Superstars scoop $1 million
2 Nov 2008
The Superstars team embarrassed England in the final of the Stanford Super Series as they won by 10 wickets and with it $1 million each.
Four of the Superstars team didn’t even bat or bowl in the one-sided victory, but along with their team-mates they won the lucrative prize-money offered up by Texan millionaire Allen Stanford.
England were skittled for a miserly 99 with spinner Sulieman Benn claiming 3-16. Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher then chased down the total with with 44 balls to spare. Gayle romped to 65* of 45 balls, which included five sixes – the final one bringing up the victory.
England 99 all out in 19.5 overs (Samit Patel 22, Sulieman Benn 3-16)
Stanford Superstars 101 without loss after 12.4 overs (Chris Gayle 65*, Andre Fletcher 32*)
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