Thursday, April 17, 2008

ICL India XI win World Series title

ICL Indian XI defeating ICL World XI won the Indian Cricket League World Series here on Tuesday.

Winning the toss, the Indians batted first in the final of the series and made 148 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Their openers Ganapathy Vignesh and Ibrahim Khaleel gave a solid opening stand of 75 runs but all other batsmen failed to avail this opportunity for getting a big total.

However, their bowlers displayed an excellent performance to restrict the ICL World XI to 138-5 in 20 overs to win the match by 10 runs.

Vignesh was declared man-of-the-match for his all-round performance. He scored 57 off 43 balls with five fours and three sixes and captured two wickets.

Ibrahim, who made 34 off 33 balls with six fours, was later declared the player-of-the-series.

From the ICL World XI, Damien Martin scored 60 with ten fours and one six while Andrew Hall and Upul Chandana claimed two wickets each.

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