14:20: SINGAPORE 31/2 IN 7.2 OVERS
WICKET!!! Selladore VijayKumar caught at short fine leg off a Timroy Allen bouncer.
U.S.A will feel more sttled now but they know the key man here is Paraam. With him at the wicket, this score is never safe.
New man Anantha Krishan remninds Timroy thaty the short ball is usually pulled for four.
14:10 P.M: SINGAPORE 29/1 IN 5 OVERS
The captain’s bowling change brings a wicket. Singapore star batsman Anish Edward Paraam alks on.
14: 08 P.M: SINGAPORE 28/0 IN 4 OVERS
Chaminda Ruwan cruising along at a strike rate of 133%, dealing with the short stuff pretty comfortably. He drops one infront of square from Hutchinson and trots through for one. This run chase is building well for Singapore.
Kumar Selladore creams that through covers for four, he is unorthodox, looks lost for technique but his execution is top class…
Steven Taylor will have one eye on this run rate, and he changes the bowling immediately.
Noshtush Kenjige into the attack from Jinja road end.
14:00: SINGAPORE 22/0 IN 4 OVERS
Chaminda Ruwan creams Ali Khan through the covers, Singapore is going after this, they will not go down fighting.
13:53 P.M: SINGAPORE 8/0 IN 2.3 OVERS
Chaminda Ruwan and Selladore Vijaykumar off the mark with boundaries.
Singapore look positive from the onset… Hutchinson and Ali Khan running in hard, good contest building here.
13:00: U.S.A 237 ALL OUT IN 37 OVERS.
Daliwal traps Ali Khan LBW and the teas walk off for innings break and lunch.
12:39 P.M: USA 210/8 IN 42 OVERS
Timil Patel LBW to Dharmichand Mulewa.
Nikhil Dutta and Saad Nin Zafar in Entebbe have led a Canada fightback against Malaysia; now 135/7 in 42 overs.
Uganda is 130/8 in Kyambogo with tail enders Jonathan Ssebanja and Charles Waiswa fighting on, this will have players and fans biting their toe nails as well by end of play…
12:30 P.M: USA
FOUR!! U.S.A picks another boundary as Amsterdam moves into the 30s.
Uganda just lost top scorer Mukasa to Zeeshan Maqsood in Kyambogo. The star batsman was dropped twice in his innings.
Canada has recovered from a poor start to go past 100 and still fighting on with Dutta and Saad Zafar.
Timroy Allen LBW to Appusamy.
U.S.A will be gutted because Allen was easily keeping the run rate nice and good with his power hitting.
Appusamy with three consecutive wides, i don’t think the Umpire will be too happy with this aerobics session he is being put through.
Allen smacks Anantha Krishna into the sight screen, then repeats the trick this timne finding elevation
Dahiwal the left arm spinner bowls with very beautiful drift; and the intelligence that comes at his age, slightly balding, abit portly but looking fit, wrap arounds against the morning sunshine.
Timroy Allen is key, and he uncoils those toned arms…
SIX!! Smokes one over the sightscreen into Jinja road, that was travelling at the speed of knots.
11:36.m: U.S.A 138/5 in 24 overs
The Singapore Spin attack continues to chip away at the U.S.A middle order as Parag Dahiwal gets Camilus caught at first slip.
An interesting session of the game now, Singapore coming back into it but USA still has the edge. Vijay Kujmar and Dahiwal will be key.
Another spinner strikes as Vijaykumar picks Mrunal Patel.
Alex Amsterdam and Camilus Alexander still going after the Singapore bowling.
Six over long on by Camilus, he is definitely looking like he has got his eye in, the two Alex-if that is the plural- continue to rotate strike easily.
DROPPED CATCH!! Kumarage drops Camilus at covers; and pays the price next ball…
Timed sweetly through covers…
Camilus, that drive past mid off was good enough to wrap and use as a Christmas present. U.S.A continues to keep the run rate up after losing Captain Taylor.
Stadium Dj drops “Stepping”, serious Jamaican tunes at the breaks between overs with good sun and windy day, perfect conditions for cricket.
Suryawanshi continues with spin attack to Taylor and it pays off, the U.S.A captain caught and bowled by anantha Krishan the leg spinner.
U.S.A flying at 6.3 an over but Singapore smell blood and are more animated off every ball.
Peter D. Penna of espncricinfo at the ground, very good at Multi Tasking he is, scoring the game in short hand, taking shots off his canon with a huge zoom lens and doing some work off his macbook pro; still has a mment to chat abit with the online scorers.
Captain Taylor goes to his half century 38 balls, a very good knock up front.
U.S.A go past 50. The young Janak Prakash still running in from Jinja road end but meeting the stoic Alexander who does not look like he is in a hurry to do anything, but bat.
Alexander through the covers for a well placed boundary.
Suryawanshi keeps switching Kumar Selladore to bowl at captain taylor, but the captian rotates strike to keep away from Selladore.
Camilus smacks the ball hard, one major feature of his batting, there will be no soft catches coming off his bat, he almost uncoils into some major power at the moment of striking the ball.
Alexander happy to see off the over with two dots.
Alexander picks one off his pads to mid wicket…
Captain Taylor repeats the trick against new Bowler Vijaykumar, then smokes one the the covers on one knee with venom, Taylor’s timing this morning is Swiss Watch standard. Captain going well, now 33 off 23 with five boundaries and one six.
Camilus forward to block the incoming Appusamy. Alexander another compact player, looks to play under his nose.
Khaleel has the technique of a well drilled batsman, he leaves with purpose, not because he changed his mind along the way. Punches to mid on to keep the strike, don’t know if his Captan will be too happy considering how well he is hitting the ball.
The dangerous Khaleel gone inside onto the wickets, strange shot he played, almost like he wanted to run it down to third man but changed his mind when the ball was fuller… bowled.
Camilus Alexander steps up…
Taylor picks one off his toes for a boundary, then repeats the trick off his pads as he lifts Appusamy over deep square leg for another boundary, Taylor is cruising along like he has a Police lead car at Lugogo Oval, now 32 off 21.
Singapore hold on to one as Appusamy finally gets his man, Patel caught behind off an outswinger.
There is a bit of a disturbance at the sight screen but Khaleel is now settled. The new man from Hyderabad is enjoying the tournament with 48 and 49* so far, he shows no interest whatsoever in Appusamy’s out swingers.
Taylor intent on going over the top and this time Suryawanshi has it covered with a long off for his opposite number.
Tourney update: The teams are enjoying the comfort of Police lead and escort cars to the ground, VIP treatment.
Captain Taylor lifts one over mid off for four and guides the next backward of point for back to back boundaries.
Sagar Patel leaves a few and rotates strike.
Weather update: Bright sunny day at Lugogo Oval
Patel back into his crease to block Naveen Param.
Dropped catch!! Singapore drop one off Naveen’s bowling in slips.
9:55 a.m: U.S.A won the toss and elected to bat first at Lugogo Oval.
|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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