make room and drives through the off side to the cover fence and the Asia Lions win
Lions won by 7 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
Asia Lions are the new giants, they win by 7 wickets. There was no stopping the openers (115 runs opening stand), Dilshan and Tharanga got them off to a great start, hitting boundaries at will, reminded us of their old self.
Lakshan: "Tuning in from Canada right before my med school final exam. Dila and Tharanga taking us back to the good ol' days. Reminiscent of the 2011 world cup quarter finals vs England. Unwavering, gigantic, and still flamboyant as ever!! "
Thanks everyone for your views, it has been a pleasure bringing you the live commentary for the Legends. Until next time, on behalf of Sudeep, this is Binoy George signing off.
Powell to bowl
driven firmly back to the bowler.
down on one knee and lofts it high in the air to the sweeper cover.
down the track and drives to mid-off.
uses his feet and opens the face off the bat down to thirdman.
lovely arc, pitches in line and spins away beat the bat, appeal for a catch, Watson reviews it. Nothing on the ultraedge.
uses his feet and drives to mid-on.
moves back and works to midwicket, kept low.
plays with an angled bat square on the off side.
blocked to the onside.
tossed up and mistimes the drive to mid-on.
tossed up in line with the stumps and Misbah reverse sweeps to backward point fence.
TSBR: "Should have just sent one of Afridi or Perera. In no mood for lectures now..."
Another one bites the dust, it was short, slow and Razzaq mishits in the air to mid-on and taken by Powell.
pushes gently square on the off side and coming back for the second, the throw is wide, van Wyk fails to gather it, they pick up an extra run.
stays back and blocks square on the off side.
pushes at it and almost gives a catch to short extra cover fielder.
punches to the off side to short extra cover.
stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.
quicker delivery in line with the stumps, Dilshan makes room to play through the off side, bit late and the ball crashes into the stumps.
Asia Lions cruising to a win
plays with soft hands behind the wicket on the off side.
|West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha|
|Toss||World Giants, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Asia Lions won the 2022/23 Legends League Cricket Masters|
|Hours of play (local time)||17.30 start, First Session 17.30-19.00, Interval 19.00-19.20, Second Session 19.20-20.50|
|Match days||20 March 2023 - daynight (20-over match)|
Impact player: Isuru Udana for Abdur Razzak (World Giants 1st innings, 12.6 ov)
Impact player: Ricardo Powell for Paul Collingwood (Asia Lions 1st innings, 0.1 ov)
|Mohammad Hafeez||not out||9||13|
|Extras||(b 8, lb 1, w 3)|
|Total||148(3 wkts; 16.1 ovs)|