SIXTY BALL SHOOTOUT: 3RD ROUND

Highlights of the third round

  • Reykjavík's 147 for 3 is record Shootout total

  • Derick Deonarain sets a record individual innings of 72

  • Khan Gul rips through Kópavogur top order

  • David Abew-Baidoo makes career-best 30 in lost cause

  • Vesturbær win and move off bottom

  • Disciplined bowling performance undoes Hammers

  • Wonder catch from Sebastiaan Dreyer dismisses Chamley Fernando

Kópavogur v Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík 147 for 3 (10 overs) Derick Deonarain 72 Abhi Chauhan 2—26

  • Kópavogur 90 for 6 (10 overs) David Abew-Baidoo 30 Khan Gul 3—15

  • Reykjavík won by 57 runs Full scorecard

Derick Deonarain elevated his fine spring form to another level as he struck 72 from 29 balls to help the Vikings post a huge total. With Ravi Rawat sidelined owing to a shoulder injury, Lakmal Bandara opened the innings with Deonarain and they got the innings off to a swift start and put half-fit Abdur Rehman, still nursing an ankle problem, to the sword. Even with Bandara gone, Mahinda Dissanayeka took up where he left off last week, smashing three sixes in another quickfire cameo. All the Vikings batsmen are firing at the moment and their run-scoring power looks formidable. Kópavogur, or at least Bala Kamallakharan, set off in pursuit as though 148 was realistically attainable. He hit half a dozen handsome fours while, at the other end, speedster Khan Gul laid waste to the Puffins' top order. By the time he'd done, the match was as good as over, but David Abew-Baidoo and Paresh Mandloi found time to register confidence-building personal-best innings towards the death. In this long-haul season, a little form at the right time will be invaluable for Kópavogur as they seek to compete.


Hafnarfjörður v Vesturbær

  • Hafnarfjörður 71 for 6 (10 overs) Kaleem Sadiq 25 Mohit Kotian 1—7

  • Vesturbær 72 for 2 (8.2 overs) Avik Ghosh 27* Sulaman Nawaz 1—16

  • Vesturbær won by eight wickets Full scorecard

A highly disciplined bowling performance from the Volcano restricted Hafnarfjörður to a distinctly sub-par total. Wides were kept to a minimum and dot balls came in abundance, but the key moment was Sebastiaan Dreyer's world-class running catch to get rid of Chamley Fernando. Only with him gone could Vesturbær chip away at the rest of the order. This they did, and the innings spluttered to a messy end with three wickets in the final two overs. Once again, Vesturbær were in with a real chance of conjuring victory. Sebastiaan Dreyer hit a couple of boundaries early on, and has now batted seven times in 2021 without ever making a single-figure score. When he was caught at mid-on, it fell to Avik Ghosh to take responsibility for the chase. This he did, putting together an unbeaten stand with the returning captain, Sampath Nagarajan, to take the Volcano to a welcome and timely win.






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