NSW, Assupol TUKS make it two in two
Leeds/Bradford MCCU's Charlie Roebuck might have got the only fifty of the game, but it was not enough for his team to get past Assupol TUKS, who won their second match in as many in the tournament. Roebuck struck 51 off 42 but his team-mates struggled to get into double digits - only two of them managed to do so, but none went beyond 14 - meaning the team could manage only 109 for 8 in their 20. New-ball bowler Corbin Bosch was the main thorn in their side, taking 4 for 27.
Assupol TUKS' chase was anchored by opener Aiden Markram, who made a run-a-ball 42. The rest of their top order batted around him, contributing cameos, to ensure the team got home with few hiccups in the 17th over with seven wickets in hand.
University of New South Wales thumped ICBT Campus by 53 runs, bowling them out for just 67 after scoring 120 for 7. Captain UIB Hettige was the only one to contribute anything of note in the chase, with 26 off 35. Only one other player got into double digits, as the team folded in the 17th over, their destroyers-in-chief being Marcus Atallah and Ethan Leten.
With the bat, captain Charles Wakim was the main contributor, scoring 41 off 25 with five fours and two sixes at the top of the order. None of his team-mates could match his pace of scoring, but a few cameos followed, ensuring ICBT Campus would have to score at over a run-a-ball to get home. They didn't even get close.
Rizvi Mumbai also remained unbeaten, edging past Karachi University by five runs. Rizvi's total of 132 for 8 was set up by a quick 54 from Shashank Singh. Rao Manish played the main support role, while Mir Hamza was the star with the ball for Karachi University, taking three wickets and conceding just 11 runs in his four overs.
Karachi University had contributions all through their line-up, but no one could kick on and finish things off. At 108 for 6 at the start of the 19th over, they looked on track, but left-arm spinner Aditya Dhumal and medium pacer John Ebrahim struck twice apiece in the final two overs to help Rizvi Mumbai over the line.
University of Liberal Arts got on the points table with a seven-wicket win against Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association. Jamaica got to a very commendable 148 for 6 on the back of 57 off 42 from Pete Salmon and a rapid 38 off 19 from captain Oshane Walters. That they were kept below 150 was down to a miserly spell of 3 for 17 from Anjum Ahmed.
However, an opening stand of 110 in 13 overs from Avishek Mitra and captain Hasanuzzaman meant the target was always within University of Liberal Arts reach. Mitra made 53 off 45 with six four and two sixes, while Hasanuzzaman thumped 76 off 54 with 10 fours and a six. While Jamaica relatively pulled things back after the pair was dismissed, their team still eased home with five balls to spare.