Telugu warriors led by Venkatesh registered a thumping 9-wicket win over Rajeev Pillai led Kerala Strikers at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Bangalore in the ongoing Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
With this crushing win, the Telugu Warriors are almost into the Semi Finals of the CCL 2012.
Medium pacer and Small screen hero Nandakishore picked up 4 wickets for just 9 runs in his four overs for the Tollywood team as Kerala Strikers asked to bat first were restricted to 94 for 9 in 20 overs. Nandakishore got the Man of the Match award. Another highlight was all-rounder Charan Teja bowling superb yorkers to pick up 3 for 14 for the Telugu Warriors.
The top scorer for the Kerala Strikers was opener Nivin Pauly of ‘Malarvadi Arts Club’ movie fame was the top scorer with 46 from 63 balls.
Needing just 95 to win from 20 overs, Telugu Warriors eased to a 9-wicket win with 4.3 overs to spare! The only casualty for the Telugu Warriors was ‘Nandeeswarudu’ Nandamuri Tarak Ratna. The easy win for Telugu Warriors was through an unbeaten 66-run stand between Adarsh Balakrishna of Happy Days fame who scored 52* from 47 balls with 6 fours and hero Tarun (27* from 32 balls with 3 fours)
Result Telugu Warriors won by 9 wickets
Man of the Match Nandakishore
Toss Telugu Warriors won the toss and decided to field
Umpires S Prabhu, MK Ravishankar
Referee VS Vijay Kumar