It’s down to four teams as TCA face-off against Formosans in the 1st Semifinal of Taiwan T10 Carnival.
TCA won two of the three matches in their group to seal a last-four berth in the T10 tournament. The Group A winners successfully defended scores of 71 and 74 against Titans and Dragons.
The Group B champions are the only team to remain unbeaten in Taiwan T10 Carnival. Formosans registered easy wins over Swingers and PCCT, while they defeated Smashers by 11 runs.
The Key Players
Amit Kumar Bedaka (BAT) is TCA’s leading run-scorer and one of their joint highest-wicket takers in the tournament. He scored a crucial 27 and took a wicket and a catch against Dragons.
The TCA bowling duo Kishore Krishnagiri Manoj Doss (BWL) and Neeraj Singh Patel (ALLR) have taken three wickets each. Neeraj was named man of the match for his 2/6 and 16 runs against Dragons in the group stage. Manoj Kriplani (ALLR), too, played a crucial hand with bat and ball – 15 runs and a wicket.
Formosans opener Anthony Liu (ALLR) has scored runs in every game. He scored a match-winning 30 against PCCT and struck a 28-ball 51, which included five sixes, against Smashers. Liu’s opening pair Arun Parappagoudar (ALLR) hit an unbeaten 42 and claimed the wicket of the tournament joint top-scorer Rajesh Mehta in the final group match.
Mohammed Sadique Anwar (BWL), Formosans’ leading wicket-taker, produced a dream spell of 4/5 against PCCT. Aryadeep Mrinal (ALLR), too, grabbed a handful of wickets, 3/6 in the match. The opening bowler Pintu Kumar (BWL) has also been impressive. He has taken three wickets at an economy rate of 5.67.
Captain Picks: Amit Kumar Bedaka (TCA), Neeraj Singh Patel (TCA), Anthony Liu (Formosans) & Aryadeep Mrinal ( Formosans)
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Titans vs Daredevils (Qualifier Pool 2)
Heavy showers forced the postponement of the final Qualifier Pool 2 match between Titans and Daredevils to 16th May. The match will begin at 7 AM on Saturday.
Both teams met in the opening match of the Taiwan T10 tournament, and Titans eased to a five-wicket victory.
Manikandan (ALLR), Titans’ leading wicket-taker, was the ‘Player of the Match’ in Titans’ opening match of the tournament. He clinched two wickets and scored a match-winning 22. Though Titans lost their last three matches in Taiwan T10, Joyal Francis (BWL) claimed crucial wickets, 2/17, against TCA, and hit a valiant 34 off 19 balls versus Daredevils. He scored 21 runs against Dragons in the Qualifier clash.
Raguram (ALLR) has taken five wickets in the tournament so far and scored an unbeaten 24 in Titans’ first match in the qualifier.
Daredevils relies heavily on Jeff Black (ALLR) and George Klooper (ALLR). The duo combined scored 97 runs and has taken eight wickets. Klooper claimed 3/16 against Dragons in the Qualifier clash. Thomas Nel (BWL), who played in the last three matches, impressed with the ball as he claimed three wickets at an economy rate of 7.00 .
John Koekemoer (BAT) meanwhile scored 13, 11*, and 22* in the last three games for Daredevils. Shane Ferreria (BAT), who made his debut in the tournament in the Qualifier match against Dragons, scored an 18-ball 27.
Captain Picks: Joyal Francis (ALLR), Manikandan (ALLR), Jeff Black (ALLR), George Klooper (ALLR) & Shane Ferreria (ALLR)
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