Legends League Cricket: Tharanga, Asghar shine as Asia Lions defeat India Maharajas;

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Legends League Cricket: Tharanga, Asghar shine as Asia Lions defeat India Maharajas;

In the Legends League Cricket event in Muscat on Monday, the India Maharajas were defeated by the resurgent Asian Lions by 36 runs.

The Mohammed Kaif-led side was overrun by the Lions, who scored 193 for four, with half-centuries from Upul Tharanga and Asghar Afghan.

The Lions got off to a bad start after being put to bat by India, with Stuart Binny dismissing Tillakaratne Dilshan off the opening ball of the session, and fellow opener Kaluwitharana (13) falling soon after.

ASIA LIONS INNINGS (20 OVERS MAXIMUM)
BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Tillakaratne Dilshan c & b Binny 0 1 0 0 0.00
Romesh Kaluwitharana † lbw b Salvi 13 15 1 0 86.66
Upul Tharanga b Bhandari 72 45 7 4 160.00
Mohammad Yousuf c Gony b Bhandari 26 24 2 1 108.33
Asghar Afghan not out 69 28 4 7 246.42
Misbah-ul-Haq (c) not out 7 7 1 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 3) 6
TOTAL (20 Ov, RR: 9.65) 193/4
Did not bat: Mohammad Rafique, Shoaib Akhtar, Muthiah Muralidaran, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilhara Fernando
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 0.1 ov), 2-29 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 4.6 ov), 3-107 (Mohammad Yousuf, 13.2 ov), 4-163 (Upul Tharanga, 17.2 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Stuart Binny 3 0 30 1 10.00 1 0
Manpreet Gony 3 0 32 0 10.66 0 0
Nikhil Chopra 4 0 40 0 10.00 0 0
Aavishkar Salvi 3 0 25 1 8.33 0 0
Munaf Patel 3 0 22 0 7.33 2 0
Amit Bhandari 4 0 41 2 10.25 0 0
INDIA MAHARAJAS INNINGS (TARGET: 194 RUNS FROM 20 OVERS)
BATTING R B 4s 6s SR
Naman Ojha † c sub (BAW Mendis) b Shoaib Akhtar 4 8 0 0 50.00
Wasim Jaffer c Shoaib Akhtar b Mohammad Rafique 35 25 7 0 140.00
S Badrinath c Dilshan b Fernando 9 8 2 0 112.50
Mohammad Kaif (c) c sub (Habibul Bashar) b Asghar Afghan 1 4 0 0 25.00
Yusuf Pathan c †Kaluwitharana b Asghar Afghan 21 19 1 1 110.52
Stuart Binny c †Kaluwitharana b Mohammad Rafique 25 14 2 2 178.57
Manpreet Gony not out 35 21 1 4 166.66
Aavishkar Salvi c Tharanga b Kulasekara 14 13 0 2 107.69
Munaf Patel b Kulasekara 0 1 0 0 0.00
Nikhil Chopra not out 2 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (lb 3, w 8) 11
TOTAL (20 Ov, RR: 7.85) 157/8
Did not bat: Amit Bhandari
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Naman Ojha, 2.2 ov), 2-40 (S Badrinath, 4.6 ov), 2-52, 3-52 (Wasim Jaffer, 7.1 ov), 4-97 (Stuart Binny, 11.6 ov), 5-104 (Yusuf Pathan, 13.1 ov), 6-104 (Mohammad Kaif, 13.3 ov), 7-137 (Aavishkar Salvi, 17.3 ov), 8-137 (Munaf Patel, 17.4 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Shoaib Akhtar 2 0 11 1 5.50 2 0
Nuwan Kulasekara 4 0 14 2 3.50 0 0
Dilhara Fernando 4 0 51 1 12.75 1 0
Mohammad Rafique 4 0 32 2 8.00 2 0
Muthiah Muralidaran 4 0 23 0 5.75 2 0
Asghar Afghan 2 0 23 2 11.50 1 0

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