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KPL 2018, Shivamogga Lions Vs Bijapur Bulls, Live Commentary, Score and Updates

Live updates from the match between Shivamogga Lions and Bijapur Bulls
Updated: 02 September 2018 18:02 IST - Published: 02 September 2018 11:17 IST
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Bijapur go at the third spot in the points table after this victory. They will stay at the third spot if Mysuru loses against Bengaluru.
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Bharat Chipli, winning skipper:
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I think we batted badly. We lost 5 wickets in the middle overs. We need to show more application in the knockout matches. The ball was coming on nicely so I thought I will take my chances."

Aniruddha Joshi, losing skipper:
"We are fighting till the last but we are not able to close matches. We have a good side. I bowled four overs in a row as I thought at that time I have to take wickets. I enjoy captaincy, as a senior player I have to take responsibility. Next year we will come back stronger."

KP Appanna, Man of the Match: 
"We should have finished the match a lot earlier. People believed in me. We were just 1 hit from winning. I have played KPL after a long time as I was injured. I am expected to bowl in the first six overs. Arm-ball is one of strength."
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The Shivamogga Lions will still be in pursuit for their first win that has so sadly eluded them so far. The Bijapur Bulls, meanwhile, end their group-stage run with the win.
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In rhetoric, the close finish was more about Bijapur Bulls' complacency than Shivamogga Lions' bowling effort. The intent just disappeared after Chipli was dismissed. They went almost five overs without a boundary. It was only because Chipli had given them that start they could take their time and the experience of Raju came in handy at the end.
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Raju finishes it off. Then lets out a roar. Short, wide and outside off, Raju once more stands tall and pumps it with a flat-bat over extra cover.

One ball and two wickets to spare, and the victory belongs to the Bulls.
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SIX! The Bulls win by 2 wickets!
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Single. 4 needed in 2.
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1 run from the first three balls. 5 needed in 3 now.
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6 needed in 6 now. 2 wickets in hand. Can the Bulls do it?

Abilash will bowl that last over.
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Aditya Somanna 4-0-28-2.
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A six, a four and a wide among the 12 runs that was scored in the over. Also an important wicket.

Bulls 135/8 after 19 overs.
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WICKET! Cariappa b Somanna 6(7) [4s-1]

He made a bit of room and swung outside the line, ball beats the bat and takes the off-stump out.

Fall of wicket 134/8 in 18.6 overs.

KP Appanna comes to the crease.
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Aditya Somanna into his final over now. Make-or-break over for both sides.

18 needed in 12 now.
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Another good over - five runs and a wicket.

Bulls 123/7 after 18 overs.
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WICKET! Bhavesh Gulecha c Nihal Ullal b Abilash Shetty 5(7)

Gulecha charges down and is met by a shortened length, slashes the cut straight into the lap of backward point.

Fall of wicket 121/7 in 17.3 overs.

KC Cariappa is the new batsman in.
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We have a late starter into the bowling attack now - Abilash Shetty.
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23 needed in 18 balls now.
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Just four runs from it.

Bulls 118/6 after 17 overs.
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Moinuddin will bowl his third over now.
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Just two runs from it, and a wicket. Brilliant from the Lions now.

Bulls 114/6 after 16 overs.
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WICKET! Kaunain Abbas c Adhoksh Hegde b Somanna 51(45) [4s-4 6s-2]

Slower delivery on a length, Abbas heaves and the bat turns on impact, does not get the elevation and Hegde runs to his right from long-on to cling on, good catch.

Fall of wicket 112/6 in 15.1 overs.

Bhavesh Gulecha is the new batsman in.
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Welcome to the death overs. Can they clear the target? 29 needed in 30 now, 5 wickets in hand.

Aditya Somanna will bowl this next over.
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Eight runs from the over, and a wicket. Suneel gets off the mark with a four, as Abbas reaches his half-ton.

Bulls 112/5 after 15 overs.
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WICKET! KN Bharath c Harish Kumar b Moinuddin 6(12)

Backs away to go inside out, connects well but there is a fielder placed for that particular shot, Harish runs to his left from deep extra and hangs on.

Fall of wicket 107/5 in 14.4 overs.

Suneel Raju is the new batsman in.
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