ICL Lahore Badshahs vs Hyderabad Heroes, 1st T20, Match Highlights

October 12th, 2008 Posted in 20-20, ICL, Match Highlights, Twenty 20

October 11 (1400 hrs) Hyderabad Heroes defeated Lahore Badshahs by 18 runs in the power-disrupted opening game of the Indian Cricket League’s (ICL) Season 2 Twenty20 tournament in Hyderabad on Friday.The Heroes were declared winners in accordance with the VJD method after four floodlights went off all of a sudden during the second innings of the match with the Lahore team two down for 30 runs in their six overs.Earlier, invited to bat first, the Heroes posted a total of 166 runs, thanks to the 102-run partnership off just 70 balls between local boy Ambati Rayudu and opener Jimmy Maher. Rayudu, declared Man of the Match for his sparkling 58 runs off 42 deliveries, provided sport aficionados great fun with some spectacular strokes. Pacers Mohammed Sami and Naved-ul-Hasan scalped two wickets each, while Azhar Mahmood picked up a wicket for the Badshahs.Chasing the moderate total, Lahore Badshahs suffered early blows with the Hyderabad bowlers Abdul Razzaq and Stuart Binny claiming Imran Farahat and Shahid Yousuf’s wickets in first two overs.Imran Nazir remained not out on 19, while captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was batting on nine, when the massive power-failure in the city left the Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium plunging into darkness after the sixth over.

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