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KPL 2018, Shivamogga Lions vs Ballari Tuskers: Live Score, Updates, and Commentary

Live updates from the final group stage game.
Updated: 03 September 2018 22:23 IST - Published: 03 September 2018 15:51 IST
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That now means that Shivamogga Lions finish without a win in KPL 2018 while Ballari Tuskers end their otherwise forgettable campaign with a win under their belt. And that's it from the group stage of the KPL, join us again for the playoffs.
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An excellent over from Akshay and the Tuskers complete a comfortable win. They should have done it in 20 overs but they took it to a super over and came out on top.
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With 21 to defend, the fast bowler conceded just nine and the Tuskers comfortably win in the super over.
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Just two runs off the first two balls and that should be that for the Lions.
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Akshay has the ball while Aditya and Anirudha are the two batsmen.
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Even 21 will be enough for Shivamogga as they hit more boundaries in their innings. But who will bowl for the Tuskers?
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Shivamogga Lions need 22 to win this. The decision to go with a spinner in the super over didn't pay off.
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Ritesh Bhatkal finishes it off with a six. And that now means that Ballari Tuskers finish with 21 runs in the super over.
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Back-to-back sixes! This has all gone very wrong in the space of two balls. Back-to-back sixes now means that 14 have come off the first four balls.
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SIX! Juicy length ball and the batsman says thank you very much and picks up a six. That is the 200th six of the KPL.
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OUT! A wicket off the second ball. Karthik tries to go big but can only pick out the fielder in the deep.
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Super Over coming up.
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CM Gautam and Karthik are the two batsmen. Aniruddha Joshi to bowl.
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Failure to complete one more run will now bring both teams into the pitch for one last time - for 12 more balls.
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What a fantastic way to decide the team that will go down to the table-bottom - of all things. A Super Over!

Excitement to the innermost pore as the match stretches on till the most possible end of things.
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IT IS A SUPER OVERRRRRR!
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WICKET! Adithya Reddy run out (Somanna) 33(36) [4s-3 6s-1]anna 57(52) [4s-5 6s-1]

The batsman failed to tuck it, got it off the body and the bowler got hold of the ball and got the direct hit at the bowler's end to catch the batsman short.

Fall of wicket 151/4 in 20 overs.
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Single. Scores level. 1 needed in 1.
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FOUR! 2 needed in 2.
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6 needed in 3 now.
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WICKET! Gautam b Somanna 57(52) [4s-5 6s-1]

Slower delivery and the batsman is clean bowled. He advanced down the track and missed it.

Fall of wicket 146/3 in 19.3 overs.

Rithesh Bhatkal is the new batsman.
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Single. 6 needed in 4. They are a single shot away from win now.
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Single. 7 needed in 5.
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Eight runs needed in the last six balls. Can the Tuskers get their first win of the season?

Somanna with his final over.
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Gautam hits a four. Eight runs added in total.

Abilash completes his spell, at 4-0-22-0.

Tuskers 144/2 after 19 overs.
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16 needed from 12 now.

Abilash Shetty will bowl his final over now.
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Gautam and Aditya hits one four apiece. In total, they add 11 runs to the score.

Tuskers 136/2 after 18 overs.
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FIFTY for Gautam. A good knock under pressure. 50* off 45 (5 fours, 1 six).
Also, the 50-run stand comes up.
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27 needed from 18 now.

Aditya Somanna has been brought back into the attack now.
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Aditya Reddy start well will a 2 and a 4, but that was all he could do.

Tuskers 125/2 after 17 overs.
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33 needed from 24.

Abilash Shetty into his third over.
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13 runs from that over. Much needed - again! But this time it is Aditya Reddy who smashes that four and a six.

Joshi 4-0-26-1.

Tuskers 119/2 after 16 overs.
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Welcome to the death overs. Real death waiting to happen there.
46 needed from 30. Can the Tuskers pull this haul?

Joshi for his final over, now.
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A six off the last ball - much needed for the Tuskers now. Gautam with the honours.
Seven runs in total, as the side crosses the 100-run mark.

Tuskers 106/2 after 15 overs.
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Abilash Shetty will bowl the next over.
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Just four runs. A very economical set of overs from the Lions here.

Tuskers 99/2 after 14 overs.
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Joshi will bowl his third over now.
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Just one run from it. What an over for the Lions.

Tuskers 95/2 after 13 overs.
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Abilash Shetty will replace Moinuddin with the ball.
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Seven runs from it.

Tuskers 94/2 after 12 overs.
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The skipper's second over will commence now.
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Just four runs from it. Moinuddin finishes his spell.

Moinuddin 4-0-24-0.

Tuskers 87/2 after 11 overs.
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Moinuddin will bowl his final over now.
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We are now halfway into the chase, and the Tuskers need 69 runs to win with 60 balls remaining.
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Five runs from it, and a wicket. Good over for the Lions.

Tuskers 83/2 after 10 overs.
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WICKET! Karthik CA c Abilash Shetty b Aniruddha Joshi 47(29) [4s-4 6s-2]

It was a dragged down delivery. He was looking a touch tired and fails to put enough power into the shot. Ends up hitting it straight to deep mid-wicket who takes it without much fuss.

Fall of wicket 81/2 in 9.4 overs.

Aditya Reddy comes to the crease.
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The skipper has brought himself to bowl now.
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Four runs from it. A good over for the Lions.

Tuskers 78/1 after 9 overs.
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Moinuddin into his third over now.
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Karthik with another four as nine runs come from the over.

Tuskers 74/1 after 8 overs.