Watch Full Match Highlights of Today match between India Maharajas and Asia Lions match held on March 11, 2023. The first match of the Legends League Cricket Masters ended with Asia Lions emerging victorious over the India Maharajas by nine runs.
Match Highlights by Innings:
The Asia Lions won the toss and chose to bat first. The India Maharajas’ opening bowlers, Ashok Dinda and Irfan Pathan, quickly dismissed Tillakaratne Dilshan and Asghar Afghan. However, Misbah-ul-Haq added momentum to the Lions’ innings, hitting several boundaries and bringing up his half-century in the 13th over. The Lions started to accelerate in the 14th over, scoring 18 runs off Harbhajan Singh’s over. Upul Tharanga struggled to score freely but managed to add 40 runs to the scoreboard before being caught by Mohammad Kaif off Parvinder Awana’s leg cutter. Captain Shahid Afridi and Misbah tried to accelerate the scoring further but were dismissed by Awana and Stuart Binny, respectively. The Lions ended with a score of 165/6, with Awana taking two wickets and Binny and Dinda taking one each.
Earlier, the India Maharajas had a disastrous start as Robin Uthappa got out for a duck in the first over, which was a maiden over. Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay consolidated and scored well in the powerplay, with the score at 49/1. However, Vijay gave away his wicket soon after the powerplay, followed by Suresh Raina who scored only three runs. Gambhir played a captain’s innings and scored 54 runs off 39 balls before getting caught by Thisara Perera while attempting to hit a full-toss for a six. Yusuf Pathan and Mohammad Kaif tried to accelerate the scoring but got out, leaving the Maharajas struggling at 126-6 after 16 overs. Stuart Binny was run-out, and Irfan Pathan got bowled by Sohail Tanvir, who was the star performer for the Lions with 3/27 in his four overs. The Maharajas could only score 156-8 in their 20 overs.
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