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Last weekend saw mix fortunes for Shre Cutchi Leva Patel who took on two teams in separate matches of the ongoing T20 Zahra cup fixtures at the Burhani Sports Grounds.
Playing Burhani Sports Club on their home turf, SCLPS batted first to post 139 for 6 in their 20 overs with Paresh Gami (21) and Rajesh Velani (39) contributing to the bulk of the score. Yusuf Hussein (3/13) and Murtaza Zafferali (2/23) bowling tidy spells to keep the opposition at bay. In reply, Idris Yusufali went on a run rampage as he amassed 73* supported by Taha Firoz (39*) to reach 142 in 16.2 overs for the loss of only one wicket.
In the second match of the day, SCLPS turned tables as they fielded first as Mombasa Simba Sports Club struggled against Manish Vekaria’s (4/17) and Paresh Bhudia’s (3/35) spirited bowling attack to post 116 all out in 19.3 overs. In reply, SCLPS scored the required runs in 18.3 overs with Paresh Gami playing a patient 42 against Amir Hamza’s (2/21) and Pyara Singh’s (2/18) valiant effort to win the game for the Simba side.
Burhani Sports Club have to win against Coast Gymkhana as do SCLPS in order to secure a place in the Semi Finals. However, neither match is going to be an easy victory as Coast Gymkhana have a strong batting line-up and comfortably won their first match a week before against Mombasa Simba.
This coming weekend, SCLPS play a must win game against Coast Gymkhana as Mombasa Jaffery also play a must win game against Mombasa Heats at the Burhani Sports Grounds.