Kerela Kings     Getty Images
Kerela Kings Getty Images

Kerala Kings came out victorious at Sharjah to become the first-ever T10 Cricket League champion. Kings thrashed Punjabi Legends by 8 wickets, chasing 120 runs in the final. Skipper Eoin Morgan along with Paul Stirling added 113 runs for the second wicket to hand Kings victory with 12-balls remaining.

Electing to bat Legends put up 120 runs in their 10 overs that saw Luke Ronchi race to a 34-ball 70. He was supported by Shoaib Malik, who made 26. Liam Plunkett and Emrit Riyad picked a wicket each for Kings.

In reply, Kings lost Chadwick Walton on the first-ball of their innings to Faheem Ashraf. Mogan smashed a 21-ball 63 inclusive of 5 fours and 6 sixes, while Stitling scored a 23-ball 52. Their 133-run stand was broken by Hasan Ali, who scalped Morgan for 63.

Stirling (53) remained unbeaten along with Kiron Pollard (2).

Brief Scores:

Punjabi Legends 120 for 3 (Luke Ronchi 70, Shoaib Malik 26; Liam Plunkett 1 for 19) lost to Kerala Kings 121 for 2 in 18 overs (Eoin Morgan 63, Paul Stirling 53*; Hasan Ali 1 for 23) by 8 wickets.