Major League Cricket 2023: MI New York Register Comprehensive Victory Over Washington Freedom

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    MI New York vs Washington Freedom Major League Cricket 2023

    Nicholas Pooran’s blistering knock of 62* runs in just 33 balls powered MI New York to a much-needed victory in the ongoing Major League Cricket 2023.

    MI New York now moves to the 3rd position in the points table and have 4 points under their belt, with a game remaining. They would be aiming for full points in their last group-stage game versus Seattle Orcas.

    Washington Freedom had batted first in Match 13 and had posted 160 runs on the board. Glenn Phillips and Moises Henriques scored 47 and 32 runs respectively. With the ball, skipper of MI New York Kieron Pollard bagged 2 wickets.

    Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Trent Boult and Nosthush Kenjige took 1 wicket each for MI New York. In response, MI New York chased down the total with absolute ease. They chased down the modest total with 8 wickets remaining and with 27 balls in hand.

    Nicholas Pooran’s fireworks took centre-stage

    The West Indian power-hitter went all guns blazing for MI New York as he smashed 62* runs in just 33 deliveries. Nicholas Pooran was the main architect of his side’s victory in this Major League Cricket 2023 game. He deservedly won the player of the match award.

    Opener Monank Patel too performed well as he scored 44 runs in 29 balls. His knock was laced with 5 fours and 1 six and he batted with a strike-rate of 151.72.

    One of the main reasons why MI New York finished on the winning side was their excellent start. Shayan Jahangir and Monank Patel -both local USA openers- pressed their feet on the accelerator and mustered 65 runs in the powerplay.

    That strong start set the stage for Nicholas Pooran, who is a master of run-chases. This win will infuse a lot of confidence to MI New York as they are now in a good position to qualify for the playoffs.

    Squads

    MI New York

    Kieron Pollard (c), Ehsan Adil, Hammad Azam, Jason Behrendorff, Trent Boult, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Saideep Ganesh, Shayan Jahangir (wk), Nosthush Kenjige, Rashid Khan, Sarabjit Ladda, Monank Patel (wk), Kyle Phillip, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, and David Wiese.

    Washington Freedom

    Kieron Pollard (c), Ehsan Adil, Hammad Azam, Jason Behrendorff, Trent Boult, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Saideep Ganesh, Shayan Jahangir (wk), Nosthush Kenjige, Rashid Khan, Sarabjit Ladda, Monank Patel (wk), Kyle Phillip, Nicholas Pooran, Kagiso Rabada, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, and David Wiese.

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