The eliminator match of the Legends League cricket between Asia Lions and Indian Maharaja is being played in Doha. Asia Lions’ captain, Shahid Afridi, has decided to bat first after winning the toss. The team that wins this match will compete against the World Giants in the final of this league.
The start of Asia Lions was absolutely fantastic, and they added 85 runs for the first wicket partnership in just 8.5 overs. Opener batsman Upul Tharanga played an aggressive innings and scored his half-century. Tharanga was dismissed by Pragyann Ojha, showing him the way back to the pavilion.
Fielder Mohammad Kaif deserves all the credit for Pragyan Ojha’s wicket. He took a spectacular catch in the air, diving to his right. Everyone was stunned after seeing this catch. Even cricket commentator Ravi Shastri praised the catch.
Asia Lions lost their second wicket in the form of Tillakaratne Dilshan. He scored 27 runs off 26 balls, but after his dismissal, Mohammad Hafeez came in to bat and played a brilliant innings of 38 runs off just 24 balls.
India Maharaja’s performance in this league hasn’t been particularly impressive so far. They have tasted victory in only one match. Meanwhile, Asia Lions have shown a great display of cricket. They have secured the second spot in the points table due to their performance.