SALT LAKE CITY — While the Texas Rangers used pitching to even up the World Series at 2-2, the Vincent Hawks used a combination of batting and bowling to even up their fall cricket series with the Salt Lake County Sabrecats at 2-2.
The decisive Game 5 is planned for 5 p.m. Sunday at Salt Lake’s 11th Avenue Park.
In a 25-over format Vincent (Latin for conquering) won the toss and elected to field first.
The Sabrecats scored 213 runs, led by Jagdev (73 runs), Azhar (61 runs not out) and Bharat (54 runs not out).
The Hawks countered with Krishna Chaitanya (80 runs) and Diwakar Nadiraju (65 runs), overcoming Sabrecats captain Nasir Khan’s smart bowling that trapped the Hawks’ Sharadh in front of the stumps. Vincent passed Salt Lake on the 24th over.
Hawks captain Poro Burman said Vishwanathan Chandrasekaran, Naveen Punati and Vasanth Sandepudi were the pick of his bowlers on Sunday.
Khan said despite missing some key bowlers from his squad, “All and all, it was a fun-filled day.”
A third club emerges
South Valley/Provo captain Omer Malik has formed a new club, the Utah Lions. It will include players from West Valley, Ogden, Sandy, Jordan, Orem and Provo. He said the club has been practicing in Provo and is hoping to establish a ground there.
Malik said he is looking forward to playing the Hawks soon.
“Our hearties welcome to the Hawks, and we look forward to a few games before the end of the season,” Malik said.