Hyderabad, Apr 15 (UNI) Supported by a well struck 57 by Vignesh, ICL-India scored 148 against ICL-World in the finals of ICL20s World series championship here today.
Winning the toss, Indians opened with their tested combination of Vignesh and Khaleel.
Opening bowlers for the World side came out firing all cylinders and at the end of the first two overs, the scorecard read only one solitary run for no loss. The young openers soon got into the groove and at the end of the fifth over, the Indians were back on track at 27 for no loss.
They soon started taking chances and the partnership was worth 45 runs at the end of the seven overs. A fine lofted shot from Khaleel to the long off fence brought 50 for India in the eighth over.
The explosive opening partnership worth 76 was finally broken by Elliott in the tenth over, getting the wicket of Khaleel for a well made 34.
At the half-way mark of their innings ICL-India was well placed at 78 for the loss of one wicket.
The 100 of the Indian innings came up with a big six by Vignesh in the 13th over, which also brought about his explosive 50 off only 36 balls, including five fours and three sixes.
Two quick wickets of Abbas Ali and T P Singh, brought the World side back into the game at 105 for three in the 14th over. Chandana got the big wicket of Vignesh trapping him before wicket for a well made 57.
With five overs to go, the Indians were set for the final onslaught at 112 for four.
However, the quick wickets of Binny and captain Sathish, had the Indians in a bit of a bother at 126 for six in the 18th over, with only one genuine batsman in Jhunjhunwala.
Indian innings ended at 148 for eight.
Brief Scores: ICL India 148/8 (Vignesh 57, Khaleel 34, Chandana 2/31, Hall2/39) UNI XR/AP PY BST2337