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Krishna Go Further Clear at Top of Malta Cricket Winter League

Sam Aquilina
©Malta Cricket Winter League

Krishna CC 129 for 6 (S.Khan 29; M.Nazir 2-20) defeated Marsa CC 103 (W.Khan 29; A.Sharma 4-17)

Krishna CC have established a significant lead at the top of the 2017-18 Malta Cricket Winter League after overcoming Marsa CC by 29 runs.

Krishna batted first and reached the respectable total of 129 runs with Sumair Khan (29), Sam Aquilina (18) and Amar Sharma (23) leading the way. For Marsa, Michael Nazir was the major wicket-taker with 2 wickets for 20 runs, while wicket-keeper John Grima contributed a catch and a run-out.

Marsa’s run chase started impressively with Wasim Khan and Feroz Ahmed putting on 39 runs for the first wicket however their innings stuttered as wickets fell at regular intervals. John Grima’s dismissal gave Krishna victory by 26 runs. For Krishna, Amar Sharma was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets for 17 runs. Keeper Aquilina equalled the contribution of his counterpart Grima with a catch and a run-out for Krishna.

This Saturday sees the resumption of Malta Cricket’s Junior Academy (activities start at 9am); followed by Game 5 of Winter League between Melita CC and Krishna CC at the Marsa Oval.

Winter League table (after 4 matches) - Krishna 44, Marsa 20, Melita 9.

Batting: Niraj Khanna 105 runs; Bowling: Varun Prasath & Amar Sharma 6 wickets.

Fielding: Sam Aquilina 3 catches.

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