Summer League- week 7
Saturday saw perfect cricket weather, a field in superb condition, and comfortable wins for league leading Avengers and NSK.
NSK batted first against the Eagles, and after losing two early wickets, half centuries from Rakesh Negi and Nick Baxter took them to 172/5 in their 20 overs. Abrar Khan made 40 for the Eagles but they were never up with the run rate after a tight opening six overs from Deep Patel (2/5) and Nick Baxter. Rakesh Negi took 3/24 as NSK won by 51 runs.
In the second match, the powerful Avengers batting looked to be in trouble at 39/4, but Dario Cox made a hard hitting 88 to carry them past 200. Mukul Dhawan took 3/33. In reply Amit Neghandi made 50, but the Royal Challengers could not keep up with the 10/over asking rate, making 140/5 in their 20 overs.
On Sunday the Eagles bounced back with a 36 run win over the Tigers. They were led by 95 from their captain Raheel Zaman supported by 31 from Hamza Rehan as the Eagles totalled 169/6. The Tigers got off to a poor start, losing five wickets for 36 runs. The lower order gave the total some respectability but they finished well short on 133/7.