In their 2nd MPL Tier A League match against Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak once again defeated them. On winning the toss, Sarawak decided to bat first and put up a total of 280 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Then they bowled out KL for 228 runs in 47.1 overs to secure victory by 52 runs. Sarawak total came from a solid partnership of 194 runs between Ahmad Faiz M. Noor scoring 103 runs off 111 balls and skipper Daminda Ranaweera 103 runs off 140 balls.
HIA Jayaratne contributed 40 n.o to their total. Sheikh Nasir took 2 wickets for 44 runs off his 10 overs spell. Going into their run chase, KL’s openers put up 58 runs when Sheikh Nasir fell with 18 runs to his credit. His partner, Fikri Makram Rosdi stood steady till 32.3 overs to put up personal score of 76 runs with their total at 162 runs. But then on wickets started falling and they were all out in 47.1 overs for 228 runs. The other KL batsmen who contributed were HHM de Zoysa 61 runs, PC Wickeramasinghe 40. Sarawak’s wicket takers were Awang Aminurashid 3 for 47 off 9.1 overs & Faruq Hakimin 2 for 47 off 10 overs. For his knock of 103 runs, Ahmad Faiz was named the Player of the Match.
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