Ice Cricket: Royals beat Palace Diamonds

February 9, 2018

ST. MORITZ: Legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis struck 37-ball 90 as Royals beat Palace Diamonds in the second and final T20 match at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Grame Smith also hit 58 off 36 balls to chase down the 206-run target with 20 balls to spare.

Owais Shah also chipped in with 43 runs from 21 balls.

Royals won the series 2-0.

Earlier, Ayndrew Symonds (67) and Mohammad Kaif (57) struck fifties as Palace Diamonds set Royals a massive target of 206.

Electing to bat first, Diamond were off to a flying start due to Virender Sehwag’s quick-fire 22-ball 47 before former Pakistani star all-rounder Abdul Razzaq struck twice to remove Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene.

Mike Hussey steadied the inning before Andrew Symonds exploded. Symonds hit 5 sixes and 4 fours in his 67 off 42 balls.

Mohammad Kaif also chipped in with 57 from 30 balls to guide Royals to 205/5..

For Royals, Abdul Razzaq bagged three wickets, Grant Eliott and Daniel Vettor also got one wicket each.

Three Pakistani greats Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq are part of the Royals’ squad. – SAMAA