Defending champions Telugu Warriors will clash with Bhojpuri Dabanggs in the second semi-final match of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL 6) on Saturday, Feb. 13. The match is being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Both Telugu Warriors and Bhojpuri Dabanggs have played like champions in CCL 6. While the Tollywood team narrowly lost matches in the league stage, the Bhojpuri team emerged victorious in all its clashes.
Telugu Warriors started the season beating Kerala Strikers convincingly by five wickets. They also defeated the runners-up of last season, Chennai Rhinos, by eight wickets.
But then the Tollywood team lost against Karnataka Bulldozers. In a nail-biting match, Telugu Warriors failed lost by just five runs.
On the other end, Bhojpuri Dabanggs started the season by thrashing Bengal Tigers by 68 runs. It was followed by a convincing victory against Punjab De Sher. In its last match, the team beat Mumbai Heroes by seven wickets.
While Telugu Warriors on Saturday have the advantage of playing on their home ground, Bhojpuri Dabanggs are confident of their side after winning all three matches in the league stage.
The match will be aired on Gemini TV and Big Magic Ganga. We bring to you live score updates of the match:
Telugu Warriors beat Bhojpuri Dabanggs by 20 runs to enter the CCL 6 final. The Tollywood team had hit 177 runs and it managed to defend the score. Bhojpuri Dabanggs had a good start but it lost the wickets at regular intervals. As a result, the Bhojpuri team, which had won all three matches in the league stage, missed an opportunity to enter the final.
The Tollywood team batted, bowled and fielded well and it deserved to be in the last stage. Telugu Warriors will face Karnataka Bulldozers in the final to be played in the same ground on Sunday, Feb 14.
Second Innings Live Update:
|M Tiwari||c Kishore b Joshi||35||23|
|RP Yadav||c Ashwyn b Joshi||26||24|
|U Tiwary||lbw b Samrat||14||10|
|A Sharma||b Samrat||8||6|
|A Ojha||b Aadarsh||23||18|
|Asgar||run out (Akkineni)||33||23|
|S Sinha||not out||2||3|
|V Singh||not out||1||3|
Telugu Warriors won the match by 20 runs.
Asgar Khan is run out. 22 required from 2 balls. Telugu Warriors enter final.
24 runs required from 6 balls. Score: 154-6 in 19 overs.
150 comes for the Bhojpuri team. The third 50 comes of 32 balls. The first and second had come from 38 and 40 balls, respectively.
Nirahua is gone. 29 required from 11 balls.
A huge six. The match is not over yet. 16 runs come from that over. Score: 149/5 in 18 overs.
40 required from 16 balls.
A good over at this stage. Just 5 runs come from that over. Score: 133-5 in 17 overs. 45 required from 18 balls.
The Bhojpuri team needs big overs. 50 runs required from 24 balls.
8 runs come from that over. Score: 128-5 in 16 overs.
Ojha is out for 23 from 18 balls. Score: 127-5 in 15.3 overs.
A huge six hit by Ojha.
7 runs come from that over. Score: 120-4 in 15 overs. 58 required from 30 balls.
There was a loud appeal for a caught behind. But the umpire was not interested.
65 required from 36 balls.
Asgar hits a six. 12 runs scored from 4 balls. 13 runs come from that over. Score: 113-4.
While the first 50 came from 38 balls, the second came from 40 balls. 78 required from 42 balls.
The Bhojpuri needs a few big overs. 100 comes for Bhojpuri Dabanggs.
Asgar off to the mark with a four. Score: 92-4 in 12 overs. 86 required from 48 balls.
Tiwary is gone for 14 (9). Bhojpuri Dabanggs lose its fourth wicket. The Bhojpuri team is in real trouble now.
U Tiwary given out. The decision is referred to the third umpire.
Tiwary hits a six and a boundary. This eases out some pressure. Score: 86-3 in 11 overs.
The Bhojpuri team has scored 74 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs lose its third wicket. Ajhoy Sharma gone for 8 (6). Score: 74-3 in 9.3 overs.
104 required from 64 balls.
Sharma hits his first boundary. Oh, second catch dropped in the same over. Score: 72/2 in 9 overs.
There was a chance for one more wicket. But a easy catch was put down.
Telugu Warriors need a few more wickets to take control of the proceedings.
Second wicket gone. Two wickets in one over for Joshi. Ram Yadav out for 26 (24). Both the openers gone. Score: 64-2 in 8 overs.
Tiwari is gone for 35 (23). Score: 63-1 in 7.4 overs.
A huge six from Yadav. The match seems to be slipping away from the Tollywood team.
50 comes for Bhojpuri Dabanggs in 6.2 overs.
End of the power play. Score: 45/0 in 6 overs. 133 runs required from 84 balls.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs taking time to settle down. Score: 39/0 in 5 overs.
After 4 overs, 35 for no loss.
11 runs come from the third over. Score: 28-0.
Tiwari hits the first six. Good going for Bhojpuri Dabanggs. Score: 23-0 in 2.1 overs.
8 runs come from the second over. Score: 17-0.
Tiwari hits back-to-back boundaries. 9 runs come from the first over.
M Tiwari and R Yadav open the innings.
Telugu Warriors have scored 177 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 over against Bhojpuri Dabanggs. The good contribution from Prince (68 from 45 balls) and Ashwyn (40 from 18 balls) helped the Tollywood team to put a good score.
At one time, crossing 160 looked impossible for the Tollywood team as it was struggling at 65/3 in 10 overs. But Telugu Warriors accelerated the run rate in the next 10 overs where it hit 112 runs.
First Innings Live Update:
|S Joshi||lbw b Ojha||13||20|
|Babu||c Sharma b Khan||16||13|
|A Akkineni||c Asgar b Khan||19||11|
|Ashwyn||c Asgar b Ojha||40||18|
|R Raghu||not out||1||1|
12 runs scored from the last over. Score: 177/6 in 20 overs.
Raghu is the new man. He hits a single.
Ashwyn is caught at the long off. He scored 40 from 18 balls.
Six of the first ball. Ashwyn needs to hit a few more in the last over. Score: 171/5.
The Tollywood team should be hoping to get 15+ runs in the last over to cross 180 mark.
8 runs from 19th over. Score: 165-5 in 19 overs.
A big over for Telugu Warriors. 18 runs scored from that over. Score: 157-5 in 18 overs.
The first 50 came from 50 balls, second from 28 balls and the third from only 27 balls.
Ashwyn is on fire and 150 comes for the Tollywood team.
Telugu Warriors should have three big overs to put a good score on board.
Back-to-back boundaries to end 17th over. 12 runs scored from that over. Score: 139-5.
Aadarsh comes to the crease.
Akhil is gone for 19 (11). Score: 127-5 in 15.5 overs.
Ashwyn hits his first over.
It's a good over for the Bhojpuri Dabanggs. Score: 121/4 in 15 overs.
Ashwyn is the new man into the crease.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs pick Prince. It is big wicket. He made 68 from 45 balls. Score: 119-4.
Telugu Warriors back to the match. 15 runs from 14th over. Score: 118-3. Prince reaches to 68 from 44.
Another cracker from Prince.He has already scored 10 runs in this over.
Prince 52 (38) and Akhil: 17 (6).
A four to end the over. Telugu Warriors reach the 100 mark. Score: 102-3 in 13 overs.
Akhil hits a six. He reaches to 12 of 4 balls.
After 12 overs, the Tollywood team is at 87-3 scoring at 7.25 run rate.
Akhil is the new man into the crease.
Out. Sudheer Babu is gone for 16 (12). Score: 80-3 in 11.2 overs.
Finally, Telugu Warriors got the much-needed big over. 14 comes from 11th over. Score: 79-2.
End of the 10th over. Telugu Warriors are at 65-2.
9 runs come from that over. 56-2 in 9 overs.
Telugu Warriors should keep its foot on the accelerator. Score: 47-2 in 8 overs.
Sudheer Babu is the new batsman.
The Tollywood team loses back-to-back wickets. Sai Tej is gone for a duck
7 runs come from 7th over. Score: 41/1.
Telugu Warriors lose its first wicket in the form of Sachin Joshi: 13 (20): Score: 41/1
4 runs come from sixth over. 34/0.
The Bhojpuri team is having good control over the match so far. Score: 30/0 in 5 overs.
After 4 overs, the Telugu team has scored 27/0.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs have good batting line-up. Hence, Telugu Warriors should post above 180 runs to have good chance of winning the clash.
5 runs come from the third over. 21/0.
Telugu Warriors are at 16/0 in 2 overs.
Prince hits another boundary. He has to play a big innings today.
8 runs come from the first over.
What a way to star the innings. Prince hits a four of the first ball of Manoj Tiwary.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs won the toss and elected to field first.
Bhojpuri Dabanggs squad
Manoj Tiwari, Ravi Kishan, Dinesh Lal Yadav, Ram Pravesh Yadav, Uday Tiwari, Ajhoy Sharma, Vikranth SIngh, Aditya Ojha, Prakash Jais, Ayaz Khan, Shailesh Sinha, Vaibhav Rai, Asgar Rashid Khan, Vikas Singh, Akbar Naqvi, Gajender Pratap Dwivedi, Jay Prakash Yadav, Raj Chouhan, Pawan Singh, Bobby Singh, Pradeep Pandey and Yash Kumar.
Telugu Warriors Squad:
Akhil Akkineni, Aadarsh, Nanda Kishore, Nikhil, Raghu, Sachin Joshi, Samrat, Srikanth, Taraka Ratna, Tarun, Vishwa, Prince, Sushanth, Dharam and Khayyum.