With the Unimoni Cricket Championship league wrapping up in men Division 1, what remains is a tussle is who qualifies from this pool?
Defending champions Challengers cricket club who top this division with 8 points face second-placed Telugu Royals at Gahanga in the morning at 9h: 30 am, in what is expected to be a thrilling 50 overs game.
After three games, Challengers have shown intent with two wins to earn eight points having faced off Indorwa and Right Guard cricket clubs by both 8 wickets respectively.
However, in the opener, they failed to chase with the bat against Kigali Cricket Club (KCC) only to fall short by 3 runs in August.
Telugu Royals on the other hand who are second with 8 points have won all their two games played, they had an excellent batting against KCC to triumph with one of the centuries of the tournament (108 runs). They yet again faced off bottom placed Indorwa by 6 wickets.
If Challengers is to qualify, are to take down their opponents they will need to score big especially their key men: Zappy Bimenyimana, captain Srinath Vardhineni, and Kumar Ramalingam.
For the Royals, a win will be a sweat revenge having lost to the same opponent during this year’s VR NAIDU T20 final on the same oval.
If they are to that, they will have to do it with a commanding display and blazing fireworks from right-hand batman Ivan Mitali and bowler Ajay Patial.
Meanwhile, in Division Two, Sorwathe have a mountain to climb against top side Zonic cricket club who are chasing an unbeaten at Kicukiro on the Sunday at 9h: 30 am.
Out of three games, Sorwathe have won one game against the Phoenix cricket club, that is by 9 wickets. latter
However, they lost to Titians CC (by 81 runs) and to Kutchi Tigers by the most runs so far (333 runs). Titans have 12 points out of three wins. They beat Tamil Lions by 80 runs and Spartan CC by 7 wickets respectively.
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