Wavell Hinds propels Ahmedabad Rockets to 19-run win against Chandigarh Lions in ICL Edelweiss inaugural match
Ahmedabad Rockets won the first match of the 3rd Edelweiss 20s challenge ICL championship, beating Chandigarh Lions by 19 runs at Panchkula on Sunday.
Player of the match Wavell Hinds and Sachin Dholpure scored half centuries for Ahmedabad Rockets, whose Captain Damien Martyn won the toss and elected to bat.
Ahmedabad Rockets got off to a flying start scoring 76 runs in 8 overs.
Wavell Hinds scored 59 off 43 balls at a strike rate of 137, while Sachin Dholpure scored 54 off 43 balls at a strike rate of 125.
For Chandigarh Lions, Lou Vincent fell early in the run chase. From then on, the Chandigarh Lion never got the momentum to chase the 159 required for a win in twenty overs.
Matthew Elliot was the top scorer for Chandigah Lions scoring 39 of 32 balls including four hits to the fence at a strike rate of 121.87.
Dinesh mongia and Chris Cairns got two wickets each for Chandigarh Lions.
For Ahmedabad Rockets Heath Streak took two wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs.
Ahmedabad Rockets: 158-5 in 20 overs
Chandigarh Lions: 139/6 in 20 overs
Sachin M Dholpure
D R Martyn
P Bhima Rao