Asia Tribune got on the way Saturday April 7th, with six matches across Brooklyn. As expected the entertainment was great value for money. At Canarsie, Challengers overcame a miserable batting display to edge Millennium Cricket League’s SGCC, of New Jersey. Challengers wilted to the chilly breeze scoring 98 all out in 18 overs. The Challengers’ bowlers were up to the task to lead their team to a nail-biting two run victory. SGCC all out for 96 in 17.5 overs. Challengers on to the quarterfinals.
In the afternoon match up at 80th street, new boys Jazba tackled King Khan, scoring 159/6. A score which proved 69 too many for King Khan, 90 all out in 19.2 overs. Moving to Marine Park, Brookyn Knights shot out PTI, scoring 160 off the allotted 20 overs. Knights won with the largest margin on the day as they dismissed their opponents for 70, to win by an astounding 90 runs.
Punjab were comfortable winners as they restricted Kings XI to 102 all out. Punjab scored 104/2 to complete a comfortable eight wicket victory. Day one ended as festive as it had begun with Warriors holding their nerve to pull off another nail-biter. Warriors were restricted to 125, all out at the end of the mandatory 20 overs. Brooklyn Tigers relished the chased but fell four runs short at 121, leaving five deliveries unused as they too were bowled out.
In the clash of the Titans, reigning Brookyln League Treble winners, Panthers amassed a tournament high of 187/5. But former Eastern American Champions MMZ, fell 17 runs short scoring 170/5 to curtail their run at the Asia Tribune T20.
Round one continues on Sunday when Americas Cricket Academy face Wanderers and Pak Stallions duel K.R. at Canarsie and Marine Park D respectively, from 10 am. The quarterfinals get on the way a Marine Park C with Challengers meeting Warriors to complete the morning’s card. From 2 pm, Panthers face Jazba as the morning winners at Marine Park D face Punjab. At Canarsie the winners of ACA and Wanderers entertain Brooklyn Knights in the evening encounter.