Get ready for an intense showdown as Indonesia (INA) faces Cambodia (CAB) in the crucial 6th T20I of the riveting tour at Udayana Cricket Ground in Bali. With the series poised at 3-2 in favor of Indonesia, this encounter stands as the deciding match to either clinch the series for Indonesia or allow Cambodia to level the series. In the fifth T20I, Cambodia stunned Indonesia with a convincing seven-wicket victory.
Opting to field after winning the toss, Cambodia set the tone early by dismissing Gede Priandana, limiting the opening partnership. Despite partnerships building up, Indonesia lost wickets at regular intervals. Kadek Gamantika and Kirubasankar’s contributions were notable amidst the decent partnerships. Shah Hussain emerged as the primary wicket-taker for Cambodia. Indonesia posted a competitive total of 144 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their 20 overs.
In response, Cambodia encountered an early setback with the dismissal of Ram Sharan by Maxi Koda. However, Uday Hathinjar and Luqman Butt steadied the ship with a remarkable 103-run partnership. Hathinjar’s splendid 74 runs and Butt’s strong 48 runs ensured Cambodia chased down the target comfortably in 19 overs for the loss of three wickets. Maxi Koda showcased his bowling prowess as the standout performer for Indonesia. As the series reaches its climax, the final encounter promises to be a thrilling contest, with both teams eyeing victory to secure their respective positions in this fiercely fought T20I series.