NEW YORK: The All Star Cricket Tournament kicked off on Saturday as cricket fans around the globe 3 T-20 match series, Shane Warne and Shoaib Akhtar are among the standout performers The match concluded with Warne Warriors defeating the Sachin Blasters by 6 wickets at Citi Field, Flushing Meadows stadium. first game of a 3 T-20 match series being played in the United States of America promoting the game of in this country.
Australian legend Shane Warne’s team, the Warne Warriors defeated India s Sachin Tendulkar’s Sachin Blasters by 6 wickets. With Marais Erasmus and Simon Taufel as Umpires,the ball spinning master Warne won the toss and elected to field. Tendulkar’s team put up an impressive target of 140/8 in 17.2 overs which Warne’s side followed with an equally impressive zeal and managed to chase down the target scoring 141/4; needless to say the game was a nail biter to the finish. The former fielding legend Jonty Rhodes concluded the match with style displaying solid batting skills and guiding his team to victory.
The bowling pace master Shoaib Akhtar once again proved that he could still fire that ball at amazing speeds and managed to clip the bails of Sangakara. Virender Sehwag from Tendulkar’s side remained the high scorer of the match with 55 runs off 22 balls. Ricky Ponting scored the highest from Warne’s side, 48 runs off 38 balls. Warne and Andrew Symonds were the leading wicket takers with 3 wickets each. Akhtar managed 2 wickets from Tendulkar’s side.