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KCC 2023: Dhruva Sarja’s team is no match for Golden Star Ganesh and co

In the final match of Day 1, Dhruva Sarja’s Rashtrakuta Panthers, led by J Karthik won the toss and sent Golden Star Ganesh’s Kadamba Lions

KCC 2023: Dhruva Sarja’s team is no match for Golden Star Ganesh and co
Ganesh's team won by 10 runs
  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 06.03 PM, Feb 24, 2023

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The third and final match of Day 1 of the Kannada Chalanachitra Cup (KCC) was between the Rashtrakuta Panthers and the Kadamba Lions. Batting first, after being sent in by the Panthers, the Kadamba Lions made 111 in their designated 10 overs, aided largely by Dilshan Tilakaratne’s 38 of 15 and Rajeev’s 30 of 12 balls. Chasing this target, the Kadamba Lions had a very slow start, getting to only half the score at the five over mark. In fact, after 7 overs the run rate had gone up to 16/over. Exasperated by the slow progress, Badrinath was ‘forced’ to retire hurt to make way for captain J Karthik with only two and a half overs left.

The skipper, though, wasn’t able to change the course of the match, departing after scoring only two runs and despite a late burst by Nihal, the Lions fell short by 10 runs in the end. Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Karthik said that the way the match progressed was a learning experience for them on what to do and what not to in the next one.

How the third match played out
How the third match played out

Winning captain Ganesh said that the good start in their first four overs set the tone for the match, while man of the match, Dilshan added that he was looking forward to winning their match tomorrow and heading into the final.

Tomorrow, matches begin at 1 pm with the schedule as follows:

  • Vijayanagara Patriots vs Kadamba Lions
  • Ganga Warriors vs Wodeyar Chargers
  • Rashtrakuta Panthers vs Vijayanagara Patriots

After the third match, there will be a brief closing ceremony, followed by a final match, between the top two teams, which will be decided based on number of wins, run rate, wickets, etc. At the end of Day 1, the Hoysala Eagles, Ganga Warriors and Kadamba Lions all had one win each.

The broadcast partner of KCC is Zee Network, with Zee Picchar the TV partner and Zee5 the streaming partner. If you do not have access to Zee Network, do not worry. You can watch all the action for free on the platform. Log on to Zee5 and search for Zee Picchar.