Game 15 of the ongoing Legends League Cricket will feature a clash between Manipal Tigers and Urbanisers Hyderabad at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Monday, December 4.
Manipal Tigers will be coming into the clash on the back of a brilliant win against defending champions India Capitals. Both sides faced off in the 13th game of the tournament, and it began with Capitals coming in to bat first.
Tigers managed to limit the defending champions at a total of 186 runs, taking nine wickets in the process. Pankaj Singh, Imran Khan, and Praveen Gupta were the highest wicket takers, taking two wickets each. Furthermore, Mitchell McClenaghan and Harbhajan Singh took one wicket each as well.
Aiming to chase down the target of 187 runs, Tigers got off to a subpar start as openers Kyle Coetzer and Chadwick Walton scored 10 and 23 runs, respectively. However, the innings were stabilised by the resilience on the middle order.
Colin de Grandhomme and Amit Verma scored 58 and 48 runs, respectively and Thisara Perera finished the game, scoring 31* runs in 16 deliveries and winning the game for Manipal Tigers. Defeating Capitals by four wickets, the side registered an emphatic win.
On the other hand, Urbanisers Hyderabad will be coming into the game after a win against Bhilwara Kings in their previous game. Both sides faced off in the 12th game of the tournament, and it began with Kings batting first.
Putting in a resilient effort with the bowl, Hyderabad showcased their skills and limited the side on a total of 144 runs in the first innings. Pawan Suyal was the highest wicket taker, taking two wickets to his name. Furthermore, Chris Mpofu, Asghar Afgha, and Shadab Jakati took one wicket each.
Aiming to chase down 145 runs, Rikki Clarke was the star of the show for Hyderabad. Scoring 74* runs in 44 deliveries, Clarke ensured the win for his side as they defeated Bhilwara Kings by seven wickets.
As game 15 approaches, both Hyderabad and TIgers will be keen on putting in a good performance and continue their winning run.