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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.
Bharat Chipli, winning skipper:
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."
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.
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.
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.
SIX! The Bulls win by 2 wickets!
Single. 4 needed in 2.
1 run from the first three balls. 5 needed in 3 now.
6 needed in 6 now. 2 wickets in hand. Can the Bulls do it?

Abilash will bowl that last over.
Aditya Somanna 4-0-28-2.
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.
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.
Aditya Somanna into his final over now. Make-or-break over for both sides.

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

Bulls 123/7 after 18 overs.
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.
We have a late starter into the bowling attack now - Abilash Shetty.
23 needed in 18 balls now.
Just four runs from it.

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

Bulls 114/6 after 16 overs.
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.
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.
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.
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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