Joy for SES who beat KCC to book semis’ spot

Stellar performances from the Singapore Emerging Stars (SES) carried them into the knockout round of the 5th International SCC T20 2017. The local team defeated Hong Kong’s Kowloon Cricket Club (KCC) in their final Group B match at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore to finish second and book a clash against defending champions Madras Cricket Club tomorrow.

Dharmichand Mulewa, a former Singapore national team player and marquee star of SES.
Dharmichand Mulewa, a former Singapore national team player and marquee star of the Singapore Emerging Stars team. Photo Courtesy: SCC

KCC won the toss and chose to bowl, only to find that the SES batting order was in roaring form. Led by a scintillating 73 off 31 balls by man of the match Kshitij Shinde and launched by a quickfire 42 off 27 by opener Chaminda Ruwan, SES scored 190/4 in their shortened quota of 17 overs. Suhaib Ahmed was the only effective bowler for KCC with figures of 3/20.

First innings.
First innings. Courtesy: crichq.com

In reply, KCC lost wickets at regular intervals and could not pick up the pace of their run chase, limping to 128/9 when the overs ran out. Skipper Waqas Barkat top scored with 27 runs in 18 balls and Pramodh Raja with 3/18 ensured SES’ victory.

Second innings.
Second innings. Courtesy: crichq.com

The win takes SES to second spot in the Group behind Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) who won all three of their matches. They are set to face Group A toppers Madras while SSC will take on newcomers SCG XI.

Group B Table

Final standings.
Final standings. Courtesy: crichq.com
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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Senior Writer

Tushaar has five years experience as a journalist in founding two start-up newspapers. He worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. He enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time.

 

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