CSS Group KPL Dubai Season 3 Concludes in Style


One Stop Tourism L.L.C Kollam Kernels clinched the CSS Group KPL Dubai Season 3 title after defeating Seven Seas Trivandrum Royals by three wickets in a thrilling final at the ICC Academy Ground on Friday night, 21st November 2014.

Umar Ali Khan turned out to be Kollam’s star by smashing a spectacular half century which helped his team achieve the target of 189 in 19.1 overs. Trivandrum, which batted first after winning the toss, reached a good total of 188 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs, thanks to a 19-ball 50 from Waheed Ahmed, who smashed one four and five sixes to entertain the weekend crowd.

Openers Waseem Rana and Sangeeth Joseph gave a 68-run opening stand to Trivandrum. Rana played an aggressive knock and smashed five boundaries and two sixes in his 18-ball 38, while Joseph gave good support by chipping in with 22 from 19 balls with the help of two hits to the fence.

Though Ibrahim (nine) fell cheaply, HasnainRaza (23) and Jeevan (22) contributed some useful runs before Ahmed blasted his half century and helped Trivandrum reach a good total in the final. Ahmed remained not out while Touqier was unbeaten on three.

Asif Mumtaz picked up two wickets for 35 runs from his four overs, while Rohan Mustafa, Vishnu and Atta bagged one wicket each.

The final day saw a glamorous line up of KPL Dubai ambassadors and other celebrities including CSS Group Chairman T S Kaladharan on the stage giving away the prestigious awards. KPL Dubai Directors were also present at the function.

Renowned musical band “Avial” performed after the match was over till midnight scintillating the joyous crowd at the ICC academy. Gifts for the spectators included bumper  raffle draw for Nissan car and gold. The event was hosted by Hit 98.7 and supported by Josh FM.