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Legends League Cricket: Dilhara Fernando’s four-wicket haul helps Manipal Tigers edge previous Bhilwara Kings

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Dilhara Fernando was the star with the ball as Manipal Tigers registered a three-run win to get off the mark within the Legends League Cricket on Monday. A late blitz from the Pathan brothers wasn’t sufficient for the Kings.

Fernando was the star of the present (courtesy: Legends League Cricket Twitter)

HIGHLIGHTSManipal Tigers defeated the Kings by three runsThis was the primary win for the Tigers this seasonFernando picked up 4 wickets on the day

Dilhara Fernando’s four-wicket haul helped Manipal Tigers safe a three-run win over Bhilwara Kings within the Legends League Cricket on Monday.

This was the Tigers’ first win within the match as they lastly bought off the mark within the factors desk in Cuttack. The Kings received the toss on the day and captain Irfan Pathan determined to ship within the Tigers to bat.

The choice got here again to hang-out him as Jesse Ryder and Tatenda Taibu bought the Tigers off to a superb begin because the openers took a liking to the Kings’ bowling assault.

Ryder and Taibu put up 109 runs in 10.4 overs earlier than Yusuf Pathan got here in to the act and dismissed the previous New Zealand batter. The part-time spinner would then dismiss Taibu in the identical over handy the momentum again to the Kings.

Ryder scored 47 off 35 balls whereas Taibu bought 54 off 30 balls.

Pardeep Sahu additionally departed shortly placing the Tigers in a little bit of hassle earlier than Corey Anderson and Mohammed Kaif’s partnership bought the crew to place up a difficult whole of 175 for 8 within the 20 overs.

The kings’ chase did not get off to the perfect of begins as they misplaced Morne van Wyk with simply 4 on the board. William Porterfield took on the cost alongside Matt Prior earlier than each males had been despatched again to the pavilion by Muttiah Muralitharan and Harbhajan Singh respectively.

Tanmay Srivastava and Jesal karia steadied the ship for the Kings earlier than Fernando claimed the previous to interrupt the budding partnership. After Karia additionally departed the onus was on the Pathan brothers to get the crew dwelling they usually placed on a fantastic present for the gang.

Irfan scored 23 off 14 balls whereas Yusuf bought 42 off 21 to provide the Kings a glimmer of hope. But Fernando got here again to dismiss Irfan earlier than Yusuf fell to Awana.

Fernando would declare the wickets of Rajesh Bishnoi and Tino Best to complete with figures of 4 for 31 in 4 overs to get the win for his crew.

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