A fantastic effort by the provincial team earned second place at the Atlantic T20. In the crucual game with Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia put up a good total of 169 for seven wickets, which proved just too much for Newfoundland who fell 8 runs short. The early bats struggled apart from the consistent Rakesh Negi (31 runs) but a late rally led by Kathir Chenthilnathan – 56 not out took them close.
The second place finish is a huge improvement on last year and the team should be proud of a valiant effort.
Captain Rakesh Negi’s half century led Newfoundland and and Labrador to a historic win over Quebec at the Atlantic Twenty Twenty tournament in PEI. A strong bowling effort had Quebec on the back foot at 60/6 after 11 overs, and then 62/8 after 14. Quebec were 91 all out with Ashwin Gupta taking 4/13: Newfoundland made 92/2 with Rakesh 54*. The powerful Quebec squad (including national team players) had beaten the NL squad by a massive 116 runs last year, and were the beaten finalists in the national T20 competition a couple of years ago.
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