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MATCH 21 - Prague CC Rooks vs Brno Rangers

Brno Rangers are placed at the top spot in the European Cricket Series T10 Czech Republic, Prague 2021 Group B points table with wins from all their 4 matches of the league. The team is with 8 points.

Dylan Steyn is the top run-scorer for Brno Rangers with 123 runs at a strike rate of 151. He has struck 14 fours. Ali Kashif has also made 43 runs at a strike rate of 107.

Somsuvro Basu has been the best bowler for Brno Rangers and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 13 and an economy rate of 8.20.

Prague CC Rooks are placed at the bottom spot in the European Cricket Series T10 Czech Republic, Prague 2021 Group B points table with losses from all their 3 matches of the league. 

Naveen Gunasekaran is the top run-scorer for Prague CC Rooks with 31 runs at a strike rate of 81. He has struck 2 fours and 1 six. Jinnu Panilet has also made 31 runs at a strike rate of 96.

Naveen Padmaraju has been the best bowler for Prague CC Rooks and has picked up 4 wickets while bowling at an average of 8 and an economy rate of 5.33.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Prague CC Rooks
 - Sujith Gopalakrishnan, Kasi Vishwanathan Balakrishnan, Jeet Shah, Dipankumar Patel, Jinnu Panilet Panipichai, Karthick Gopalakrishnan, Naveen Padmaraju, Sumeet Malik, Rohit Deshmoyni, Dijo Vincent, Christopher Tebb, Abhishek Pal, Murali Krishna, Avinash Kumar, Vinod Suthar, Naveen Dhekshnamoorthy Gunasekran, Jahangir Wani, Kamaldeep Singh, Dan Casey, Manish Sahijwani

Brno Rangers - Naveed Ahmed, Jan Hoffmann, Sandeep Tiwari, Somesekhar Banerjee, Ushan Gunathilake, Vikram Padigala, Somsuvro Basu, Tripurari Kania Lal, Dylan Steyn, Rahat Ali, Kudzai Chomusora, Ali Kashif, Abhijit Kar, Saeed Khan, Vishnu Revi, Saeed Rasul, Sony Mitra


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Zimbabwe v Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1: Blessing Muzarabani late burst puts Zimbabwe back in Test

Blessing Muzarabani’s three late wickets have put Zimbabwe back into this Test, after Pakistan had dominated with the bat for most of the 1st Day, at the Harare Sports.

Match Summary

Pakistan *268/4 (90 ov)


Close of Play Day 1: Pakistan are 268/4


Match Report - Salim Parvez

Pakistan owe it to the two Alis

The highlight of the opening day of the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club was a 236-run stand between two centurions – Abid Ali and Azhar Ali. The tourists at close of play had reached 268-4 with the home side having made a comeback in the last hour.

Winning the toss and bat was the way Babar Azam chose to go and he was leading a Pakistan team that featured Tabish Khan, making his Test debut at the age of 36, at the expense of all-rounder Faheem Ashraf. The team management took the right option with his inclusion for the paceman had been knocking at the door of international cricket, for a number of years.

Following the loss of Imran Butt in the eight over, Abid and Azhar, settled in to lay foundation of Pakistan’s huge first innings total. On a wicket that played a touch sluggish, both the batsmen were cautious and took the score to 72-1 at lunch. In the middle session the pair added 94 runs, with both the batsmen in their 70s. With the two going so well, Zimbabwe bowlers had little choice but to keep things quiet. Azhar was the first to three figures, having faced 198 balls for it. His partner Abid needed 224 balls for the same, to reach his 3rd Test hundred.

Thus far the tall and gangly Blessing Muzarabani (3-41) has shown what a fine bowler he is set to develop into, with the use a new ball. Just when Abid and Azhar were entrenching themselves for further battle, he removed Abid for 126  and followed it up by sending back Babar and Fawad Alam, in single figures. Pakistan’s imposing 248-1 was soon 264-4, as in the last 10 overs of the day with the second new ball the batting side lost three wickets for the addition of 24 runs. Abid with 118 to his name will resume his impressive six-hour knock that till now have 17 hits to the fence.

Match Day Highlights

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat.

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Imran Butt - 7.3 ov), 2-248 (Azhar Ali - 82.3 ov), 3-252 (Babar Azam - 84.3 ov), 4-264 (Fawad Alam - 86.5 ov)

Zimbabwe - Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Regis Chakabva(wk), Brendan Taylor(c), Milton Shumba, Roy Kaia, Tendai Chisoro, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Pakistan - Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Hassan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Tabish Khan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan

Match Details

Start Time: 08:30

Toss: Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Officials: Langton Rusere, Marais Erasmus, Iknow Chabi, Forster Mutizwa, Andrew Pycroft