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Kanbis, Swami maintain good runs in T20

By Barry Silah
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Jasraj Kundi, Sikh Union captain bats in a T20 Nairobi Invitational Cricket League match against Ruaraka at the Sikh Union grounds yesterday. Photo/PD/ALEX NJUE

Unbeaten Kanbis and Swamibapa have kept the race for Nairobi Invitational Cricket League T20 Challenge alive after posting wins in round five of action at the weekend.

Defending champions Kanbis are the team to watch after their exploits on Saturday over Ngara Sports Club where they chased a whopping score total of 211 with exceptional batting. 

Sunday was different as Kanbis had to live it late to hit hosts Sikh Union by seven runs.

Kanbis were restricted, posting 143/10 in their allotted overs but had to be alert in the second innings after the dutiful Sikhs pushed hard to finish off on 137/8 in 19.5 overs. 

Sachin Bhudia (39 off 25 balls) was top scorer for Kanbis while Muhamed Kalyan (51 off 31) for Sikh Union shone with good shot selection.

Meanwhile, the tie between Swamibapa and Sir Ali Muslim Club was also tightly contested at Park Road with the former winning by 17 runs. 

This was the first loss for Sir Ali Muslim who had lost toss and posted 123/9 in their allotted overs in an attempt to chase the 141 target. 

Swami’s Irfan Karim (41 off 33 balls) starring in the middle with four boundaries while Faiz Ahmed (38 off 32 balls) for Sir Ali had six boundaries to his name.

Nairobi Gymkhana beat visiting Nairobi Kongonis by a single wicket in a low scoring match after posting 84 all out after the opponents had put in 83/10 runs on the board.