Former Ireland batter Kevin O’Brien, on Saturday, September 17, hit a 56-ball century and helped Gujarat Giants beat India Capitals by three wickets in Match No.1 of Legends League Cricket
Legends League Cricket: Kevin O’Brien hits 56-ball 100 to energy Giants to win vs Capitals. Courtesy: Gujarat Giants
- Gujarat Giants beat India Capitals by 3 wickets
- Kevin O’Brien scored 107 runs off 61 balls
- Gujarat Giants chased down 180 with 8 balls to spare
Former Ireland batter Kevin O’Brien, on Saturday, September 17, hit a 56-ball century and helped Gujarat Giants beat India Capitals by three wickets in Match No.1 of Legends League Cricket at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
O’Brien scored 107 runs off 61 balls with 15 fours and three sixes, serving to the Giants chase down 180 with eight balls to spare. The Irishman’s knock overshadowed Ashley Nurse’s knock of 100 off 43 balls after the Capitals have been put in to bat first.
When O’Brien received out within the 18th over, the Giants wanted solely 5 runs to win off 15 balls. Parthiv Patel and Yashpal Singh scored 24 and 21 respectively and lent O’Brien help.
After O’Brien received out, the Giants misplaced a flurry of wickets, however received previous the end line. Pravin Tambe picked up three wickets for the Capitals, however his efforts went in useless.
Earlier, Nurse smashed a 41-ball century after the Capitals discovered themselves in a rabbit gap. Nurse made positive that the Capitals racked up an enormous rating of 179 for seven in 20 overs. He got here to bat within the seventh over after his crew misplaced 4 wickets within the powerplay.
Thereafter, Nurse noticed the Capitals being lowered to 74 for six in 12 overs. He began in a cautious manner earlier than teeing off within the dying overs. The right-hander scored 21 runs off his first 17 balls, after which he received 81 runs off his subsequent 24 balls.
Denesh Ramdin additionally performed a helpful knock of 31 off 26 with three fours and a six. Nurse, within the meantime, bowled two overs, conceded 21 runs and picked up the essential wicket of Parthiv Patel.
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