International professionals from West Indies, England, Canada, Netherlands & Pakistan along with local US players lit up the fireworks on the first day of action in the US Open T20 tournament, being played at Central Broward Regional Park in Florida.

Jashkaran Malhotra (118 n.o off 59) and Darren Bravo (108 off 62) nearly managed to play out the full 20 overs but Bravo got out in the 20th over to take the US All Stars 2017 to 244/1 in their 20 overs.

Team Rebels Tampa lost regular wickets to get bowled out for 109 in 19 overs to lose the match by 135 runs. Dwayne Bravo (2/10), Muhammad Ali Khan (2/16), Atif Maqbool Ahmad (2/21) & Rajesh Sharma (2/26) completed a good bowling performance for the All Stars.

However, US All Stars 2017 were no match to Evin Lewis & Lendl Simmons opening stand which made the chase for California Bears 2017 easy to win their 1st match in the tournament.

Other Results from Day 1 & 2:

US Tigers 194/7 in 20 overs (Sean Dickson 61, Adrian Ali 38, Sanju Patel 32, Elmore Hutchinson 27, Mohammad Suleman 3/21) beat Washington Tigers 163/8 in 20 overs (Gourav Bajaj 54, Derick Naraine 38, Rusty Theron 3/21, Rayad Emrit 3/33, Elmore Hutchinson 2/25) by 31 runs

US All Stars 2017 158/8 in 20 overs (Rizwan Cheema 33, Dwayne Bravo 28, Hamza Tariq 21, Damion Ebanks 3/1, Ashar Zaidi 2/16, Sunil Narine 2/19) lost to California Bears 2017 149/3 in 13.4 overs (Evin Lewis 65, Kjorn Ottley 30 n.o, Nicholas Pooran 22 n.o, Herlando Johnson 2/7) by 7 wickets

Smart Choice 127/9 in 20 overs (Derwin Christian 37, Vikash Mohan 3/19, Ansil Bhagan 2/18, Yannic Ottley 2/26) lost to University of WI 128/5 in 18.2 overs (Yannic Ottley 53 n.o, Vikash Mohan 32, Salman Nazar 4/17, Cecil Parvez 1/24) by 5 wickets

Chicago Catcher 175/6 in 20 overs (Shaheer Hasan 82, Najam Iqbal 40, Tahir Khan 2/24) lost to Somerset Cavaliers Cricket Club 178/2 in 16 overs (Gajanand Singh 89, Sunny Sohal 54, Roy Silva 18 n.o) by 8 wickets