Madhup Yadav,Panchkula, 1 Nov :On the 2’nd day of 26th ICLmatch of 20s Indian Championship between Delhi Giants and Hyderabad Heroes held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Panchkula. Delhi Giants captain Marvan Atapattu won the toss and chooses to bat. With the sharp fielding of the defending Champions Delhi giants batsman gots shaky start in beginning.At the end of the 5th over Delhi Giants scored precariously at 31 runs for 2 wickets.
Harris brought spinner Nicky Boje in the 7th over who immediately struck opposing skipper Atapattu leaving Delhi giants side in big trouble at 43/3. Abbas Ali holding the batting mantel for the team representing the capital region territory. Abbas was playing a fighting knock against some tight bowling showing why he is today recognized as one of the best sheath anchor batsmen in the ICL. Delhi Giants gains some momentum when Harris struck runs in 14th over, after Benkenstein’s wicket, partnership between Abbas & Benkenstein ended with 46 runs on the loss of 4th wicket.
Singer Labh Janjua for song "Tali hua" from blockbuster movie "singh is king" were also came here to see the match. To interact and evaluate with players cricketer Kapil dev also arrrived during the match.
Afterwards, dashing south paw Abbas Ali brought his fourth fifty in 16th over, coming off 35 balls and laced with eight wonderful boundaries. Abbas Ali’s fighting knock of 53 came to an end in the 17th over, giving Nicky Boje his second scalp of the match.
Delhi Giants 144/9 in 20 overs (Abbas Ali 52, Nixon 28, Harris 2/23)
Hyderabad Heroes: 143/6 in 20 overs