Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers defeated Gujarat giants

On the verge of victory Gujarat giants Was defeated by Manipal Tigers in the last three overs. In these three overs, Manipal batsmen could not withstand the pressure from Gujarat bowlers. Gujarat lost six wickets for nine runs in the last three overs and lost the match by ten runs. While chasing the target of 174 set by Manipal Tigers, Gujarat Giants could only score 163/9 runs. Captain of Gujarat Giants Parthiv Patel Won the toss and invited the opposing team to bat.

Manipal Tigers vs Gujarat Giants

Manipal initially had to accept setbacks

After a brilliant start, Manipal Tigers opener Chadwick Walton (17) was beaten lbw by Rayad Emrit with a team score of 24. Afterwards, Hamilton Mosqueda showed his aggressive attitude and increased the running pace. But he fell to Rajat Bhatia in the seventh over, taking the score to 66/2. Maskajda scored 37 runs in 18 balls with the help of two sixes and five fours.

Rajat Uthappa was fired

But Rajat was ready to do wonders with the silver ball. He dismissed set batsman Robin Uthappa (23 runs) in the very next over and increased the scorecard to 83/3. Sarbjit Ladda also supported Rajat Bhatia very well and stopped the opposition team’s momentum. Meanwhile, Ladda took the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme (8 runs) with a team score of 91. Rajat forced half of the team to struggle at 104 by bowling out Kyle Kortz (9 runs) in the third over of his term and in the 13th. Over of the innings bowled.

Harbhajan Singh’s brilliant bowling

Johnson, who proved expensive in his first over, was happy to bowl Amitos (6 runs). Thisara Perera (32 runs off 17 balls), who was causing havoc at the other end, was dismissed by Ishwar Chaudhary and the score was 145/7. Trent Johnson made Harbhajan Singh (3 runs) his second victim. With unbeaten Imran Khan (16 runs) and Praveen Kumar (7 runs), Manipal Tigers scored 173/8 runs in the stipulated twenty overs. Rajat Bhatia (3/31) took a maximum of three wickets while Trent Johnson (2/33) took two wickets.

Opening partnership of 75 runs between Gayle and Kallis

Chasing the target, Chris Gayle and Jacques Kallis got off to a quick start and added 75 runs. In the seventh over, bowler Imran Khan dealt the first blow to Gujarat Giants by taking the wicket of Gayle to control the situation. Gayle scored 38 runs off 24 balls. Captain Harbhajan then took over the bowling and, in his first appearance, sent back Richard Levi (5) and Kevin O’Brien (9) in two consecutive overs and the score was 99/3.

Parthiv formed a 55-run partnership with Kallis

The 55-run partnership between new batsman-captain Parthiv Patel and Jacques Kallis had brought the team closer to victory. Then, in the same pass, Parvinder Awana showed Jacques Kallis (56) and Chirag Khurana (2) the way to the pavilion. Kallis hit eight fours in his brilliant 41-ball innings. At 158/7, Gujarat Giants were in danger of defeat when Thisara Perera dismissed Patel (35) and Trent Johnson (0) in the 19th over of the innings.

Awana took 4 wickets

Awana managed to restrict Gujarat Giants to 163/9 by dismissing Rayad Emrit and Sarbjit Ladda in the last over of the innings without opening the account. Awana (4/19) took a maximum of four wickets while Thisara Perera (2/6) and Harbhajan Singh (2/12) took two wickets each.