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Legends League Cricket 2022: Gautam Gambhir’s India Capitals THRASH Irfan Pathan’s Bhilwara Kings For 1st Win | Cricket News

Legends League Cricket 2022: Gautam Gambhir’s India Capitals defeated Irfan Pathan’s Bhilwara Kings to record their first win of the season in LLC 2022 on Wednesday night (September 21). INDCAP lost the toss and was asked to bat first by Irfan. Gambhir, who played his first game of the season, hit 12 from 9 balls before stepping out, but looked good during the short stay. The match hero for INDCAP was Solomon Mire, who crushed 82 from 38 balls, including 7 fours and 6 sixes respectively, to take his side to 198/5 in 20 overs. Chasing the total, Kings was bowled out for 120, in 19.2 overs, and lost the game by 78 runs.

Not to mention, apart from Mire, another Zimbabwean played a brilliant 48-run knock. He was Hamilton Masakadza. His knock included some beautiful textbook strokes, including his famous cut through the square area for a border. Hamilton made 48 from just 30 balls, 6 of which were fours and 1 six. Thanks to these 2 efforts in particular, INDCAP booked 198/5 in 20 overs.

Kings chased the goal, losing to Nick Compton early in the innings to just 1 made from 2 balls. Naman Ojha, the opener, scored 20 from 13 balls, but couldn’t last long. Kings continues to lose wickets as even the stars like Matt Prior, Yusuf Pathan failed. Rajesh Bishnoi tried a few shots, 3 limits before his 15, before he even left. Irfan Pathan and Tanmay Srivastava then kept Kings from losing any more wickets and tied the score, but by then they had already given up on victory.

The win has now moved India Capitals to second place in the points list with 1 win and 1 loss each in the tournament so far. Bhilwara Kings are in third place and they too have 1 win and 1 defeat each. Their NRR (-1,817) is poorer than India Capitals (1,666) which is why they are behind Gautam Gambhir and Co.



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