Cricket: Selladore stars in S'pore win

A four-wicket haul by Vijay Kumar Selladore helped Singapore record a three-wicket victory over Bermuda in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Three match at Bayeumas in Kuala Lumpur.

Despite a shaky start, Singapore chased down the target of 125 in 31.3 overs for the loss of seven wickets to post 127 for their second win of the tournament.

Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat. However, the top-order batsmen were not able to establish themselves at the crease, with Terryn Fray (4), Dion Stovell (19) Christian Burgess (11) and Janeiro Tucker (9) departing in the first 10 overs with the scoreboard showing 58-4.

They were eventually bowled out for 124 in 27.5 overs, with No. 8 batsman Kamau Leverock finishing as the top scorer with 28.

For Singapore, Man of the Match Selladore claimed four middle-order wickets to return match figures of 4-38 runs from 8.5 overs, while Abhiraj Singh snapped up 3-17 from four overs.

In response, Singapore lost two wickets for five runs in 1.4 overs before Chaminda Ruwan's knock of 57 steadied the innings.

Selladore struck a four on the last delivery to see his side pass their target of 125 and finish on 127-7.

Singapore skipper Saad Janjua was relieved to win the match, saying: "We came with a different type of approach and didn't quite execute it.

"I am pleased to have won two matches out of the four we've played, but there are a lot of things to work on for tomorrow's match (against the United States).

"I am looking forward to tomorrow, but we need to improve. I am sure we will do that."


AT BAYEUMAS: Bermuda 124 in 27.5 overs (Kamau Leverock 28; Vijay Kumar Selladore 4-38, Abhiraj Singh 3-17). Singapore 127-7 (Chaminda Ruwan 57; Kamau Leverock 3-16, Dion Stovell 2-32). S'pore won by 3 wkts. Man of the Match: Vijay Kumar Selladore.

AT KINRARA: United States 223-9 in 50 overs (Fahad Babar 59, Timil Patel 39, Steven Taylor 36, Muhammad Ghous 27 n.o.; Shakti Gauchan 3-30, Sagar Pun 2-41, Basant Regmi 2-41). Nepal 73-1 in 22.0 overs (revised target of 64) (Subash Khakurel 49 n.o., Gyanendra Malla 22 n.o.). Nepal won by 10 runs (D-L method). Man of the Match: Subash Khakurel.

This article was first published on October 29, 2014.
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