Lions roar to emphatic victory

The format of this very exciting tournament features pairs of batsmen batting for two overs apiece, with each innings lasting eight overs.



Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 1:06 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Subai — Danube Lions posted a resounding 44-run victory over Abela and Co. in the indoor cricket Ramadan Tournament at the ICC Academy.

The format of this very exciting tournament features pairs of batsmen batting for two overs apiece, with each innings lasting eight overs. Five runs are deducted every time a wicket falls, making for very intense, sometimes nerve-wracking, close encounters.

Batting first, the Lions — winners of the 2015 Arabian Cricket League held at the ICC Academy — posted a very respectable 57 runs which included a 24-run blitz off their first two overs. Abela began their innings firing on all cylinders, with 15 runs from their opening pair of batsmen, but the superiority of the Lions began to eventually show.


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