Heroes humble Badshahs to lift ICL T20 title
Hyderabad Heroes pip Lahore Badshahs in a pulsating bowl-out in the second final to claim the ICL Twenty20 tournament in Hyderabad.cricket Updated: Apr 07, 2008 03:39 IST
Local favourite Hyderabad Heroes pipped Lahore Badshahs in a pulsating bowl-out in the second final to claim the ICL Twenty20 tournament at Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday night.
The local local favourites edged out the Lahore side 3-0 in the bowl out after the match eneded in a thrilling tie.
Heroes had beaten Badshahs in the first final on Friday to go ahead 1-0 in the best of three-finals.
Electing to bat, Badshahs managed 130 for nine but failed to win despite a brilliant bowling by its pace bowlers.
Badshahs were outplayed in the bowl out as Rana Naved ul Hasan, Shahid Nazir and Naveed Latif missed the first three hits while Heroes struck thrice in the four chances.
Nicky Boje, Inder Shekar Reddy and skipper Chris Harris were bang on target that sealed the championship title for the Heroes.
After a lethal spell of fast bowling, Naved faltered in the final over by bowling two no-balls and a wide only to help Heroes level the scores, which stretched the match to bowl-out.
Naved took five for 22 while Ambati Rayudu (46) top scored for the Heroes.