THUNDERBIRDS GROUNDED BY 5 WICKETS : NAJAM (3-27) AND SAMI

  • June 4, 2021

Brief Scores at Mid America Premier League / CASO Thunderbirds: 172-7 in 30 overs (Najam Iqbal 3-27, Sami 2-23)Chicago United : 176-5 in 19.1 overs ( Hassan 37, Sami 35)On a beautiful day, Thunderbirds took on Chicago United (CU) for the first time ever. Losing the toss, Chicago United was put to field. CU opened their bowling with Sai Charith and Najmi. After a decent start by both opening bowlers, the most experienced Sami M Khan was brought into the attack. He bowled four overs with very good economy rate and picked up two wickets. The Thunderbirds batsman, Sajid and Summon stitched a good partnership in the middle periods to recover after early breakthroughs. Nearing the end of the first innings Najam Iqbal aka Najmi took three quicks wickets to restrict thunderbirds to 172.Chasing 172 in 30 overs CU started their innings with Anirudh and Venky. After a stable start, Venky(25) got out and then followed by two other quick wickets. Hasan Bemat and Sami stabilized the innings to bring CU home, with Hasan scoring 37 and Mohammed Sami Khan scoring 35.