T20 Indoor Leagues (2016/2017) - Week 14 Bulletin

Big Bite Chesham vs Lahore Tigers 2

Big Bite Chesham  vs Lahore Tigers 2

The second fixture of the day was between Big Bite, who were the new leaders of the board, and Lahore Tigers 2. Lahore Tigers won the toss and decided to bowl first. Big Bite made a very good start with the openers putting together 67 runs in their allotted 4 overs, but the Tigers made a strong come back in the 2nd partnership as they got TJ, the leading run scorer of the league, out 6 times and restricted the 2nd partnership to 9 runs. With the 3rd pair only making 21 runs, Big Bite were in immense pressure when Ali Nawaz, the hero of last week came to the rescue again and played a blistering knock of 60 runs to take the Big Bite total to 177. The best bowler was Ateeq who took 4 wickets for -7 runs.

Lahore Tigers started of strong too with the first 2 pairs making a decent score to keep up with the required run rate, however Big Bite sucked the life out of the chase in the 3rd partnership with some high quality bowling and fielding to restrict the 3rd pair to a demolishing 4 runs. Things went south for the Tigers after that and the last two pairs only managed 11 and 13 respectively. Zeeshan Ali was the highest scorer with 21 runs and the man of the match award went to Ali Nawaz once again for his all round performance.

Lahore Tigers vs Chesham Mobiles

Lahore Tigers  vs Chesham Mobiles

The 3rd and final math of the day was between Lahore Tigers and Chesham Mobiles. Tigers won the toss and decided to bat first. The usual opening pair of captain, Tanvir and Asif walked out and like they have done on a regular basis, gave a strong platform for the incoming batsmen to build on. The 2nd pair took this opportunity to rip into the Chesham Mobiles attack and made 89 runs in 4 overs after a display of fireworks from their bats. The net 3 pairs followed suit and the Tigers ended their innings on a massive total of 271 runs. Highest scoring batsman of the innings was Ali Arif who made a career best 42 runs in just 10 balls and the best bowler was Imaam Husnain who took 5 important wickets for -10 runs.

Chesham Mobiles obviously needed a quick start to chase this score down but unfortunately had to settle with an average one with the first 2 pair only managing 63 runs altogether. Things go bad to worst though after the Tigers upped the ante and the next 3 partnerships went for only 8 runs in 12 overs. Chesham Mobile ended their innings on 71 runs, giving the Tigers a 200 runs victory which helped boost their net run rate up on the table. Best batsman for Mobiles team was Imaam Husnain again and the best bower and also the man of the match was Asim Raja from Hemel Hempstead with a margin of 43 runs.

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