An absolute stunning innings from Nicholas Pooran in the finals of the Major League Cricket 2023 plunged everyone into disbelief. Pooran displayed his aggressive power as he stormed towards a 137*-run knock in 55 balls.
The entire world sat up and took notice of this incredible power-hitting of the swashbuckling batter from West Indies. Nicholas Pooran guided MI New York to the title in the maiden edition of the Major League Cricket.
Batting first, Quinton De Kock set the tone for Seattle Orcas. They put up 183 runs on the board for the loss of 9 wickets on the back of a scintillating 87-run knock from Quinton De Kock.
De Kock’s innings was laced with 9 fours and 4 sixes and he had a blistering strike-rate of 167.31.
Trent Boult and Rashid Khan combined forces in the bowling department for MI New York as they bagged 3 wickets each. The Kiwi bowler finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets under his belt.
What is even more incredible a feat is the fact that he was head and shoulders above the remaining bowlers in the tournament. That the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament in the form of Cameron Gannon had half the number of wickets as of Trent Bout, speaks volumes about the enormity of the performance of Trent Boult in Major League Cricket 2023.
Nicholas Pooran went all guns blazing from the word go
Coming in to the bat in the very first over of the game after Steven Taylor was dismissed for a duck by Imad Wasim, Nicholas Pooran set the stage on fire.
His knock was of the highest order as it simply knocked the wind out of the sails of the Seattle Orcas bowling department.
Nicholas Pooran’s innings was peppered with 10 fours and 13 sixes and he helped MI New York finish off the innings within 16 overs.
It was a historic occasion and moment for MI New York as they bagged the honours of the first-ever Major League Cricket 2023.
Nauman Anwar, Quinton de Kock (wk), Cameron Gannon, Shehan Jayasuriya, Aaron Jones, Heinrich Klaasen, Izharulhaq Naveed, Wayne Parnell, Nisarg Patel, Angelo Perera, Shubham Ranjane, Dasun Shanaka, Phani Simhadri, Harmeet Singh, Matthew Tromp, Andrew Tye, Imad Wasim, Shimron Hetmyer, and Dwaine Pretorius
MI New York
Dewald Brevis, Shayan Jahangir, Tim David, David Wiese, Hammad Azam, Kieron Pollard ©, Steven Taylor, Monank Patel, Nicholas Pooran, Saideep Ganesh, Ehsan Adil, Jason Behrendorff, Jasdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Phillip, Nosthush Kenjige, Rashid Khan, Sarabjit Ladda