LLC 2022: India Capitals defeated Bhilwara Kings, won the Legends League cricket crown

New Delhi. Under the leadership of Ross Taylor (82 runs), India Capitals defeated Bhilwara Kings by 104 runs in the final match played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday. Edition title. The winning team of this league, being held for the first time in India, got Rs 2 crore as a prize while the runner-up got Rs 1.5 crore. Thanks to the century partnership between Taylor and Mitchell Johnson (62 runs) and a quick innings from Ashley Nurse (42 not out), India Capitals posted a massive total of 211 for seven after coming out of the difficult situation. Chasing this target, the Kings never looked comfortable and kept on losing wickets at frequent intervals. Ultimately the innings of Kings was reduced to 107 runs in 18.2 overs.

Earlier, after losing the toss, India Capitals had lost four wickets for 21 runs while batting first. The tight bowling of Rahul Sharma (30-4) and Monty Panesar (13-2) saw captain Gautam Gambhir (8), Dwayne Smith (3), Hamilton Masakadza (1) and Denesh Ramdin (0) being dismissed cheaply. Was forced but after this Taylor, Johnson and Nurse gave a big score to the team. This is Taylor’s second consecutive fifty against the Kings. Earlier on October 2 in Jodhpur too, Taylor played an unsurpassed innings of 84 runs against the same team. This is Taylor’s third fifty in this league. Meanwhile, Johnson also completed his first half-century in this league.

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However, Johnson was dismissed after hitting seven fours and three sixes in 35 balls. Taylor and Johnson shared a 126-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Now Nurse came to support Taylor, who played an unbeaten innings of 60 runs against the Kings in the last match. Meanwhile, captain Irfan Pathan again brought Rahul on the attack and Rahul took Taylor’s wicket. Taylor faced 41 balls and hit four fours and 8 sixes. Rahul did not stop there and got the fourth success by running Liam Plunkett (0) in his fourth over. If you stop, not even the nurse. With the help of six fours and a six in just 16 balls, he took the Capitals beyond 200.

Chasing a difficult target, the Kings lost the wickets of Morne Van Wyk (5), William Porterfield (12) and Yusuf Pathan (6) on a total of 44 runs. Pawan Suyal walked for Porterfield and Yusuf while Johnson took the wicket of Vick. Shane Watson (27 runs, 19 balls, 3 fours, 1 six) however was on the wicket with Jessel Karia (22 runs, 17 balls, 3 fours, 1 six). Runs were being scored but the asking run rate was going up. Kings had to score 138 runs in the last 10 overs. It could have been possible with Watson but it required a couple of big overs but the Kings lost Karia’s wicket for a total of 76.

Now captain Irfan (2) came to support Watson, but Watson was run out on a total of 76, leaving the innings to him. Irfan also could not bear this pressure and was dismissed for a total of 81. The captain had to know that the innings of the Kings was reduced to 107 runs. For Capitals, Pawan Suyal, Praveen Tambe and Pankaj Singh took two wickets each while Johnson and Plunkett got one success each.

Tags: Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Legends League Cricket

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