41-year-old Peterson’s blast, sent all 6 balls of Jayasuriya’s one over the boundary

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Muscat: Players from all over the world who have retired have gathered in Oman. Where in the ongoing Legends Cricket League, someone is ruling every day. Last night, Kevin Pietersen showed up there. Former England explosive batsman thrashed 30 runs in an over of Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s stalwart.

All 6 balls across the boundaryThe World Giants and Asia Lions were face to face on the night of 26 January, where former England captain Pietersen smashed 86 runs in just 38 balls. 30 runs of this innings of 7 sixes and 9 fours came from just one over. Pietersen sent all the balls of that over of Jayasuriya across the boundary. With three sixes and three fours, he also recorded Jayasuriya’s shameful record for the most expensive over of the season.

World Giants had a target of 150 runs
Winning the toss, World Giants captain Darren Sammy elected to bowl first and bundled out Misbah-ul-Haq-led Asia Lions for just 149 runs. Jayasuriya and Dilshan could not get their team off to a good start. Jayasuriya could only score 3 runs. Dilshan was also dismissed after scoring 17 runs. Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan once again contributed to the middle order. He remained the team’s highest scorer by scoring 41 runs (6 fours and a six) in 26 balls.

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Final with India Maharaja today
Apart from Pietersen for the World Giants, Irish all-rounder Kevin-O-Brien played an unbeaten innings of 31 runs in 24 balls to lead the team to victory. The final match of the tournament will be played between World and India Maharaja on Thursday, January 27.

[Attribution to NBT]

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