DOHA: Asia Lions roared past India Maharajas with a clinical all-round performance in the Skyexch.net Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters Eliminator held at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium in Doha on Saturday.
The Asia Lions will meet the World Giants in the title clash on Monday, March 20.
They avenged their 10-wicket defeat to India Maharajas in their last match to register an emphatic 85-run victory on Saturday.
Batting first, and posting a whopping total of 191 for 5 in 20 overs, Asia Lions bowled out India Maharajas for a paltry 106 runs in 16.4 overs. India Maharajas supporters had nothing to cheer except for their skipper Gautam Gambhir’s elegant knock of 32.
The architects of Asia Lions’ victory were opener Upul Tharanga, who cracked 50 off 31 balls with seven boundaries and a six, and his partner Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored a run-a-ball 27 runs. Together they put on an 83 runs partnership in 8.5 overs to set the base for a huge total.
Asia Lions bt India Maharajas by 85 runs.
Asia Lions 191 for 5 in 20 overs (Upul Tharanga 50, Tillakaratne Dilshan 27, Mohammad Hafeez 38, Asghar Afghan 34n.o, Thisara Perera 24, Stuart Binny 2 for 38, Pragyan Ojha 2 for 26)
India Maharajas 106 in 16.4 overs (Gautam Gambhir 32, Sohail Tanvir 2 for 25, Abdur Razzak 2 for 27, Mohammad Hafeez 2 for 21)
Player of the Match: Upul Tharanga
The final match of the Skyexch.net LLC Masters will be played between Asia Lions and World Giants on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 8:00 p.m. IST and 5:30 p.m. AST. The match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network and can also be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar and FanCode.