Ice Cricket 2018 Diamonds (Virender Sehwag XI) vs Royals (Shahid Afridi XI): Shahid Afridi XI beat Virender Sehwag XI by 8 wickets

Shahid Afridi XI chased down the target of 206 runs by 8 wickets.

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Ice Cricket 2018, Virender Sehwag XI vs Shahid Afridi XI: Shahid Afridi Xi emerged victorious in the Ice Cricket 2018 after they defeated Virender Sehwag Xi by 8 wickets. Chasing a target of 206 runs, the Royals rode on emphatic batting display by Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith. The former South African players notched up individual half-centuries. While Smith was out for 58, Kallis remained unbeaten at 91. Earlier, in the day, Virender Sehwag’s side scored 205/2 in 20 overs. Andrew Symonds and Kaif scored half-centuries for their side while Sehwag smashed 205/5.

  1. 7:46PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Shahid Afridi XI win

    Shahid Afridi XI beat Virender Sehwag XI by 8 wickets after Kallis scores a single to wrap up the proceedings. 

  2. 7:42PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Kallis dominates Diamonds' bowlers

    Kallis is on a roll and he moves into the 90s with a single. Royals are nearing another win and they will have the series. 

  3. 7:20PM
    09 Feb, 18

    GONE! Smith departs for a brilliant 58 as Royals lose their second. Kaif who was standing in the deep grabbed a good catch to remove Smith

  4. 7:09PM
    09 Feb, 18
    50 for Smith

    50! It's a half-century for Smith. The left-hander has taken on the Diamonds' bowling attack and is looking settled in the middle.

  5. 6:58PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Smith, Kallis resist

    After an early blow, Royals are back on track. Smith and his former South Africa teammate have steadied the ship for their side as ROyals move to 62/1 in 6 overs

  6. 6:44PM
    09 Feb, 18

    Matt Prior is gone and it's Zaheer Khan who gets his first scalp. Malinga takes a good catch. Royals are 28/1

  7. 6:33PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Royals begin the chase

    Graeme Smith and Matt Prior start off the proceedings for Royals while it's Zaheer Khan who has the ball in his hands. 

  8. 6:28PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Royals need 206 to win

    Royals openers are out in the middle. Shahid Afridi's side need 206 runs in 20 overs in order to win the match.

  9. 5:35PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Virender Sehwag XI score 205/5

    Virender Sehwag XI concluded their allotted 20 overs with a score of 205/5 after Andrew Symonds and Kaif scored individual half-centuries while skipper Sehwag smashed 22-ball 46.

  10. 4:40PM
    09 Feb, 18
    14.3 overs gone, Diamonds 126/4

    We are edging towards a good first innings total 

  11. 4:26PM
    09 Feb, 18
    9 overs gone Diamonds 79/3

    Virender Sehwag was dismissed for 48 and it is now the Aussie pair of Andrew Symonds and Mike Hussey in the middle

  12. 3:51PM
    09 Feb, 18
    2 overs gone, 15/2

    It is a fairly good start to the innings for the Diamonds

  13. 3:41PM
    09 Feb, 18

    Diamonds have won the toss and elected to bat first. Will it be another fiery innings on ice from Sehwag first up? We will have to wait and see. What is sure, though, is that the highlights of today will yet again be the moments of pure physical comedy that can arise when you try to play cricket on ice

  14. 3:37PM
    09 Feb, 18
    In case you missed yesterday's match, here are the playing XIs

    Diamonds: Virender Sehwag (c), Mohammad Kaif, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Tillakaratne, Andrew Symonds, Joginder Sharma, Ramesh Powar, Rohan Jain

    Royals: Jacques Kallis, Shahid Afridi (c), Shoaib Akhtar, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Grant Elliott, Monty Panesar, Graeme Smith, Owais Shah, Abdul Razzaq, Jacques Kallis, Matt Prior, Aidan Andrews

  15. 3:27PM
    09 Feb, 18
    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second T20 being played on ice at St Moritz

    Virender Sehwag showed that he has still got it in him when he swashbuckled his way to a 62 off 31 balls but his effort was overshadowed by Owais Shah's 34-ball 72. 200 is never an easy total to chase on any pitch in a T20 match but it seems the green carpet on ice was a good turf for the batsmen. It could also be because bowlers of both sides were catching their sids and their breaths by the time they were halfway through their spells - the over in the case of Shoaib Akhtar.