New York. These days T20 minor cricket league matches are being played in America. Unmukt Chand, who won the Indian Under-19 team the World Cup title, is also joining it. He has withdrawn from Indian cricket and is playing from America with NOC from here. Playing for the Silicon Valley Strikers, he scored an unbeaten half-century against the Hollywood Master Blasters. He hit 7 fours and 5 sixes in his innings. Thanks to his aggressive game, the team got a big win by 63 runs. He has scored 2 half-centuries in 2 consecutive matches in the current season.
In the match, Silicon Valley got the invitation to bat first after losing the toss. Unmukt Chand landed as an opener. The team had lost the first wicket at the yag of 20 runs. But Unmukt took over the team for the second wicket with Sri Lanka’s Shehan Jayasuriya adding 72 runs. He scored 26 runs off 25 balls. Meanwhile, 29-year-old Unmukt completed his half-century. They are not out till the end. He faced 65 balls and scored 94 not out. The strike rate was of 145.
Primus also contributed 26 runs
Primus also scored 26 runs off 10 balls for Silicon. Hit a four and 3 sixes. The team made a huge score of 180 runs for 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In response, Hollywood Master had a good start. At one point the team’s score was 58 runs on one wicket. But after this the team stumbled and could only make 117 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Opener batsman Mrunal Patel scored the highest 34 runs.
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Nisarga Patel contributed 24 and Kodi Chetty also contributed 20 runs for Hollywood. Left arm fast bowler Saurabh Netravalkar bowled brilliantly. He gave only 17 runs in 4 overs and took 5 wickets in his name. Unmukt became the player of the match for playing an unbeaten 94. After this, in another match played, he scored 53 runs in 34 balls against Sokal and then became the player of the match. The team has won both the matches played so far in the current season.
Tags: BCCI, Minor League Cricket, Team India, Unmukt Chand, USA
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 28, 2022, 17:36 IST