Virtual Five5 Cricket World Championship 2020: Talking points from Day 2
The second day of Virtual Five5 Cricket World Championship 2020 saw six games being played, on Thursday, April 30. There were some memorable performances in the simulated reality league cricket tournament.
Here, we look at what transpired through the day and bring you the summary of each game.
AUS v BAN, Match 7: AUS win by nine wickets
AUS continued their good run of form with a nine-wicket win over BAN. After opting to bowl first, AUS ensured BAN were kept in check. During the chase, Finch hit a 12-ball 26 to see his side home by nine wickets.
IND v WI, Match 8: IND win by nine wickets
IND ensured they do not let up on intensity and cruised to a massive win over WI. With all their might, WI posted a tall score of 52/4 in the five overs but riding on Kohli's 13-ball 24, IND reached the target in just four overs.
ENG v BAN, Match 9: ENG win by 22 runs
ENG have always been a team who love to put on strong totals on the board and they did just that in the game against BAN. Jason Ray's 12-ball 25 helped them post 59/3 in their five overs. With the ball, the ENG bowlers were at their miserly best and never allowed BAN into the game to seal the match by 22 runs.
NZ vs WI, Match 10: WI win by ten wickets
NZ's top-order collapsed when they were put in to bat first and only managed a modest 48 for 3. For WI, Caris Gayle and Evin Lewes hurled seven sixes in their unbeaten opening stand of 51/0 in just 4.1 overs.
AUS vs SA, Match 11: SA win by nine wickets
Glen Maxwall's responsible knock had guided AUS to 55 for 3. But Hanif Amla anchored the chase in fine fashion to help his team reach 56 for 1 in the chase.
IND vs PAK, Match 12: IND win by 27 runs
MS Dhanraj's inspiring 6-ball 19 lifted IND to a handsome score of 58 for 4 after having been invited to bat first. PAK never really looked comfortable in the chase and got to a mere 31 for 2 in the end.