WHAT A GAME OF CRICKET RAIN, SHINE AND A LAST BALL THRILLER where Singapore kept fighting and triumphed defeating Pre League favorites CANADA BY 4 runs.
Canada won the Todd and elected to field.
Singapore again lost 2 wkts rather quickly (2-16). Before Arjun M (72 off 117) & Tim D the Mr. Consistent with the bat (39 off 41) repaired the inns with a 69 run partner ship.
When Singapore lost Tim D with Score reading 3-85 & Manpreet S quickly there after 4-99; Singapore were not sitting pretty.
In came the Surendran C (67 off 67) and blasted a counter attack and together with Arjun M put on a partnership of 115 to steer Singapore towards a dominating position. However there was another twist and Singapore lost 6 wkts in 6.2 ovrs for the addition of only 31 more runs and was bowled out in 48.4ovrs.
Singapore had to turn it on and deliver a special to keep the power packed Canadian unit from blowing pass the total.
Enter Vinoth B the aka ‘STYLES’ and yet again produced the vital 1st break through for Singapore in his 1st over and the 2nd of Canada’s inns.
All the bowlers were live on the wkts column with ANANTHA K taking 2 for 36.
The rain inturupted in the 19th over. With DLS being par it was a nervous wait for both both teams. The sun came out and teams were back on for a 34 over game with Canada needing 104 in 90 balls.
The Canadian batters came hard at Singapore with massive 6s and hard running.
In the 23TD over Tim D this time with ball in hand send down 3 wickets with his crafty off breaks and Canada ended up loosing 4wkts in the space of 6 balls for 2 runs. Anantha K added a runout of Ravindrapal S the dangerous striker and Singapore were once again in the fight.
Nikil D of Canada took the game deep to the last over and the responsibility upon him self to win it in the last over. In AMJAD M the Singapore Captain he found a seasoned street smart operator who was looking to defend 10 runs in the last over.
With 3 dots a 4 & wide Canada needed 4 to tie and 5 to win off the last ball.
Captain AMJAD M leading from the front deceived Dutta N with a slow bouncer and Aryaman U completed the catch to Give Singapore a 4 run win in the last ball.
Singapore had yet again slain the GIANT.
Tim D for his 39 runs and outstanding bowling of 3 for 26 picked up his 3TD Man of the Match award.
Singapore finished joint league points leaders with 8 points.
This was an absolute CLIFF HANGER OF A GAME.
The entire Team Celebrated a Strong finish by Singapore in the ICC CWC CHALLENGE LEAGUE A 2019.