Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 17, 2023
In a dazzling display of cricketing prowess, the Kingsmen secured their place in history by winning the 15th US Open Cricket Championship in a one-sided final against the UMMC Knight Riders at Central Broward Regional Park.
Dominant Batting Display: Winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Kingsmen showcased an impressive batting performance. Despite the early loss of wickets, Sharjeel Khan’s explosive innings of 82, complemented by Saad Ali’s unbeaten 41, propelled the Kingsmen to a commanding total of 222/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Bowling Masterclass: The Kingsmen’s bowlers then took center stage, led by the exceptional Waqas Maqsood, who dismantled the UMMC Knight Riders’ batting lineup with an extraordinary spell, claiming 6 wickets for a mere 10 runs. Harmeet Singh and Sharjeel Khan also played crucial roles, ensuring that the UMMC Knight Riders struggled to build any substantial partnerships.
Waqas Maqsood – Man of the Match: Waqas Maqsood’s incredible all-round performance earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match award. His six-wicket haul showcased his prowess with the ball and played a pivotal role in restricting the opposition.
UMMC Knight Riders’ Effort: Facing a monumental target of 223, the UMMC Knight Riders found themselves under immense pressure against a disciplined Kingsmen bowling attack. Despite a spirited effort from Sahib Malhotra, who remained unbeaten with 30, the UMMC Knight Riders were bowled out for 130 in 20 overs.
Champions’ Celebration: With a resounding victory by 92 runs, the Kingsmen were crowned the 15th US Open Cricket Champions, capping off a memorable tournament with their dominant display in the final. The cricketing fraternity applauds the Kingsmen for their stellar performance and eagerly anticipates their future endeavors on the international stage.
Online Scorecard : https://cricketerbook.com/livescore/92d8fe5d634ecc6e52e999e4