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Live Score Kerala Strikers 168/4 in 18.4 Overs Benny hits the winning runs with a boundary through point. Fantastic display by the home side, who were calm in the chase and went about with their business with utmost disdain. This win means that Chennai Rhinos are also in the contest. Also Read - Karnataka Bulldozers vs Telugu Warriors, CCL 2016 15th match, Final at Hyderabad, Preview: Karnataka target 3rd title
Live Score Kerala Strikers 157/4 in 17 Overs Fantastic batting by Madan Mohan. He whips a six on the off side and the ball goes way over the ropes over extra over. It is now easy for Kerala, who just have to play sensible cricket to stay alive in the CCL.
Live Score Kerala Strikers 148/4 in 16 Overs Madan Mohan and Benny are going strong and couple of big hits have taken the score closer to a run a ball. The 16th over was huge as Prathap then goes on bowl five wides and Kerala now need to go about with their task at five an over. This partnership has raced to 47 from just 19 balls.
Live Score Kerala Strikers 124/4 in 14 Overs: Kerala need 44 from 36 balls. This match is going down to the wire and Mohanal and co are quite relaxed in the dugout.
Live Score Kerala Strikers 100/3 in 12 Overs: Kerala are in the hunt and the equation is still 50-50 here. Arjun is doing very well at the crease and a couple of overs ago, smashed the ball over the ropes for a six.
Live Score Kerala Strikers 56/1 in 6 Overs: Arjun Nandkumar appears in terrific form as he continues to punch ball with ease in the gaps. Captain of Karnataka Sudeep needs to control the flow of runs as the Strikers are easily achieving the required run rate. Arjun is currently on 31 (14), whereas Rajeev Pillai is batting at 21 (13).
Live Score Kerala Strikers 47/1 in 5 Overs: After a clumsy start, Kerala Strikers have shifted the momentum in their favour, as right-hand batsman Arjun Nandkumar smashed a quick 26 in mere 11 balls. His partner Rajeev Pillai is steady at 12 (10).
Live Score Kerala Strikers 9/1 in 1 Overs: Wicket struck in the very first over. Kerala Strikers appear under pressure. 9 runs came off the over, but only one was came out of the bat. Fielding seems poor of the Karnataka bulldozers since they conceded 8 Karnataka bulldozers including one terrible wide ball missed by the keeper resulting in a boundary.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 167/7 in 20 Overs: Karnataka made a total of 167 at the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Karnataka Bulldozers managed to put up a decent total on the scoreboard with some late onslaughts by lower order batsman including Captain Sudeep. But it was Kerala Strikers disciplined bowling and fielding that troubled a high-flying Karnataka in the match.
KARTHIK OUT! Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 134/5 in 17 Overs: Karthik has to walk back to the pavillion after a sharp catch was taken by Pillai on delivery of Madan Mohan. Kerala Strikers looks like a happy camp at the moment. Karnataka Bulldozers captain Sudeep comes to the crease and hopefully he plays the turnaround knock that his team needs at this situation. He is definitely a Celebrity Cricket League veteran after playing all the five seasons of the tournament.
RAJEEV OUT! Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 110/4 in 15 Overs: At the end of 14 overs, Karnataka piled up 103 runs but Kerala Strikers most successful bowler Arun Benny got ride of Rajeev in the first delivery of the 15th over to push visiting side on the backfoot. The fall of fourth wicket leaves two new batsmen on crease with huge responsibility of getting Karnataka to a deacent total.
PRADEEP OUT! Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 98/3 in 13 Overs: Mannikuttan not only proved his worth with bowling brilliance but also took an unbelievable catch to remove set batsman Pradeep who was batting at 37 off 39 deliveries. Pradeep’s wicket is second one taken by Arjun Benny in the match. Benny’s bowling figures reflect 2-19, an impressive act.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 88/2 in 12 Overs: Kerala Strikers medium pacer Madan Mohan pulls one good over giving mere five runs especillay after Arjun Benny was hammered for 14 runs in the 11th over. Benny has been expensive though he picked an wicket. Manikuttan has been the most economical bowler for Kerala giving just 23 runs off his four overs.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 69/2 in 10 Overs: Karnataka batsmen Rajeev and Pradeep are consolidating after the loss of two wickets early on in the match. Pradeep is batting at 29 off 29 deliveries while Rajeev has made 12 of seven balls so far. At the end of 10 overs Karnataka have made 69 with some good bolwing display by Kerala Strikers.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 55/2 in 8.1 Overs: Karnataka who has a knack of scoring huge totals is not able to break the shackles in this match against Kerala Strikers. Dhruv Sharma in his attempt to play a cut shot gets caught by the wicketkeeper. He made mere 4 runs off 6 deliveries. Arjun Benny is the sucessful bowler who struck gold in his first over.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 47/1 in 7 Overs: Kerala Strikers Manikuttan has bowled extremely well, maintaining line and length to trouble the Karnataka Bulldozers batsmen. The new batsman after the dismissal of Rahul is Dhruv Sharma. Manikuttan finished his quota of four overs on an impressive note.
RAHUL OUT! Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 43/1 in 6 Overs: Another big over of 12 runs follows. Both Karnataka Bulldozers batsmen look comfortable after spending some time on the crease. But Nand Kumar strikes for the Strikers as he traps Karnataka opener Rahul into playing a lofted shot and getting him caught in the super cover area. Good thinking by the home side with Kerala supporters bursting in celebrations.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 24/0 in 4 Overs: Pradeep finally gets his hands free as he hits a huge six over the ropes to get the momentum change. Pradeep and Rahul have been quite cautious with their approach. Veenu Mohan gave 14 runs in this over to bring Karnataka Bulldozers run rate to 6.00 RPO.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 5/0 in 2 Overs: This is a crucial tie from Kerala Strikers point of view as another loss in the CCL 2016 and they can bid goodbye to the semifinals berth. Veenu Mohan bowling the second over for Kerala did extremely well to just give two runs off it.
Live Score Karnataka Bulldozers 3/0 in 1 Over: Pradeep and Rahul open the innings for Karnataka Bulldozers after their captain Sudeep opted to bat first on winning the toss. Manikuttan has been tossed the ball by Kerala Strikers to spearhead the side. All cameras focus on the legendary Malayalam actor Mohanlal who’s presence in the dug out should provide the much needed motivation to Kerala Strikers. ALSO READ: CCL 2016 Match 7 Report – Telugu Warriors win by 8 wickets.
Live Score Kerala Strikers vs Karnataka Bulldozers: Karnataka Bulldozers captain Sudeep won the toss and elected to bat. The extremely popular Malayalam star Mohanlal who is the non-playing captain of Kerala Strikers along with playing captain Bala was cheered on by the excited local supporters. ALSO: Watch Free Live Streaming and Telecast of Kerala Strikers vs Karnataka Bulldozers Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 6.
Hello welcome to the Match 8 of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2016 where Kerala Strikers is all set to take on Karnataka Bulldozers in the second match of the day. After an exciting clash witnessed between Telugu Warriors and Chennai Rhinos at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi, the CCL 6 fans are all excited to watch Karnataka-Kerala encounter. The match will be aired in Udaya TV and Surya TV and will begin at 19.00 hours IST (Indian Standard Time). ALSO: Celebrity Cricket League 2016 Points Table.
The first match played on Sunday saw defending champions Telugu Warriors beat Chennai Rhinos comfortably by eight wickets. The match 7 saw Chennai batsman Vikranth score the first century in this season but a determined partnership from rival batsmen Sachin Joshi and Sudheer Babu shattered his dreams of getting a win. With the win, Telugu climbed up the points table while Chennai slumped to bottom place of Group B CCL team standings.
The Karnataka Bulldozers are already in a good place in the points table with a high NRR of 4.150. Beating the Mollywood team will guarantee them a direct entry into the Semi Finals. On the other hand, Kerala Strikers need to win this match to stay in the game. Both the teams are a part of Group B in the sixth season of Celebrity Cricket League. While the team of the Sandalwood’s is full of young talented players like Sudeep, Darshan, Rajeev, Tharun Chandra, etc. Kerala Strikers has experienced players like Mohan LalUnni Mukundan, etc.
Karnataka Bulldozers: Sudeep, Darshan, Rajeev, Tharun Chandra, Tarun Sudhir, Dhruv, Vishwas, Pradeep, Rahul, Chetan, Dharma, Sunil Rao, Jayram Karthik, Abhimanyu, Mahesh, Rajesh and Mayur Patel.
Kerala Strikers: Mohan Lal, Asif Ali, Unni Mukundan, Rajeev Pillai, Bineesh Kodiyeri, Manikuttan, Arjun Nandakumar, Manty, Vinu Mohan, Suresh Nair, Prajodh Kalabavan and Riyaz Khan.