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PCCT sweep Daredevils in Twenty20 cricket series

By Andrew Carrick  /  Contributing reporter

Pakistan Cricket Club Taiwan (PCCT) came out on top against the Taiwan Daredevils at the weekend when the two met in a best-of-three Chinese Cricket Development Association Twenty20 series in Pingtung.

In the first game, the Daredevils made 113 for 9 from their 20 overs, with only Australian Roy Horgan (44) showing any kind of form with the bat.

In reply, PCCT looked to be in trouble when leg-spinner Jefferey Black had Amjad Zafar caught behind for 22 off his doosra delivery. In came ex-Daredevil Andrew Carrick, who received a rowdy reception from his former teammates, but replied with an elegant 43 not out that sealed a six-wicket victory for PCCT.

In the second game PCCT racked up 133 for 8 in 18 overs, with Asif Tanolly making 34 and Mujahid Umar an unbeaten 25. The Dardevils’ Mahroof Hussain bowled accurately to take 3 for 31 in 4 overs.

The Daredevils set off too slowly in reply and only managed to make 104 for 6 from their 18 overs. Ninad Malawani with 2 for 22 in 4 overs was the chief destroyer for PCCT.

In the final game PCCT cruised to a 10-wicket victory, man of the series Amjad Zafar hitting the ball to all parts in his innings of 62 not out to finish the game in only 11.3 overs as PCCT knocked off the Daredevils’ below par score of 106 for 9.

Shocked by the whitewash, Daredevils’ skipper Duane Christie was seen giving a stern team talk after the final game.

Next up on the calendar is the Daredevils’ Champions trophy from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13 in Chiayi.

For more information about getting involved in cricket in Taiwan, contact Andrew Carrick at (09)1955-7896.

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