India Maharajas win the contest against World Giants by 6 wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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Winning the toss and deciding to bat first, the World Giants got off to a flier courtesy of Kevin O’Brien.
O’Brien shared a 50-run stand with Hamilton Masakadza in 5.3 overs with the Zimbabwean contributing 18 off 15 balls.
Kevin was the star with his 52 off 31 balls. Denesh Ramdin supported him with his 42* off 29 balls.
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Kallis scored only 12 runs and Thisara Perera made a handy 23 off 16 balls.
World Giants were well-placed after 10 overs.
The Giants could have gotten to 180+ from where they were after 10 overs.
There were 14 extras which included 5 penalty runs.
India Maharajas had to chase a stiff target of 171 for the win.
The Maharajas lost three early wickets with Virender Sehwag going early for 4.
Parthiv Patel got a start as he got 18 off 13 balls and Mohammad Kaif got 11 runs off 12 balls.
India Maharajas were 50-3 and looked in a spot of bother.
Tanmay Srivastava and Yusuf Pathan show as the duo added 103 runs at a fabulous rate as they took the game away from the Giants.
Srivastava scored 54 off 39 balls and Yusuf remained unbeaten on 50 off 35 balls.
Irfan Pathan came in and scored 20 off 9 balls to seal the win in style as they won with 8 balls to spare.
18 extras gifted to them by the Giants.
Tim Bresnan was the pick of the bowlers with his 3-21 in 3 overs.
The other bowlers including the spinners Vettori, Muralitharan, and Panesar struggled with the dew tonight.
Pankaj Singh was the star for the India Maharajas as he got 5-26 in 4 overs which included a triple wicket maiden over at the end.
Harbhajan Singh bowled a tidy spell of 1-21 in 4 overs.
A wicket apiece for Joginder Sharma and Mohammad Kaif.
Joginder had to leave the field as he pulled his calf.
Sreesanth didn’t execute their plans and was very expensive.