Major League Cricket’s Challenger match was played between MI New York and the Texas Super Kings, in which MI won and secured a place in the final. MI won the toss and picked bowls in the match. Batting first, Texas Super Kings put 158 runs on the board after losing 10 wickets in 20 overs. Coming out to chase the runs, MI chased the runs for 4 wickets in 19 overs. Shayan Jahangir scored a game-high 36 runs for the team.
The run-chasing MI New York side lost their first wicket on the fourth ball of the fourth over. Opener Slade van Steden became a victim of Super Kings’ Rusty Theron scoring 6 runs off 12 balls. Following this, MI lost the wicket of second starter Shayan Jahangir on the third ball of the sixth over. Jahangir came out after scoring 38 runs off 18 balls aided by 5 fours and 2 sixes. He was walked by Calvin Savage of the Super Kings.
The innings was somewhat steady captain Nicholas Pooran lost his wicket on the fourth ball of 11. Puran and Dewald Brewis shared a partnership of 30 runs off 31 balls for the third wicket. Puran became a victim of Daniel Sams via LBW after scoring 23 runs off 20 balls with the help of 2 sixes.
Following this Tim David, who was batting fast, lost his wicket on the last ball of 16. He came out after scoring 33 runs in 20 balls with the help of 4 sixes. Although David had put the match very close to Mumbai with a quick bat. David was walked by Super Kings spinner Mohammad Mohsin.
The Texas Super Kings bowlers failed to impress much. For the team, Kelvin Savage took 1 wicket by giving up 27 runs in 4 overs. Other than this, Daniel Sams got a breakthrough. Same Sams expended 31 runs in 4 overs. Apart from this, Rusty Theron and Mohammad Mohsin took 1-1 wickets.