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Karnataka Bulldozers lost to Chennai Rhinos in nail-biting finish

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Published: Monday, February 13, 2012, 11:16 [IST]

Chennai Rhinos beat Karnataka Bulldozers by one run to lift the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2012. It was a nail-biting match, which kept the spectators on the edge of their seats till the last ball of the match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

Having won the toss, Chennai Rhinos decided to bat first. Vikranth made 95 runs and remained not out, which helped the Tamil Nadu team to end with 161 runs on the board. On their turn, Karnataka Bulldozers started on a right note by scoring 23 runs in the first three overs.

Shiva slowed down their run rate by taking two wickets in the first two overs. With less than 35 runs on the board, Karnataka Bulldozers lost three big wickets of Rajeev, Bhaskar, and Pradeep. Then, Dhruv and J Karthik took the responsibility of bailing out the Karnataka team from the trouble and they almost succeed in the mission.

Karnataka Bulldozers needed 10 runs to win the match in the last over. Unfortunately, Vikranth bowled out Dhruva in the first ball of the over. In the next few balls, the Karnataka team managed to score eight runs and lost three wickets and lost the match by one run.

It is disappointing for the Karnataka Bulldozers to lose the finals back-to-back against the same opponent. Last year, they had lost to the Tamil Nadu team by 25 runs.

Topics: cclt20, chennai rhinos, karnataka bulldozers
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