Afridi's Asia Lion secured a decisive victory over Gambhir's India Maharajas in legend league cricket match
In a thrilling inaugural match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC), Asia Lions led by Shahid Afridi secured a decisive victory over India Maharajas, captained by Gautam Gambhir in Doha on Friday.
The Lions, while batting first, set a decent 166-run target at a loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Seasoned campaigner Misbah-ul-Haq top scored for the side, smashing 73 off 50 balls, followed by Upul Tharanga (20) and Afridi (12).
In their pursuit, the Maharajas featuring former top greats like Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina and Yousuf Pathan struggled to score big as only the skipper stood out with a top score of 54, followed by 25 and 22 of Murali Vijay and Kaif, respectively. The team scored 156 with a loss of eight wickets, falling short of nine runs.
For Lions, Sohail Tanvir turned out to be a leading wicket-taker with four scalps, followed by Isuru Udana, Dilshan, Perara and Razzaq bagging one wicket each. Skipper Afridi remained wicket-less.