Chennai Rhinos team bags cup in celebrity cricket

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Monday, Feb 13, 2012

Chennai Rhinos team bags cup in celebrity cricket

The celebrity cricket meant for actors all over India is being held in several states.  Cine icons from Mumbai, Andhra, Chennai, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal are participating in the cricket match.
The final was held in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Hyderabad.  The Chennai Rhinos team which won the last championship played with Karnataka Bull Dozers team.
The Chennai team won the toss and chose to bat.  The Chennai team which fumbled initially gained composure through pairing up of Vikranth and Prithvi.  The Chennai team projected a good score.
By end of 20 Over Chennai Rhinos team took 161 runs.  The opening batsman Vikranth stood till last and took 95 runs.
With the set target of 161 runs, Karnataka Bull Dozers team started batting.  But the team lost 3 wickets before gaining 37 runs.

But the pairing up of Dhurv and Karthik proved supporting to the team.  They stood together and took 118 runs.
With 10 runs to win in one over, Dhurv was ‘Bold Out’ as Vikranth bowled.  The runs he gathered were 58.  The captain took over and gathered 8 runs through 3 balls and turned ‘Run Out’.  Karthik who was putting in tremendous performance by taking 51 runs was dismissed ‘Run Out’ by Vikranth.
By the last ball, the team needed to take 2 runs.  Rahul playing for Karnataka Bull Dozers team attempted taking the runs.  But Tharun who tried to score runs was dismissed ‘Run Out’ by Chennai team’s wicket keeper Ramana.
This resulted in a thrilling victory for Chennai Rhinos as the match was won at a difference of 1 Run.  Through this match the Chennai Rhinos team turned owner of the Cup.
Vikranth was declared man of the match for having taken 95 Runs and claiming 1 wicket.  Both these teams clashed in the previous year’s match also.  It is noteworthy that Chennai Rhinos team earned the Cup last year. More images

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