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Pakistan Legends Secure 68-Run Win Over India Legends

Pakistan Legends Secure 68-Run Win Over India Legends

Pakistan Legends defeated India Legends by 68 runs, securing their third straight win in the World Championship of Legends 2024 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday.

After India, led by Harbhajan Singh, won the toss and opted to bat first, Pakistan set an impressive total of 243/4 in the eighth match of the tournament.

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Pakistan’s openers, Sharjeel Khan and Kamran Akmal, had a fantastic start with a 145-run partnership before Sharjeel was dismissed in the 11th over. Sharjeel scored an impressive 72 off 30 balls with seven boundaries and five sixes. Kamran Akmal continued the aggressive play, contributing 77 off 40 balls until being bowled by Pawan Negi in the 14th over.

Sohaib Maqsood boosted the score with a powerful 51 off 26 balls, including five sixes and two fours. Shahid Afridi fell for a golden duck, while Shoaib Malik remained unbeaten with 25 off 18 balls.

Chasing 234, India started strong with Robin Uthappa scoring a quick 22 off 12 balls before being taken by Sohail Khan. Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina built a partnership, but Rayudu was dismissed for 39 runs.

Pakistan’s tight bowling kept India’s run rate in check, preventing them from gaining momentum. Wahab Riaz took two crucial wickets in one over—those of Irfan Pathan and Pawan Negi—further disrupting India’s chase.

Raina scored 52 off 40 balls before being bowled by Sohail Tanvir. India ended up with 175/9 in the given overs, with Anureet Singh adding a quick 20 not out off 14 balls at the end.

For Pakistan, Malik and Wahab Riaz each took 3 wickets.