May 28 & 29 Matches

Saturday May 28 saw the first match between 2021 Champions NL Tigers and NL Strikers. NL Strikers won the toss and chose to field. NL Tigers got off to a tough start and losing first 5 wickets quickly. Fahad (48) and Abid (35) steadied the ship getting the team to a respectable 132/7 at the end of 20 overs. Prabhmeet was the pick of the bowlers with 4 overs 1 maiden 22 runs and 3 wickets. In response, NL Strikers lost their opener quickly but then Madushanka scored 68 off 40 balls. After Madushanka’s wicket Asitha (23) and Pardeep (15) took the team to victory for the first win of the league. Ibnul was the pick of the bowlers from NL Tigers with 4 overs, 19 runs and 2 wickets.

The 2nd match was between NSK and Wolves. NL Wolves chose the field and opted to bat first. The openers Aman (58) and Sami (17) provided a good start to the Wolves. However, with not many others adding to the scorecard the team ended up putting a total of 134. Rakesh was the pick of the bowlers with 4 overs, 23 runs and 2 wickets. In response, NSK lost their openers quickly. Rakesh and Nick stayed at the crease and put up a partnership while dealing with some rain. Shammi scored a quick 30 in 17 balls to take NSK to victory. 

Sunday May 29, saw the first 40 over match between Wolves and Hurricanes. It was a late start due to rain. Wolves won the toss and chose to bat first. Wolves lost a few wickets withing the first 10 overs and then Sami (70) and Rahil (40) built a patient partnership. Kathan added a quick 36 in 27 balls to take the team to 261 in 40 overs. 64 extras helped the Wolves reach a higher score. In response, Hurricanes struggled against the red ball and were bowled out for 70 in 22.3 overs.