• June 19, 2017

by Raghu Saminathan

Forecasted skies welcomed Chicago United players to Tippecanoe Park, Milwaukee. Soon after warm-ups, Chicago United (CU) welcomed back Ibrahim Khaleel to the CU squad. A few weeks ago, Ibrahim Khaleel represented the USA National Team at ICC WCL Div 3.
Although the boundary looked like a lengthy 90 yards, the pitch was nice and slew. Chicago United won the toss and elected to bat first. While Panthers picked up wickets at regular intervals, CU’s middle order and lower order batsmen contribute to 166/10 in 39 overs. Ibrahim Khaleel scored brilliantly (38 runs ) Likkith (18 in 27 balls), supplemented by the master blaster and speedster – Ahmed Askari (24 runs in 21 balls)..
Milwaukee Panthers begun their chase well, with 17 run stands posted by Umer Choudhry and Ramzan Roy. But Umer Choudhry got out for 12 runs and Kashan took his wicket. Milwaukee Panthers lost their wickets in the regular intervals. Jahanzaib Nadeem batted well and he took 29 runs in 39 balls and he was the top scorer for his side. Chicago United bowlers bowled brilliantly Kashan (3 wickets), Yaseen, Sumukha(CU Bahubali) and Ibrahim took 2 wickets each. Sami and Askari took exceptional catches in the long on side. Finally, Milwaukee Panthers were bowled out by 125 runs in 34 overs.