Pickwick Twenty20 Match Report

Nomads continue winning streak

Zurich Nomads CC 186-5 (20.0 overs) beat Berne CC 113-ao (17.0 overs) by 73 runs

Match scorecard

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The second match of the day saw Bern facing last year champions Nomads, who continued their form and registered a big victory.

Nomads won the toss in the second game and decided to bat first knowing very well that anything above 150 would be difficult to chase in Schonau. Asvin and Faheem walked in purpose and went after the bowling straightaway. The first over bowled by Hamad resulted in 21 runs and the momentum was been well and truly wrested by Nomads. Faheem in particular was very severe on any lose ball and the first six overs of the power play resulted in 74 runs. Nomads were well on the way to a massive score. Asvin (38) was the first to go off the first ball of the 10 overs caught behind off the bowling of Pradeep and the scoreboard read 109 runs of just 9 overs. Faheem also was out soon for a well-made 53. Inspite of losing Azeem for just 10, Shafqat (31) and Wicky (21) finished the innings with plenty of boundaries. Nomads registered a massive score of 186/5 at the end of 20 overs.

After a quick turn around, Bern CC knew that they had a serious chase on their hands. Aseem whipped the first ball he faced over the mid wicket boundary for a huge six continuing where he left off against Winterthur CC in the first game. He was however castled the very next ball by an inswinging yorker from Farid, who moved the ball beautifully throughout. Abid got dangerous Tissa caught in the covers the very next over and Farid followed it with the wicket of Pradeep. Bern were soon tattering at 26-3. Aneesh looked to take the attack to Nomads but was castled by an inswinger from Faheem. Introduction of spinners; Sudath and Shafqat further put a block on the run rate and the scorecard quickly became 39-6. Hamad (28) played some big hits along with Umar (26*) to ensure that Bern crossed the 100 mark and they were finally all out for 113 off 17 overs. Sudath was pick of the bowlers with 3/25 followed by Shafqat and Farid, both of whom castled two wickets each.