August 6 matches
Play continued in the Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador Summer League on Saturday with a double header between the Rising Stars and the Eagles.
The Rising Stars batted first in the opening match and put up a good total of 122/9 from their 20 overs. Harish Kanna top-scored with 33, and Zohair Syed and Osama Saeed each took two wickets.
The Eagles reply was dominated by Taha Sheik’s unbeaten 82, with 9 fours and four sixes from just 55 balls. He led the Eagles to a 6 wicket victory with 4 overs to spare. Khalid Islam was the Rsing Stars best bowler with 2 wickets.
The Eagles batted first in the second match and put up one of the best totals of the summer, making 179/5. Umair Khan (48) and Ali Malik (43) had a partnership of 80 after two early wickets had fallen, followed by some excellent hitting from Saeed Khan (31*) and Asim Ramzan (21).
Taqrim Ghous (15) and Adeel Illyas (24) got the Rising Stars off to a good start with an opening partnership of 45, but then Asim Razman put in a dazzling spell of bowling, taking 5 wickets for just 17 runs, and the Rising Stars were dismissed for 85. The Eagles won by 94 runs.
Taha Sheik was man of the match for the opener, and Asim Razman for the second.