Houston: Shane Warne's Warriors thrashed walloped Sachin Tendulkar's Blasters by 57 runs to take 2-0 lead in the three-match Cricket All-Stars Series in Houston. (Scorecard)
Tendulkar's decision to put the opposition in to bat backfired as game's heavyweights Kumar Sangakkara (70 off 30), Jacques Kallis (45 off 23) and Ricky Ponting (41 off 16) tore apart the Warriors' bowling attack to smash 262 for five in 20 overs.
The likes of Tendulkar (33 off 20), Virender Sehwag (16 off 8), Shaun Pollock (55 off 22) Brian Lara (19 off 21) and Sourav Ganguly (12 off 12) enthralled a sizable crowd with their brief knocks at Minute Maid Park, otherwise a Baseball venue, but it was not enough to scale down the mammoth target, ending at 208 for eight in 20 overs.
They will now travel to Los Angeles for the final game of the series on Saturday. The opening match, won by Warne's men co...