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St. Moritz Ice Cricket: Shahid Afridi's Royals stun Virender Sehwag-led Diamonds to win series 2-0

Jacques Kallis scored a notable knock of 90 runs (not out) as Royals chased down the target in 16.4 overs for the loss of two wickets.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 09, 2018 23:58 IST ]
Image Source : PTI St. Moritz Ice Cricket

Under the captaincy of Pakistan's Shahid Afridi, Royals defeated Virender Sehwag-led Diamonds by eight wickets to mark their second consecutive win in the two-day St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland on Friday. 

Diamonds, batting first, rode on the fifties by Andrew Symonds and Mohammad Kaif to post 205/5 in their allotted 20 overs. 

Jacques Kallis scored a notable knock of 90 runs (not out) as Royals chased down the target in 16.4 overs for the loss of two wickets. He was later bestowed with the Player of the Match award. 

The first ever Ice Cricket event took place in the breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss mountains in freezing cold temperatures on February 8 and 9.

Besides Afridi and Sehwag, the event also featured prominent names such as Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, Mahela Jayawardene, Kallis, Zaheer Khan, and Michael Hussey.

Squads

Shahid Afridi's Royals XI: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan), Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Nathan McCullum (New Zealand), Grant Elliott (New Zealand), Monty Panesar (England), Owais Shah (England), Matt Prior (England), Aidan Andrews (Switzerland)

Virender Sehwag's Diamonds XI: Virender Sehwag (India), Zaheer Khan (India), Mohammad Kaif (India), Ajit Agarkar (India), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Michael Hussey (Australia), Andrew Symonds (Australia), Mithun Manhas (India), Ramesh Powar (India), Rohan Jain (Switzerland)

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