Knight Riders gallop forward in Challengers Cup
The Knight Riders beat BPN by 28 runs in Pool C of the combined Gold and Silver section of the competition and it was a victory that came about thanks to an excellent effort in the field and with the ball.
The Knight Riders, batting first, managed 65 – a useful score but by no means unbeatable – after losing four wickets in four overs to undermine its players’ efforts.
Each innings lasts for 12 overs and players bat in pairs for three overs each in the eight-a-side contests, with five runs deducted every time a wicket falls.
But faced with the need to perform impressively when the time came for BPN to chase the runs, that is exactly what the Knight Riders side did.
Its players took six wickets, with player of the match Shabeer Junior in outstanding form, capturing two wickets for minus six runs.
And it meant BPN could muster only 37 in response, a total that saw it register its first loss after previously overcoming the Lucky Group.
The result sees the Knight Riders maintain their perfect record in the competition, which is held in the world-class facilities at the ICC Academy.
In the past, these indoor nets have been used by several visiting teams, including those that went to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup such as Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and hosts UAE.
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