That's all from match number 2 of Legends League Cricket. The Harbhajan Singh-led Manipal Tigers go to the top of the table for now with that win. That will be good night from the three of us - Paras Yadav, Ayan Chatterjee and Ninaad Dixit. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Harbhajan Singh(Manipal Tigers Captain): "Yes, very happy that we fought till the end. You keep on fighting you will get the result. We got the wicket of Kallis and then we came back in the game.
Yes, happy how things went for me. Travelling and arrived at 8 am today. I am happy to contribute to the team. I mixed it up and the ball was like a bar soap very tough conditions.
We have to improve our middle phase of batting and come back stronger. I thought we did well overall but certain areas need to be improved in our aspects. Thank You."
Parthiv Patel (Gujarat Giants Captain): "We've got to sit and see how did it go wrong. Jacques and I were looking to finish the game off but T20 is a funny game. We were quite happy containing them under 200, dew was a massive factor. We had a great start but just couldn't go through the finish line.
When you have Kallis and Gayle in the team, you've got to let them open. We've seen how great a player Jacques Kallis is today.
Rajat Bhatia is very experienced, he has played a lots of first class cricket and IPL as well. He understands what needs to be done.
Trent Johnston set the tone up with his body language. We bowled, fielded and batted really well until the 17th over and then we messed it up. We will come back harder."
Parvinder Awana: "There is no pressure on me even though I was a impact player. I want to have an impact on other teams. I wanted to do well. Getting Kallis out was important. That gave me confidence. After that I ran through the side and gave me confidence. I am glad to be back in LLC. Thank You Ranchi."
Legend of the Match: Parvinder Awana.
10:30 PM IST and Local Time: Time for presentations.
10:20 PM IST and Local Time: The Harbhajan Singh-led Manipal Tigers start their campaign with a 10-run win against the Gujarat Giants. The Giants skipper Parthiv Patel won the toss and decided to bowl first in dewy conditions at Ranchi.
Hamilton Masakadza's 37 and Thisara Perera's 32 in the back end of the first innings helped the Tigers to deposit a challenging 173/8 in the first innings. Rajat Bhatia was the star with ball taking 3/31.
In reply, openers Chris Gayle and Jacques Kallis started well scoring 75 for the opening stand in 6.4 overs. Imran Khan got rid of Gayle (38 off 24) and then skipper Harbhajan Singh got rid of Richard Levi to push the Giants on the backfoot.
Kallis continued his assault but wickets kept falling at the other end. Skipper Parthiv Patel batting at number 5 contributed with an important 35 in 26 balls adding 55 runs with Kallis who went on to collect a half century of his own.
Impact player Parvinder Awana got rid of Kallis for 56 in 42 deliveries with 20 more runs needed in 17 deliveries, Chirag Khurana and Patel departed soon after and then the tail collapsed with Awana returning figures of 4/19.
Thisara Perera (2/6) bowled well having introduced in the later half of the innings with Harbhajan putting on the brakes after the powerplay. His first over was a wicket maiden and the next over followed another important wicket in form of Kevin O'Brien.
With a net run rate of +0.5, the Tigers are now at the top of the points table with Giants at number 4. Two other teams are yet to play their first game in this tournament as the Southern Superstars will now face the newly formed Urbanrisers Hyderabad tomorrow.
W GONE!! Ladda goes for the innovative stroke and finds Praveen Kumar at short fine leg!! Good length delivery on the stumps, another slower one. Ladda shuffles across trying to hit it up and over fine leg and gives an easy chance to Praveen who makes no mistake.
That should be the game. Just a single. All Awana has to go is bowl one legal ball and the game is theirs.
19.5 P Awana to R Bhatia
1 Awana wins it for the Tigers! An all important delivery. Bowls the cutter on length and off stump. Bhatia slaps it back down the ground, Awana gets his right hand on the ball and parries it in the mid off region, single taken.
Run Out appeal has been sent upstairs at the striker's end. Yes, Rajat Bhatia has made his ground as the bails were dislodged. NOT OUT is the call. Meanwhile, Rajat Bhatia wants a change of bat. Gloves is being changed as well. Elton Chigumbura brings out the bat.
19.4 P Awana to R Bhatia
2 Short of a length and wide outside the off stump, Bhatia slaps a cross batted hit in the long off region, calls for 2 and runs at the danger end. Uthappa collects a good throw and takes the bails off. Bhatia's bat gets stuck in the turf while sliding and he falls over. TV umpire has been called in to check the effort.
19.3 P Awana to S Ladda
1lb Full length ball sliding down the leg side, Ladda looks to clip in the leg side but is hit low on the leg. Collects a leg bye as Awana picks the ball up off his own bowling.