Dave and Moiz

The Newfoundland Super Kings took on the Bangladesh Tigers in Saturday’s match. The NSK team was notable in that it featured the debut of the first “graduate” from our Junior programme to the Summer League, Moiz Khan. The team also had an age difference of 48 years between youngest and oldest member, as Dave Liverman also took part!

The Tigers won the toss and chose to bat in damp conditions. Openers Mohammed Zilani (29) and Indraneel Malick (9) put on 45 for the opening wicket, as the pace bowlers struggled with the damp ball. The introduction of spin was immediately effective with Rakesh Negi dismissing the openers, and Raga Ganesan tearing through the middle order. Talha Riaz took three wickets for 27, Rakesh 2/20 and Raga was the pick of the bowlers with his leg-spin earning 4/18.
Adeel Ilyas was in fine form when NSK replied, smashing 70 from 45 balls, with six fours and two sixes. He made his runs out of 101, and looked set for more until an excellent yorker from Indraneel Malick bowled him. Rakesh Negi kept up the momentum with and unbeaten 39, and in partnership with Abhishek Doshi (16*) took NSK to a 7 wicket win with 6.2 overs to spare. Raga and Adeel shared man of the match honours.

On Sunday, Royal Challengers won the toss and put NSK in to bat. Manvir Mann dismissed the openers but Amit Sundly (18) and Rakesh Negi (26) kept the scoreboard moving. Amrish Desai’s three wickets provoked a mid-order collapse, leaving NSK at 89/7. Amjad Siddiqui (24) and Dave Liverman put on 37, and NSK closed on 130.
The Royal Challengers lost early wickets but a useful contribution by Ranvir Rana, and a good partnership between Manvir Mann and Kamal Gosal (26) had them on track at the half way mark. Four wickets from Amit Sundly changed the game and NSK ran out the winners by 47 runs.
Amit and Amjad shared man of the match honours.
Scorecard (note there are some errors in the RC innings- Kamal was bowled by Amit, not not out).