Match in picture: Warriors defeat Blasters for the 2nd successive time to win the series
Warne’s Warriors have clinched the first edition of the All Star T20 league as they defeated Sachin’s Blaster by 57 runs in a high scoring match.
Warriors have scored 262 in 20 overs with the help of Kumar Sangakkara’s 29 balls 70, Ricky Ponting’s 16 balls 41 while Jacques Kallis scored 45 off 23 balls.
Matthew Hayden and Micheal Vaughan built a 51 run first wicket partnership. Hayden played a 32 run innings, which was comprised of three big sixes, before being bowled out by Glenn Mcgrath.
In the last two overs of Warriors’ innings, Jonty Rhodes and Andrew Symonds played some lusty shots to score 8 balls 18 and 6 balls 19 to add more runs to the hefty total.
While chasing the score, Blasters lost their top half in 102 runs. Explosive opener Virender Sehwag was played down by Ajit Agarkar that totally derailed Blaster’s chase. However, Shaun Pollock played 22 balls 55 run entertaining innings. Blasters could finally able to put 208 runs on board losing 8 wickets which was 57 runs short of Warriors’ total.
Here are the some interesting captures of the match.
Legends are singing the United States’ national anthem before the match at Maid Minute Park, Houston
Warne’s Warriors opening duo- two Ashes rivals Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hayden Sachin Tendulkar is placing the field
Glenn McGrath played his first match of the All Star Cricket League
Kumar Sangakkara hits a 29 ball 70 for Warne’s Warriors
Houston fans are expressing their love Sachin Tendulkar
Old memory revives-VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are together
Sourav Ganguly hitting a massive six
Generous Wasim Akram conceded 48 runs in 4 overs.
Sachin Tendulkar hitting a boundary. He scored 33 off 20 balls
Matthew Hayden got some free time after scoring 30 off 15 balls. He is teaching cricket to USA children
Sangakkara adjudged Man of the Match for his 29 balls 70
Mahela Jayawardene is keeping the wicket for Sachin’s Blasters
Shaun Pollock scored 22 ball 55