Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Harmeet Singh powers West Red to USA Men's Championship title win. This is their first USA national men's championship under the administration of USA Cricket
This is their first USA national men's championship under the administration of USA Cricket
West Red vs South Zone
Harmeet Singh's all round display deflated South Zone in the finals as West Red clinched the first USA national men's championship under the administration of USA Cricket. Singh bailed out Reds with an enterprising half century after the Reds were placed in a precarious position at 172 for 5.
Reds started well after being put into bat with Josh Dascombe and Shehan Jayasuriya producing brisk 40s. Singh's rescue act along with lower-order contributions from Siddharth Matani and Saurabh Netravalkar catapulted the Reds to 284. In response, Steven Taylor raced away to his 50 off 31 balls but Singh cut short a promising Taylor innings off the very next ball.
Singh and Vatsal Vaghela spun a web around South Zone after Taylor's departure. Aaron Jones played himself in with a half century but soon started running out of partners as South Zone slipped to a 74-run defeat.
Brief Scores: West Red 284/10 in 50 overs (Harmeet Singh 55; Steven Taylor 2-33) beat South Zone 210/10 in 43.2 overs (Aaron Jones 52; Vatsal Vaghela 3-29)
South West Zone vs West Blue- 3rd place play off
South West rode on Sushant Modani's hundred and a splendid 89 from Shayan Jahangir to trounce West Blue by 122 runs. Batting first South West were three down for 71 as Modani and Jahangir united to bring up a 92-run stand to revive the South West innings. Karthik Gattepalli provided the fininshing touches to the innings with a quickfire 43 off 27 balls to have South West post 296. Shadley Van Schalkwyk's rapid 59 was the only shining light in West Blue's response with the rest of batting order surrendering meekly to South West bowlers.
Brief Scores: South West Zone 296/7 in 50 overs (Sushant Modani 107; Marty Kain 3-44) beat West Blue 174/10 in 42.4 overs (Shadley Van Schalkwyk 59; Sujith Gowda 4-30)
Midwest Zone vs Mid Atlantic Zone- 5th place play off
A formidable Midwest went down to Mid Atlantic by 4 wickets, failing to hold onto their total of 142 in a 20-over affair. Luke Schofield and Nikhil Kanchan's 83 runs second-wicket stand threatened to put Midwest score well over 170 but the lower order batsmen failed to get the ball off the square undermining the work done by the top order. After giving away 9 runs in 3 overs, Justin Dill returned with the bat for Mid Atlantic with a 30 ball 41 to power Mid Atlantic to a victory in the final over.
Brief Scores: Midwest Zone 142/5 in 20 overs (Luke Schofield 52; Stephen Wiig 2-25) lost to Mid Atlantic Zone 143/6 in 20 overs (Justin Dill 41; Datta Prakash 2-17)
USA U19 vs East Zone- 7th place playoff
Xavier Marshall finally came to the part for East Zone with a blistering 67 including 6 sixes and an unbeaten 63 from the consistent Gajanand Singh saw East Zone overhaul USA U19's paltry total of 214 in batting conducive conditions. Earlier in the day Trinson Carmichael bagged a 4 wicket haul to rock the USA U19s innings. The USA U19s flattered to deceive as 6 of their batsmen went past 20 but failing to notch an innings of substance. The U19s finished the tournament at the bottom of the table after an impressive but solitary win against Mid Atlantic on the opening day of the tournament.
Brief Scores: USA U19 214/10 in 41.2 overs (Sanjay Krishnamurthi 42; Trinson Carmichael 4-25) lost to East Zone 215/4 in 33.5 overs (Xavier Marshall 67; Rohan Posanipally 2-46)