South Superstars won the curtain raiser Celebrity Cricket League T20 against Mumbai Heroes on Saturday (March 05). It was witnessed by jam packed spectators at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag.
After winning the toss, South Superstars decided to bat first. But their dream to score got a big blow after losing Sudeep in the first over itself. But thanks to Tarak Ratna (30 runs), Adarsh (48 runs) and Venkatesh (27 runs), who helped the team to reach a mammoth score of 193. From Mumbai Heroes, Mahesh Manjrekar was the pick of the bowlers, who scalped six wickets.
Chasing a huge score, Mumbai Heroes failed to reach the target, as it lost the wickets in regular intervals. As a result, it lost the game by 36 runs. Aftab Shivdasani was the top-scorer for his team with 46 runs.
Adarsh was awarded the man of the match for his all round performance. However, Shreya Saran, Genelia D'Souza, Aindrita Ray, Priyamani, Charmy Kaur, Ragini Dwivedi, Tapsee and Samantha presence added colours to the grand event. The curtain raiser was aired on Gemini Movies and Udaya Movies. It is said that the match received good viewership after the match between Srilanka v/s Australia was abandoned due to rain.
CCL T20 is a cricket event, which brings India's top film industries together. Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, Sandalwood and Mollywood are participating in the tournament. It is an idea to combine the two religions (cricket and cinema) to produce one sensational mixture of entertainment. Click here to see the pics from the match.