Former FMB Cricket League champions MSC Silver suffered their worst defeat since establishment in 2011 when they tumbled to a 109-79 runs thrashing by MSC White in the Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) and Oriental Cricket Club (OCC) 20-overs League match on Sunday.
Silver captain Saeed Limdawala said the 30-run gap at the MSC was just too much for the team that has not even lost by a 20-run difference before.
Although their enterprising player Arsif Rustam claimed three wickets for Silver in the second innings, the effort was far from changing White’s predictable advantage
“This was a bad performance ever for us in a competitive event and we will sit down as a team to see where we went wrong and how to correct the mistake,” said Limdawala.
However, MSC Orange had a grand game on the day, making 122 runs in just 18.3 overs against Fattani Gold. And credit goes to Irfan Vadia, who was not out as he made 78 of Orange’s runs.
Grey enhanced their chances of earning the only remaining semi-final slot when they beat Purple.They made 141 runs against Purple’s 114 all-out.
However, their qualification will depend on the results of next weekend’s matches that will involve possible contenders for the last-four slot OCC, Gold Fattani and Blue. Orange, Silver and White already made it into the semi-finals.