Match Report – 32nd Match – Semi Finals 2: Cinnamon Pacers vs Ginger Generals

Cinnamon Pacers won the toss and chose to field

Cinnamon pacers chasing a modest total left it late and depended on the heroics of Alick Athanaze to get them into the final of the tournament.

Ginger Generals batting first found the scoring difficult and was only able to post 90 on the board in their 10 overs. The Generals lost two early wickets including that of the Skipper Roland Cato, a counter attacking innings of 39 from 17 balls from Wavell Benjamin injected some much-needed impetus into the innings. When Benjamin was dismissed with the score on 60 in the 6th over, the Generals were only able to add a further 30 from the final 4 overs of the innings. Reuel Williams 2 for 13 had his best performance for the tournament with the ball and Chard Charles chipped in with 2 wickets towards the back end of the innings.

Cinnamon Pacers in search of 91 to book their ticket into the finals, found the going slow at the beginning of the innings, the Pacers lost two early wickets which placed pressure on the middle order to keep the scoreboard ticking over. The Generals was able to starve Alick Athanaze of the strike and at the same time restrict scoring which push the asking rate up. After 48 overs the Pacers was 52 for 3 and required 39 from the final 12 balls. This was the signal for Alick Athanaze to take over, in the 9th Over he smashed Nelon Pascal for 3 consecutive sixes a total of 20 came off the over with 19 needed from the last over. Nicklaus Redhead was tasked with bowling the final over, 3 balls into the over Athanaze took 16 runs which was basically match over for the Generals.

Ginger Generals 90/6 (10 overs)
Cinnamon Pacers 91/3 (9.5 overs)

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