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Lions hunt down Tigers
October 29, 2008 09:32 IST
Tejinder Pal Singh scored a delectable 74 to power Chandigarh Lions to an eight-wicket victory over Royal Bengal Tigers in the Indian Cricket League at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium on Tuesday night.
Chasing a moderate 141, Tejinder, who was later adjudged Man of the Match, hammered the Royal Bengal Tigers bowlers mercilessly and left them completely clueless in the middle. During his 48-ball knock he struck eight boundaries and sent the opponent's bowlers out of the ground twice for maximum.
Earlier, invited to bat first, Kolkata's Royal Bengal Tigers posted a moderate target of 141. Despite an attacking 57 by opener Hamish Marshall, Tigers failed to cross the 150-run mark.
Tigers suffered an early blow when a quick delivery off Daryl Tuffey kissed opener Deep Dasgupta's willow before wicketkeeper Sarabjeet Singh pouched an easy catch.
But the Chandigarh bowlers failed to arrest the flow of Tigers' New Zealander import Hamish Marshall, who took 20 runs from the fourth over off Tuffey and sent him out of the ground on four occasions, including once for maximum.
Chandigarh Lions, who were led by Andrew Hall [Images] after ICL Executive Board suspended skipper Chris Cairns [Images], were seemingly ruffled at one point of time when Marshall was wielding his willow, sending bowlers out of the ground at will.
Marshall completed his half-century in 28 deliveries, en route 57 off 35 balls, hitting a huge sixer off-Chandigarh spinner Karanveer Singh. He paired with Rajiv Kumar (14) to add 50 runs in 27 balls in second-wicket partnership.