Punjabi Legends lost by 14 runs, but are off to the semis.


SHARJAH: Maratha Arabians beat Misbah-led Punjabi Legends by 14 runs in the ninth clash of the first T10 League clash here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Punjabi Legends lost the match but qualified to the semifinal under dramatic circumstances after Carlos Brathwaite’s last-ball six helps.

Batting first, Maratha Arabians put a massive 130 on board. Losing the two openers cheaply in the start of their innings, Arabians’ Rossouw led the charge and hit a massive 67 off 27 balls.

Legends’ Faheem Ashraf took two wickets while Jordan and Bopara took 1 each.

Punjabi Legends captain Misbah won the toss and chose to bowl first in the must-win game for both the teams. Imad Wasim led Marathas in the absence of Sehwag who is suffering from an injury.

Maratha Arabians: Virender Sehwag (Icon), Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales, Mohammad Sami, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Shaiman Anwar, Rilee Rossouw, Imad Wasim, Kamran Akmal, Ross Whiteley, Rolf Van der Merwe, Zahoor Khan, Krishmar Santokie, Hardus Viljoen

Punjabi Legends: Shoaib Malik (Icon), Misbah-ul-Haq, Carlos Brathwaite, Hasan Ali, Fahim Ashraf, Chris Jordan, Luke Ronchi, Dawlat Zadran, Rangana Herath, Umar Akmal, Adil Rashid, Abdul Razzaq, Ghulam Shabbir, Shareef Asadullah, Usama Mir