Sourav leads Northamptonshire to win
Ganguly powered Northamptonshire to 11-run win over Worcestershire with 73-run blitzkrieg in Twenty20 Cup match.india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 19:35 IST
Sourav Ganguly's 51-ball blitzkrieg of 73 powered Northamptonshire to an 11-run victory at home ground over Worcestershire in the Twenty20 Cup match.
The former India captain also grabbed a Worcestershire wicket with his gentle medium pace to cap a fruitful outing.
Northamptonshire overcame an early jitter and got off to a flier as Ganguly (73) and Rob White (66) came up with their personal best and put together a 105-run partnership.
Ganguly brought up his half-century and the 100 partnership in style when he launched Roger Sillence into the stands.
His 51-ball knock included four towering sixes, besides seven hits to the fence before he was run out.
Graeme Hick (55) and Lou Vincent (40) led a spirited chase for Worcestershire but Monty Panesar removed both just when things threatened to go out of control and Ganguly then claimed the wicket of Ben Smith.