As a result, Chennai Rhinos got bowled out for 140 runs at 18.5 overs.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 10

Bharath remained unbeaten by scoring 18 runs from 17 balls.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 11

Ayaz Khan was the pick of the bowlers for his brilliant spell.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 12

He took four important wickets for 27 runs in four overs. He was declared the Man of The Match.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 13

In the end, it appeared like an one-sided match as Bhojpuri Dabanggs won the match easily.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 14

With this development, Chennai Rhinos was out of the tournament. It is second time in a row where the Kollywood team has failed to enter the semis. Last year too, the team performed badly.

Chennai Rhinos-Bhojpuri Dabanggs Match - Photo 15

Karnataka Bulldozers, Kerala Strikers, Bhojpuri Dabanggs and Mumbai Heroes will be playing in the semi-finals.

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