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Warne’s Warr vs SRT Blasters, 2nd Match at Houston, , Nov 11 2015 - Match Result

2nd Match (N), Houston, November 11, 2015, Cricket All-Stars Series
(20 ov, T:263) 205/8

Warne’s Warr won by 57 runs

Player Of The Match
70 (30)
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Scorecard summary
Warne's Warriors 262/5(20 overs)
Sachin's Blasters 205/8(20 overs)
end of over 2019 runs • 2 wickets
SCHBL: 205/8CRR: 10.25 
Muthiah Muralidaran8 (3b 1x6)
Graeme Swann22 (8b 2x4 2x6)
Andrew Symonds 4-0-70-4
Wasim Akram 4-0-48-0

Warney's team complete a win and take the series with that but this match was all about the entertainment. Lots and lots of sixes. The spectators were treated to a display of run-scoring from Warn'e Warriors. Sachin's Blasters scored 200 runs off their own in the second innings but fell well short in the end. Warne will have temporary bragging rights over Sachin having sealed the series. Sehwag's stay was lovely but short and so were the rest of the top order until Pollock struck some lusty blows to reduce the margin of defeat. The bowlers were terrific and a special mention to Saqlain who was more than impressive. The players take a lap of honour, throwing signed cricket balls into the crowd. Both teams walking together, sharing some jokes and smiles all around.

Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match: "It was a lot of fun, thank you Houston for the hospitality. Lot of credit to Sachin and Warney, they are pioneers on the field and they are breaking new round off the field. All outstanding players, legends of the game, crowd participation has been unbelievable. Players have given their all on the field. Participation of kids is vital for the growth of the game but for us, its been humbling. Hopefully the game catches on in the US."

Sachin tendulkar: "I think Sanga took the game away from us. 262 was a really big target. We were extremely poumped up, the wicket played beautifully. But we enjoyed it. We were unable to keep up the pace. 26-28000 people here, fantastic. Looking to forward to being in LA. The response has been magnificent in two matches, lets make it a hattrick."

Shane Warne: "We dreamt of having these many people, the way we have been treated has been fantastic. The fans have created a great atmosphere. Some special batting from some class players. Shows you what a good pitch it was. Sri Lankan people will be asking to see if we could get Sangakkara back. He played beautifully today. At the end of the day, it is nice to win but it isn't the case. The cricketing cliche of cricket is the winner stands out today, the outfield and roof was wonderful.

Bruce: "This cricket game completely looked a gentlemen's game. All smiles around irrespective of bouncers, wickets, win. No wild celebrations and respect for the opponents. Would love to see the same in international cricket too!"

Symonds to Murali, SIX runs

what a shot to finish it. Murali has a wry smile on his face, but that is some way to finish the game. Advances and caresses the fullish delivery over long-on. Went way back too. Exemplary timing.

Symonds to Murali, no run

slogged to midwicket

Symonds to Murali, 2 runs

runs down, with a helmet. Full toss heaved to deep square leg

Symonds to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT

the double-card trick worked to perfection, the bouncer and the fuller delivery next up. Akhtar's feet are nowhere, he goes through with the heave though and straight to cover. What an entertaining stay that was from Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar c Kallis b Symonds 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Akhtar has the helmet now

Symonds to Shoaib Akhtar, 5 wide

take that Shoaib, he isn't wearing a helmet. Symmo bounces Akhtar, completely befuddles both Akhtar and Sanga. Lots of smiles all around.

Symonds to Pollock, OUT

bright and breezy from Pollock. Nice fifty. Short outside off, he ends up dragging it, doesn't time it that well and that ball spoons up for Haydos to take at long-on

Shaun Pollock c Hayden b Symonds 55 (22b 1x4 7x6) SR: 250
Symonds to Pollock, SIX runs

fifty for Pollock. He seems quite happy. What a shot. Flighted outside off, Pollock lays into this and creams this over long-off

Last over of the game but Warney's team will go 2-0 up

end of over 1921 runs
SCHBL: 186/6CRR: 9.78 RRR: 77.00
Shaun Pollock49 (20b 1x4 6x6)
Graeme Swann22 (8b 2x4 2x6)
Wasim Akram 4-0-48-0
Andrew Symonds 3-0-51-2
Wasim Akram to Pollock, 1 run

shortish on middle, heaved with all his might to deep midwicket

Wasim Akram to Pollock, SIX runs

and another. Wasim comes back over the wicket, full and angled away but Pollock hits that with the angle over cover

Wasim Akram to Pollock, SIX runs

slower delivery on leg now, Pollock picks this up nicely and deposits this into the stands as well. Runs coming too late

Wasim Akram to Pollock, SIX runs

another low full toss, Pollock lifts this nonchalantly into the stands over midwicket. Stood still and dispatched

Wasim Akram to Swann, 1 run

overly full, not allowing Swann to get underneath the length, isnide-halved to square leg

Wasim Akram to Pollock, 1 leg bye

full on leg, Pollock misses the nudge and is struck on the pads

end of over 1821 runs
SCHBL: 165/6CRR: 9.16 RRR: 49.00
Graeme Swann21 (7b 2x4 2x6)
Shaun Pollock30 (15b 1x4 3x6)
Andrew Symonds 3-0-51-2
Wasim Akram 3-0-28-0
Symonds to Swann, SIX runs

full toss now on middle, juicy full toss and Swanny takes full toll. Launches this deep over long-on, hits a wall and comes back into the field of play

Symonds to Swann, FOUR runs

runs down and whacked over cover. Gets to the pitch nicely

Shaun Pollock has gone down in a heap. Not sure what is the reason. He is hobbling, he seems to be pointing towards the pitch, has he twisted something? He fights on though

Symonds to Pollock, 1 run

slogged again towards deep midwicket after getting down

Symonds to Pollock, SIX runs

gets underneath and clubbed for six off the front foot, a bit of a slog but six

Symonds to Pollock, FOUR runs

too short on middle and off, swung away to deep square leg for four

Symonds to Pollock, no run

shortish on off, inside-edged to the pad

end of over 177 runs
SCHBL: 144/6CRR: 8.47 RRR: 39.66
Shaun Pollock19 (11b 2x6)
Graeme Swann11 (5b 1x4 1x6)
Wasim Akram 3-0-28-0
Andrew Symonds 2-0-30-2

Sree: "I heard of the baseball game because of Lance Klusener. His sixes made me watch few baseball games too.. now he is playing cricket on baseball ground.. anything is possible"

Wasim Akram to Pollock, 1 run

slowish delivery on middle, all Pollock can do is hit this to long-on and take the single

Off a few feet he runs in

Match details
Minute Maid Park, Houston
TossSachin's Blasters, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultWarne's Warriors led the 3-match series 2-0
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.10
Match days11 November 2015 - night (20-over match)
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