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Malaysian T10 Bash 2020 : Amir Khan Malik bowls Central Smashers to smashing win

Central Smashers v Western Warriors - captains at toss with match officials
Central Smashers v Western Warriors - captains at toss with match officials
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Central Smashers started off their campaign in the Malaysian T10 Bash 2020 with a comprehensive eight wicket win over Western Warriors in the opening game of the tournament on Friday.

Match Summary - Western Warriors v Central Smashers Match 1

Western Warriors 115-8 (10)
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Daniyal Hafeez-1.2 ov), 2-19 (Rohit Vyas-1.5 ov), 3-59 (Mohammad Shafiq Sharif-4.5 ov), 4-65 (Mohammad Hakim Harisan-5.5 ov), 5-68 (Sharvin Muniandy-6.2 ov), 6-114 (Fitri Sham-9.1 ov), 7-114 (Rajkumar Rajendran-9.2 ov), 8-115 (Abdul Rauf-9.5 ov)

Central Smashers 119-2 (9.2)
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Ajeb Khan-2.3 ov), 2-84 (Mohammad Anwar-6.4 ov)

Result - Central Smashers won by eight wickets


Western Warriors opted to bat first in the opening match of the tournament at the Kinrara Oval. Western Warriors posted 115 for eight in their 10 overs. The top-scorer in the innings was Rajkumar Rajendran (29:12b, 2x4, 3x6) and Mohammad Shafiq Sharif (27: 13b, 1x4, 3x6) was the other major contributor with the bat. Opener Sharvin Muniandy (19) also chipped in with a useful score.

For Central, the wickets were shared by Pavandeep Singh (3-6) and Amir Khan Malik (4-9).

In their chase, opener Mohammad Anwar Aruddin top-scored with a brisk 52 off 25 balls with seven boundaries and three sixes. Skipper Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor remained unbeaten on 34 off 16 balls with two boundaries and three sixes when the winning run was hit with four balls and eight wickets to spare.

For his magnificent spell, Amir Khan Malik was named the player of the match.


Western Warriors: Abdul Rauf, Arief Yusof, Daniyal Hafeez, Dhivendran Mogan, Fitri Sham (captain), Mohammad Hakim Harisan, Mohd Shafiq Sharif, Muhammad Faiz Ahmad Nasir, Rajkumar Rajendran, Rohit Vyas, Sharvin Muniandy

Central Smashers: Abdulla Shahid, Ahmad Faiz Mohd Noor (captain), Ajeb Khan, Akbar Ali, Amir Khan Malik, Ammar Zuhdi Hazalan, Janidu Himsara, Mohd Anwar Arudin, Mohsan Idrees, Pavandeep Singh

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