Best vs Best cricket series: Team A wins first match

Team A secured victory against Team B in the first match of the “Best vs Best” 2023 cricket series

Best vs Best cricket series: Team A wins first match
Best vs Best cricket series: Team A wins first match

Caribbean: Team A secured victory against Team B in the first match of the “Best vs Best” 2023 cricket series. The match was held at Sion Hill, St Vincent on Wednesday (October 4, 2023).

The first match of the tournament was kicked off with the batting innings of the Team B. The team B won the toss the chose to bat first, making Team A field.

As per the scores, Team B set the target of 182 runs while losing all its wickets in the 42.4 overs. On the other hand, Team A chased the target and made 184 runs while losing 6 of its wickets. The latter has finished the match in 36 overs during its innings.

Team A scorecard

The best batsman of the match turned out to be Dominica based Kavem Hodge as he played the innings of its half-century. He made 66 runs in the 69 balls. He hit five fours, while one six.

On the other hand, another Dominican player in the team A named Alick Athanaze also emerged star player of the match. He made 55 runs in 40 balls. While hitting eight fours, Athanaze made its first half-century of the tournament. He also earned two sixes.

Besides this, Ryan John and Keron Cottoy both has taken two wickets while playing five and eight overs respectively. Further, Dean Browne and Tarrique Edward both has taken one wicket of the team B.

Fall of wickets: Team A was stood at 10 runs in the fifth over when they lost their first wicket. Desron Maloney was returned back to the pavilion. Further, Jeremy Solozano was got wicket down in the 6.3 overs.

Alick Athanaze lost his wicket in the 15.3 overs when the team stood at 91 runs. Further, the team stood at 32.5 overs when Tevyn Walcott lost its wicket.

Team B scorecard

The top scorer of the Team B was Sunil Ambris who made 44 runs in the 52 balls. He has hit four fours and one sixes. He has lost its wicket from the bowling Alick Athanaze.

Besides this, the second-best performer of the team was Stephan Pascal who made 38 runs in the 66 balls. He hit two fours and one six.

In the bowling, the most wickets were chased by Shamar Springer as he took four wickets. He is the most wicket taker of the match of the “Best vs Best” series.

On the other hand, the second best bowler of the match was also from Team B named Kenneth Dember who has taken three wickets.

Fall of wickets: Johnson Charles lost his first wickets in the third over of the match, while the second one was lost by Gidron Pope in the 18th over. The entire team got all out in the 42.4 overs when Gian Benjamin also lost his wicket at 182 runs which was the target of the match.

Team squad

Team A: Athanaze (C), Cyrus, Martin, Nedd, Maloney, Solozano, Hodge, Dember, Melius, Springer, Shermon Lewis, Walcott, Vincent Lewis

Team B: Fletcher (C), Browne, Benjamin, Pope, Jeremiah, Charles, Cottoy, Larry, Edward, Redhead, John, Descarte, Pascal, Ambris, Tarrique Edward

Additionally, the second match of the “Best vs Best” cricket series was called off due to the inclement weather. It was scheduled to be held on Thursday and now rescheduled for tomorrow at 9: 30 am.