IA TRIUMPH OVER SCC IN SCA PREMIER LEAGUE FINALS

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The SCA Premier League finals was held at the Singapore Indian Association ground on Sunday, 4th August 2019 between the IA Eagles and SCC Lions.

The best players were on display from the top two sides of Singapore’s highest cricket league. Singapore was fresh from their victorious campaign at the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Finals and there were 10 players from that squad taking part in this match.

The IA Eagles won the toss and elected to bat. This turned out to be a good decision, with a flat pitch and resulted in some exciting cricket. Although they lost an early wicket with Rohan being dismissed, Chaminda (50 off 79) and Surendar (122 off 103) had a brilliant partnership and built a solid foundation. Followed by beautiful innings by Arjun (73 off 56) and Chetan (72 off 37) to reach an incredible 370 for 7 of 50 overs.

This was a huge mountain to climb for the SCC Lions and it did not help when Janak clean bowled opener Aritra for 0 in the first over. Navin (59 off 33) and Sidhant (41 off 26) fought hard and kept up with the required run rate, however after the fall of their wickets, there was not much resistance. Anantha was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 47 off 9 overs. The SCC Lions were eventually bowled out for 239.

This resulted in a 131 runs margin of victory for IA Eagles, continuing their domination of the Singapore domestic cricket system.

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