In Summary
  • Swamibapa’s dependable batsman, Naman Patel shone with the bat on Sunday, knocking a quick half a century to in the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Twenty20 final to help his team beat Stray Lions by six wickets and retain the title.
  • Patel’s 78 runs came off 48 deliveries with nine boundaries and three big sixes in the match played at Sikh Union Grounds.
  • He was Swamibapa’s highest runs getter.

Swamibapa’s dependable batsman, Naman Patel shone with the bat on Sunday, knocking a quick half a century to in the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Twenty20 final to help his team beat Stray Lions by six wickets and retain the title.

Patel’s 78 runs came off 48 deliveries with nine boundaries and three big sixes in the match played at Sikh Union Grounds. He was Swamibapa’s highest runs getter.

Batting first, the Lions set a target of 142 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Manoj Sai Vemula top-scored for the Lions with 71 off 46 balls with 11 boundaries and a six.

The Lions suffered a major upset  when their match winning batsman, Abraham Vadada, who opened batting for the side was dismissed by Lameck Onyango (1/28). Onyango had Vadada caught by Naman Patel for three with a score of seven runs showing on the scoreboard.

SECOND WICKET PATNERSHIP

However, Manoj Sai Vemula (71 off 46 balls with 11 boundaries and a six), who replaced Vadada at the crease shared a second wicket partnership of 55 with Shyam Sundar (26 off 25 balls with four boundaries).

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