PCCT United and FCC Formosans lock horns for the top spot!
Expect FCC Formosans to register a hard-fought win over PCCT United!
PCCT United will be looking to continue their winning form when they take on FCC Formosans in the 8th match of Taipei T-10 League at Yingfeng Ground on Saturday.
In their opening fixture, PCCT United registered a five-wicket win over ICC Smashers, courtesy splendid performances from Mujahid Muhammad and Shahzad Khan Muhammadzai. Skipper Mujahid Mohammad will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this contest.
On the other hand, FCC Formosans comfortably brushed aside Chiayi Swingers in a game played on Saturday. Captain Arun Parappagoudar will be looking to field their strongest XI for this contest.
Mujahid Muhammad-led unit is currently placed second in the points table in Group A. The side will have to play their best cricket if they aim to overcome FCC Formosans. In their opening fixture, the side managed to restrict the ICC Smashers to 70 runs in 10 overs.
Skipper Mujahid Mohammad, Meer Shuib Farooque, and Qazi Mazhar Ul Haq bowled well and claimed one wicket each.
In pursuit of 71 runs, the opening pair of Amjad Zafar and Mujahid Muhammad got the side off to an excellent start. The duo added a 21-run partnership to lay down a decent platform for others in the batting department.
Skipper Mujahid Muhammad perished in the third over after scoring 10 runs off 8 balls with the help of one boundary.
In the batting department, Shehzad Khan Muhammadzai was the standout performer with the bat and smashed unbeaten 21 off 19 balls with the help of two boundaries. He stitched decent partnerships with Usman Javed and Shiv Rawat to see PCCT United complete the chase in the final over of the innings.
Amjad Zafar, Shehzad Khan Muhammadzai, Mujahid Muhammad (captain), Usman Javed, Shiv Rawat, Ninad Malwade, Asif Tanoli, Meer Shuib Farooque, Mushtaq Mohammad, Qazi Mazhar Ul Haq, Danish Mehmood
The franchise will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the points table. Skipper Arun Parappagoudar will be pleased with his side’s performance in their opening game against Chiayi Swingers.
Pintu Kumar, Mohammad Sadique Anwar, and Aryadeep Mrinal delivered excellent spells to restrict Chiayi Swingers to just 66 for 6 in 10 overs. Kumar, Sadique Anwar, and Aryadeep claimed one wicket each. The new-ball pair conceded less than six runs an over to see FCC Formosans keep control of the game.
Chasing 67 runs for the win, skipper Arun Parappagoudar perished in the initial over but Anthony Liu and Omesh Bhat led the fightback for FCC Formosans.
Anthony Liu scored 15 runs off 12 balls with the help of one six, whereas Omesh Bhat chipped in with 11 runs off 16 balls.
Aryadeep Mrinal and Rahul Aditya put in crucial scores to see FCC Formosans complete the target in the penultimate over of the innings. Mrinal scored a brisk 16 runs with the help of two fours and one six. He was well supported by Rahul, who chipped in with unbeaten 15 runs.
Anthony Liu, Arun Parappagoudar (captain), Aryadeep Mrinal, Omesh Bhat, Rahul Aditya, Pintu Kumar, Mohammad Sadique Anwar, Ashishkumar Singh, Nitish Gupta, Pranay Dheer Rachakatla, Ankit Kumar
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||26||0 mm.||1.63 k/h||From: WSW||70%|
|03h||30||0 mm.||1.81 k/h||From: NW||59%|
|06h||30||0 mm.||3.53 k/h||From: NW||41%|
|09h||30||0 mm.||1.85 k/h||From: NNW||16%|
|12h||27||0 mm.||0.5 k/h||From: NNW||26%|
|15h||26||0 mm.||0.23 k/h||From: W||75%|
|18h||26||0 mm.||0.88 k/h||From: WSW||38%|
|21h||25||0 mm.||1.3 k/h||From: SW||0%|
The wicket is going to provide a decent contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be light clouds with winds.
Yingfeng Ground is going the 9th match of Taipei T-10 League between PCCT United and FCC Formosans.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. The average score in this tournament has been around 60 to 70 runs.