Sabrecats and Bashers chase down opponents as ICL returns

The Intermountain Cricket League was back with its first matches since taking the holy month of Ramadan off.

SLC SABRECATS 146, UTAH LIONS 145

At Salt Lake City, the match was reduced to Twenty20 format due to the late start. Sabrecats captain won the toss and invited the Lions to bat first. Both of the Sabrecats opening bowlers Arun and Nasir started off with very smart and miser bowling spell which was frustrating the Lions bating line. Sabrecats bowlers allowed the Lions just 45 runs in first 10 overs.

Harris Zia of the Lions ended that streak by hitting thunderous sixes for a quick 50 and was able to raise Lions total to respectable 145. The lions ended their inning with loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.

Sabrecats started their inning and right from the start very comfortably munching on Lions total and were very comfortable maintaining the average of 10 runs an over. The highlights of the Sabrecats inning included Jagdev Singh’s unbeaten 67 runs, which included six 6s and four 4. Achuyth added unbeaten 43 that had two 6s and four 4s, Kamran Khan added 18 runs.

LAYTON BASHERS 69, VINCENT HAWKS 68

At Layton, the match between the Vincent Hawks and Layton Smashers proven to be the bowlers-friendly event. Smashers won the toss invited Vincent to bat first, and got the Hawks out by minuscule total 68 runs all out.

The Bashers started their inning very carefully recognizing the pitch was favoring the bowlers. The Hawks never gave up and kept on fighting. At a later point in the match they managed to take four wickets by giving up only four runs. At the end Smashers end up victorious by wining the match by one wicket. Vincent Hawks captain Krishna Kamojjala (KC) applauded the efforts of his players for fighting until the end. KC also commented that despite the loss, it was a very good and fun filled day of cricket.

STANDINGS

Intermountain Cricket League Standings
Team                                W           L
Boise                                 2            0
Vincent Hawks                  9            3
SLC Sabrecats                 11           4
Utah Lions                         9            7
Layton Bashers                 1            5
Las Vegas                         0            1
Utah State                         0            1

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