Shane Warne’s warriors defeated Sachin’s Blasters by 57runs in the second match of All Star series in Houston. With this loss Warriors now has sealed the series with one more match remaining.
Tendulkar won the toss elected to field first. Warne’s Warriors. Batting of Warriors were exceptionally good and they put 262 runs on the board with the loss of 5wickets in 20overs. Michael Vaughan, Matthew Hayden, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting and Sangakkara of Warriors score more than 30runs. Kumar Sangakkara 70 (30), Jacques Kallis 45(23) and Ricky Ponting 41(16) destroyed the bowling of Blasters.
In reply to this Blasters was only able to score 208,with the loss of 8wickets in 20overs. Tendulkar 33(20), Virender Sehwag 16(8), Shaun Pollock 55(22) Brian Lara 19(21) and Sourav Ganguly 12(12) where the top scorers of the Blaster’s team.
“Nearly 28,000 people turned up for the match and this is just fantastic. Hopefully it would be a hat-trick of good crowd response when we go to Los Angeles. I am thankful to the people for turning up to support us,” said Sachin
“I am not really surprised by the response because when me and Sachin sat down to conceptualise this league, we had imagined a good response and I am glad that it is turning out to be true. At the end of the day, it is nice to win but it isn’t the case. The cricketing cliche of cricket is the winner stands out today, the outfield and roof was wonderful” said Shane Warne