Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of match No. 10 of the ongoing Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 2016 at Chandigarh. It will be played between Punjab de Sher and Bengal Tigers. Each side is supposed to play a total of three matches and it is the third match of both of sides. While Bengal Tigers have won one match off the two matches they have played so far in the tournament, Punjab de Sher are yet to register a win in their debut edition of the Twenty20 league (T20). Along with these two sides, there are Bhojpuri Dabanggs and Mumbai Heroes in Group A, with the former at the top of the table.

Live Cricket Score: Punjab de Sher 199/5 | Overs 20 | Target 225 | BATSMEN:Sandhu 68(18), Rai 31(27) | There were some fireworks in the end but in the end it was never going to be sufficient for Punjab de Sher. That wraps up their last game in the series. Sandhu’s knock is one to remember.

Live Cricket Score: Punjab de Sher 144/4 | Overs 16.3| Target 225 | BATSMEN:Sandhu 31(9), Rai 31(27) |Punjab de Sher have lost the wickets of Jassi Gill and Babbal Rai. They are tottering on 144 for the loss of four wickets at the end of 16.3 overs. They now need a mammoth 81 runs from just 21 balls which is virtually impossible to achieve but let’s figure out till what score they are able to reach.

Live Cricket Score: Punjab de Sher 57/2 | Overs 7.2| Target 225 | BATSMEN: Jassi Gill 14(13), Babbal Rai 0(0) | Jisshu Sengutpta traps Gulzar Chahal leg-before for 30 runs. Babbal Rai has come to the middle. Still a long way to go for Punjab. Bengal Tigers are in commanding position as of now. OUT! Gulzar Chahal lbw Jisshu Sengupta 30(27)

Live Cricket Score: Punjab de Sher 43/1 | Overs 5| Target 225 | BATSMEN: Jassi Gill 6(6), Gulzar Chahal 27(20) | Bengal Tigers draw first blood. Navraj Hans is back to the hut for eight. Jassi Gill is the new man in the middle. He is batting along with Gulzar Chahal. Gulzar has hit four boundaries and a six in his knock. Punjab require 182 more runs from 90 balls; a very difficult task. OUT! Navraj Hans c Joy b Vivek 8(4)

INNINGS BREAK

Live Cricket Score: Bengal Tigers 224/3 | Overs 20| BATSMEN: Yusuf 102(50), Jisshu Sengupta 39(29) |Yusuf smashes a quick unbeaten hundred. He hit nine boundaries and seven sixes in his innings. Jisshu Sengupta was also not-out till the very end. Tigers slammed 80 runs in the final 30 balls which has helped them reach a match winning total but one never knows since cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties. They cannot afford to get lose now after having done all the hard work in the batting department.

Live Cricket Score: Bengal Tigers 144/3 | Overs 15 | BATSMEN: Yusuf 35(27), Jisshu Sengupta 28(22) | Yusuf and Sengupta have struck a cord and are batting well in tandem. Bengal will be hoping to go past 190 which shall be a good score. Chahal is bowling currently. Punjab de Sher will have to break this partnership now. It will be easier to bowl to new batters rather than the present set batsmen at the moment.

Live Cricket Score: Bengal Tigers 84/3 | Overs 9.1 | BATSMEN: Yusuf 7(10), Jisshu Sengupta 5(3) | Bengal Tigers are three0-down at the end of 9.1 overs. Two new batters— Yusuf and skipper Jisshu Sengupta are batting at the moment. Bengal Tigers would want that they build a good partnership because one more wicket here and things might get difficult for them. OUT! Joy c Babbal Rai b Sonu Sood 38(20), OUT!  Indrashish run-out Navraj Hans 26(20), OUT! Vivek lbw Binu Dhillon 2(4)

Live Cricket Score: Bengal Tigers 24/0 | Overs 3 | BATSMEN: Joy 10(8), Indrashish 12(10) |Bengal Tigers are off to a good start. It’s a nice beginning and both the openers are taking their time to get their eye in. Sandhu and Jasii Gill are bowling currently. We may soon see a flurry of runs or a wicket because one can judge by the body language of the batters that they are inching to up the scoring rate.

Toss: Bengal Tigers win the toss and opt to bat first

Teams:

Bengal Tigers: Jisshu Sengupta (c), Yusuf (wk), Joy, Indrashish, Manty, Mohan, Sandip Bhattacharyaa, Suman Banerjee, Uday, Vivek, Raja (Arindam Datta)

Punjab de Sher: Sonu Sood (c), Sandhu, Navraj Hans, Jasii Gill, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Gulzar Chahal, Gavie Chahal, Dev Kharoud, Binu Dhillon, Aryaman Sapru, Babbal Rai

Bengal Tigers and Punjab de Sher have lost their respective fixtures to Mumbai Heroes. The match between Punjab and Mumbai was the opening fixture of this year’s tournament. Batting first, Mumbai had posted a total of 222 runs in their 20 overs. In reply, the new side Punjab fell short of 97 runs with their wicketkeeper-batsman Dev Kharoud top-scoring for them with 30 runs in 15 balls. Meanwhile, Bengal Tigers lost their first match to Bhojpuri Dabanggs.

Squads:

Bengal Tigers: Jisshu Sengupta(c), Dev, Rahul, Amitabh, Joy, Suman, Uday, Vinaayak, Srv, Indrasish, Yousuf, Debraj, Raja, Mohan, Sandy, Saugata.

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.