SHARJAH – The opening match of the much-anticipated T10 Cricket League 2017 played today (Thursday), December 14 between Bengal Tigers and Kerela Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
The 90 minutes game ended in the favor of Kerala Kings. A magnificent 50 by Paul Stirling led Kerala Kings to an easy victory against Bengal Tigers.
From Bengal Tigers, Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles opened the batting. Both the openers were steadily hitting boundaries until Wahab Riaz dismissed Charles on an individual score of 33 runs. Miller and Fletcher batted till the end and scored 17 and 33 runs respectively to see the 10 overs end with a competitively 86 runs.
In reply, Stirling led the onslaught by the Kerala side as both his partners Morgan and Pollard couldn’t score much after being given an 86 run target to chase by Sarfraz-led Bengal Tigers. Stirling’s 66 off just 27 balls were the highlight of the match while Morgan and Pollard scored 11 runs each from Kings.
Kerala Kings won the toss and choose to field first.