WORLD CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 3: CANADA v SINGAPORE
SINGAPORE 166/10 in 36.4 overs (Anish Paraam 58(75), Chetan Suryawanshi 38(39), Bhavindu Adhihetty 3/10 in 4 overs, Satsimranjit Dhindsa 2/29 in 7 overs) beat CANADA 164/10 in 38 overs (Rizwan Cheema 42(65), Navneet Dhaliwal 37 (65), Anantha Krishan 3/39 in 7 overs, Janak Prakash 3/16 in 5 overs) by 2 runs.
Canada won the toss and elected to field at Kyambogo Oval in a must win game for Singapore, and win they did in one of the most dramatic games of the tournament by two runs.
Singapore’s total was helped by their senior batsmen who contributed positively even when the Canada bowling was tight and wickets were falling around them, Mutreja went early but Anish Paraam 58(75) and Chetan Suryawanshi 38(39) put on 59 for the fourth wicket to dig their side out of trouble; a worthy contribution in a tournament where senior batsmen have had to put up their hands for their side.
Paraam went to Adhihetty and Suryawanshi to the left arm spin of Saad Bin Zafar but sixteen year old Janak Prakash 27(34) played an innings that may have saved his side from relegation to division 4 putting on 59 for the sixth wicket with Paraam and pushing Singapore close to the 150 mark Singapore all out for 166.
The Canada run chase got off to a false start losing Key players Adhihetty, Kumar and Dhanuka to stand at 3/29; Hamza Tariq 18(20) and Rizwaan Cheema 42(35) put on 45 for the seventh wicket to put Canada back into the driving seat; Anantha Krishna however had other ideas and he bowled three magical balls for Singapore to pick Tariq, Cheema and Saad Bin Zafar 11(14) the last line of resistance.
The pressure mounted on Canada and it was telling when Cecil Pervez took a suicidal run and Prakash and Suryawanshi combined to run him out and save Singapore from the drop to division 4.
Man Of Match Janak Prakash; “It was a really close game and towards the end I got too close infact, we batted quite well and bowled really well; focus was on bowling dot balls and in the end our plan worked, it was a great game.”
Singapore Captain Chetan Suryawanshi; I think our team has done really well, both youngsters and seniors have come through, we needed to score big and win aby a big margin but we missed out on that, however even with the low score, we managed to restrict them; the team has been performing well for us but it is disappointing that we never made it to the top two.
Canada Captain Nitish Kumar; “We’re disappointed with the loss but happy that we have made it to division 2, we bowled well to restrict them to 160 odd but we just batted poorly and made some silly mistakes,we should have chased this off easily at one point but I think more focus is now on tomorrow’s game and try to forget about this game.”
29th May 2017
|RISING ZEBRAS VS ROARING LIONS||243/4 - 179/7||LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL|
|CHARGING LEOPARDS VS MIGHTY RHINOS||55/3 - 60/1||LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL|
|ACC VS SKLPS(R1)||160/6 - 162/7||BUDO CRICKET OVAL|
|AVENGERS VS NYAKASURA (R1)||172/6 - 140/5||BUDO CRICKET OVAL|
|AVENGERS CC vs J.A.C.C (R1)||194/8 - 131||JINJA S.S.S|
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