Day two of the RED BULL CAMPUS CRICKET 2018 – WORLD FINALS, saw the host nation and pre-tournament favorites Sri Lanka stunned to a 7 wicket defeat by India, while Pakistan also remained unbeaten in the tournament with two wins out of two.
Sri Lanka vs India
Rohan Damle starred again following his impressive performance on the opening day, as he had the much fancied Sri Lankan batsmen in all sorts of trouble at the SSC grounds in Colombo today(24).
Damle who captured four wickets on the opening day of the competition against Bangladesh followed it up with top figures of 4/10 as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 105 in the 18th over.
Malindu Maduranga and Dinuk Wickramanayake who made identical scores of 32 were the only batsmen to put up some resistance for the hosts.
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India raced to the target in 14.2 overs with Murtaza Shabbir making a whirlwind 46*. Shubham Nahawade also chipped in with 25.
Right arm leg spinner Madushan was expensive but was the only penetrative bowler capturing 3/34, but it wasn’t enough as Sri Lanka now find themselves in a tricky position to qualify in the top 3 to make the play-offs.
Sri Lanka – 105 (17.5) Malindu Maduranga 32, Dinuk Wikramanayake 32 Rohan Damle 4/10, Shubham Taiswal 2/09, Divyang Hingekar 2/13
India – 106/3 (14.2) Murtaza Shabbir 46*, Shubham Nagawade 25 Madushan Ravichandrakumar 3/34
UAE gave Pakistan a run for their money as they put up a daunting 179/6 batting first against the fancied Pakistani unit.
Suleman Ghani’s late flourish of 30* eventually guided Pakistan to a win, after Khurram Shahzad’s 41 set things up at the top of the order.
Earlier in the day, Rohit Jamwal and Chirag Suri struck fluent half centuries for UAE while Mahmood Ali impressed once again with the ball for Pakistan capturing 3/22.
United Arab Emirates – 179/6 (20) Rohit Jamwal 62*, Chirag Suri 53, Imaad Mushtaq 37 Mahmood Ali 3/22
Pakistan – 180/6 (19) Khurram Shahzad 41, Arsalan Farzand 31, Suleman Ghani 30*, Muhammad Asad 20,Mehdii Aasaria 3/26
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe
A hapless Zimbabwe unit were thrashed once again – this time by Bangladesh – as they went down by a whopping 140 runs.
Bangladesh put up a daunting 218/6 batting first with Sabit Hossain registering the highest individual score of the tournament with 89.
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Zimbabwe got no where close in their run chase making 78/9 in their 20 overs with Anjum Ahmed picking up three wickets.
Shariful Islam and Arifur Rahman also picked up two scalps apiece as Bangladesh boosted their net run rate after their loss on the opening day to India.
Bangladesh – 218/6 (20) Sabit Hossain 89, Eyasin Arafat 42, M Shafiul Islam 23*, Maraj Niloy 20 Bill Kwambana 2/32, Mzingaye Mdlongwa 2/35
Zimbabwe – 78/9 (20) Bill Kwambana 26 Anjum Ahmed 3/09, Shariful Islam 2/06, Arifur Rahman 2/10