City Kaitak got 1st victory in HK T20 Blitz

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | 0

City Kaitak is one of the top participant in Hong Kong T20 Blitz which is also known as HK T20 Blitz. Now, in the ongoing season of the tournament City Kaitak failed to start with victory. As a result, they disappointed but in the second match of the season, City Kaitak got 1st victory in HK T20 Blitz and the match was against Hong Kong Island United. It was the second match of the tournament where in the inaugural match, Kaitak faced defeat against Hung Ham.

City Kaitak got 1st victory in HK T20 Blitz

HK T20 Blitz is not so popular tournament but the inaugural season of the tournament was staged in 2016. In that time, just four teams competed here. Since 2017, one team was added and since the total five teams used to compete in the Hong Kong based T20 competition.

Though, it was Hong Kong based T20 league competition but still some renowned players from the different countries have participated in the season with different franchise teams. It makes it popular than earlier.

In the opening season, the tournament seen joint champion but in the second match, Kowloon Cantons was announced as the champion. So, the tournament already seen couple of champions and in the ongoing season, it is yet to be seen.

The 2nd match of the tournament which was between City Kaitak and Hong Kong Island United and the match was taken place in 7th February, 2018. It was hosted at the same venue of the first game named Mong Kok. In the match, Hong Kong Island United won the toss and decided to field first. So, City Kaitak has no choice but came to bat. With Coetzer and Anshuman Rath, they started their innings. They made a dashing start where Coetzer scored a century. Based on his score, their team finished their innings with 195 runs. They lost just five wickets in their innings. Doeschate took three wickets among four for Hong Kong team.

195 runs in T20 competition is so big. To face 120 balls and made the chase was quite tough for Hong Kong Island United. But they did star the innings with Ronchi and Kamran Akmal. They had some fearsome T20 experts in their squad. So, they started to chase. OPeners did not do much better where Ronchi scored 13 runs and Akmal scored 19 runs for the team. Later, Yasim Murtaza came up with Doeschate where Doeschate played well and scored highest 52 runs for the tam. Rest players added few runs for that was not enough. Yasim scored 10 runs, Tanwir Afzal who is the captain of the team scored 21 runs and Ahsan Abbasi scored 32 runs so far. So, they finished their chase scoring 169 runs so far. They lost nine wickets in the meantime. Emrit took four wickets for City Kaitak where Sohail Tanvir and Aizaz Khan took two wickets each.

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