SUNRISE/FL – USA: Favourites US All Stars sent an early warning to other teams at the MAQT10 USA Nationals when they thumped Decan Cricket Club by 75 runs in the opening match at the Central Broward Regional Park on Friday.
Batting first, the US All Stars made 157 for four off 10 overs with Canadian batting stalwart Rizwan Cheema slapping 62 off 20 balls with seven sixes and five fours. Also among the runs were Shaheer Hasan 20 and skipper Zishawn Qureshi 17. When Decan went to bat, they lost an early wicket to Farhan Ali and could not get the ball away to make a meaningful attempt at getting the target. Qureshi bowled well too, conceding just nine runs in his two overs, as Decan struggled to 82 for five. Suresh Ready and Arjune Raja both made 20 each.
SCORES: US All Stars 157/4 (10) (Rizwan Cheema 62, Zishawn Qureshi 17, Shaheer Hasan 20) vs Decan 82/5 (10) (Suresh Ready 20, Arjune Raja 20) – US All Stars won by 75 runs.