Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of first match of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2016 between Mumbai Heroes and Punjab De Sher. We will bring you the live cricket scores and updates of the match. While Sonu Sood will lead team Punjab, Mumbai has a new skipper this season in Bollywood star Riteish Deshmukh. Deshmukh played for Veer Marathi until last year. However, Marathi no more features in the league and now have been replaced by new side, Punjab. It will be interesting to watch how the liked of Sood, Jimmy Shergil and Ayushmann Khurrana perform on-field. READ: Mumbai Heroes CCL Team 2016: Schedule, Squad and Player details

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 125/9 in 20 overs: MUMBAI HEROES WIN BY 97 RUNS! It was a Mumbai show all the way. They excelled with the bat scoring a massive 222 and the ball as well. Shabir Ahluwalia and Raja Bherwani remained the heroes of the match with their outstanding performance.

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 112/7 in 17 overs: 100 comes up for Punjab de Sher. But that’s not enough. They need to put another 110 runs on the board in 3 overs which is nearly impossible. Mumbai played exceptionally well and are on the verge of winning. *Zarine Khan all up and excited. She revealed she wants to play as well, let’s see if the next season provides her a chance or not*

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 80/6 in 13 overs: And Bherwani, after a brilliant performance with the bat, is doing it with the ball. 3 Wickets already for 16 runs and Mumbai are fully dominating. *Kriti Sanon and Zarine Khan adding to the glamour quotient in the Mumbai dugout*

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 57/3 in 9 overs: A good start for Mumbai with the ball as well. Punjab are playing very carefully but the total is huge and they need to play all guns blazing to chase it down. *Many Bollywood stars have come down to Bengaluru today. A star-studded match indeed.*

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 24/1 in 4 overs: Runs are coming in extras. An odd bounce near the keeper cost Mumbai a boundary. Bobby Deol gave away quite a few wides! But he has been good with length otherwise. Punjab need to do well with the bat.

OUT! Gulzar Chahal 0(1)

*Punjab de Sher’s innings start*

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 222/7 in 20 overs: Aftab Shivdasani and Varun Badola added runs in the last two overs. Gill removed the dangerous Shabir Ahluwalia but Mumbai have already put up a great total. Sonu Sood gave away way too much runs and the chase is going to be tough. OUT!Apoorva Lakhia 4(5) OUT! Shabir Ahluwalia 69 off 37

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 205/4 in 18 overs: OUT! Raja Bherwani 46(37) Mumbai are doing the carnage here! Finally Punjab De Sher got a wicket! But Bherwani and Shabir Ahluwalia have done the damage already. They knew that they needed quick runs and they did so. Rain of sixers from Ahluwalia and he got to his fifty too. Lakhia started off with a boundary. Mumbai reached their 200 and they have 2 more over to go.

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 148/2 in 14 overs: Punjab de Sher are new to the contest and are trying their level best. Mumbai are quite experienced and it is reflected from their body language. The Punjab team lacks good fielding. A lot of runs coming from mis-fields. Meanwhile Shabir Ahluwalia hit a massive six. *Preity Zinta there in the Mumbai dugout to cheer for her side*

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 106/2 in 10 overs: Free hit and SIX on the second ball. 100 up for Mumbai heroes in juts 9.1 overs. While their first fifty had come up in 27 balls. Now, Bherwani seems to have been catching up his skipper. Oh dear, Ritiesh goes! Punjab’s Dhillon has smacked off his stumps, leaving Mumbai at 105 for 2. He managed to quick score a 24-ball 33. That wicket brought in Shabir Ahluwalia on crease. The fist ball he faced was appealed for a LBW. Reffereing to 3rd umpire. Not out. A sigh of relief for Mumbai supporters. A single to end the 10th over.

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 76/1 in 7 overs: The hosts are looking good, going almost 10 an over. Mumbai skipper and Bollywood actor Deshmukh has already made 22 runs off just 15 balls. Bharvani is playing the second fiddle here, giving him the required support from the other end. They now share a stand of 32 runs from 18 balls for the first wicket.

Live cricket score Mumbai Heroes 59/1 in 5 overs: The hosts needed a little more than four overs to bring up their first fifty. They lost Sameer Kochar, who gave Mumbai a decent start in this opening match of CCL 2016. That wicket brought in Mumbai skiper Ritiesh Deshmukh in to bat. He has joined Bharvani in the middle.

 

CCL 2016 will be played between January 2 and February 14. A total of 15 matches have been scheduled for this year’s tournament. It is a well known fact that India is crazy about both Bollywood and Cricket. So, a tournament that brings them a mixture of both surely is widely watched among the young Indian audience.

Squads:

Mumbai Heroes: Ritesh Deshmukh (c), Bobby Deol, Aftab Shivdasani, Amit Purohit, Apoorva Lakhia, Armaan Kohli, Indraneil Sengupta, Jeetu Varma, Kabir Sadanand, Raja Bherwani, Rohit Roy, Samir Kochhar, Sangram Singh, Shabir Ahluwalia, Suniel Shetty, Varun Badola, Vatsal Sheth, Saqib Saleem, Rajneesh Duggal, Jay Bhanushali, Dino Morea, Manoje Biddvai, Sharad Kelkar.

Punjab De Sher: Sonu Sood (c), Jimmy Shergil, Ayushmann Khurrana, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binnu Dhillon, Jassi Gill, Rahul Dev, Gavie Chahal, Dev Kharoud, Gulzar Chahal, Babbal Rai, Mika Singh, Aryaman Sapru, Navraj Hans, Yuvraj Hans, Mukul Dev.