In the third match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2023, Urbanrisers Hyderabad clashed with Southern Super Stars at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. The contest went down to the wire where Urbanrisers managed to bag a victory by 13 runs.
Martin Guptill powers Urbanrisers Hyderabad to a competitive total
The Southern Super Stars won the toss and elected to bowl, looking to make an impact with their bowling prowess. Urbanrisers Hyderabad, led by a formidable batting lineup, set a competitive target of 157 for the Southern Super Stars.
Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill, and Yogesh Nagar were the standout performers with the bat, contributing crucial runs to propel the team to a total of 156 in 19.2 overs. Hamid Hassan shone with the ball for Southern Super Stars, claiming four wickets for 30 runs in his four-over spell.
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Pawan Suyal shines with the ball
In response, Southern Super Stars fought valiantly but fell short of the target, finishing their innings at 143 in 19.1 overs. Dilshan Munaweera‘s explosive innings of 34 off 27 balls and Hassan’s late charge were not enough to secure victory. Pawan Suyal was the pick of the bowlers for Urbanrisers Hyderabad, taking three wickets for 23 runs in his four overs.
The bowlers from both sides displayed their skills, with Hassan’s four-wicket haul for Southern Super Stars and Suyal’s three-wicket contribution for Urbanrisers Hyderabad being the highlights.
In the end, Urbanrisers Hyderabad emerged victorious by 13 runs, showcasing a balanced performance with both bat and ball. The match provided fans with a thrilling contest and set the stage for an exciting season in the Legends League Cricket 2023.