Team before opening match

The provincial team faced two strong Quebec teams on the opening day ot the Eastern T20 and came up short in both matches. The first game against Quebec White was low scoring, with both teams battling an unpredictable pitch, and an outfield with thick grass and long boundaries. Sajawal Osto (19) and Rakesh Negi (12) got the innings off to a good start, with a 30 run partnership but then the batsman struggled against good bowling. Rahul Vashishtha made 13, but the team totalled just 67/8 from their 20 overs. Mesam Timmar, Praveen Manhas and Rakesh Negi all took wickets but Quebec White won by 7 wickets with 6 overs to spare

Quebec Red batted first but struggled against Messam and Deep initially, and lost two quick wickets. A big 3rd wicket partnership of 91 between Pooran Ramkisson and Ifteker Ahmed took them to a good total. Rahul Vashishtha took 2 wickets, but they set a target of 160 to win. Rahul fell in the first over but a good partnership of 51 between Anol Azad (22) and Sajawal Osto (27) kept Newfoundland in the game. Gurman Khurana contributed a useful 22 but tight bowling meant runs were hard to score, and eventually Quebec won by 51 runs.
Video from Cricclubs

The tournament continues with matches against PEI and Nova Scotia tomorrow. Both will be live streamed by CricClubs on their Youtube channel.

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