BF Cyprus will lock horns with Sri Lankan Lions in the 8th match of the ECS Cyprus T10 at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground in Limassol on January 18. BF Cyprus have played two games so far, where they won both games and are top of the table. Sri Lankan Lions have won and lost a game each from their two matches and are placed third in the rankings of Group A.
BF Cyprus played against Nicosia Tigers CC in their last match where BF Cyprus won the toss and elected to bat. They came out all guns blazing after choosing to bat as they were batting fearlessly. They kept finding boundaries regularly and were at the score of 139 runs at the loss of three wickets after the end of 9.2 overs when rain arrived. Tigers too started brilliantly as they had smashed 45 runs in just three overs when rain arrived again and the match could not continue further. They were two runs behind the DLS total and hence lost the game.
Sri Lankan Lions squared off against Limassol Qalandars in their last encounter where Sri Lankan Lions won the toss and elected to bat. The match was reduced to nine overs a side due to the rain. On a good track to bat, the Lions were simply sensational as they smashed 50 runs in just two overs. They kept hitting at the same rate and piled on a huge total of 158 runs. Qalandars did not start well and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They crumbled under the pressure of such a huge chase and lost the game by 71 runs.
Probable Playing XI
J Baldwin, J Baldwin, Jevin Isidore (wk), T Gregory, O Shakes, S Burdekin, M Hone (C), W Miller, J Knight, Ed Sanderson, A Goodall
Bench : D Hunt, S Warren, O Partner, M Pidgeon, G Richardson, A Davies, H Mapplebeck, B Paice, B Dyson, S Thornton, A Rowe
Sri Lankan Lions
Nalin Pathirana (C), Suresh Gedara, Akila Kalugala, Saman Kumara, Chamal Sadun, L Udayanga, Subbareddy Alavala, Kavindu Madhuranga, Kamal Raiz, Roshan Siriwardana, R Asanka
Bench : Ashan Chanaka, Nalin Sampath, S Ananda, D Olagamage, S Madushan, Siva Patti, Srinath Rajith, Kelum Sanjaya, R Manawasinghe, S Indrajith, Samira Akalanka, Tirupathi Sandireddy, Charan Nalluri, Damith Priyantha, Dinesh Mendis, Jeevan Wanigasekara, D Chameera
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