Silicon Valley X Factors stint at the 11th US Open T-20 Cricket Tournament


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Silicon Valley X Factors had a tough run at the 11th US Open T-20 Cricket Tournament as they ended up losing all the three matches. In the first match against GA Spartanz, Silicion Valley X Factors lost the toss and had to bat first. In ten overs, Silicon Valley made 100 runs with the loss of 8 wickets at a run-rate of 10.00. For Silicon Valley X Factors, Rohit Ram Kumar scored 42 off 17 deliveries with 5 sixes and Iian Naido scored 15 runs off 15 deliveries. Mohit G also added 16 off 8 deliveries. However, 100 runs on the board were not enough to restrict GA Spartanz as they successfully chased the score in 9.4 overs with the loss of 4 wickets at a run-rate of 10.45. For GA Spartanz, Keacy Carty scored 34 runs off 22 deliveries with 5 fours and a six, Sherwin Peters scored 44 off 23 deliveries with 3 fours and 3 sixes.

In the second match, Silicon Valley X Factors faced Florida Scorpions; Florida Scorpions won the toss and chose to field first. In 10 overs, Silicon Valley scored 135 with the loss of 7 wickets at a run-rate of 13.50. For Silicon Valley, Shantanu Divekar scored 47 off 24 deliveries including 2 fours and 5 sixes. Ian Naidoo played a spectacular innings of 64 runs off 19 deliveries scoring 4 fours and 7 massive sixes. Even though Silicon Valley had put up a great total of 135 at a run-rate of 13.50, Florida Scorpions managed to put up a thrilling batting chase as they reached the target in 9.5 overs with the loss of 4 wickets at a run-rate of 14.03. The openers: Amitoze Singh scored 29 runs off 13 deliveries and Stephan Myburgh scored 19 runs off 13 deliveries. Other batsmen, such as Michael Leask and Craig Wallace added 12 off 7 and 29 off 13 as well. The lower middle order batsmen also played their part as Safyaan Sharif scored a knock of 34 runs off 11 deliveries.

In the third match against Atlanta Fire, Silicon Valley X Factors won the toss and chose to bat first. In 10 overs, they managed to score 112 runs losing 7 wickets, at a run-rate of 11.20. The major contributors in the innings were Srinivas Raghavan who scored 19 off 8 deliveries and Shantanu Divekar who scored 36 off 28 deliveries with four 4s and 2 sixes. However, this total did not seem enough for the Silicon Valley as Atlanta First comfortably chased it in just 8.3 overs at a run-rate of 13.53. The top order of Altanta Fire played a firing innings as Damian Ebanks scored 55 runs off 26 deliveries with 7 fours, 3 sixes and Shazan Babwah scored 22 runs off 19 deliveries with 3 fours and 1 six and Roy Silva scored 21 runs off 9 deliveries with 2 fours and 1 six. The third straight loss ended Silicon Valley X factor’s US Open T-20 Cricket 2019 campaign.

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