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Sunday, 26 March 2023 06:45 GMT

World Giants Advance To Final After Victory Over Asia Lions

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: World Giants stormed into the final of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters riding on superb knocks from former South Africa heroes Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis at the Asian Town International Stadium yesterday.

The Giants beat Asia Lions by 20 runs and now await the winners of the Eliminator between Asia Lions and India Maharajas to know their opponents in the final – to be played on Monday.

Asked to bat first, the World Giants scored a healthy 150 for 3 in their allotted 20 overs before bowling out Asia Lions for 130 in 19.1 overs on a slow track.

Amla and Kallis combined for the third wicket to share an exciting 105-run stand in 80 balls which produced a cumulative 14 fours and 3 sixes to the thrill of the crowd.

While Amla scored 68 (59 balls; 9x4s, 1x6), Kallis remained unbeaten on 56 (43 balls; 5x4s, 2x6s).

Amla, named Man of the Match, said he would rather have Kallis taking the trophy from Wasim Akram – LLC Masters Apex Council Member.“It was Kallis' batting that gave me the confidence on this not so easy wicket to bat on. It was tough initially against the bowling of Mohammed Amir and Sohail Tanvir, but once we settled down it was a delightful partnership,” he said.

Asia Lions will meet India Maharajas tomorrow to fight for a place in the final.

Brief Scores: World Giants 150-3 (Hashim Amla 68, Jacques Kallis 56 n.o) beat Asia Lions 130 all out in 19.1 overs (Tillakaratne Dilshan 37, Shahid Afridi 26, Chris Mpofu 3 for 16, Tino Best 3 for 20) by 20 runs.


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