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April 3, 2013
DAV College Chandigarh defeated University of Karachi by eight wickets, recording their second win in as many matches in the tournament. Karachi's loss was in spite of a valiant lone-hand from opening batsman and wicketkeeper Ammar Hasan, who hit 85 of his side's 138 runs, in 60 balls. Only one of his teammates made it to double figures, as Chandigarh's Gurinder Singh took 4 for 27 from four overs.
In response, Chandigarh made short work of Karachi's total, as their own wicketkeeper batsman, Jaskaran Singh, hit 75 not out from 44 balls to launch them towards the target, which they achieved in the 16th over.
The Great Britain Combined University Team also extended their unbeaten streak early on day two, as they brushed Bangladesh's University of Liberal Arts aside by nine wickets. Having opted to bat first, Liberal Arts managed a paltry 105, with none of their players breaching 30. James Lomas took 4 wickets for 18 for Great Britain Combined, before their batsmen made short work of the modest total. Chris Wakefield fell with the score on 0, but Syed Fuad, who made 44 not out, and Luke Blackaby, who was unbeaten on 55, ensured their side completed a simple win in the 15th over.
In the evening matches, DAV College Chandigarh inflicted a third-straight defeat on University of New South Wales, and established themselves as one of the tournament favourites, with a gargantuan 147-run victory. Chandigarh were put into bat, and an 89-run opening partnership in 8.1 overs set them hurtling towards the 225 they achieved. Jaskaran Singh added 63 from 30 balls, his innings contributing seven fours and four sixes to the team tally of 20 fours and 16 sixes. A 30 from opening partner Deepak Sharma, a 45 off 15 from captain Kunal Mahajan, and a 36 off 16 from Simran Singh were the other notable contributions. Gordon Atalla took 4 for 38 from his four overs, and was the only New South Wales bowler to go for less than ten an over.
In response, New South Wales stumbled to 12 for 4 in the second over, and never really recovered from that start. They were bundled out for 78, with Gurinder Singh starring with four wickets for 27.
Home side University of Moratuwa turned the tables on the Great Britain Combined University Team in the other evening match, after Great Britain Combined had beaten Moratuwa by 63 runs on day one. This time however, Moratuwa snuck home in a low-scorer, hauling in the opposition's 106 for 8, in the 19th over, with three wickets to spare. Great Britain Combined were reduced to 29 for 4 in the seventh over, thanks largely to Rumesh Madushanka, who took two of those wickets and bowled his four overs for only 12 runs. Great Britain Combined continued to lose wickets through their innings, but launched something of a recovery through Harry Bush's 34 from 27, before the lower order chipped in runs as well.
Moratuwa had a shaky start themselves, when they lost both openers in the first five overs, but handy innings from Sahan Perera and Randika Perera, who remained unbeaten on 29, helped steady the chase. James Lomas was again among the wickets with 3 for 20, but Moratuwa had enough batting to complete the win, despite losing regular wickets.
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