Breakaway Cricket Club defeated Lehigh Cricket Club by 83 runs yesterday at Tamarac Recreational Park in the first round of SFSCL T20 championship. After winning the toss and opting to take first strike Breakaway batsmen batted positively through-out their inning to post a commanding total of 219/ 5 in the allotted 20 overs. Ryan Gurdeo good run with the bat continues as he top scored for Breakaway with 62. He was well supported by his captain who scored 47.
Lehigh bowlers who tried various strategies was unable to contain the batsmen as there were too many gaps in the field as a result of Lehigh not able to field a full team.
Lehigh In reply to Breakaway huge total started off poorly with their opening pair struggling to get the ball off the square during the six powerplay overs. They only managed 27 runs in the power-play overs which added tremendous pressure on the middle order batsmen. Lehigh finished their inning on 139/5 in their 20 overs. Raj Phagu top-scored with 33.
Bowling for Breakaway Jaipaul Singh 2-16 and Devanand Nagapen 2-20 was the pick of the bowlers using the wet conditions to their advantage.