Shahid Afridi-led Asia Lions have lifted the trophy of LLC Masters Season 2 at the final played at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium in Doha.
Asia Lions defeated Aaron Finch-led World Giants by seven wickets in the series final on Monday and triumphed in the second season of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters.
The Lions reached the target comfortably in 16.1 overs in pursuit of 148 runs.
Asia Lions’ openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit brisk half-centuries and added 115 runs for the opening partnership in 10 overs.
Dilshan scored 58 off 42 balls with eight fours.
On the other end of the batting crease, Tharanga smashed 57 off 28 balls with five fours and three sixes.
The 115-run opening partnership ended when Brett Lee clean-bowled Tharanga for 57.
Asia Lions required only 33 runs in the last ten overs.
Dilshan was bowled out by Samit Patel for 58 when only 16 runs were needed for the victory in 41 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq steered Asia Lions to victory remaining unbeaten with nine runs each.
Samit Patel, Lee and Monty Panesar claimed one wicket each for the World Giants.
Batting first, Asia Lions restricted World Giants to 147-4 despite Jacques Kallis’ unbeaten 78 runs off 54 balls with five boundaries and three sixes.
Kallis and Ross Taylor had a 92-run partnership in 11.1 overs for the fourth wicket.
Kallis hit 32 off 33 balls with three boundaries.
Razzaq for the Lions had been impressed with the ball for his figure of 2-14 in four overs.
Tharanga was adjudged the Player of the Series.
He had also scored a 50 against India Maharajas to take Asia Lions into the final.
Asia Lions beat World Giants by 7 wickets.
World Giants 147 for 4 in 20 overs (Jacques Kallis 78 not out, Ross Taylor 32, Abdur Razzak 2 for 14)
Asia Lions 148 for 3 in 16.1 overs (Upul Tharanga 57, Tillakaratne Dilshan 58)
Player of the Match: Abdur Razzak
Player of the series: Upul Tharanga
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