HomeSPORTSCurrent Match Report - Lions vs Giants third match 2022/23

Current Match Report – Lions vs Giants third match 2022/23

Asia Lions 99 for 3 (Misbah 44*, Dilshan 32) beat World Giants 64 for five (Gayle 23, Razzak 2-2, Afridi 2-11) by 35 runs

A high quality batting efficiency from Misbah-ul-Haq (44 not out) adopted by a cost-effective show of spin bowling from Abdur Razzak (2 for two) helped Asian Lions beat World Giants by 35 runs in a rain-curtailed match on Monday. The Asian Lions’ second consecutive win pushed them to the highest of the desk.

A moist outfield had delayed the beginning by greater than two hours, forcing the sport to be curtailed to 10 overs a facet. World Giants captain Aaron Finch’s plan of opting to bowl first on a sluggish, damp pitch labored superbly within the first seven overs. Finch utilised 4 spinners, together with Monty Panesar, Ricardo Powell, Chris Gayle and himself, and the slow-bowling possibility of Paul Collingwood.

It was a battle within the early phases for the previous Sri Lankan opening pair of Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan. After a sedate begin, Tharanga tried to choose up the tempo within the second over however he was stumped after lacking a flat supply off Powell.
The primary boundary of the Asian Lions’ innings got here off the ultimate supply of the third over as Dilshan got here down the pitch to hit a flighted supply off Panesar straight down the bottom. Dilshan stored the scoreboard shifting with singles however could not discover a lot help in new batters Thisara Perera and Shahid Afridi.

Misbah, although, picked up from the place he left off from the earlier match. He smashed Gayle for a six over long-on earlier than hitting Powell for 3 boundaries within the eighth over. He then lofted Collingwood over long-on for six to carry up his fifty-run partnership with Dilshan. He completed with a 19-ball 44 to push the Asian Lions to 99 for 3 of their 10 overs.

World Giants by no means actually obtained going of their chase after the dismissals of openers Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons. Gayle survived an early scare within the first over from Mohammad Hafeez. He was given out on the sector after lacking a sweep however his evaluate confirmed the ball was going over the stumps.

Gayle then struck Dilshan for 3 consecutive sixes off the primary three deliveries of the fourth over. Shahid Afridi, although, put an finish to Gayle’s cameo within the fifth over as he hit a brief supply straight to Thisara Perera at long-on. Gayle’s opening associate Simmons was the subsequent to fall in the identical over. The openers had been the one batters to make it to double digits because the chase fell away quickly after that.

Former Bangladesh spinner Razzak obtained the wickets of Shane Watson and Ricardo Powell within the eighth over, which was additionally a maiden, to kill the chase because the World Giants fell woefully brief.



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