Somerset Cavaliers produced the 2nd upset in a row when they beat US All Stars 2017 in the final of the 2017 US Open T20 to win the trophy.
The star-studded line-up of Stars managed to score only 158/8 in their 20 overs. Somerset began on a great note as they dismissed both Dwayne & Darren Bravo cheaply to leave US All Stars in disarray.
Jashkaran Malothra (31 off 28) & Hamza Tariq (44 off 30) steadied the ship with a 70 runs partnership for the 3rd wicket. However, wickets started to fall in a heap after that as Tahir Khan (3/38), Syed Najafshah (2/16) & Muhammad Khalil (2/26) stemmed the run scoring and restricted them to 158.
Somerset Cavaliers got a good start with both Sunny Sohal (39 off 33) and Gajanand Singh (24 off 17) putting up 56 runs for the 1st wicket in 6.3 overs before Gajanand fell to Rajesh Sharma.
Xavier Marshall continued from his knock in the semi-final with a blistering 64 n.o off 36 deliveries, which took out any chances for All Stars to come back in the game.
Mohammad Farukh (18 n.o off 13) provided good support to Marshall as Somerset Cavaliers reached 159/3 in 16.5 overs to win the 2017 US Open T20 tournament.