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CCL Match Pics: Chennai Rhinos beats Bengal Tigers

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Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013, 11:21 [IST]

Chennai Rhinos, which had a bad season in the Celebrity Cricket League, finally ended its losing streak as the team registered their first win this year. The two-time winning team won the match against Bengal Tigers on Saturday (March 2).

Bengal Tigers won the toss and decided to bat at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai. But their decision to bat turned out to be costly as the team could not make up a decent total. Openers Tabun and Sandy tried to start the innings without losing wicket and they scored 15 runs for the first wicket in 4.3 overs before Tabun got run out.

On the home conditions, the Chennai restricted the Bengal team with less than five runs per over in the power play. When the things seem to be turning better for the visiting team, the team got triple blow, as Sandy, Indrasish, and Saughata were out leaving the team total for 29 runs for the loss of four wickets. It has to be noted that out of four wickets, three were run outs.

Bengal Tigers' captain Jisshu showed some resistance even though it arrived too late for the team. He batted well and scored 32 runs and hit a six. He was well-supported by Ruban. Their fifth wicket partnership was 39 runs. Continue reading on the slideshow...

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Soon the wickets started falling one after the other and the Bengal Tigers ended their innings but scoring merely 106 in 20 overs.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Jisshu remained the highest scorer of their innings. Vikranth was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped two wickets in four overs and gave away 16 runs.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

He was well-backed by Shiva, Rishikanth and Vishnu. Having bowled well, the Chennai Rhinos came out to bat with full of positive energy.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Vikranth and Jeeva started the innings without giving a single opportunity for the opposition to control the innings.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Chennai Rhinos scored 37 runs for the first wicket as Jeeva, who scored 6 runs of 12 balls, lost his wicket to Saugata.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

However, Vikranth and Vishnu did not show any fear as the bowlers had difficult time bowling the aggressive batsman.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Vikranth scored 51 runs in 36 balls. The highlight of his batting was his ability to score runs in boundaries. He hit 10 fours.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Vishnu scored quick 43 in 20 balls. He hit five fours and a six in his entertaining innings.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Chennai Rhinos finished the game with 8.5 over to spare. The team cruised to the target with nine wickets in hand.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

No bowlers in the Bengal team bowled well and all bowlers were expensive.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Vikranth was the sole choice for the Man of The Match for his all-round performance. He picked two wickets with a good economy rate and scored a half century.

Chennai Rhinos Beats Bengal Tigers

Celebrities like Shruti Hassan, Lakshmi Rai, Sonia Agarwal, Sridevi Kapoor, Priyamani, Kajal Aggarwal, Radhika Sarathkumar and others were present in the stadium to cheer the home team.

Topics: shruti hassan, chennai rhinos, celebrity cricket league, bengal tigers, sonia agarwal, priyamani, lakshmi rai
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Story first published:  Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:52 [IST]
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