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Jersey, Argentina, Nigeria register wins

The top two teams at the end of the tournament will be promoted to WCL Division 5

Jersey, Argentina, Nigeria register wins - Cricket News
Jersey team celebrates a wicket.
Jersey beat Kuwait, Argentina got the better of Bahrain and Vanuatu lost a close game to Nigeria in the three matches on the opening day of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 6 tournament on Sunday (July 21).

In its game against Kuwait, Jersey chose to field and bowled Kuwait out for 179 in 39.5 overs. Cornelis Bodenstein was the most successful bowler for Jersey, taking 3 for 48. Tom Minty and Charles Perchad contributed with two wickets in their own.

In reply, Jersey, aided by a 97-run stand for third wicket between Corey Bisson and Luke Gallichan, reached the target with 52 balls to spare. Irfan Batti returned figures of 2 for 22 in five overs to be the best bowler for Kuwait.

After choosing to bat, Bahrain folded for 166 from 42.1 overs against Argentina with eight batsmen posting scores of less than 10. Muhammad Hanif was the leading scorer by a mile with his 74 runs. Gary Savage and Lucas Paterlini picked up three wickets each, the former with a marginally better economical rate.

In reply, Argentina achieved the target with three wickets in hand and only five balls to spare. Pablo Ferguson and Alejandro Ferguson, the two brothers, scored 37 runs each and Paterlini contributed with a 14-ball 23 that saw his team to the finish line. Mohammad Dar, Qamar Saeed and Yaser Sadeq scalped two wickets each for Bahrain.

The game between Vanuatu and Nigeria was a closely fought contest as Nigeria, put to bat, posted 230 in 49.2 overs. Kunle Adegbola was the leading scorer with 44 runs. In a collective bowling effort for Vanuatu, Patrick Matautaava, Nalin Nipiko and Jelany Chilia scalped two wickets each. 

Vanuatu, led Andrew Mansale and Worford Kalworai’s half centuries, looked to achieve the target comfortably, but Saheed Akolade struck twice in the 49th over and Vanuatu fell short of its target by five runs.

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