Winter League- January 29 matches
The second round of winter league matches took place on Sunday, January 29. The opening match was a re-match of the teams who contested the fall league final, PSA and Avengers. PSA were bowled out for just 39, thanks to Ihtehsham Khan and Ali Malik who each took two wickets. Saeed Khan top-scored with 11. Avengers lost two wickets in the second over of their reply, both falling to Asim, but steady batting from Barath Shetty and Ali Malik (man of the match) saw them to victory by 7 wickets with three overs to spare
Game 2 followed a somewhat similar patterns with the Royal Challengers bowled out for 39, four of the five wickets falling to run outs. Saravana Kumar took the only wicket to fall, bowling 2.4 overs for just 6 runs, and no Challengers batsman reached double figures. The Superstars reached the target with 1.3 overs and 4 wickets in hand, with man of the match Srinivasan top-scoring with 11, and Poorna Kumar making 10.
The Lions and Avalon CC contested a close game, with the Lions victors by 8 runs. The Lions batted first, making 70/3, Manujaya making 23, and Samaa Madhawa 21. Shaikh Arifusalam took 2/7 from three overs. Amjad Siddiqui made an unbeaten 28 well supported by Shaifan’s 17, but Avalon CC fell short of the target making 62/3 from their 8 overs. Samaa Madhawa was man of the match
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