The first match between India Capitals and Gujarat Giants in Legend League cricket was a super hit. In the first match of the tournament, Gujarat team made a winning start by defeating India Capitals. In the match, India Capitals team, batting first, scored a challenging score of 179 runs in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Gujarat won the match by three wickets with 8 balls to spare from Kevin O’Brien’s scintillating century.
Captain Virender Sehwag along with Kevin O’Brien from Gujarat came on the field to chase the target in the match. Although Sehwag could not do anything special and returned to the pavilion after scoring just 6 runs, but O’Brien kept the innings at the other end. He played a powerful century of 106 runs in 61 balls for the team, which included 15 fours and three sixes. Apart from this, Parthiv Patel scored 24 and Yashpal Singh scored 21 runs for Gujarat. Not a single remaining batsman could even cross the double-figure mark.
In the bowling, Praveen Tambe took the highest three wickets for India Capitals while Liam Plunkett got two successes. Apart from this, Ashley Nurse and Mitchell Johnson got one wicket each.
Earlier, Ashley Nurse of India Capitals created a storm in the batting. He played an unbeaten innings of 103 runs in just 43 balls. During this he also hit 9 sixes and 8 fours. Apart from Ashley Nurse, Dinesh Ramdin contributed 31 runs while Liam Plunkett scored 15 runs.
On the other hand, KP Appanna, Thisara Perera and Rayad Emrit took two wickets each in the bowling for Gujarat. At the same time, Gram Swan also achieved a breakthrough in the match.