Yusuf Pathan played an aggressive innings of 44 runs
Tino Best scored 14 runs in the last over
Lucknow. Bhilwara Kings, led by Irfan Pathan, have made a great start with a win. In their first match of Legends League Cricket 2022, the team defeated Harbhajan Singh-led Manipal Tigers by 3 wickets. Fast bowler Fidel Edwards took 4 wickets and was the player of the match. At the same time, Irfan’s elder brother Yusuf Pathan played an aggressive innings and contributed significantly to the victory. Playing first, Manipal scored 153 runs for 7 wickets. In reply, Bhilwara achieved the target in 19.4 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.
Chasing the target, the start of Bhilwara Kings was not good. The team had lost the wickets of both the openers for 11 runs. Nick Compton could also score only 18 runs. After this Yusuf Pathan and Tanmay Srivastava took over the team. Tanmay was dismissed for 28 runs off 28 balls. Rajesh Bishnoi contributed 13 runs. Captain Irfan Pathan also scored 15 runs in 13 balls. Hit 2 fours.
Best played the winning innings
Yusuf Pathan was the victim of left-arm fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom after scoring 44 off 28 balls. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. The strike rate was 157. The team had to score 12 runs to win in the last over. Tino Best hit a six and two fours in the over of fast bowler Chris Mofu and gave the team a thrilling victory. He hit a six on the first ball while fours on the third and fourth balls. He remained unbeaten on 15 runs off 7 balls.
Earlier, Mohammad Kaif played a struggling innings of 73 runs to take the team’s score to 150 runs. The team had lost 4 wickets for 15 runs. Kaif faced 59 balls. Hit 10 fours. Pradeep Sahu also scored 30 runs. Edwards took 4 wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs. Irfan also got a wicket.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 19, 2022, 06:29 IST