Irfan Pathan’s unbelievable performance leads India Legends to win the match against Sri lanka Legends. Pathan shines in batting by scoring crucial 57 runs from just 31 balls with three 6’s and six 4’s. He also uproot the important wicket of Sri Lanka legends by dismissing Romesh Kaluwitharana.
Pathan took a special liking to Farveez Maharoof as he slammed the medium pacer for two sixes and a boundary while a boundary and a six off Tillakaratne Dilshan was enough to finish the game for India legends.
India legends failed openers
Chasing 139, India Legends got off to the worst possible start as the side lost Sachin Tendulkar (0) in the very first over of the innings. Soon after, Virender Sehwag (3) and Yuvraj Singh (1) were sent back to the pavilion, reducing India to 19/3 in the fifth over.
After Indian legends team opener Sachin and Sehwag failed to score the pressure builds over the middle order players. Indian legends star players Sachin,Sehwag and Yuvaraj returned pavilion without scoring even 5 runs. Thus the responsibility lies over the remaining players.
Kaif and Pathan took the responsibility
Indian all-rounder Mohammad Kaif and Irfan Pathan took that responsibility and start to show them-self with some good shots. At the starting Kaif and Sanjay Bangar starts to gather some runs where this duo added 43 runs for the fourth wicket. At the end of 10th over Rangana Herath dismissed Bangar (18).
With a need of 58 runs from 34 balls for the victory, Kaif (46) also gave away his wicket. Irfan Pathan then joins hand with Manpreet Gony and expect to show some glorious shots for the victory. Without any disappointment Pathan starts to show off in the final overs.
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Irfan Pathan scored 57 runs in just 31 balls with six 4’s and three 6’s in total. Pathan and Gony’s 58 run partnership takes India to a victory by five wickets and with eight balls to spare.
Man of the match
Irfan Pathan(India Legends)
Irfan Pathan : I’m getting better with age, isn’t it? It’s wonderful to be back playing in front of a full house. Master’s managing everything, and that’s helping us, he knows everything about the other teams. When I came in to bat, we needed 12 runs an over. I needed only one ball to find the middle of the bat and that Maharoof’s over (where 26 runs were scored) helped us.