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LLC 2023 Urbanrisers Hyderabad vs Manipal Tigers Final Highlights: MT won by 5 wickets and clinched the title

Stay updated with the live score of the thrilling final match between Urbanrisers Hyderabad and Manipal Tigers in the LLC 2023 tournament. Get all the updates and highlights of the match in real-time.

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LLC 2023 Urbanrisers Hyderabad vs Manipal Tigers Final at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat

The Legends League Cricket 2023 Final is set to be an exhilarating clash between the Urbanrisers Hyderabad and the Manipal Tigers. This high-stakes match will take place at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat on Saturday, December 9. Both teams have shown their mettle throughout the tournament, and it promises to be a thrilling encounter to determine the ultimate champion.

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  LLC 2023 Urbanrisers Hyderabad vs Manipal Tigers Final
  MT won by 5 wkts
  URH   187/5 (20)
  MT   193/5 (19)
  Venue   Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
  Date & Time   Sat, Dec 09, 06:30 PM IST
  Toss   MT opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Asela Gunaratne
  Player of the Series   Thisara Perera

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Road to the Final

The Urbanrisers Hyderabad and the Manipal Tigers have taken different paths to reach the final. In the first qualifier, the Urbanrisers emerged victorious against the Tigers, securing a direct spot in the final. Dwayne Smith's spectacular century, scoring 120 off just 53 balls, played a crucial role in their victory. Jerome Taylor and Peter Trego also made significant contributions, taking three wickets each to dismantle the Tigers.

However, the Manipal Tigers didn't let their defeat dampen their spirits. They fought their way back through the second qualifier, defeating the India Capitals convincingly to secure their place in the final. Mitchell McClenaghan and Thisara Perera showcased their bowling prowess, taking three wickets each to restrict the Capitals to 177/9. The Tigers' batting lineup then delivered, comfortably chasing down the target with six wickets in hand.

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Head-to-Head Records

These two teams have faced each other twice in the tournament so far. The first encounter ended in a no-result due to rain, while the Urbanrisers emerged victorious in the first qualifier. With one win for the Urbanrisers and no wins for the Manipal Tigers, the final presents an opportunity for the Tigers to level the playing field and claim the championship.


Pitch Report

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The Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat offers a batting-friendly pitch, where the ball comes nicely onto the bat. Batsmen can expect good bounce and carry, providing them with an ideal platform to showcase their skills. Bowlers, on the other hand, may find it challenging to hit their desired lengths. With both teams possessing power-hitters, fans can anticipate a high-scoring affair in the final.


Weather Forecast

The weather conditions on matchday are expected to be ideal for a game of cricket. There is no chance of rain predicted, and the temperature is expected to be in the comfortable mid-20s. Players and spectators can enjoy the final without any interruptions due to inclement weather.

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Playing XIs

URH Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Dwayne Smith, Rikki Clarke, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Suresh Raina (c), Peter Trego, Stuart Binny, Asghar Afghan, Amit Paunikar (wk), Jerome Taylor, Chris Mpofu

Bench: Pawan Suyal, Tino Best, Chamara Kapugedera, Morne Morkel, Pragyan Ojha, Sudeep Tyagi, Yogesh Nagar, Shadab Jakati, Tirumalsetti Suman, Mohnish Mishra, Devendra Bishoo, Milind Kumar, Shivakant Shukla

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MT Playing XI: Chadwick Walton, Robin Uthappa (wk), Amit Verma, Angelo Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Pankaj Singh, Amitoze Singh, Harbhajan Singh (c), Praveen Gupta, Mitchell McClenaghan

Bench: Mohammad Kaif, Colin de Grandhomme, Hamilton Masakadza, S Badrinath, Praveen Kumar, Kyle Coetzer, Imran Khan, Corey Anderson, David White, Parvinder Awana


Match Prediction

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Both the Urbanrisers Hyderabad and the Manipal Tigers have shown exceptional performances throughout the tournament. However, the Urbanrisers have the upper hand, having already defeated the Tigers in the first qualifier. This victory will undoubtedly boost their confidence heading into the final. Therefore, the prediction leans towards the Urbanrisers Hyderabad clinching the championship.


Live Streaming Details and Channel List

Fans can catch the live action of the Legends League Cricket 2023 Final on various platforms. The match will be televised on the Star Sports Network. For online streaming, viewers can tune in to Disney+ Hotstar or FanCode to enjoy the game from the comfort of their homes.


Conclusion

The Legends League Cricket 2023 Final between the Urbanrisers Hyderabad and the Manipal Tigers is set to be a thrilling encounter. Both teams have showcased their skills and determination throughout the tournament, making it a highly anticipated match. With a batting-friendly pitch and ideal weather conditions, fans can expect an exciting, high-scoring contest. Whether the Urbanrisers Hyderabad will maintain their dominance or the Manipal Tigers will stage a comeback, the final promises to be a spectacle for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

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