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KPL 2018, Match 4: Hubli Tigers complete comfortable 25-run win

Live commentary of the first game of KPL's Hubli leg.
Updated: 19 August 2018 23:31 IST - Published: 19 August 2018 17:44 IST
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That's it from us. The Hubli Tigers win two in a row. Tomorrow's game is between the Ballary Tuskers and the Mysuru Warriors. We'll be there with the live coverage of the game. Till then, it's goodbye!
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Darshan MB is the Man of the Match for his three sixes in the final over of the Hubli batting and his two-wicket haul.
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The anti-climax ends with the last-wicket pair stretching the match to the 20th over of the innings. The Tigers eventually win by 25 runs.
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The match has resumed, with Vinay Kumar restarting the proceedings. The last wicket manages to evade him.
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Update: The rains have vanished, and the Tigers are back on the field to take out the last wicket as quickly as possible.
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The players hurry off the field, even as the groundstaff scurries to put the tarpaulin in place on the square.
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A run-out is the last thing Lions wanted. Shekawat is found short of his crease, and with that, the rain intensifies.
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Vinay Kumar is back to bowl his last over but there's a passing shower. What next? 
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47 off 18 balls. Only a miracle can save the Lions from here.
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New batsman is Hoysala K
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He goes without troubling the scorers. 

Lions 114-8
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That's a horrendous mix-up and Hegde is stranded as he tried to get back  
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The current equation is 67 off 21 balls. The stakes are firmly in Hubli's favour
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Adkosh Hegde is the new man in.
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Prithviraj has been having a great game, but will it be enough to take the Lions home?
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Anil IG has replaced Praveen Dubey.
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Aditya Somanna is the new man in.
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Jonathan had made an impact ever since he came to the middle. But just when he looked like he could go away with the game, he ends up sending one down the throat of backward point. That's a huge blow to the Lions - half their side is out cold.

Jonathan c sub (Suraj) b Mahesh Patel 29(23)
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Captain Joshi departs, and the Lions are falling further in the pit. Jonathan still holding one end.

Joshi c SK Jain b Darshan MB 15(16) 
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At the halfway mark, the Lions are 64-3. The required run-rate is inching towards 10 now. 
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Praveen Dubey to bowl now.
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The required run-rate has shot past 9. Time for one of these two to up the ante.

Lions: 59-3 after 9 overs.
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The 50 comes up for the Lions - they are 51-3 after 8 overs.
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A sudden spurt of wickets and the Lions have suddenly lost the top three with 44 on the board. Still a long way to go.

Lions 44-3 after 7 overs
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Captain Aniruddha Joshi is in the middle
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Darshan MB sends Sharath back as he edges one to the keeper. The Lions are derailing here.

Sharath c Bhille b Darshan 12 (15)
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Jonathan is the new batsman - inspired move by Vinay Kumar, bringing on Mahesh, who extracts Rohit K off his fourth ball.

Lions 40-2 after 6 overs
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The introduction of spin does the trick real quick. After three dots, Rohit K balloons a ball right down the throat of midwicket.

Rohit K c Darshan MB b Mahesh Patel 4(6)
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The Lions will be looking to move on after Liyan Khan's dismissal. They need 124 runs off 90 balls.

Lions: 37-1 after 5 overs
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OUT! Hubli Tigers have struck! Liyan Khan feathers one to the keeper and he's off.

Liyan Khan c Bhille b Kranti Kumar 16(16)
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Vinay Kumar isn't willing to give anything away - he slips in a tight over, giving away only three.

Lions 32-0 after 4
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Vinay Kumar has changed his ends.
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The steady start gathers pace - Liyan Khan drills one over covers to get going, and pulls one over deep backward square.

Lions 29-0 after 3 overs
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Liyan Khan and BR Sharath have started judiciously. The former, however, would have wanted more of the free hit he got midway through the over but two runs is all he could manage. The extra ball though costs Kranthi four runs.

Shivamogga 15/0 after 2 overs.
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A boundary, a wide and a single is all Shivamogga could earn from the first over.

Shivamogga 6/0 after 1 over
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Vinay Kumar starts with the ball for Hubli.
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Darshan MB launches one out of the park, literally. It sails over the main stands, into oblivion. Another one flies over cow corner, and the last ball of the innings is smoked over extra cover - he ends with 18 off 3. What an end to the innings. Absolutely sensational stuff. That gives the Hubli team some momentum.

Tigers: 160-7 after 20 overs.
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Dubey doesn't stick around for long, ends up holing the ball out to long on.

Dubey c Liyam Khan b Somanna 43(32)


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One over to go - the onus is now on Dubey to take the team past 150.

Tigers: 141-6 after 19 overs
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The captain might have departed, but Praveen Dubey is taking no half-measures. He's raced up to 35 off 26 balls. Two overs to go, they will be aiming for at least 150.

Tigers: 133-5 after 18 overs
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OUT! A stunning knock from Vinay Kumar is brought to an end by an equally stunning catch by Prithviraj, who is having a sensational day. He runs backwards from point and clutches the ball off Kumar's aerial slice.

Vinay Kumar c Prithviraj b Hoysala 36(13)
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Vinay Kumar seems to be in great nick and is middling almost everything that is being offered. Still a long way to go for the Tigers with only four overs to go.

Tigers: 101-4 after 16 overs
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Shetty replaces Kamat as the Tigers approach 100.
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Back-to-back sixes from Vinay Kumar and the Hubli crowd is up on its feet. What an assault by the captain - 18 from the over.

Tigers: 98-4 after 15 overs.
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Is a storm brewing? Vinay Kumar launches a ball over long off to get things going.

Tigers: 80-4 after 14 overs.
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A super spell from Prithviraj Shekawat ends. He's been in top form today, giving away just 18 runs from four overs and picking two wickets.

Tigers: 68-4 after 13 overs.
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OUT! After putting up a strong front from one end, SK Jain holes out to mid-wicket. The Tigers slide further. Vinay Kumar is the new man in.

SK Jain c Hedge b Shekawat 23 (33)
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The Tigers seem content with consolidating and going for the kill later. Another Kishore Kamat over passes by.

Tigers: 63-3 after 12 overs.
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After 11 overs, Tigers are 59-3.
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New batsman is Praveen Dubey.