SMAASH Carnival 2018: Jersey Gladiator Cricket Club vs Pakistan First
The first game for Pakistan First was against Jersey Gladiators in the sMAASH Carnival 2018 tournament. On papers it looked like an easy game for Pak First but it was far from it. Jersey Gladiator gave all they could against the eventual champions of the tournament. Pak First batted first but only mustered out 111 runs with the help of good line and length bowling specially from spinner who were helped out by 85 meter bowling as the Pakistan First batsman were keep swinging for the fences and were getting hauled out at boundary. Suhas, Anvesh and Anand picked up two wickets each while Jahanzeb Alam and Jessy Singh kept the inning ticking for a while with the score of 27 and 24 respectively. Gladiators started their inning painstakingly slowly as they clearly wanted to see out the new ball. The openers sees off the new ball but gave away their wickets to spinners. As the the wickets started to tumble around, Rushi Amin raised his hand and started to swung the pendulum towards the Gladiators with a quick fire 21 but after his wicket the Gladiators couldn’t keep up with the run-rate against the pace attack of Pak First and lost the game by 3 runs. Anvesh Buddineni was the pick of the batsman with 33* while Adil Nousherwan picked up 3 wickets and got helped from Mohammad Khalil and Tamoor Haider who picked up two wickets each.