ST. MORITZ: Pakistani cricketing star Shahid Afridi-led Royals have convincingly defeated Indian legend Virender Sehwag-led Diamonds in the second match of the two-day St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland.
The Diamonds won the toss and opted to bat first. The team scored 204 runs for the loss of five wickets.
Andrew Symonds scored 67 runs not out on 42 balls while Mohammad Kaif smashed 52 runs off 30 balls.
Afridi’s Royals chased the target in 16.4 overs for the loss of two wickets, with Jacques Kallis scoring 90. Kallis was also given the Player of the Match award.
The event, dubbed ‘St Moritz Ice Cricket 2018’, was hailed as the “best battle of cricket on top of the world”, took place against the serene and breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss mountains in freezing cold temperatures on February 8 and 9.
Along with Afridi and Sehwag, the event also features glittering names such as Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, Mahela Jayawardene, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Michael Hussey and others.