Badree’s Bangalore beaten
BANGALORE – West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree made two early strikes but they were not enough to save Royal Challengers Bangalore from a seven-wicket defeat to Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League yesterday.
Defending a total of 134 all out off their 20 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the hosts started brightly when Trinidadian Badree removed both openers to reduce Lions to 23 for two in the fifth over.
Ishan Kishan missed a sweep at a straight delivery in the third over and was hit in front for 16, while danger man Brendon McCullum picked out A.B. de Villiers in the deep in Badree’s next over.
However, Australian Aaron Finch blasted 72 off 34 deliveries, in a 92-run third-wicket stand with captain Suresh Raina (34 not out) which pulled the innings around. Badree finished with two for 29 from his three overs. (CMC)
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