Germany Tri Series 2021- Review - Germany, France and Norway all in action
After 4 days of power packed entertainment, Germany Tri Series has come to an end with the hosts being crowned as winners.
Germany’s dominance in the initial phase of the tournament:
Germany defeated Norway in the tournament opener by 5 wickets. They bowled Norway out for 76 and then chased the target with utmost comfort. Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi was adjudged man of the match for his phenomenal bowling performance.
Norway- 76/10 (18.4 overs)
Germany- 80/5 (17.1 overs)
Result- Germany won the match by 5 wickets.
The hosts followed it with another thumping victory over France in their second match. After restricting France at 94 for 9 in 18 overs, Germany chased the total in the 13th over to win the match by 2 wickets.
France- 94/9 (18 overs) DL
Germany- 97/8 (12.2 overs) DL
Result- Germany won the game by 2 wickets (D/L)
France’s Slippery slope after the first victory:
France started off the tournament with a win against Norway. Bowling first, they restricted Norway to 112 for 7 in 20 overs. France chased the target in the last over and won the match by 4 wickets.
Norway- 112/7 (20 overs)
France- 113/6 (19.3 overs)
Result- France won the match by 4 wickets.
After the first win, France lost their next 2 matches, one against Germany and another against Norway. These consecutive losses cost them a place in the Final of the tournament.
Against Germany, they conceded 164 runs in 20 overs while bowling first. In reply, they could only score 116 for 8, losing the match by 48 runs.
Germany- 164/3 (20 overs)
France- 116/8 (20 overs)
Result- Germany won the match by 48 runs.
Against Norway in the next game, France bowled first and restricted Norway to an under par total of 131 for 8 in 20 overs. Half way through, France looked in a good position but they failed to achieve the target and fell short by a small margin of 3 runs.
Norway- 131/8 (20 overs)
France- 128/8 (20 overs)
Result- Norway won the match by 3 runs.
Norway’s Great Comeback in the series:
After losing their first and second match against France and Germany, Norway made a phenomenal comeback by beating France in their third match of the tournament. They followed it up with another great victory against Germany in their fourth match of the series. Norway scored a formidable 185 for 7 in 20 overs. In reply, Germany could only manage 134 for 6 in 20 overs, losing the match by 51 runs. This victory by Norway assured them a place in the final of the tournament.
Norway- 185/7 (20 overs)
Germany- 134/6 (20 overs)
Result- Norway won the match by 51 runs.
Norway won the toss and elected to bat first. They wanted to repeat the heroics from previous match and set a huge target for Germany to chase. However, the plans could not go accordingly and Norway was restricted to 127 for 8 in 20 overs. In reply, Germany made 96 runs in 13.4 overs to win the game in accordance with the Duckworth- Lewis Stern method. Sahir Naqash hit the winning six and the Germany dugout erupted in joy.
Norway- 127/8 (20 overs)
Germany- 96/4 (13.4 overs)
Result - Germany won the match by 6 wickets (D/L)
Top Run Scorer of the Series- Germany’s Harmanjot Singh was the top run scorer of the series with 152 runs to his name in 5 matches played.
Top Wicket Taker for the Series-Germany’s Sajid Liaqat was the top wicket taker of the series with 9 scalps under his belt.
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