Legends League: Yusuf Pathan celebrates with Irfan Pathan after India Maharajas beat World giants.© Twitter
Yusuf Pathan smashed an unbeaten fifty as India Maharajas defeated World Giants by six wickets in a particular charity match in Kolkata on Friday. The sport was performed forward of Legends League Cricket, starting right here on Saturday. Yusuf, who had slammed the second-fastest IPL fifty in 15 balls in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad right here of their triumphant 2014 marketing campaign, confirmed his outdated fury in a 35-ball 50 not out to take them house with eight balls to spare. Yusuf, a winner of three IPL titles, struck throughout the Eden together with an enormous six off Daniel Vettori into the stands in his assault to steer the cost.
In all, he struck two sixes and 5 fours.
No 3 Tanmay Srivastava (54) gave a advantageous assist on the different finish because the duo put collectively a match-turning 103-run partnership after Maharajas had been lowered to 50/3 after the powerplay in pursuit of a difficult 171.
It was time for Harbhajan to roll again the years at this favorite venue Eden Gardens the place he had develop into the primary Indian bowler to assert a Check hattrick within the epic 2001 Check win in opposition to Australia.
Main the facet after Virender Sehwag opted out of captaincy, the veteran offspinner bowled Jacques Kallis around the legs and in addition took catches, together with a well-judged backward working catch to dismiss Romesh Kaluwitherna to have the 15,000-odd crowd on its ft.
However the star of the day was tall pacer Pankaj Singh, who returned with 5/26 which included a maiden over as World Giants managed 170/8 after they opted to bat.
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