Monday, March 10, 2008

Ahmedabad Rockets beat Chandigarh Lions in ICL opener

New team Ahmedabad Rockets held their nerves to taste 19-run victory over local side Chandigarh Lions in the inaugural match of the second edition of Indian Cricket League Twenty20 tournament here on Sunday night.

Chasing 159 to win, Lions had hopes till skipper Chris Cairns (21) and Dinesh Mongia (16) were at the crease after they lost three top-order batsmen.

Opener Matthew Elliott (39) was the only batsman who made some useful contribution for the Lions.

However, Cairns fell to Jason Gillespie and soon after Mongia departed, falling to Heath Streak, reducing Lions to 113 for 5 in 16.2 overs.

No comments: