GG vs BK LLC 2022 Highlights: Bhilwara Kings displayed an all-round performance to outclass Gujarat Giants in the Eliminator clash to book a place in the Finals of the Legends League Cricket against India Capitals. They chased down a massive target of 195 runs in just 18.3 overs to register a six-wicket win.
Yashpal & Kevin guided Giants to a Challenging Total
Batting first, the Giants didn’t get off to an ideal start as they lost their openers Chris Gayle(3) & Parthiv Patel (9) early in the innings, reducing Giants to 35-2 in 3.2 overs. Then came Dilshan on the crease and joined hands with Yashpal Singh & together the duo stitched a 45run stand to help the Giants revive their innings. Dilshan was dismissed in the 9th over after scoring 36 runs off 26 balls.
But Yashpal was going strong at the other end. Yashpal then joined hands with Kevin O Brien & resurrected Giants innings. The duo stitched a 52-run stand to boost Gujarat Giants innings. Yashpal Singh amassed 43 runs off 35 balls braced with five fours & one six while Kevin O Brien muscled 45 runs off 24 balls in an innings embellished with two fours & four sixes.
In the end, quick cameos by J Mendis (24 off 10 balls) powered Giants to a competitive score of 194 runs in 20 overs. In the last five overs, they amassed 51 runs which were truly outstanding. For Bhilwara Kings, Sreesanth stole the show with the ball by returning with figures of 2-28.
Porterfield & Watson guided Kings in the Final Clash
In reply, Bhilwara Kings were firing right from the word go. They began the chase on a high note as the openers William Porterfield & Morne Van Wyk pushed their accelerators & amassed runs right from the first ball of their innings. The duo stitched a stunning opening stand of 91 runs in nine overs. Porterfield smashed 60 off 43 balls with six fours & three sixes while Van Wyke played a powerpack cameo of 31 runs off 18 balls.
Once the duo were back in the hut after completing their job, Shane Watson & Yusuf Pathan carried ahead the momentum from there. Shane Watson was the aggressor among the duo, he took the Giants bowlers to the cleaners by scoring 48 runs off 24 balls with two fours & five sixes. While Yusuf Pathan scored 21 runs off 11 balls before going back to the pavilion in the 14th over. Captain Irfan too contributed by playing a crucial knock of 22 runs off 13 balls. However, he couldn’t go till the end & was dismissed in the 18th over off Aravind’s delivery. But with Watson on the crease, there was nothing to worry about the Kings. The former Australian opener guided Kings over the line in 18.3 overs, registering a massive six wickets win.
For Giants Sreenath Aravind, was the pick of the bowlers by returning with figures of 2-48. William Porterfield was honored with the ‘Man of the Match Award’ for his match-winning knock of 60 runs off 43 balls. Bhilwara Kings will next lock horns with India Capitals in the finals on Wednesday 5th October 2022.
GG vs BK LLC 2022 Highlights: Brief Scores
Gujarat Giants 194 in 19.2 overs (Kevin O Brien 45, Yashpak 43; Sreesanth 2-28) vs Bhilwara Kings 195 in 18.3 overs (William Porterfield 60, Shane Watson 48; Sreenath Aravind 2-48)
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