Afridi’s Asia Lions hammer Gambhir’s India Maharajas in Legends League Cricket match – Sport
In an exciting inaugural match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC), Asia Lions — led by Shahid Afridi — secured a decisive victory over India Maharajas, captained by Gautam Gambhir in Doha on Friday.
The Lions, whereas batting first, set an honest 166-run goal at a lack of six wickets in 20 overs. Seasoned campaigner Misbahul Haq prime scored for the aspect, smashing 73 off 50 balls, adopted by Upul Tharanga (20) and Afridi (12).
Of their pursuit, the Maharajas that includes former prime greats like Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina and Yousuf Pathan struggled to attain large as solely the skipper stood out with a prime rating of 54, adopted by 25 and 22 of Murali Vijay and Kaif, respectively. The staff scored 156 with a lack of eight wickets, falling wanting 9 runs.
For Lions, Sohail Tanvir turned out to be a number one wicket-taker with 4 scalps, adopted by Isuru Udana, Dilshan, Perara and Razzaq bagging one wicket every. Skipper Afridi remained wicket-less.
Stuart Binny, Parvinder Awana dismissed two batsmen every, whereas Irfan Pathan and Ashok Dinda had mere one wicket every to their credit score.
Misbahul Haq was named the person of the match for his blistering 73 that helped his staff hammer the rivals.
Asia Lions: Shahid Afridi (C), Abdul Razzaq, Asghar Afghan, Abdur Razzak, TM Dilshan, P Khadka, Misbahul Haq, NLTC Perera, Sohail Tanvir, WU Tharanga and I Udana
India Maharajas: G Gambhir (C), M. Vijay, STR Binny, AB Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, M Kaif, IK Pathan, YK Pathan, SK Raina, PV Tambe, RV Uthappa
LLC options three groups — Asia Lions, India Maharajas and World Giants comprising former prime gamers from the world.
The inaugural version of the match commenced on March 10 and can proceed until March 20.