The Day 1 of the Virtual Five5 Cricket World Championship 2020 saw some good bowling displays in the simulated reality league cricket tournament on an individual front. Right from Michael Sentner's economical over for NZ against PAK to Lance Ngidi’s match-winning over for SA, the spectators were duly rewarded with some excellent performances.
That said, we take a look at two of the best bowling performances from the first day of the tournament.
Kane Richerdson vs ENG
After an animated display with the bat, having put 63/0 on board courtesy Armand Finch and Daniel Warner's hard-hitting display, it was time for AUS to perform equally well with the ball against ENG.
As James Butler and Jackson Bairstow raced with a quickfire scoring rate, AUS needed a wicket, and Kane Richerdson delivered what was promised. The wicket of Bairstow wobbled ENG’s ship and AUS registered a fine victory by three runs.
Lance Ngidi vs BAN
Having won the toss and putting BAN to bat, a certain Lance Ngidi put on arguably one of the finest displays of the simulated reality league cricket tournament already. The pacer, in his over, not only picked a wicket but conceded a paltry three runs, on the back of which, SA restricted BAN to 30/4. In response, SA reached the target within 2.4 overs without losing a wicket.