The first two days of action in the 2018 US Open T20 has been nothing short of exciting. Where there have been insanely big hitting and bigger scores, there have been few which have not gone beyond the first few hours of the total game time as well.
International stars from West Indies, Canada, Scotland, England, South Africa & Canada have been on the forefront of all the major action as expected with the local clubs and players also doing their bit to pose a challenge to them. Most of the players are club level players and amateurs, and the chance to play alongside some known International faces will definitely help them to test themselves in the T20 format.
With 24 teams divided into six groups, and more than 10+ matches on a single day, it has been a thick and fast tournament happening at a quick pace. Matches are happening at five venues including the ICC accredited venue of Central Broward Regional Park stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DSport is live broadcasting the select matches being held at Central Broward Regional Park with the feed provided by MAQ TV, the network owned by Cricket Council USA chairman, MAQ Qureshi.
As expected, US All Stars have won all their three group stage matches and remain undefeated. Somerset Cavaliers are also undefeated in their group so far after their first two games. Atlanta Fire, California Bears and Yankee Royals CC have also maintained an unbeaten record in their respective groups so far with one game remaining on their hands.
Brief Scores (Select Matches):
UCT UAE 133 all out in 15.5 overs (Vishal Patel 71, Faisal 26, Samuel Badree 6/17) lost to US All Stars 137/2 in 11.2 overs (Wayne Parnell 68 n.o, Hamza Tariq 35 n.o, Shahbaz Ahmed 1/34) by 8 wickets
Underdogs 157/7 in 20 overs (Dunae Nathaniel 37, Timroy Allen 30, Chris Wood 2/23, Akeal Hosein 2/26) lost to California Bears 158/6 in 16.5 overs (Ebanks Damian 50 n.o, Kjorn Ottley 43, Suresh 2/23, Phani Teja 2/24) by 4 wickets
US All Stars 256/6 in 20 overs (Wayne Parnell 117, Rizwan Cheema 111, Waleed Karimullah 4/37) beat US Flyers 123/8 in 20 overs (Harpreet Singh 43, Zishwan Qureshi 2/23, Ravinderpal Singh 2/23, Samuel Badree 1/12) by 133 runs
Somerset Cavaliers 203/5 in 18 overs (Xavier Marshall 104 n.o, Ashar Zaidi 41, Umair Ali 1/34) beat Pakistan First 126/9 in 18 overs (Hunain Munir 37, Ashar Zaidi 3/20, Syed Najafshah 2/20, Asad Ghous 2/30) by 77 runs
Kings XI Chicago 55 all out in 11.4 overs (Sanjay Anand 14, Akeal Hosein 5/18, Shazam Babwah 3/11) lost to California Bears 56/1 in 3.2 overs (Sunil Narine 22 n.o, Andre Fletcher 20) by 9 wickets
Florida Scorpions 254/5 in 20 overs (Johann Myburgh 147, Calum MacLeod 54) beat Smart Choice 99 all out in 17.3 overs (Sincom Pierre 33, Murtuza 2/10, Shivil Kaushik 2/13) by 155 runs
CT Blizzards 148/6 in 20 overs (Kyle Phillip 48 n.o, Pratik Dudhane 41, Samuel Badree 2/13, Ali Khan 1/14, Wayne Parnell 1/13) lost to US All Stars 153/2 in 12 overs (Rizwan Cheema 90 n.o, Pargat Singh 20, Kyle Phillip 2/29) by 8 wickets
Vancouver All Stars 180 all out in 19.5 overs (Satvir Singh 37, Sudeepta Aurka 31, Saad bin Zafar 17 n.o, Aamir Shehzad 3/15, Asmar Najam 3/33) beat Chicago Catcher 108 all out in 15.4 overs (Arvind Singh 19, Jay Desai 18, Satvir Singh 3/28, Faheem Bahrami 3/29, Cecil Pervez 2/14) by 72 runs
Titans Cricket Club 224/6 in 20 overs (Muhammad Junaid 65, Arun Sreedharan 43, Neeraj Goel 38 n.o, Usman Malik 2/15) beat Miami Sharks 127 all out in 19 overs (Sachini Chaudry 36, Yasir Hameed 28, Vinoth Kumar 2/25, Omari Williams 1/16, Vishal Gandhi 1/6) by 97 runs
Adam Sanford All Stars 232/2 in 20 overs (Bilal Qureshi 111 n.o, Chesney Hughes 36 n.o, Amir Naqvi 35 n.o, Amanpreet Singh 1/26) beat Yankee Royals CC 208/5 in 20 overs (Rizwan Mazhar 65, Ali Imran 39, Nasir Uddin 38, Chesney Hughes 1/22, Daniel Doran 1/21) by 24 runs