Sunday, November 29, 2020

T20 League finally gets underway

The national T20 league finally got underway this past week as teams from the north and south of the country locked horns after recent torrential rains disrupted the matches.

The surprise coming from this week’s results is Gabs3 already looking shaky and having played a game more than its rivals.

Gabs4 scored 103 all out within 19 overs with Imran Khan top scoring with 25 runs and Mmoloki Mmmoketsi impressing with a 4 wicket haul.

Gabs1 replied with a quick chase and reached their target within 16 overs with only one wicket down and taking them to a wicket victory.

Izamam Master’s 47 not out was the highest score of the game with Imran Pathan picking up the only wicket for Gabs4. Gabs3 scored 135 in their allotted 20 overs with impressive knocks by Ali Malik and Sooraj Nair who scored 33 and 22 runs respectively.

James picked up three wickets to help peg back Gabs3. Moses proved equally as good with bat in hand as he top scored for Gabs3 with 68 runs as they chased down their target with four balls to spare.
Gabs 3 scored and looked to redeem themselves and they were on the front foot as they amassed 156 with Karabo Modise falling short of a half century with 46 runs and ably assisted by Naveed Shaukut who scored 32 runs in the full 20 overs and losing nine wickets.

The target might have seemed a daunting task for most teams but Gabs 4 reached their target with balls to spare and complete a four wicket victory. FSR squared off in the only Northern Region game and PCC struggled as they only managed a total of 123 runs losing nine wickets. Zakir scored 23 and Zakaria took 3 wickets gave 12 runs in three overs. In reply FSR managed to score 124 in 17.4 overs losing only three wickets. Amir top scored with 59 runs as FSR won by seven wickets. Second match in the North Region between PCC and NCC was not played because the latter failed to turn up for the match, PCC was given two points.

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Sunday Standard November 29 – 5 December

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