Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Vignesh
57(43) 5x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DR Martyn
60(48) 10x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

G Vignesh
O3.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco9.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UDU Chandana
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | 138/5

  • JJ van der Wath19 (8b)
  • RP Arnold8 (5b)
  • T Kumaran3-0-28-0

The 'home' team, India XI have fittingly won the inaugural ICL World Series. The champions run a lap of honour around the field.

It was that spell by Syed Mohammed which won them the match. World XI were coasting while Martyn got going but struggled once Mohammed plugged the scoring, cramped the batsmen for room and ran through his overs. The script was very similar to their last league match against the Pakistanis when the left-arm spinners pulled things back after a solid start. Ali Murtaza didn't have the best day in the office but it didn't matter. The World middle order looked scratchy and the pressure mounted as the Indians showed great commitment in the infield to cut off crucial runs. Steve Rixon's delighted. He's the winning coach in both ICL tournaments this season.

Here's Chris Cairns at the post-match presentation: "Martyn played really well. The ground staff have laid out some really good wickets for the series. Congrats to Satish and Steve Rixon. We lost it when the spinners came on. It has been a great tournament."

G Vignesh is the Man of the Match: "I've been getting out after making starts and I ensured I hung on longer today. Me and Khaleel made sure that we'd stick around and play to the merit of the ball. I'm happy with the way I bowled."

Ibrahim Khaleel is the Man of the Series for his 147 runs, 2 catches and 4 stumpings: "Me and Vignesh wanted to play out the first six overs at least and it paid off. We got a good start. I feel on top of the world for being part of the winning team in both tournaments. It's all thanks to Steve Rixon."

Here's R Satish: "We didn't think 140 odd was enough but the spinners bowled very well. We were worried when Martyn got going but the boys really brought it back. The crowd too has been wonderful."

The confetti falls on the ICL India XI.

Thanks guys for following the coverage. The ICL is here to stay. The commitment has been excellent from all the players and the crowds have really taken to it.

We hope you enjoyed the coverage. On behalf of Raghav and Pradeep, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.6
0
Kumaran to van der Wath, no run, van der wath makes room and slices a low full toss towards long-off

This game's done

19.5
2
Kumaran to van der Wath, 2 runs, fires that on a yorker length outside off, he makes room and drives to long-off

13 off 2 balls

19.4
2
Kumaran to van der Wath, 2 runs, fired in full on middle and leg, he makes room and drives to long-on
19.3
4
Kumaran to van der Wath, FOUR runs, steps down the track and clubs that over midwicket, the ball appears to head over the rope but just falls short of the rope
19.2
2
Kumaran to van der Wath, 2 runs, Dropped: he hooks and gets a thick top edge, Ahmed runs in from fine leg, he appears to have it covered but misjudges the ball
19.1
2
Kumaran to van der Wath, 2 runs, fired in full outside off, he makes room and carves this on the up to long-on, they pick up a couple

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Vignesh
57(43) 5x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DR Martyn
60(48) 10x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

G Vignesh
O3.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco9.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UDU Chandana
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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