Lions roar to eight wicket win

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) The 13th match of the ICL 20-20 domestic tournament saw the Chandigarh Lions battle it out with hosts Hyderabad Heroes and registering its third victory in the tournament defeating Heroes' by eight wickets.

Dinesh Mongia was declared the man of the match for his solid 43 runs and one wicket contribution.

Earlier in the day, Binny won the toss and elected to bat. Some sharp fielding from the Lions saw the Heroes struggle at 15/2 in the third over with both openers back in the dugout, run out.

The Heroes never quite recovered from the initial loss and with the exception of Rayudu's 24 run knock, none of the other top order batsmen contributed. A late recovery from Sahabuddin and P S Niranjan (47 run partnership for the sixth wicket) saw the Heroes folding up for at 126/7 in the allotted 20 overs.

The Lions chase was largely dominated by a solid 66 run partnership between the solid south-paw duo of Dinesh Mongia and T P Singh. In the end the Lions romped home to a comfortable eight wicket victory.

Brief Scores: Hyderabad Heroes 126/7 (Sahabuddin 39, Niranjan 30, Ablish 2/30) lost by eight wickets to Chandigarh Lions 128/2 in 16.5 overs (Mongia 43, T P Singh 43, P K Reddy 1/16) UNI BR DS RKM ND2108

Story first published: Friday, September 26, 2008, 13:16 [IST]
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