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India Maharajas skipper Gautam Gambhir registered his third half-century within the ongoing LLC Masters, guiding his facet to a thumping 10-wicket victory over Asia Lions. The 2 sides locked horns within the fourth match of the league on the Asian City Cricket Stadium in Doha on Tuesday, March 14.
Stalwarts Gambhir and Robin Uthappa’s spectacular present helped the facet crush Asia Lions to clinch a convincing win. The opening pair stitched a dominating 159-run partnership to comfortably chase Lions’ 157 as Uthappa clobbered an unconquered 88 off 39 balls which included 11 boundaries and 5 maximums. Then again, Gambhir hammered an unbeaten 61 off 36 balls which included 12 boundaries to his title.
Impressively, the southpaw’s purple patch with the bat continued as he registered his third half-century this season within the ongoing league. Gambhir top-scored for his facet in opposition to Asia Lions within the first match amassing 61* runs and adopted it with a rating of 68 runs off 42 balls in opposition to World Giants within the second outing.
India Maharajas earn first win in LLC Masters
Electing to discipline first of their third recreation, Gambhir-led India Maharajas restricted Asia Lions to 157 runs of their stipulated 20 overs of the competition. The opening pair of Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan put up a 73-run partnership handy Lions a good head begin.
Nevertheless, that appeared to be the one spotlight of their innings as Tharanga was despatched packing for 69 runs whereas Dilshan was dismissed for 32 runs. In the meantime, Suresh Raina obtained two scalps to his title whereas Pravin Tambe, Harbhajan Singh, and Stuart Binny obtained one wicket every.
In response to the whole, Gambhir and Uthappa’s brutal knocks noticed them comfortably chase down the whole with 45 balls remaining within the contest. Along with this, Uthappa was adjudged because the Participant of the Match for his 39-ball 88*. India Maharajas play their ultimate group fixture in opposition to World Giants on Wednesday, March 15.
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