Legends League Cricket 2023: On one hand, the World Cup fever is looming large among the fans. On the other hand, Irfan Pathan created havoc with the bat in Legend League cricket. Pathan created a stir by playing an inning of 65 runs in 19 balls. Irfan Pathan defeated Gautam Gambhir's team by 3 wickets.
The first match of Legend League Cricket was played between Bhilwara Kings and India Capitals at Ranchi Cricket Stadium. Bhilwara Kings won the toss and decided to bowl first. India Capitals captain Gautam Gambhir played an inning of 63 runs in 35 balls. Kirk Edwards scored 59 runs in 31 balls.
Thanks to Ben Dunk's 37 runs and Ashley Nurse's 34 runs, India Capitals scored 228 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. For Bhilwara, Anureet Singh took four wickets in 4 overs. Rahul Sharma got two wickets, while Irfan Pathan and Jessel Kariya got one wicket each.
Bhilwara had a poor start while chasing the target. Lendl Simmons was out after scoring 11 runs. However, Solomon Mayer played an inning of 70 runs in 40 balls. Robin Bist scored 30 runs. Having lost five wickets at 135, the captain of Bhilwara took charge and played an unbeaten inning of 65 runs in 19 balls and led the team to victory.
Bhilwara won the match by scoring 229 runs losing 7 wickets in 19.2 overs. Pathan hit 1 fours and 9 sixes during his innings. During this period, Irfan Pathan's strike rate was 342.11. For India Capitals, Isuru Udana took three wickets, while Theron got two wickets.