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ICC World T20 2020 Qualifier Europe - Italy and Norway move top

ICC World T20 2020 Qualifier Europe - Italy and Norway move top
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Italy move top of Group B after chasing Jersey’s total of 112 in close game at Voorburg Cricket Club.

Norway secure convincing win against Sweden to record three wins out of three and lead Group C.

Israel prove too strong for Gibraltar as they register a first win of the tournament in Group C.

All three abandoned fixtures from Match Day 1 are completed to move event back on schedule ready for tomorrow’s play.

GROUP A

The six teams in Group A enjoyed a rest day with no fixtures outstanding. Denmark sit 2 points clear of Germany and Austria with three wins out of three at the half way stage of the event.

GROUP B

Only one fixture from Group B was re-scheduled to today’s reserve day, with a top of the table clash between top seeds Jersey and Italy. Italy chased down Jersey’s total of 112 with 2 overs and a ball to spare, with player of the match Jaspreet Singh scoring 32 including three 6’s and a 4, as well as taking the wicket of Jersey dangerman Jonty Jenner. The win moves Italy clear of Jersey and Belgium at the top of Group B.

 

Italy 113/5 (17.5 overs) defeat Jersey 112/8 (20 overs) by 5 wickets

 

GROUP C

In the first of two re-scheduled matches in Group C, Norway hit 150/6 in their 20 overs, including 38* for Faizan Mumtaz. This proved too much for Sweden, as they were bowled all out for 94 to record a 56-run victory for the Norwegians. In the Group’s other match, Israel posted 161/7 in 20 overs with Emanuel Solomon hitting four 4’s and seven 6’s on his way to a remarkable 70 in 31 balls. In response, Gibraltar’s batsmen struggled to score runs, despite the best efforts of captain Matt Hunter who scored a respectable 41* in 45 balls. In the end, Gibraltar ended on 109 from their 20 overs, giving Israel their first win of the tournament.

Norway 150/6 (20 overs) defeat Sweden 94 all out (18.4 overs) by 56 runs

Israel 161/7 (20 overs) defeat Gibraltar 109/8 (20 overs) by 52 runs

Saturday sees another full schedule, with 12 more fixtures happening across the three groups.

 

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