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British Asian Cup 2009
Annual Twenty20 match for the British Asian Trust
Middlesex Panthers outclassed by Rajasthan Royals
July 7 2009In a match which pitted the English Twenty20 Cup champions against the inaugural winners of the Indian Premier League, Middlesex Panthers were completely outclassed as Rajasthan Royals cruised to a 46-run victory at Lord’s this evening in the British Asian Challenge. Defending a target of 163 the Royals restricted the Middlesex to 116/7 in 20 overs, with Shohail Tanvir taking three wickets. For Warne's Rajasthan Royals, Swapnil Asnodkar and Mohammad Kaif each made 41 and Dimitri Mascarenhas made an unbeaten 32 off 16 balls. Warne, who returns to Las Vegas where he is playing in the World Poker Series, finished with a decent 4-0-24-1 figure besides another win under the belt. It was his last match at Lord's. For the Royals, Tavir once again underlined his stature as a Twenty20 bowler, claiming three wickets conceding 20 runs in his four overs.
Mascarenhas was the choice for the Man of the Match award for his sterling show with both the bat and the ball.
Rajasthan Royals 162/5 (Asnodkar 41, Kaif 41, Mascarenhas 32*) beat Middlesex Panthers 116/7 (Malan 34, Tanvir 3-20) by 46 runs
- First Edition of British Asian Cup Twenty20 match at Lord's, 2009
Middlesex Panthers vs Rajasthan Royals
June 2009The reigning Twenty20 Champions of English Cricket, Middlesex Panthers, will take on the Champions of the Indian Premier League, IPL - 2008, the Rajasthan Royals, in the first of an annual series of matches between the champions of the two countries. The match on 6th July will be held at Lord's and a part of the proceeds will go to the British Asian Trust, one of the Prince of Wales' charities. The Panthers will be led by their captain Shaun Udal and his squad will include Tyrone Henderson, Owais Shah and Murali Kartik – all of whom will be playing in the IPL this season. In addition to captain Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals will include Graeme Smith, Morne Morkel, Dimitri Mascarenhas as well as an array of Indian stars. The British Asian Cup will become the annual competition between the winners of the IPL and the English Twenty20 Cup. In future years it will be played as a best of 3 series.