Underdogz registered an exciting five-wicket win over Mega Blasters in the 2021 South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) 30movers competition at the John Mullings Park in Lauderhill last Sunday.
Mega Blasters winning the toss and decide to bat first; posted a challenging total of 224 runs before they were all out in their allotted 30 overs. Adarsh Patibandla top score with an entertaining inning of 92 from 42 balls, which included six fours and 10 massive sixes. He was supported by Arun Shankaralingam who made 29 with extras been the third best score, at 28.
Anand Maharaj took 4 for 51 from his six overs, Amarnath Singh 2 for 42 and Anwthon Singh 1 for 35 Bowling for Underdogz. Three wickets went via the run-out route including the final one of the innings.
Replying, Underdogz find themselves in early trouble with the departure of USA representative Timothy Surujbally out caught at the wicket for 9 with only 13 runs on the board; Two more quick wicket fell, that of Stefan Babulal for 8 and Raheem Cunningham for 19 with the score reading 65 for 3 in 7.3 overs.
However, the inning was salvage when skipper Tariq Hosein partnered with Devin Kumar, to post 99 runs partnership when former departed with the score on 164 for 4 contributing 71 with 5 fours and 6 sixes.
It was then left up to Kumar 38, Anwthon Singh 33 not out from 15 balls and Vikram Kumar 17 not out to guide the Underdogz to 228 for 5 in 21.2 overs to victory.
Bowling for Mega Blasters, Chinmay Desai got 2 for 50. Puneet Srivastava Took 1 for 36 and Suni Maruthi 1 for 38.