Shane Warne’s Warriors won the third match of the All Stars Cricket Series by four wickets to win the series 3-0.
Good start for Blasters in Third All Stars Cricket Match
Blasters had earlier lost the last two matches of the series. However, the team had a strong start this time around thanks to Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. The Indian pair got off to a blistering start and built up a fifty run partnership under four overs. Sehwag then fell to Courtney Walsh after making 27 from 15 balls.
Mahela Jayawardane came in and provided support for Sachin, who scored his fifty before being dismissed by Daniel Vettori. Sourav Ganguly and Carl Hooper settled down in the crease after Jayawardane’s exit. They had a solid partnership with Ganguly reaching his half century while Hooper scored 33 from 22 balls. Sachin’s blasters closed the innings with a score of 219 for 5 from their twenty overs. Vettori was the top bowlers for Warriors, he picked up three wickets for 33 runs.
Warriors Strike Back
Curtly Ambrose struck early for Blasters with the wicket of Micheal Vaughn in the first over. Matthew Hayden wasted his wicket through a run out before making it big. Although Andrew Symonds tried to get the score ticking, his innings came to an end for 31. This put Warriors on the back foot at the score of 52 for 3 after six overs.
Swann struck again to dismiss Kumar Sangakkara, but he managed to score a quick-fire 42 from 21 balls before getting out. The dismissal of Jonty Rhodes later brought in Ricky Ponting and Kallis into the crease. The African-Australian partnership brought back the Warriors on track. Warriors managed to pass the target with one ball remaining and clinched the series 3-0.
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