MT Bulls and Ifira Sharks in search of their maiden victory!
We expect MT Bulls to win this match!
Vanuatu T10 Blast is up and running with the first two matches of the game being played. The fans will be dejected as both the matches ended up as one-sided affairs with Mighty Efate Panthers comfortably beating MT Bulls and Ifira Sharks. Bulls and Sharks will meet each other in this encounter and will be looking to register their first win in this series. The loser of the match will fall behind in the race in the league points. MT Bulls have one more match scheduled against Mighty Efate Panthers after this match.
Ifira Sharks had a horrendous match last night and were bowled out for a paltry 35 runs. A Stephen and M Avock top scored with 7 runs each. Nilan Nipiko, Jamal Vira, and William Yamak must step up with the bat to put a good score on board. Their bowling unit was left with almost an impossible task of defending 35 runs.
Opening bowlers Obed Joseph and Stephane Sandy put a brave fight to give a good start with opponents reeling at 2/3 inside 2 overs. But they were never really going to defend the target by any means.
Nalin Nipiko – Nipiko`s wicket in the first over set out the collapse and they never really recovered from there. Nipiko will need to set the tone of the innings with a good start at the top.
Stephane Sandy – Sandy had amazing bowling figures of 2-0-3-2 in the last match and did his best to defend the target. He will look to continue his good form with the ball.
Nalin Nipiko, Jamal Vira, Bethan Moli, William Yamak, Michael Avock, Alex Stephen, Fernando Laumae, Stephane Sandy, VinceVira, Apollinaire Stephen
MT Bulls failed to chase down a steep target of 126 runs and ended up with 91/7 in their 10 overs. Andrew Mansale played an unbelievable knock scoring 75 runs of the total 91 runs of the team. Rest of the batting unit must step up to provide him good support at the other end.
Eddie Mansale and Patrick Matuataava bowled reasonably well and shared 3 wickets amongst themselves. Godfrey Mangau and Darren Wotu were taken for too many runs and cost over 60+ runs in their 4 overs.
Andrew Mansale – Mansale smashed 75 runs off 38 balls with 3 boundaries and 8 sixes. He scored almost 80% of his team`s total runs. Look-out for his batting in this T10 blast.
Eddie Mansale – Eddie Mansale took two quick wickets at the top but was unable to run flow and ended up with figures of 2-0-23-2 in the match.
Andrew Mansale, Clement Tommy, Damien Chilia, WilliamsingNalisa, Darren Wotu, Eddie Mansale, Patrick Matautaava, Eddie Mansale, Rival Samson, Shay Narai, Julian Tommy
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||25||0 mm.||5.41 k/h||From: ENE||46%|
|03h||26||0 mm.||6.51 k/h||From: ENE||8%|
|06h||26||0 mm.||6.55 k/h||From: E||5%|
|09h||26||0 mm.||6.76 k/h||From: ENE||0%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||6.79 k/h||From: ENE||0%|
|15h||26||0 mm.||5.48 k/h||From: ENE||0%|
|18h||26||0 mm.||4.32 k/h||From: ENE||28%|
|21h||26||0 mm.||4.71 k/h||From: ENE||46%|
Vanuatu is expected to have cool and breezy weather on the match day which is perfect for players to have a good time.
The pitch will help spinners in the later stages of the day but we have a lot of runs on offer against the new ball. We can expect scores around 100 runs in this match too.
T10 cricket is one of the very shortest formats of the game and teams will look to put pressure on the opposition with a big score on board
Both teams have a struggling batting line-up with Andrew Mansale from MT Bulls being an exception. Ifira Sharks bowled well in their first match and have a well-rounded bowling attack. But MT bulls had a decent outing last match when compared Ifira Sharks who suffered morale crushing loss.
We expect MT Bulls to win this match!