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Ten Doeschate does it for the Balkh Legends

Gulf News – Sharjah: Dutch international Ryan ten Doeschate stole the thunder from Laurie Evans as the Balkh Legends opened their campaign with a commanding eight-wicket win over Kabul Zwanan on the second day of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium late on Saturday.

Summary

  • Sharjah: Dutch international Ryan ten Doeschate stole the thunder from Laurie Evans as the Balkh Legends opened their campaign with a commanding eight-wicket win over Kabul Zwanan on the second day of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium late on Saturday.
  • With Evans threatening to come good for a second time in under one day with a quick-fire 64, it was ten Doeschate’s equally belligerent unbeaten knock of 78 that helped the Balkh Legends sail through for their first full points with seven balls to spare.
  • His skipper Rashid Khan stood tall with an unbeaten 56 off just 27 deliveries as the pair put up an entertaining 96 runs for the fifth wicket to help Kabul Zwanan to a challenging 176 for 6.
  • With Javed Ahmad ushering in an initial build-up with his 21 runs off 18 deliveries, it was left up to Evans and skipper Rashid Khan to ensure a competitive total for the bowlers to defend.
  • And once ten Doeschate found his rhythm there was no stopping the 38-year-old South Africa-born player from taking over as former England international Ravi Bopara played the perfect with his unbeaten 38 runs to see their side through easily in the end.


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