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Giants vs Kings, 11th Match at Jodhpur, Legends League, Sep 30 2022 - Match Result

11th Match (N), Jodhpur, September 30, 2022, Legends League Cricket
(19.4/20 ov, T:187) 187/5

Kings won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
39 (18), 2/34 & 2 catches
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Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Gujarat Giants 186/7(20 overs)
68 (40)
2/34 (2)
1/21 (3)
Bhilwara Kings 187/5(19.4 overs)

Right. That will be that from us for tonight. Hope you enjoyed over coverage. Do hop in tomorrow as well, with the Manipal Tigers taking on the India Capitals in a crunch contest! Till then, stay safe, goodbye and goodnight!

Yusuf Pathan, Player of the Match: (On his bowling) I am enjoying my cricket. Whenever the team needs, the runs and the wickets are coming. Everyone is contributing and that feels very good. I am just enjoying myself. The most important thing is to enjoy the game and the more you do it, the more freely you can play.

Parthiv Patel, Gujarat Giants captain: We had a wonderful crowd here and I am sure they enjoyed the game, which went till the 20th over. We did not get the flurry that we needed at the end, probably 15-20 runs short. We wanted to bowl fuller and into the stumps but we got hit to the square boundaries. We want to get on the right side of these games. We wanted to bring Mendis in after the 10th over but the ball became soft and we decided against it.

Irfan Pathan, Bhilwara Kings captain: Great team effort. I think Gayle's wicket was very crucial. As long as he is there, you never know. As soon as he gets out, we knew controlling the game was easier. We could not bowl Panesar but we still had enough options. Special mention to Jesal Karia, who came in late but has performed superbly.

11:20pm This contest ebbed and flowed for large parts. But just when it mattered, the Kings held their nerve. They were superb as push came to shove towards the back end of their batting innings. The Giants' planning and execution left a little to be desired but you can't take anything away from the way the Kings batted. Porterfield and van Wyk got things going at the start. Karia ensured the momentum was maintained in the middle overs, and then the Pathan brothers applied the finishing touches. A victory that has guaranteed the Kings a spot in the play-offs. As far as the Giants are concerned, there were a few positives, most notably the return to form of Gayle. But their bowling remains a worry and if they sneak into the play-offs at the Manipal Tigers' expense, you feel they will have to buck up on that particular front

Emrit to Karia, 1 run

Kings win! Angled into the batter on middle and off stump. Karia lets the ball come to him before calmly nudging it into the leg side to seal what has been a wonderful victory for the Bhilwara Kings!

Emrit to Karia, no run

length delivery that slides down the leg side. Karia does not get any bat on it and the umpire thinks that is not a wide either. Interesting call. That seemed well down the leg side

Emrit to Pathan, 1 run

low full toss outside off stump. Pathan comes forward and drives the ball down the ground towards long on for one. Scores level!

Two needed now. Can Irfan Pathan finish it off on this ball?

Emrit to Pathan, 2 runs

low full toss outside off stump. Pathan leans forward and glides the ball neatly past backward point for a couple of runs

Emrit to bowl the final over

The writing seems to be on the wall for the Giants. Irfan Pathan has not missed a beat since arriving at the crease and with only four runs required, it will need something miraculous from the Giants to make a fist of this game

end of over 1911 runs
BK: 183/5CRR: 9.63 RRR: 4.00
Irfan Pathan23 (12b 2x4 1x6)
Jesal Karia38 (22b 6x4 1x6)
Mitchell McClenaghan 4-0-37-1
Thisara Perera 2-0-14-1
McClenaghan to Pathan, 1 run

fuller and quicker outside off stump. Pathan comes onto the front foot and drives the ball down the ground to pick up another single

McClenaghan to Pathan, SIX runs

six, my word! Slower delivery that lands right in the slot, and more importantly, right where Pathan wants it! He clears his front leg and clatters it over deep mid wicket and into next week

McClenaghan to Karia, 1 run

excellent yorker outside off stump. Karia reaches out for it and can only dig it out towards extra cover for a single

McClenaghan to Karia, no run

slower delivery angled across the batter on a length outside off stump. Karia has a slog across the line but only connects with the fresh Jodhpur air

McClenaghan to Pathan, 1 run

off-pace delivery on a length outside off stump. Pathan plants his front foot and punches the ball down the ground for another single

McClenaghan to Pathan, 2 runs

slower yorker outside off stump. Pathan comes forward and clips the ball neatly between deep mid wicket and long on for a couple of runs

Two overs left but only 15 runs to get for the Kings. The Giants need a massive penultimate over, and they have turned to McClenaghan. Can he produce a bit of magic?

end of over 1811 runs
BK: 172/5CRR: 9.55 RRR: 7.50
Irfan Pathan13 (8b 2x4)
Jesal Karia37 (20b 6x4 1x6)
Thisara Perera 2-0-14-1
Rayad Emrit 3-0-37-0
Perera to Pathan, 1 run

slower delivery on a back of a length on off stump. Pathan clears his front leg and swings it away towards deep mid wicket for a single

Perera to Karia, 1 run

back of a legth delivery on leg stump. Karia goes back and prods the ball down the ground for another easy single

Perera to Pathan, 1 run

slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Pathan throws his hands at it and scuffs the ball into the off side for a single

Perera to Pathan, FOUR runs

four more! Another short delivery on leg stump and that is pretty ordinary from Perera! Pathan waits in his crease and plunders it past deep square leg for four

Perera to Pathan, FOUR runs

shot! Marginally short outside off stump and that is all Pathan needs! He picks it up early and thrashes it past deep mid wicket for four

Perera to Pathan, no run

back of a length delivery on leg stump. Pathan gets up on his toes and blocks the ball down the ground towards the bowler

26 runs required off the final three overs and the Kings are ahead in this run-chase. Can Perera cause a flutter?

end of over 1717 runs
BK: 161/5CRR: 9.47 RRR: 8.66
Jesal Karia36 (19b 6x4 1x6)
Irfan Pathan3 (3b)
Rayad Emrit 3-0-37-0
Thisara Perera 1-0-3-1
Emrit to Karia, FOUR runs

oh dear! Length delivery just outside off stump. Karia opens up his stance and heaves it down to long on, where Appanna loses it in the lights completely and ducks under it in the end. Very fortunate that he got out of the way there, otherwise it could have been very dangerous

Emrit to Pathan, 1 run

full delivery on middle and off stump. Pathan comes forward and flicks the ball down the ground towards long on for one more run

Emrit to Karia, 1 run

low full toss outside off stump. Karia goes deep into his crease and jabs the ball into the off side before getting across to the other end

Emrit to Karia, SIX runs

six more! Slower delivery that sits up to be hit outside off stump. Karia winds up and smashes it down the ground towards long on, where APpanna flies to his right but lets the ball go through his hands eventually. What an effort, though!

Match details
Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur
TossBhilwara Kings, elected to field first
Players per sideGujarat Giants 13 (11 batting, 11 fielding); Bhilwara Kings 13 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
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Match days30 September 2022 - night (20-over match)
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PointsBhilwara Kings 2, Gujarat Giants 0
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