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The sixth season of Celebrity Cricket League, CCL 2016 saw defending champions Telugu Warriors defeat two-times CCL winner Karnataka Bulldozers in an exciting final played at the Uppal Stadium, Hyderabad. Maintaining the legacy of Celebrity Cricket League, Telugu Warriors won back to back trophy as Chennai Rhinos won in 2011 and 2012 while Karnataka had  won it in 2013 and 2014. And now we have Akhil Akkineni’s Warriors winning it in 2015 and 2016. Take a look at the glorious CCL 2016 winners side burst into well deserved celebrations. ALSO SEE GALLERY: Telugu Warriors crowned Celebrity Cricket League 2016 champions!  Also Read - "Race 3" is my second innings, says Saqib Saleem

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Telugu Warriors Akhil Akkineni and Venkatesh holding CCL 2016 trophy (Photo Credits: Celebrity Cricket League Facebook page)

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Karbonn Kamaal Catch award is given to Samrat of Telugu Warriors. Boost Energetic Player was given to Dhruv Sharma of Karnataka Bulldozers who made an unbeaten 97 runs. The Man of the Match is Sachin Joshi of Telugu Warriors for making 114 runs off 49 deliveries. Aditya Ojha of Bhojpuri Dabanggs is adjudgd the Best Bowler of CCL 2016. The Batsman of the Celebrity Cricket League 2016 is also Sachin Joshi of Telugu Warriors. Dhruv Sahrma is named the Man of the Tournament. And this brings us to the end of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2016. (Picture courtesy: Official Celebrity Cricket League YouTube channel). Also Read - Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor & Dino Morea spotted practising for Celebrity Cricket League!

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Telugu Warriors beat Karnataka Bulldozers by 9 wickets to win the Celebrity Cricket League 2016 title. Telugu opening batsman Sachin Joshi made 114 runs off 49 deliveries to help his side win CCL 6 trophy. Batting first Karnataka Bulldozers set a target of 208 runs which was easily chased down by Warriors in the end with 14 deliveries to spare.

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Live Score  Telugu Warriors 211/1 after 17.4 Overs: Defending champions Telugu Warriors beat Karnataka Bulldozers by 9 wickets to win Celebrity Cricket League 2016 trophy. With this the have successfully defended their CCL title and become third team to win back to back title.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 202/1 after 17 Overs: The first ball is hit for a SIX by Akhil and he follows it with 2 more runs. And one more six by Akhil, who’s superstar father Nagarjuna is in the Telugu Warriors dug out witnessing his son play so gloriously. He will definitely be one proud father. They need 6 runs off 18 deliveries to win.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 185/1 after 16 Overs: Telugu Warriors Akhil Akkineni came as one down batsman after the departure of Sachin Joshi and he continues the aggressive approach of Telugu Warriors. This over by Mahesh was again a decent considering the pace Warriors have maintained since the start of innings.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 178/1 after 15 Overs:  Karnataka Bulldozers had their most economical over as they conceded just 7 runs off it. We can understand the kind of run fest match we have had in CCL 2016 finals. While many might have not noticed in Sachin Joshi’s fiery century, Prince also completed his half-century.

WICKET! Live Score  Telugu Warriors 171/1 after 14 Overs: The runs needed to win the match has come less than 50 and Telugu Warriors camp is one happy place to be. Cheering superstars and fans make this monstrous run chase even more exciting for Sachin Joshi and Prince. Meanwhile, Karnataka Bulldozers just not able to stop Sachin’s Hulk innings. But it comes to an end as Dhruv Sharma catches his hit shot for six on boundary line off Mahesh’s delivery. He made 114 off 49 deliveries.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 157/0 after 13 Overs: Sachin Joshi and Prince has had highest first wicket partnership in the CCL 2016. Also, Sachin becomes third batsman after Chennai Rhinos’ Vikranth and Bengal Tigers’s Yusuf to hit a century in the sixth edition of Celebrity Cricket League. He took 43 deliveries to reach his 100 run mark. With three boundaries coming in this over, Telugu now need 51 runs off 42 deliveries.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 143/0 after 12 Overs: Telugu Warriors are in hurry to claim their second Celebrity Cricket League as they hammer every single bowler of Karnataka Bulldozers for plenty of runs. This over saw them add 23 runs to their total. It looks like they are going to chase down the target with their ten wickets safe.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 126/0 after 11 Overs: The level of umpiring is definitely not up to mark in Celebrity Cricket League 2016 as we have witnessed several poor decisions taken and changing the course of match. Poor Karnataka Bulldozers who had to face the repercussions of shoddy umpiring. Nevertheless, the match continues and so does Telugu Warriors march towards second CCL title.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 115/0 after 10 Overs: Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, Rana Daggubati and all the Telugu Warriors fans are rejoicing in delight as their warriors Sachin Joshi and Prince are playing dream final here at the Uppal Stadium. They have completed unbeaten 110 runs partnership in 57 deliveries. Karantaka Bulldozers will need to get a breakthrough here in order to get back in the game. A clear case of Prince being run out was turned down by the third umpire and misery continues for Karnataka Bulldozers.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 99/0 after 9 Overs: Karnataka Bulldozers bowlers simply got no answer to the kind of treatment their deliveires are met by Telugu Warriors batsmen especially by Sachin Joshi. At the end of nine overs, Telugu Warriors need 109 runs in 66 deliveries to win CCL 2016 finals trophy.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 84/0 after 8 Overs: The current rate has finally come down the required rate in this over. And what a good spirit of sportsmanship shown by Karnataka Bulldozers captain Sudeep as he helped Telugu Warriors batsman Sachin Joshi who was struggling with pain in his hand. At the end of eight overs, Warriors need 124 runs off 72 deliveries.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 76/0 after 7 Overs: Sachin Joshi  who was not performing to his potential marks his arrival in the CCL 2016 finals. He is batting like dream plundering Karnataka Bulldozers bowlers for plenty of runs. Finishing his half century, Joshi takes Warriors to 76 runs in 7 overs.

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Live Score  Telugu Warriors 57/0 after 6 Overs: With required run rate crossing 11, Prince and Sachin Joshi need to take risk before target is beyond reach. They have crossed 50 run mark in the over. They took solid 18 runs off it. If Karnataka Bulldozers had lost two quick wickets inside five overs, Telugu Warriors have both their openers still on the crease trying to get their side achieve big target of 208 runs.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 33/0 after 4 Overs: Sachin Joshi is leaving his poor form behind as he hammers Karnataka Bulldozers bowler Pradeep this over. He is batting at 22 runs off 15 balls. But Telugu Warriors need much more than 8-9 runs per over, they need 15 runs plus overs early on in the Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals to chase a mammoth target 208 runs.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 25/0 after 3 Overs: A good over by Karthik who after being hit for a first ball boundary made a good comeback to bowl next five deliveries economically. He gave just six runs in this over to pull back Teulugu Warriors run rate to little over eight.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 20/0 after 2 Overs: Sachin Joshi who was the chief architect for Telugu Warriors win in last year’s Celebrity Cricket League final will be hoping to repeat the winning run again. He was dropped at the score of 16 and again survived a run out chance. It looks like the lady luck is smiling on him and Telugu will hope he makes most of the opportunity given.

Live Score  Telugu Warriors 9/0 after 1 Over: Chasing a target of 208 runs in the finals stage is no easy task and the course for Telugu Warriors will depend what kind of start their opening batsmen Prince and Sachin Joshi gives. Sachin hit a last ball SIX in the over to turn a quite over to a decent one.

End of Innings: Telugu Warriors need 208 runs in 20 overs to successfully defend their title in Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals. Their best best remains Sachin Joshi, Prince, skipper Akhil Akkineni and Ashwyn. At the moment it is Dhruv Sharma who has emerged as the star batsman for Karnataka Bulldozers. His 97 runs off 50 deliveries helped Karnataka race to a mammoth total of 207/6. This was his fourth half-century of the tournament. Karnataka also posted their third 200-run plus total in CCL 2016.

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Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 207/6 after 20 Overs: In the Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals against Telugu Warriors Karnataka Bulldozers made 207 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in their quota of 20 wickets. Karnataka Bulldozers batsman Dhruv Sharma lightened the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad with his impeccable batting. He truly deserved to be a centurion but nevertheless will be exuberant with his knock of 97 runs.

WICKET! Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 191/6 after 19 Overs: Telugu Warriors conceded 12 runs in the penultimate over. Kisore took his third wicket of the match in form of Sudeep. But the spotlight remains on Dhruv Sharma who is few shots away from a well deservd century in the CCL 2016 sfter Vikranth of Chennai Rhinos and Yusuf of Bengal Tigers.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 179/5 after 18 Overs: This over by Ashwyn for Telugu Warrior saw two boundaries hit by Karnataka Bulldozers skipper Sudeep. They are well maintaining ten runs per over and if last two overs is exploited well, Karnataka can well cross plus 200 runs total.

WICKET! Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 169/5 after 17 Overs: Just when Telugu Warriors bowler Samrat thought he got a decent over in his kitty, he is hit for a quirky boundary by Prathap. But he makes up for it as he dismissed Prathap who lasted for 11 deliveries on the crease. He contributed 13 runs in the side’s total so far. Captain Sudeep is the new batsman in, joining Dhruv in the middle. ALSO READ: Watch Free Live Streaming of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 6 Final.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 158/4 after 16 Overs: Dhruv Sharma who is congenitally impaired of speech and hearing abilities is the role model to look up to by youngsters. He is batting at 77 runs off 42 balls in Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals. Meanwhile, Telugu Warriors bowler Kishore pulled a good over for his side.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 151/4 after 15 Overs: Dhruv Sharma is one batting sensation for Karnataka Bulldozers as he ensures his side touched 150 run mark at the end of 15 overs in Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals. He is batting at 71 runs off 40 deliveris.The new batsman Prathap need not worry with scoring as he just needs to give strike to swashbuckling stylish Dhruv Sharma.

WICKET! Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 136/4 after 14 Overs: Karnataka Bulldozers captain Sudeep looked happy but it does not last long as H Rajeev was caught at the boundary line by Ashwyn. He is dismissed by Kishore after making 10 runs off 6 balls. Dhruv Sharma is fighting the battle for Karnataka batting at 64 runs off 37 deliveries.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 125/3 after 13 Overs: Karnataka ‘s semifinals hero Dhruv Sharma and H Rajeev are on the crease and this should calm the nerves for the side despite losing three wickets. For Telugu Warriors, superstars Nagarjuna, father of Warriors captain Akhil Akkineni and Venkatesh is present in the dug out.

WICKET! Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 117/3 after 12 Overs: Telugu Warriors bowler Kishore was hit for a six on the first ball by Karthik. Dhruv Sharma has reached his 50 run mark and following him in the run fest is Karthik who hit another maximum run shot. The two batsmen are complementing each other well till Kishore struck with his last delivery. He breaks the dangerous looking partnerhship to remove Karthik who made 39 runs off 23 deliveries.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 100/2 after 11 Overs: Karnataka Bulldozers reached their 100 run mark in the 11th over. Dhruv Sharma made his half-century in the match, his fourth of CCL. Good going by Karnataka as Telugu Warriors need some quick thinking now.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 91/2 after 10 Overs: This partnership between Dhruv Sharma and Karthik has made 50 runs off 26 deliveries. This was much needed partnership for Karnataka Bulldozers as they were struggling at the end of five overs losing two quick wickets. At the end of ten overs, Dhruv Sharma is batting at 46 off 25 balls while Karthik takes 17 deliveries to make 23 runs. In the ten overs, they hit 13 fours and 1 six, 21 ones, 2 doubles and played 22 dots deliveries.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 83/2 after 9 Overs: Telugu Warriors is keen on defending their Celebrity Cricket League title successively as they are taking on two times winner Karnataka Bulldozers. After a poor start in the match, Karnataka is back in the hunt courtesy big confident hitting by Dhruv Sharma.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 64/2 after 7 Overs: Dhruv Sharma who batted fantastically against Telugu Warriors last time they met in a group stage match is continuing the good work here in the Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals. He is batting at 31 runs off 18 deliveires. and giving him company is Karthik.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 55/2 after 6 Overs:  Four boundaries in the last over of powerplay by Karnataka Bulldozers batsmen Dhruv Sharma and Karthik. Dhruv is bating at 25 off 14 balls and Karthik is batting at 12 runs off 4 balls. It will be interesting for Telugu Warriors to stop the guns blazing for Bulldozers in this all special CCL 2016 finals.

Live Score  Karnataka Bulldozers 38/2 after 5 Overs: Karnataka Bulldozers have lost both their opening batsmen Pradeep and Rahul undre five overs. While Pradeep made 17 runs off 16 deliveires and Rahul was out for no runs after facing two balls, Bulldozers are lkept well in control by Telugu Warriors in this CCL 2016 finals match. Telugu Warriors bowler Raghu has been in great shape picking both the wickets.

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Live Score Telugu Warriors vs Karnataka Bulldozers: Karnataka Bulldozers have won the toss and eleected to bat against Telugu Warriors at the Uppal Stadium. As for Teulugu Warriors, their captain Akhil Akkineni is not worried as they are happy chasing in the Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals.

Hello and welcome to the much anticipated Celebrity Cricket League 2016 finals, Telugu Warriors vs Karnataka Bulldozers. The CCL 6 title match between Akhil Akkineni captained Telugu Warriors and Sudeep led Karnataka Bulldozers will start at 2.30 pm IST at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. While defending champions Telugu Warriors are one-time winner of CCL 2015, their rival Karnataka Bulldozers have been CCL trophy winners in 2013 and 2014.

Both Karnataka and Telugu have played like champions throughout the sixth season of CCL. They have been dominating, demonstrated great example of team work backed by memorable individual efforts. If Karnataka is a team of experienced campaigners, Telugu Warriors are a bunch of young blood. With CCL 2016, Karnataka made to their fifth final. In their semifinal match against Bengal Tigers, Sudeep’s team were inch perfect with their planning and execution in their 7 wickets victory.

On the other hand, Telugu Warriors facing an undefeated team Bhojpuri Dabanggs in the semis did not show lot of nerves playing in front of the home crowd. Guided by experienced former Indian captain and selector Dilip Vengsarkar, Telugu Warriors have only better their performance in the tournament. They beat in-form Dabanggs by 20 runs in the semifinals to reach successive CCL finals.

Telugu Warriors Squad: Akhil Akkineni, Aadarsh, Nanda Kishore, Nikhil, Raghu, Sachin Joshi, Samrat, Srikanth, Taraka Ratna, Tarun, Vishwa, Prince, Sushanth, Dharam and Khayyum.

Karnataka Bulldozers Squad: Sudeep, Darshan, Rajeev, Tharun Chandra, Tarun Sudhir, Dhruv, Vishwas, Pradeep, Rahul, Chetan, Dharma, Sunil Rao, Jayram Karthik, Abhimanyu, Mahesh, Rajesh and Mayur Patel.