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ECS Malta T10 2020 Match 2

Overseas CC 72/7 (10 ov)
Southern Crusaders CC 73/5 (10 ov)
Southern Crusaders CC won by 5 wickets
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Gopal Thakur *
23
19
2
1
121.05
Indika Thilan Perera
1
2
0
0
50
Bowling
OV
M
R
W
ECO
Lee Tuck *
2
0
16
1
8
Jurg Hirschi
2
0
12
1
6
OVR Inning - Innings
72 / 7 (10 ov.)
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Heinrich Gericke
c Muhammad Bilal b Ezhaq Masih
11
11
0
0
100
Clyde Palmer
b Lakshitha Senavirathna
7
10
1
0
70
Sean Byrne
c Muhammad Bilal b Ezhaq Masih
0
2
0
0
0
Jurg Hirschi
c Ryan RIcky Bastiansz b Lakshitha Senavirathna
2
3
0
0
66.67
Andy Naudi
c Ryan RIcky Bastiansz b Jojo Thomas
17
10
1
1
170
Daniel Kniverton
b Muhammad Bilal
11
8
1
0
137.5
Lee Tuck
c Lakshitha Senavirathna b Jojo Thomas
1
4
0
0
25
Christo Viljoen
Not out
12
10
0
1
120
Charl Kleinepunte
Not out
2
2
0
0
100
Extras
9 (b 1, lb 4, nb 0, w 4)
Total
72 (7 wickets, 10 overs)
DID NOT BAT
David Marks , Jack Barritt
FALL OF WICKETS
17-1 (Clyde Palmer, 2.5), 18-2 (Sean Byrne, 3.3), 22-3 (Heinrich Gericke, 3.6), 28-4 (Jurg Hirschi, 4.5), 48-5 (Andy Naudi, 6.4), 55-6 (Daniel Kniverton, 7.2), 58-7 (Lee Tuck, 8.2)
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
EXT
Muhammad Bilal
2
0
13
1
6.5
2
Zeeshan Yousaf
2
0
14
0
7
0
Lakshitha Senavirathna
2
0
13
2
6.5
2
Ezhaq Masih
2
0
18
2
9
0
Jojo Thomas
2
0
9
2
4.5
0
SOC Inning - Innings
73 / 5 (10 ov.)
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Zeeshan Yousaf
st Clyde Palmer b Andy Naudi
17
15
1
1
113.33
MIchael Goonetilleke
b David Marks
9
10
1
0
90
Gaurav Maithani
b Heinrich Gericke
3
6
0
0
50
Gopal Thakur
Not out
23
19
2
1
121.05
Ryan RIcky Bastiansz
c Jurg Hirschi b Lee Tuck
4
6
0
0
66.67
Eardley Chandiram
b Jurg Hirschi
0
2
0
0
0
Indika Thilan Perera
Not out
1
2
0
0
50
Extras
16 (b 0, lb 6, nb 0, w 10)
Total
73 (5 wickets, 10 overs)
DID NOT BAT
Jojo Thomas , Ezhaq Masih , Lakshitha Senavirathna , Muhammad Bilal
FALL OF WICKETS
22-1 (MIchael Goonetilleke, 2.6), 36-2 (Gaurav Maithani, 4.5), 41-3 (Zeeshan Yousaf, 5.5), 61-4 (Ryan RIcky Bastiansz, 7.6), 62-5 (Eardley Chandiram, 8.3)
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
EXT
David Marks
2
0
8
1
4
0
Jurg Hirschi
2
0
12
1
6
1
Andy Naudi
2
0
15
1
7.5
3
Heinrich Gericke
2
0
16
1
8
1
Lee Tuck
2
0
16
1
8
1
Commentary
Crusaders win by 5 wickets and of the last ball

What. A. Match. An absolutely incredible final over for all the cricket fans. Even though things were spiraling down for the Crusaders, Thakur, who was mightly struggling at 16 of 17, took a bad full-toss and departed it into the fences to put his team back onto the pedestal. 

It was Gopal Thakur who easily emerged as the hero of the game with his game-changing knock of 23 of 19 deliveries. Played under tremendous pressure, his innings would certainly please his team. 

On the bowling front, all the five bowlers took a wicket each and bowled very economically to take the match until the final over. They surely would be disappointed, but they stuck to their guns and bought the batsmen under the pressure. 

A terrific game dominated by some exceptional bowling by players from both teams. Probably the best game of the tournament so far (Okay, that's just my personal inclination towards low-scoring thrillers). Both the Crusaders and Overseas will be looking forward to sorting out their flaws and utilize their best players in a much better way in the upcoming games. 

That brings an end to our coverage of the game. Stay tuned to Sportkeeda for the latest news and match commentaries from games all across the globe. This is my colleague, Dwijesh Reddy, and I, Arpit Shrivastava signing off. Stay safe!
9.6 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, SOC Wins! Thakur hits the winning runs via a push towards the mid-off fielder, who had a chance to run the batsman out but ends up missing!
9.5 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, THAKUR, YOU BEAUTY! A low full-toss on the pads, Thakur flicks it over the deep midwicket region for a game-changing six!
9.4 Lee Tuck to Indika Thilan Perera, a length ball bowled on middle and off, Perera makes room and plays it towards backward point for a single
9.3 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, a full ball outside off, Thakur thrashes it to the man at deep extra cover for just a single!
9.2 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, ANOTHER DOT BALL! A half-volley outside off but the outswing Tuck is generating beats Thakur yet again!
9.1 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, dot ball, a slower ball bowled outside off, Thakur tries to smash it into the off-side but he cannot reach out to it!
The game has enough drama to sustain and take the proceedings until the last over. More 9 needed of the final 6 balls. Things are getting very interesting. Just fasten your seat belts.
8.6 Jurg Hirschi to Gopal Thakur, a full ball on the stumps, Thakur chips it towards the man at long-off for just a single to keep strike for the last over!
8.5 Jurg Hirschi to Gopal Thakur, a full ball outside off, Thakur tries to smash it outside the ground but edges it on to his pads!
8.4 Jurg Hirschi to Indika Thilan Perera, a full ball on the legs, Perera flicks it away for a single
8.3 Jurg Hirschi to Eardley Chandiram, BOWLED! Eardley is gone as he plays all around a full ball from Hirschi, which creeps under his bat and hits the wickets!
8.2 Jurg Hirschi to Eardley Chandiram, DOT BALL! Eardley tries to turn a short ball into the leg-side but nearly manages to chop it on to the stumps! That was close!
8.1 Jurg Hirschi to Gopal Thakur, a full ball on off-stump, Thakur heaves it away into the leg-side for a single
Finally, a catch after 2 dropped ones would certainly please the Overseas side a little even though they are staring at an inevitable loss. It's 61-4 after the end of 8 overs.
7.6 Lee Tuck to Ryan Ricky Bastiansz, WICKET! Ryan is gone! A loopy delivery on the stumps, Ryan tries to heave it into the leg-side but hands an easy catch to the man at square leg!
7.5 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, a full ball on the stumps, Thakur edges it yet again for just a single
7.5 Lee Tuck to Ryan Ricky Bastiansz, WIDE! A wayward ball from Tuck and the keeper can't stop that once again!
7.4 Lee Tuck to Ryan Ricky Bastiansz, a length ball bowled outside off, Ryan tries to clear the leg-side boundary but he couldn't get the desired timing on it. He ends up getting a brace in the end!
7.3 Lee Tuck to Gopal Thakur, a full ball on middle and off, Thakur tries to swing across the line but gets an edge past the keeper for a single
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