Match Details

GG vs MT 3rd Match, LLC 2022-23

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Gujarat Giants won by 2 wickets 🏆
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R Emrit Logo
R Emrit Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
Y Singh Logo
Y Singh Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
M Muralitharan Logo
M Muralitharan Jersy
Econ: 4.29
15th Over:
= 3
16th Over:
= 2
Last Over:
= 10
This Over:
= 1
GGGG - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4847
10 Over 8183
MTMT - 1st Innings
6 Over 3925
20 Over 145120


Inn 1
Inn 2
That concludes the presentation ceremony and that's it from our coverage of the 3rd fixture of the Legends Cricket League 2022 between the Gujarat Giants and Manipal Tigers hosted by Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, LucknowWe hope you enjoyed our coverage. Megh Mandaliya here, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Hitesh Peddurwar and scorer/analyst Paras Yadav. Join us on 21st September for the 4th fixture between India Capitals and Bhilwara Kings. See you there! 

Virender Sehwag (Gujarat Giants Captain): “Yes, I sent all my big hitters at the top of the order to finish the match, but it didn’t work out. Our bowlers did an exceptional job by bowling in good areas. I was getting ready for a super over and thank god Murali bowled a wide and we were over the line.” 

Harbhajan Singh( Losing Captain): " Well that's what we are here for to give the best shot with the bat and ball. I guess we were 15-20 runs short today. I think someone needs to bat the first six overs, If they don't bat then I need to promote myself to the number three position(laughs). We need to improve our batting a bit hopefully we will do well in the next game."

Parthiv Patel (Legend of the match): “ I enjoyed batting in the powerplay. The ball was coming nicely. It’s great to be out there. I wanted to contribute to the team. Whatever we are at the moment, it is because of cricket and I’m grateful for that.” 

Time for the post-match presentation ceremony!!!

11:13 PM IST | That concludes the 3rd fixture of the Legends Cricket League 2022 between the Gujarat Giants and Manipal Tigers. After 37.3 overs of exhilarating cricket, Gujarat Giants prevail over Manipal Tigers by 2 wickets and will grasp two points to stay at the top of the table. 

In what was anticipated as an easy run-chase, Gujarat Giants lost two wickets in the second over as Christopher Mpofu (2/26) first attained the huge wicket of Captain Virender Sehwag 1(2) followed by another wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan 0 (2), who lost his stumps to Mpofu. However, Parthiv Patel soon resurrected the Giant’s innings as he went into destruction mode. 
The southpaw scored 34 of just 17, including six boundaries and one maximum, and turned the pendulum in favor of the Giants.

On one end they kept on losing wickets, but the runs also kept coming from the other. Parvinder Awana bowled slowly from the surface and finished with the figures of 2/13. Harbhajan Singh also bowled exceptionally well and grabbed two wickets by giving away just 23 runs. The Tigers bowled their heart out but they were low on runs.

Before that, after winning the flip and electing to bowl first, Gujarat Giants restricted Manipal Tigers to 120/8. The Tigers were off to a sedate start as they only managed to secure 25 runs inside the powerplay by losing three top-order batters. Moreover, they only smashed two boundaries inside the powerplay and both of them were scored in the first over. 

The Manipal Tigers were tottering at 23/3, before Mohammad Kaif and Ravikant Shukla stitched a much-needed partnership of 55. Kaif’s unhurried innings of 24(29) were ended by Ashok Dinda, who had the wood over him. Dinda bowled exceptional lines and the surface assisted him to skid the ball a lot quicker; he finished with the figures of 2/22. Similarly, Tillakaratne Dilshan (2/18)  also attained two scalps in the death overs. It was Harbhajan Singh’s pyrotechnics of 18(9) at the end that gave the bowlers something to uphold. 

Ultimately, Gujarat Giants came out victorious by two wickets. Gujarat Giants and Manipal Tigers will again lock horns with each other on the 22nd of September. Stay tuned for the post-match presentation!  

17.3 M Muralitharan to R Emrit
WD That's wide and Gujarat Giants have won this game by 2 wickets!!! Length delivery drifting down the leg side and umpire signals it as wide.
17.2 M Muralitharan to R Emrit
0 Good length delivery on the off-stump line, Emrit covers his sticks and defends it back to the bowler.
Muralitharan is on a Hat-trick!!!
17.1 M Muralitharan to G Swann
W APPEAL FOR LBW AND UP GOES THE FINGER!!!! Fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, turning into the batter, Swann goes for a glory shot as he tries to slog sweep it on the leg side but misses it and wears it on the back hip. Gujarat Giants need just 1 run in 17 balls with 2 wickets in hand.
Gujarat Giants
Yashpal Singh
Graeme Swann
Harbhajan Singh
16.6 H Singh to G Swann
1 Good length delivery outside the off-stump line, Swann cuts it towards a deep point for a single. Scores are leveled.
16.5 H Singh to G Swann
0 Fuller length delivery outside the off-stump line, Swann tries to defend it but gets beaten.
16.4 H Singh to G Swann
0 Swann makes room for himself and Harbhajan follows him up with a tossed-up delivery, Swann guides it towards short third man.
16.3 H Singh to G Swann
4 FOUR MORE!!!! Swann is in the mood to finish the chase quickly. Fuller length delivery on the off-stump lin, Swann goes down on one knee again and sweeps it towards the deep backward square leg this time for four runs.
16.2 H Singh to G Swann
4 FOUR!!!! Swann gets off the mark in style!!! Fuller length delivery on the off-stump line, Swann gets down on one knee and paddles it fine towards the fine leg region and the ball runs away towards the fence for four runs.