MCC B vs Serendib T20 friendly, (27 Aug 2016)

The second fixture of the day against the Breakaways who were replacing Serendib, the team that bailed on Wednesday. MCC won the toss and chose to bat, opening with Butt – rejuvenated after his exhaustion from the previous week – and Khan Amin. Butt joined the duck race and was replaced by Ayub who put on 22 for the second wicket with Amin then departed to make way for Toke. Khan Amin went shortly after and was replaced by captain Alagh, in great fettle after losing his place at the top of the duck race table. He put on 13 with Toke including yet another boundary four for the second week running but then gave up his place for Khan Mahmud. He scored 4 then inexplicably charged the bowler, missed the ball and was bowled leaving MCC B 55 for 5 wickets in the 10th over. Otmankhil came to the crease and thrilled us all with a splendid 6 followed by a 4 and was then out. Barrett replaced him playing in the second game too as did Elias because of some MCC baillages and no-shows. Barrett doubled his score from the first match going for 6, Waqas Khan added to his position in the duck race. Elias was run out for 3 and Imtiaz finished on 0 not-out after not having faced a ball. MCC were all out for 91 after 17.3 overs.

After a short innings break MCC opened the bowling with Khan Amin and Khan Waqas. They bowled very tightly but were wicketless and were replaced by Toke and Imtiaz. Toke got the first wicket in the 7th over, a very good stumping by Butt and his second on the 9th over leaving them 39 for 2 down. Three runs later there was a good run out, the ball first being returned to the non-strikers end then down to keeper Butt to complete the run out. In the 12th over Imtiaz got his wicket – a spectacular catch by Okmankhil – and the Breakaways were 56 for 4 so needed 36 runs from 8 overs. No more wickets fell and despite trying a range of bowlers, Ayub, Barrett and Butt, the Breakaways ran out easy winners in the 17th over.

Butt, 0, bowled, 1 over, 0 mdns, 15 runs, 0 wkts, 1 stumping

Khan Amin, 10, bowled, 3 overs, 1 mdn, 7 runs, 0 wkts

Ayub, 8, caught, 2 overs, 0 mdns, 15 runs, 0 wkts

Toke, 15, caught, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 18 runs, 2 wkts

Alagh, 6, bowled

Khan Mahmud, 4, bowled,

Otmankhil, 12, caught, 1 catch

Barrett, 6, bowled, 1 over, 0 mdns, 4 runs, 0 wkts

Khan Waqas, 0, bowled, 4 overs, 0 mdns, 15 runs, 0 wkts

Beresford E, 3, run out

Imtiaz, 0*, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 15 runs, 1 wkt

MCC B, 91 for 10 in 17 oivers, lost to Breakaways, 92 – 3 in 17 overs by 7 wickets

MBB B MOM: P. Toke