Paras in the playing XI against the team of Chris Gayle

In the Legends Cricket League, the Asia Lions, which features Paras Khadka, a former captain of the Nepalese cricket team, is batting first against the World Giants. With the toss in Doha, Giants skipper Aaron Finch chose to bat first. Paras is in the playing XI but didn’t get the chance to bat.

Tournament Overview

The scheduled game between Nepal’s Paras Khadka and the Asia Lions was delayed due to the rainfall. This caused the match to be reduced to 10-10 overs. However, both teams were still eager to continue their winning streak. Asia Lion defeated the India Maharajas by 9 runs in their previous match. Whereas, the Giants won against India by 2 runs. Paras Khadka scored 3 runs off 2 balls in the first match against India.

In their previous match, the Lions’ Misbah-ul-Haq played an exceptional inning, scoring 73 runs off 50 balls and leading his team to victory. The Lions are counting on a great start from their opener, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and the leadership of their captain, Shahid Afridi.

On the other hand, the Giants boast one of the best former fast bowlers in world cricket, Brett Lee, who sealed their victory in the previous match by costing India only 8 runs in the last over. Aaron Finch is the captain of the Giants, who are a serious contender in the competition thanks to players like Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and Jacques Qualis.

The League will feature a double-round-robin format. The top team advances to the finals. The second and third-placed teams will play “Eliminator (2 v 3)” for a spot in the final. As the League progresses, cricket fans around the world are excited to see who will win the title of Leagend League.

1st Inning: Asian Lions scored 99 runs

The World Giants won the toss and elected to bowl first in their match against the Asia Lions. Things did not start well for the Lions as their opener, Upul Tharanga, was out after making just one run. However, opener Tillakaratne Dilshan held the fort and remained not out after scoring 32 runs in just 24 balls. The score was increased by Thisara Perera by 10, but things started to go south after captain Shahid Afridi was exposed after only hitting two runs.

Paras in the playing XI against the team of Chris Gayle
Asian Lions vs World Giants

Despite the early wicket down, the Lions had Misbah-ul-Haq in their ranks. He played an exceptional inning. And remained not out after scoring 44 runs in just 19 balls. However, the Lions could only manage a total of 99 runs in their allotted 10 overs.

Ricardo Powell, Chris Gayle, and Paul Collingwood each took one wicket for the World Giants.

Playing XI

Asia’s playing XI: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asghar Afghan, Sohail Tanvir, Abdur Razak, Shahid Afridi, Paras Khadka, Thisera Perera, Mohammad Hafeez, and Abdul Razak.

Giants Playing XI: Richardo Powell, Shane Watson, Lendl Simmons, Aaron Finch, Morne Vaughan, Ross Taylor, Kevin O’Brien, Jacques Kallis, Chris Gayle, Manty Panesar, and Paul Collingwood.

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