English Reds registered a convincing 35-run victory over Scottish Mulberries in the third game of the Global Power Cricket League (GPCL) T20 at Yamuna Sports Complex Cricket Ground, Delhi on Monday (October 3).
English Reds skipper Ian Bell won the toss and elected to bat first. Riding on opener Umang’s unbeaten 87 off 62 balls, they piled up 172/4 in their stipulated 20 overs. Adil also played a handy knock of 30-ball 41 while batting at No. 3.
Irshad was the stand-out bowler for Scottish Mulberries, claiming a wicket by conceding 25 runs in his four overs.
Chasing the target, Scottish Mulberries were bowled out for just 137 in 19.3 overs. It was a disappointing batting display as no one managed to cross the 40-run mark. Zaheeruddeen was the top scorer with 28-ball 40.
For English Reds, Krishna (2-10), Divyansh (2-21) and Gurbaj (2-32) were the pick of the bowlers, claiming two scalps each.
English Reds – 172/4 in 20 overs (Umang 87*; Irshad 1-25) defeated Scottish Mulberries – 137 all-out in 19.3 overs (Zaheeruddeen 40; Krishna 2-10) by 35 runs.