Ice Cricket: Highlights of the 1st clash between Sehwag's and Afridi's teams
It came as a treat for the spectators when veteran cricketers decided to have a bit of fun at St. Moritz. As part of the first Ice Cricket Challenge, several seasoned cricket stars such as as Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Jacques Kallis graced the opening match of the 2-match fixture, being played in Switzerland.
Interestingly, the 20-over match was played on a frozen lake against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps. With temperatures threatening to go below zero, the match was played with an artificial carpet acting as the pitch. If reports are to be believed, players would get hefty amounts of $40,000 to $50,000 for the two clashes. Let us have a look at what transpired in the first match.
#1 Royals rout Diamonds
The Badrutt's Palace Diamond, led by Virender Sehwag, posted a respectable target of 164-9 in their allotted 20 overs while batting first. They were pummelled by explosive knocks of 62 in 31 balls by Sehwag and Andrew Symonds' 40 in 31 deliveries.
In reply, former England batsman Owais Shah destroyed the opposition bowling by scoring an unbeaten 74 off just 34 balls to take the Diamonds to a comfortable 6-wicket victory in the 16th over.