Kowloon Cantons won by 31 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 | 0

Kowloon Cantons and Galaxy Gladiators Lantau are the two respective participants in Hong Kong T20 Blitz. They are also competing in the ongoing season of HK T20 Blitz competition. The ongoing season of the tournament is the 3rd episode which is basically Hong Kong based T20 league tournament. The tournament was not very renowned but recently players from different top countries used to take part here with the different franchise teams and so, now, it is getting popular. In the 3rd match of the ongoing tournament, Kowloon Cantons won by 31 runs against Galaxy Gladiators Lantau.

Kowloon Cantons won by 31 runs

Kowloon Cantons is the current champion of HK T20 Blitz and also the co champion of the inaugural episode of the T20 league event in 2016. So, they used to be regarded as one of the favourite franchise team no doubt.

However, the 3rd match which was between Kowloon Cantons and Galaxy Gladiators Lantau, was placed in 7th February, 2018 and it was hosted at Mong Kok. Earlier in 7th February, Galaxy Gladiators Lantau won the toss and decided to field first. So, came to bat the toss losing team was about to make a good start but finally opening partnership was broken so early. They played complete 20 overs but lost their all wickets. They scored 158 runs and it was good enough to beat the opponent. Franklin took three wickets for Galaxy Gladiators Lantau. Later, they came to chase the score and they failed to play the full 20 overs but lost their all wickets in 19 overs so far. In the meantime, they scored 127 runs. Wahab Riaz took four wickets highest for Kowloon Cantons.

Kowloon Cantons started their innings with Smith and captain Babar Hayat. Opening partnership lasted till 28 runs when Smith was gone with 10 runs. Later at the same time, Babar was gone with 17 runs so far. Waqas Khan and Patel started to played well and made a good partnership. Waqas scored highest 44 runs where Paten scored 41 runs so far. Ashar Zaidi scored 25 runs and this are the significant score for the team. Rest player did not touch double figure. So, finally in 20 overs, they made total 158 runs so far.

However, came to chase in 0 runs opener Delport was gone for Gladiators. Since then they started to lose wickets gradually. In 21 runs second wickets was gone as well. Amandeep scored 15 runs and Sangakkara scored 14 runs so far. Devcich scored 26 runs, Franklin scored 19 runs and Munir scored 28 runs for the team. Rest players faced batting collapsed. So, adding such poor individual scores, they could not reach the destination.

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