FERHAN, CHARITH AND VENKY TRAP COUGARS
Result: Chicago United – REDS won by 3 wickets.Player of the match : Ferhan Ali (Chicago United – Reds)Toss: Cougars won the toss and elected to bat. Summary: Cougars 144/10 in 20 overs (Danish Malick 47, Ferhan Ali 3/24, Sai Charith 3/41, Najmi 2/26) and Chicago United – REDS 145/7 in 18.4 overs (Venkatesh 35, Salman 28, Sai Charith 25*, Syed Mustafa 3/26).In Chicago’s oldest T20 night tournament – American Cricket Conference T20, the mighty Cougars took on the REDS . This was the first time REDS were competing in this tournament. Through out the match, the weather was very challenging for the bat and ball. Batting first on a windy – chilly evening, Cougars were bowled out for 144. Brilliant bowling from REDS bowlers Ferhan Ali 3/24, Sai Charith 3/41, Najmi 2/26. Charith missed an hatrick while debutant Ferhan got the stumps of Fahad and Airaj tumbling . Danish top scored for the Cogars with 47.REDS started the chase explosively with fireworks from Venky 35 and Salman 28. Venky punched and middled the ball very well. Though CU lost a few quick wickets in the middle overs, Sai Charith 25* held one end to seal a comfortable chase with 8 balls to spare.