SUNRISE/FL – USA: Canadian standout Rizwan Cheema was in brilliant form on Sunday, smashing an unbeaten 122 to lead his team the US All-Stars into the finals of the MaqT10 tournament at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale.
The right-hander brought up his half-century off just 14 balls, missing the record for the fastest created by Mohammad Shehzad from Afghanistan. He then motored on to his century off 32 balls – six more than the record of 26 balls created by Pakistan’s Babar Azam.
He cracked 15 sixes which fetched him $750 as each was worth $50. In addition to his sixes, he also struck eight fours. Only eight of his 37 deliveries were scoreless such was Cheema’s dominance on the day.
In addition to his century, he scored three half-centuries leading into the semis.
After his heroics, his team tallied a record 174 for one. Shaheer Hassan chimed in with an unbeaten 48 off 21 balls with five sixes and two fours.
Myrtle Grove CC then made a good effort with the bat as it was always going to be inadequate facing such a huge score. In the end, they made 131/5 with Garvin Wallace striking 41 not out off 17 balls with five sixes and Germaine Harrison getting 34. Cheema was also among the wickets and took 2/35.
US All Stars 174/1 (10) (Rizwan Cheema 122no, SHassan 48no) vs Myrtle Grove CC 131/5 (10) (Gavin Wallace 41 no, Germaine Harrison 34, Rizwan Cheema 2/35) – US All Stars won by 34 runs