Punjabi Legends won by eight wickets


SHARJAH: Punjabi Legends won the toss and choose to field first against Kerala Kings.

Punjabi Legends beat Kerala Kings by eight wickets.

(8.2) – FOUR! fullish length outside off late cuts it between short third and point

Fifty comes up for Shoaib Malik!

(8.1) – FOUR! full and wide, bludgeons it over covers, one bounce and into the fence

Punjabi Legends – 98/2 after 7 overs (CR Brathwaite 9*, S Malik  47*)

(7.6) – FOUR! in the slot, Brathwaite opens up and thumps it between covers and mid off

Punjabi Legends – 92/2 after 6 overs (CR Brathwaite 4*, S Malik  46*)

(6.6) -FOUR! low full toss, gets down on one knee, smashes it towards midwicket

(6.4) – FOUR! Malik goes deep into the crease, Tanvir goes full, gets an inside edge to the fine leg

Punjabi Legends – 83/2 after 6 overs (CR Brathwaite 3*, S Malik  38*)

(5.3) – SIX! right in the slot, Malik clears his front leg and thumps it over long off

Punjabi Legends – 69/2 after 5 overs (CR Brathwaite 1*, S Malik  26*)

(4.5) – SIX! back in length, tries to follow him as he makes room and gets hammered for a six over mid-wicket by Malik

(4.1) – SIX! full outside off moves deep in and slogs it straight over long-off for a six

Punjabi Legends – 53/2 after 4 overs (CR Brathwaite 1*, S Malik  12*)

(3.4) – WICKET! Emrit departs Umar Akmal. He scored 31 off 13 balls

(3.3) – SIX! full in the slot outside off, hit through the line and over long-off for a huge six, that’s out of the park

Punjabi Legends – 40/1 after 3 overs (U Akmal 21*, S Malik  10*)

(2.3) – FOUR! fuller outside off this time and gets it between point and cover for a boundary

(2.1) – SIX! Akmal strikes! full in the slot and dispatches it once again over mid-wicket for a six

Punjabi Legends – 28/1 after 2 overs (U Akmal 11*, S Malik  9*)

(1.5) – SIX! full in the slot this time, slogs it over mid-wicket for a six, a typical Akmal slog to mid-wicket

(1.1) SIX! Malik hits outside off cuts it firmly and all the way over third-man for a six

Punjabi Legends – 9/1 after 1 over (U Akmal 0*, S Malik  2*)

(0.2) – WICKET! good length seaming away, Ronchi hits the line but get it to mid-off

The second innings begins!

Good effort from the Kerala Kings to get to 114. Paul Stirling carried his bat through. Useful contributions from Eoin Morgan and Nicolas Pooran in the end. At a point, it seemed the Kings may struggle to cross a hundred thanks to some good bowling from the Legends, but in the end, the Morgan-led outfit will b satisfied

Punajbi Legends 115 runs to win.

Kerala Kings – 114/4 after 10 overs (PR Stirling 46*, N Pooran 20*)

(9.3) – FOUR! Pooran strikes! full and wide, low full toss, edges it past the diving keeper

(9.1) – FOUR! full ball outside off stump, moves over towards the off side, tries to go over midwicket, inside edges it past the diving keeper, lucky!!

Kerala Kings – 102/4 after 9 overs (PR Stirling 41*, N Pooran 14*)

(8.6) – SIX, full toss, whips it towards midwicket, helicopter style, wrists of steel!!

(8.5) – SIX! short ball, Pooran leans back and deposits it over square leg

(8.2) – SIX! tries a slower ball bouncer, Stirling ready for it, pulls it handsomely into the midwicket boundary

Kerala Kings – 81/4 after 8 overs (PR Stirling 34*, N Pooran 0*)

(7.3) – WICKET! Shakib departs.

Kerala Kings – 74/3 after 7 overs (PR Stirling 28*, Shakib Al Hasan 6*)

(6.6) – FOUR! slow ball outside off stump, waits on the backfoot this time and flat bats it past the long off fielder

Kerala Kings – 65/3 after 6 overs (PR Stirling 22*, Shakib Al Hasan 4*)

(5.6) – FOUR! short ball on the legs, pulls it to fine leg, just falls short of Faheem, goes through the hands

(5.2) – OUT! Zadran departs Pollard shortish length, tries to pull it, gets it high off the bat, straight to Umar at midwicket

Kerala Kings – 58/2 after 5 overs (PR Stirling 20*, KA Pollard 0*)

(4.1) – WICKET! Ravi Bopara Departs Morgan

Kerala Kings – 49/1 after 4 overs (PR Stirling 18*, EJG Morgan 21*)

(3.5) – FOUR! full in the slot and slaps it straight back over the bowler for a boundary

(3.3) – FOUR! full outside, good hand-eye coordination and lifts it over cover for a boundary

Kerala Kings – 38/1 after 3 overs (PR Stirling 14*, EJG Morgan 15*)

(2.4) – SIX! short ball down the leg, hooks it over square leg and into the stands for a six

(2.1) – FOUR! full in the slot and dispatches it over the bowler for a boundary

Kerala Kings – 25/1 after 2 overs (PR Stirling 13*, EJG Morgan 3*)

(1.3) – SIX! short outside off, stands tall to it and pulls it over mid-wicket for a six

Kerala Kings – 11/1 after 1 over (PR Stirling 6*, EJG Morgan 1*)

(0.6) – SIX! back of a length, pulls it handsomely over square leg for a six bu Stirling

(0.2) – OUT! short ball, tries to pull but gets a top edge to the bowler for a simple catch
(0.1) – FOUR! short outside off, punches it past point for a boundary.

The players are out on the field. The third match of the day between Punjabi Legends and Kerala Kings.

Kerala Kings Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Rohan Mustafa, Imran Haider, Keiron Pollard, Sohail Tanveer, Shakib Al Hasan, Liam Plunkett, Chadwick Walton, Wahab Riaz, Paul Sterling, Samuel Badree, Nicholas Pooran, Rayad Emrit, Ryan ten Doeschate, Babar Hayat

Punjabi Legends Squad: Shoaib Malik, GhulaShabbirer, Shareef Asadullah, Umar Akmal, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Misbah Ul Haq, Adil Rashid, Luke Ronchi, Fahim Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Rangana Herath, Dawlat Zadran, Usama Mir