Eastern T20 – day 2
On a blazingly hot day, the provincial team lost to Quebec and Nova Scotia to leave them with only a remote chance of reaching the finals on the final day.
An excellent all-round bowling and fielding performance dismissed Quebec for just 138 in the day’s opening match. Nick Baxter, Jaspreet Singh, Dario Cox and Rahul Vashishtha all took 2 wickets, and quebec were bowling out in the 19th over. Unfortunately the batting failed, with only Rahul Vashishtha making double figures as we were bowled out for 42.
After choosing to bat against Nova Scotia, two quick wickets had us at 9/2 in the third over, but a 55 run partnership between Adeel Ilyas (26) and Nick Baxter (31) re-built the innings. After Nick was the fourth wicket to fall on 73, the batting collapsed, with only Gurman Khurana (18) providing any resistance as the team was bowled out for 104. Nova Scotia knocked off the runs for the loss of two wickets in 11.4 overs.
A huge win over New Brunswick on Sunday morning could still see the team over-take Nova Scotia on net run rate and reach the final against Quebec.