Mrs. Purviz R. Shroff, MH & the late Mr. Rusy M. Shroff, BBS MBE presented South China Super 6’s on the weekend of December 14-15. Co-sponsored by Mr. Kuldeep S. Buttar of Buttar & Associates and supported by The India Association Hong Kong and 4D Sports, the tournament saw the participation of 8 teams organized by Creative Impact Limited. This was their 3rd such cricket event organized within the last 7 months after Battle of the Diners in August 2019 and Charity Premier League in May 2019.
It all started with a match between Guangzhou Challengers vs Shenzhen Warriors Blue and ended with World X1 vs Hong Kong Avengers with World X1 winning the championship and Shenzhen Warriors Blue being awarded cup finalist and ICC Chunkz being awarded plate winners.
It was the first such tournament to be held in South China where cricket is growing dramatically, not only in terms of players but in terms of tournaments and leagues too.
Saturday December 14 was for group matches with eight teams divided into four groups playing against each other. The knock-outs on Sunday December 15 were very dramatic. Hong Kong Avengers gave a solid performance in the quarters and semi-finals to enter the finals as firm favourites with a clean record in the tournament. World XI came back strongly after losing their match against Hong Kong Smashers by beating them convincingly in the semi-finals. The semi-final was dominated by Tanwir Afzal as he knocked his opponents out with his brilliant performance.
The final between Hong Kong Avengers and World XI was surely between the two best teams of the tournament, one representing Hong Kong and the other Shenzhen. Tanwir came out with all guns blazing and hit four sixes in the first over to set the tone. Paventhan played a Captain’s innings and Junaid proved his true value to the team as he bowled a great opening by getting rid of his opponents, two good batsmen, putting a serious dent into the chase. Ismail and Iftikhar did their best for Hong Kong Avengers, but the score was out of their reach.
Cup Winners – World X1
Cup Finalist – Hong Kong Avengers
Plate Winners – Shenzhen Warriors
Plate Finalist – ICC Chunkz
Best Batsman was awarded to: Abhishek Singh Rana (Shenzhen Warriors)
Best Bowler was awarded to: Zeeshan Ali (World X1)
Most Valuable Player was awarded to: Tanwir Afzal (World X1)
Best Scorer was awarded to: Mahroof Hussain ( Green Eagles CC)
Best Umpire was awarded to: Saqib Mahmood (Guangzhou Challengers)
For more stats, summary and recordings of each game, please click the link below.
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