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KPL 2018, Match 16, Shivamogga Lions vs Belagavi Panthers: Live Score, Updates, and Commentary

Live updates from the match between the Lions and the Panthers
Updated: 29 August 2018 22:22 IST - Published: 29 August 2018 17:41 IST
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So that's it from today's coverage of the Karnataka Premier League. Do stay tuned with us tomorrow as well, when we will be back with the next game.

Until then, goodbye, goodnight and Take care!
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Stuart Binny from Belagavi: 
"I think they showed some courage. Wickets got us back in this game. Pretty pleased with the boys. I think we can feel much better. In this format if you miss your chances you are going to go down."

Aniruddha Joshi from Shivamogga(speaking in place of Mithun): 
"I think we got the score we wanted. All the bowlers also bowled well but the catches we dropped hurt us really bad. You have to take your catches. If you drop catches, it will hurt you and it hurt us for sure."

Dikshanshu Negi from Belagavi, man of the match: 
"I think it was a crucial knock. We wanted to continue with the same momentum from the last game. I think this game should give us the momentum going forward."
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With the loss, Shivamogga Lions have been ensured of a bottom-four finish. It is extremely sad that the side has not yet been able to win in the tournament, despite having a decent side to their name.
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It was supposed to be an easy win for the Panthers, and that was what it was.

Dikshanshu started the show with a well-compsed fifty, after which cameos from captain Binny and Avinash helped Belagavi cross the finish line. Just like the first innings, it started well, but then things slowed down. One thing that was different from the first innings was the dew factor, which in turn ended up helping the batting side. Also, Binny and Avinsah getting dropped did not help the Lions any better.
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And that's the game! The Panthers win the match by 5 wickets.

Panthers 166-5 def. Lions 163-8
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Panthers 161-5 after 19 overs

3 runs required in 6 balls
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Two drop catches and the Panthers probably have the game in the bag now.

Panthers 154-5 after 18 overs

10 runs required in 12 balls
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Panthers 140-5 after 17 overs

24 runs required in 3 overs
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WICKET! Nidhish lofts it straight to the fielder at cover

M Nidhish c Mithun b Somanna 2(3)
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A huge over but they lost Binny! Avinash and Nidhish will have to stick till the end.

Panthers 134-3 after 16 overs

30 runs required in 4 overs
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WICKET! A big wicket but a soft dismissal! Binny flicks it straight to short fine-leg.

S Binny c Somanna b Dhuri 32(17)
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Lions 119-3 after 15 overs

45 runs required in 5 overs
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WICKET! Mithun strikes once again and Negi has to walk back after a well-crafted half-century.

Dikshanshu b Mithun 54(49) [4s-6]
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The captain is going big and getting his side close to the target!

Panthers 113-2 after 14 overs

51 runs required in 6 overs
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Another good over for the batting side. They should be the favourites to chase the score down at this stage.

Panthers 98-2 after 13 overs

66 runs required in 7 overs
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A decent over for  the batting side, with 8 runs coming off it. 79 runs required in 8 overs.

Panthers 85-2 after 12 overs
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A good over for the Panthers, with Negi taking the attack to the Lions' captain.

Panthers 77-2 after 11 overs
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A great over by the bowler, who conceded just 2 runs.

Panthers 65-2 after 10 overs
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WICKET! Prithviraj gets rid of Rakshith, who hits it straight to the fielder at point.

Rakshith S c Liyan Khan b Prithvi Shekawat 22(17) [4s-2 6s-1]
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A good over for the batting side, with both Rakshith and Negi getting into the thick of things.

Panthers 63-1 after 9 overs
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Panthers 52-1 after 8 overs
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7 runs came off that over. The Lions are doing a decent job with the ball so far.

Panthers 46-1 after 7 overs
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A huge six out of the ground to end the Powerplay. 12 runs came off the last 2 overs.

Panthers 39-1 after 6 overs
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Dikshanshu and Rakshith finds the ropes once each, as the duo add another nine runs to the score.

Panthers 27/1 after 4 overs
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Good over for the Lions. Just 4 runs off it, but more importantly, the important wicket of Stallin Hoover! It was an easy catch at long-off.

Stallin Hoover c Somanna b Mithun 5(7) [4s-1]

Panthers 18/1 after 3 overs
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Dikshanshu bags a couple of boundaries as the Panthers score 9 more in the over.

Panthers 15/0 after 2 overs.
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Decent start. 6 runs from the over. A four for Stalin Hoover.

Panthers 6/0 after 1 over
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Aaaaand we're back.

Dikshanshu and Stallin Hoover are at the crease for Belagavi. Abhimanyu Mithun will open the attack for the Lions
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It was a good start that the Lions received, in terms of run-rate, with both openers doing well in the first five overs. But afterwards, wickets started falling and the run-rate started dipping, falling to less than 7 by the end of the tenth over and going even further down. The same side which scored 49 from the first five overs, took another 60 balls to score 51 more runs. Skipper Aniruddha Joshi led some fine assault in the final five overs, carrying the team across 150 and also scoring a fine half-ton in the process.

For Belagavi, youngster Shubhang Hegde did a great job with the ball, giving away just twelve runs from four overs, taking a wicket - he bowled a maiden as well.

In a few minutes, we will be back with the chase. Belagavi will have to do well with the willow to cross this target now. Stay tuned for further updates.
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A four to end things off!

Lions 163-8 after 20 overs
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WICKET! Joshi departs after a well made 54. Stallin takes another catch.

Aniruddha Joshi c Stallin Hoover b Sharath 54(32) [4s-5 6s-3]
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WICKET! What a catch! Stallin Hoover takes a spectacular catch running in from long off.

Somanna c Stallin Hoover b Binny 0(1)

Lions 150-7 after 19 overs
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WICKET! After some good bowling, Binny gets Mithun LBW!

Mithun LBW Binny 23(11)

Lions 150-6 after 18.5 overs
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Another huge over! 170 is on the cards here. Mithun and Joshi have come to the party big time.

Lions 147-5 after 18 overs
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18 runs came off that over! Joshi is taking his side to a good total.

Lions 131-5 after 17 overs
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A good over for the batting side after a long time! 11 runs came off that over. Mithun hit a huge six over fine leg

113-5 after 16 overs
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Lions 100-5 after 15 overs
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WICKET! Run-out! Great throw by Avinash to get rid of Shekhawat.

P Shekhawat run-out Avinash 12(15)
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That was the first over in which Hegde conceded a few runs. 8 came off it.

Lions 86-4 after 14 overs
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Another good over for the bowling side, with just 3 runs coming off that over.

Lions 78-4 after 13 overs
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The two batsmen are looking to steady the ship. The run-rate seems to be quite low though.

Lions 75-4 after 12 overs
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WICKET! The youngster Shubhang Hedge gets rid of the dangerous Jonathan.

Jonathan R c Akshay Ballal b Shubang Hegde 3(9)

Lions 64-4 after 9.5 overs
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WICKET! Ullal is finally gone after getting many lives.

N Ullal c Avinash b Niyaz 34(29)

Lions 63-3 after 9 overs
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A maiden over by the youngster Shubhang Hegde! Almost a run-out on the final delivery as well!

Lions 56-2 after 8 overs
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Another good over for the bowling side, with 5 runs being conceded and the bowler getting a wicket as well.

Lions 56-2 after 7 overs
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WICKET! Liyan is trapped leg-before.

Liyan LBW Niyaz 2(6)
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An excellent over by Avinash first up! That's the end of the Powerplay as well.

Lions 51-1 after 6 overs
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WICKET! Avinash gets the wicket of Sharath on his very first delivery.

Sharath BR c Binny b Avinash D 17(15) [4s-3]
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Another good over for the batting side. 9 runs came off that over.

Lions 49-0 after 5 overs
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10 runs came off that over and the Lions will be extremely happy with the start they have got.

Lions 40-0 after 4 overs