Dilhara Fernando powers Manipal Tigers to a 3-run win over Bhilwara Kings
Manipal Tigers registered their first win of the season | PC: Twitter
Manipal Tigers rode on an outstanding spell by right-arm quick Dilhara Fernando (4-0-31-4) and a stupendous outing by Tatenda Taibu to eke out a narrow 3-runs victory over Bhilwara Kings on Monday, September 26 at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
Chasing the victory target of 175 runs, the likes of William Porterfield, Tanmay Srivastava, Yusuf Pathan, and Irfan Pathan got decent starts but none of them managed to hang around in the middle till the end to get the job done.
The hard-hitting all-rounder Yusuf Pathan was the top run-scorer for Bhilwara Kings, having cracked 42 runs off just 21 balls while the rest of the batters failed to breach the 28-run mark and were restricted to 172 for nine at the end of the second inning.
Apart from Dilhara Fernando, who claimed an impressive four-wicket haul, skipper Harbhajan Singh and Parvinder Awana also picked up two wickets each while Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan had one to his name.