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LLC Masters 2023 IM Vs WG: Chris Gayle, Brett Lee Helped World Giants Win A Thriller Against India Maharajas. In Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters, India Maharajas were at loggerheads with World Giants at West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.

Suresh Raina Top-Scored For India Maharajas

WG won the toss and choose to bowl first. Maharajas openers Robin Uthappa and Manvinder Bisla couldn’t give a solid start in this game as Samit Patel dismissed Uthappa on just five. Next batsman Reetinder Sodhi also didn’t trouble the scorer much. Two-down batsman Suresh Raina and Bisla added 60 runs for the third wicket.

Yusuf Pathan, Stuart Binny, and Mohammed Kaif couldn’t contribute to the total much. Left-hander Irfan Pathan gave the finishing touches to reach Maharajas to 136 in 20 overs. Brett Lee bagged three wickets after conceding only 18 runs in three overs.

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Opener Chris Gayle Struck A Half-century

While chasing the moderate total, World Giants opener Chris Gayle gave a whirlwind start to his side. However, second opener Hashim Amla also couldn’t contribute much to the total. Gayle added 51 runs with one-down batsman Shane Watson. Gayle completed his fifty in just 26 balls.

However, Giants lost wickets in succession. Left-arm spinner Raina dismissed Gayle. The Caribbean batsman made 57 runs off 46 balls with the help of nine fours and one six. Wicket-keeper batsman Morne van Wyk helped Giants to get past the target. World Giants beat Maharajas by three wickets.

Brief Scorecard: World Giants 139/7 (18.4 overs) (Raina 49, Bisla 36, Brett Lee 3/18) beat World Giants 136/9 (20 overs) (Gayle 57, Yusuf 2/14) by three wickets.

Playing XIs Of World Giants And India Maharajas 

World Giants Playing XI: Aaron Finch(c), Morne van Wyk (wk), Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Brett Lee, Chris Mpofu, Hashim Amla, Tino Best, Samit Patel, Monty Panesar,

India Maharajas Playing XI: Harbhajan Singh (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manvinder Bisla, Irfan Pathan, Stuart Binny, Pravin Tambe, Ashok Dinda, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Kaif, Reetinder Sodhi