ICL Ahmedabad Rockets vs Hyderabad Heroes, 23rd Match, Highlights

October 30th, 2008 Posted in 20-20, ICL, Match Highlights, Twenty 20

Oct 29, 2008 Wed (ICL Match 23) Hyderabad Heroes defeated Ahmedabad Rockets by three runs in a thrilling day-night match at Tau Devi Lal stadium in Gurgaon on Wednesday.A disciplined bowling attack and fielding from Hyderabad Heroes saw them register victory against Ahmedabad Rockets by a narrow margin.Just when it seemed Rockets would clinch an easy win with nine wickets in hand, Heroes fielder Ambati Rayudu took a blinder of a catch near boundary line to send Rockets skipper Martyn (16) into the pavilion in the 17th over. The same over saw opener Murray Goodwin’s wicket putting pressure on the Ahmedabad team at the crucial stage of the game. Goodwin scored 59 runs, while Reetinder Sodhi hammered 41 runs off just 15 balls that included four 6s and one 4 for the Ahmedabad team. Captain Chris Harris took two wickets for just 18 runs and Nicky Boje picked up one wicket for Heroes.Earlier, invited to bat first, Heroes put on a total of 166/6 despite loosing four early wickets thanks to some good middle-order batting from Nicky Boje (47), Stuart Binny (48) and Chris Harris (37).Rockets bowler Jason Gillespie and Rakesh Patel scalped two wickets each, while Heath Streak and Sumit Kalia shared two wickets. Ambati Rayudu was adjudged Man of the Match.

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