Sunday saw the first big upset in the 2019 CCA #MoneyGram T20 Cup, when the formidable Sri Lankans team were beaten by Nicosia Tigers at the Ypsonas cricket ground.
Sri Lankans usually prefer to bat first and rack up a large total to apply pressure on their opponents. On this occasion the tactic backfired, as none of their batsmen found any form, and a five-wicket haul for Tigers’ medium-pacer Manan helped restrict them to a modest total of 124 all out inside 17 overs.
Tigers relied on several useful contributions in their reply, and in a tense finish reached their target with 6 balls and 4 wickets to spare. The result confirms Tigers as the early leaders of group A, while Riyaan currently sit top of group B.