Home News Malaysia T20 Super Series: Hitters bowled out for 52 as Strikers March...

Malaysia T20 Super Series: Hitters bowled out for 52 as Strikers March into Qualifier

Isaac Lockett reports on the MCA T20 Super Series action which saw the Northern Strikers beat the Southern Hitters by 7 wickets.

-

Malaysia T20 Super Series Game 12: Southern Hitters 52 ALL OUT (Syed Aziz 13, Aimal Khan 4-14, Syazrul Ezat 3-14) lost to Northern Strikers 56/3 (Bhusan Save 43*, Anwar Rahman 2-19) by 7 wickets with 12.4 overs remaining

Two days after bowling the Warriors out for 69, the Northern Strikers’ bowlers were at it again, dismissing the Southern Hitters for a paltry 52 before Bhushan Save gunned down the target with 76 balls to spare. The win propelled them to the top of the table, meaning that they will square off against the Smashers in the Qualifier on Thursday.

Frustrated after a sedate start, Hitters opener Nitheesh Sethumadhavan tried to force Syazrul off the back foot, only managing to lob a catch to Aminuddin Ramly in the covers. Playing his first game of the tournament, Mohsin Zaman could barely lay a bat on Syazrul before he was peculiarly bowled around his legs shouldering arms to a Syazrul outswinger.

- Advertisement -

Things went from bad to worse when Hitters skipper Syed Aziz was bowled by Pavandeep Singh and Ainool Hafizs was caught behind off another Syazrul outswinger. With in-form Mohamed Imam Jawfer at the crease, there was always hope of a resurgence. Those hopes quickly faded when he mistimed Pavandeep to Anas Malik at long off to leave the Hitters reeling at 21-5 in the 7th over.

With both Syazrul and Pavandeep having bowled out, left-arm spinner Aimal Khan was brought on in the 10th over. He responded immediately, trapping Saleh Shadman in front as the Hitters were reduced to 33/6 at the halfway mark.

Eventual Player-of-the-match Aimal would go on to take another three lower-order wickets as the Southern Hitters were bowled out for just 52 after 15.4 overs. 

Despite losing Virandeep Singh and Anas Malik in the first over of the reply to the impressive left-arm spin of Anwar Rahman, Bhushan Save was at his belligerent best. Save finished not out as he scored 43 off 27 balls during an innings which included two fours and four sixes. The Northern Strikers successfully chased down the target after just 7.2 overs to win by seven wickets. 

Remaining fixtures

Thursday 15th October – Qualifier: Northern Strikers v Central Smashers

Friday 16th October – Eliminator 1: Western Warriors v Southern Hitters

Monday 19th October – Eliminator 2: Loser of Qualifier v Winner of Eliminator 1

Tuesday 20th October – FINAL: Winner of Qualifier v Winner of Eliminator 2

You’re reading Emerging Cricket — brought to you by a passionate group of volunteers with a vision for cricket to be a truly global sport, and a mission to inspire passion to grow the game.

Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, please subscribe for regular updates, and follow EC on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Don’t know where to start? Check out our features listcountry profiles, and subscribe to our podcast.

Support us from US$2 a month — and get exclusive benefits, by becoming an EC Patron.

Isaac Lockett
Isaac Lockett
Isaac has an undergraduate degree in sports psychology with a passion for the development of cricket into a completely global sport. He is furthering his academic study through the completion of a Masters degree in Sports Business Management and Policy which aims to further understand sporting globalisation.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest EC Podcast

Latest articles

Bright future for UAE Women’s captain as national role model, would spur local interest – Radley

Among the many talking points discussed in the latest weekly podcast, Paul Radley, Sports writer at The National, opened up about the UAE women’s...

Sport has united all Ugandans – Musana Felix

Sport has the power to unite communities and create social change. During a recent interview with Emerging Cricket, Nigeria’s women’s team captain Samantha Agazuma...

Three Nepal players test positive for COVID-19, closed camp commences in Kathmandu

The closed camp of the Nepal men's squad has commenced at TU International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu following all the national health protocols issued by...

PNG: Tournaments conclude, new event announced, Commonwealth Games excitement

Despite the majority of PNG’s domestic cricket action being concluded, there has been the recent conclusion of a tournament along with news published which...

Support EC

Follow us

22,486FansLike
698FollowersFollow
6,070FollowersFollow
134SubscribersSubscribe

Subscribe

Sign up for weekly updates.