'Evergreen' Kaif' enthralls crowd as Legends League's Lucknow leg begins

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)[India], September 19 (ANI): The evergreen Mohammad Kaif and fiery Fidel Edwards showed they still possess skills that can enthrall crowds when the Manipal Tigers and Bhilwara Kings clashed on Sunday in the second game of the Legends Leauge Cricket.

It was Kaif's well-made half-century that helped the Tigers post 153/7 in 20 overs after the early jitters they received from Edwards. 

As Irfan's men threatened to run through the Tigers' line-up, Kaif, whose heroics in the 2002 Natwest Trophy final against England is still talked about, stood up in resistance. The right-handed batter showed composure in the face of pressure to author an innings of 73 off 59 balls to pull the wounded Tigers up.

Kaif hit 10 boundaries before Edwards returned to dismiss him. The former West Indies pacer finished with figures of 4/30 from his four overs.

All the action happened after Bhilwara captain Irfan Pathan won the toss and asked the Tigers to bat first at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. Irfan's decision was vindicated when the Tigers got reduced to 15/4 by the fourth over.

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