A glimpse into Smashers performance at the 11th edition of US Open T-20 Cricket Tournament



Umer FarooqSalik IqbalAbdullah SyedRaj H BhavsarJasdeep SinghNeal PatelRAYMOND RAMRATTANRizwan MazharHAMZA BANGASHUSMAN SHAHIDRAJA ZAMANKapil Khanna

Team Smashers had a decent spell at the 11th US Open T-20 Cricket Tournament; overall, out of four matches they won two. Facing Chicago Catchers first, Team Smashers won their first match by 6 wickets. Winning the toss they chose to field first, restricting Chicago Catchers to 109 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in 10 overs. Team Smashers chased the target comfortably in 9 overs with the loss of only 4 wickets.

In the second match Team Smashers faced Myrtle Grove Miami CC; winning the toss they chose to field first. Team Smashers successfully restricted Myrtle Grove Miami CC to 119 runs in 10 overs with the loss of 3 wickets. Even though the run-rate set by Myrtle Grove Miami CC was 11.90, Smashers comfortably chased the target in just 8.4 overs with the loss of 6 wickets.

The winning streak for Team Smashers was broken by Paramveer Tigers in the third match played by Smashers. Paramveer Tigers won the toss and chose to bat first. In 10 overs they made solid 160 runs with the loss of just 2 wickets. With a whopping run-rate of 16.00, the target ended up being unattainable for Team Smashers as they crushed to 136 runs losing 4 wickets in 10 overs.

In the fourth and the last match played by Team Smashers, the team faced one of the strongest teams of US Open T-20 Cricket Tournament 2019: Multan Sultans-US All Stars (MS-UAS). The toss was won by Multan Sultans-US All Stars first who chose to bat first and successfully produced a fine innings of 173 runs with the loss of 9 wickets in 15 overs at a run-rate of 11.53. Such a huge total had already put psychological pressure on Team Smashers as they crashed at just 73 runs losing 9 wickets in 15 overs and managed to have a run-rate of just 4.87 which did not help them compete in the match at all. In the end, Multan Sultans- US All Stars won the game by 100 solid runs, forcing Team Smashers out of US Open.

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