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Legends League Cricket: Yusuf Pathan Smacks Thunderous Fifty As India Maharajas Beat World Giants By 6 Wickets

Irfan Pathan completed the run chase for India Maharajas with three sixes in the special match of Legends League Cricket 2022 against the World Giants.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam September 17, 2022 • 14:06 PM

Yusuf Pathan and Tanmay Srivastava smacked half-centuries while Pankaj Singh bowled excellently as India Maharajas thrashed World Giants by 6 wickets in the special match of Legends League Cricket 2022 at Eden Gardens on September 16th (Friday). Chasing a target of 170 runs, India Giants managed to reach the target in 18.4 overs with 4 wickets in hand. 

After winning the toss & opting to bat first, World Giants scored 170 runs for 8 wickets in the 20 overs. World Giants' opener Kevin O'Brien scored 52 runs off 31 balls while Dinesh Ramdin smacked an unbeaten 29-ball-42 to provide good finishing for his team. 

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For India Maharajas, Pankaj Singh bowled brilliantly as he grabbed 5 wickets for 26 runs. Pankaj bowled the 20th over of the innings and picked up 3 wickets in the over without conceding a single run. 

India Maharajas got off to a bad start in the run chase as Virender Sehwag was dismissed in the first over, and Maharajas went on to be at 50/3 with Sehwag, Parthiv Patel and Mohammad Kaif back to the pavilion. After this, Tanmay Srivastava and Yusuf Pathan etched a partnership of 103 runs for the 4th wicket. 

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Tanmay played 39 balls and smacked 8 fours & a six to score 54 runs. While Yusuf Pathan smashed 5 fours & 2 sixes in 35 balls to score an unbeaten 50 runs. Irfan Pathan completed the chase with three sixes in 9 deliveries, scoring 20 runs. 


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