Italy, Isle of Man keep winning on day of hat-tricks
It was a day of hat-tricks in Isle of Man, as two bowlers picked three in three, while Italy and the hosts completed their third consecutive wins to stay on top of their respective group
It was a day of hat-tricks in Isle of Man, as two bowlers picked three in three, while Italy and the hosts completed their third consecutive wins to stay on top of their respective group.
Italy's batsmen struggled to get going in Tromode
and sputtered to 146 for 9 in their 40 overs. Tail-enders Atikur Rehman and Mohammad Adnan struck crucial 20s to lift their side from a troublesome 50 for 6 as Gibraltar's bowlers shared the wickets around. Gibraltar were then blown away by Adnan and Abdur Bhuiyan, with the latter removing Jeremy Perez, Simon Dumas and Dylan Casciaro off successive balls. Gibraltar were eventually shot out for 52 in the 29th over.
Rowan Bird's patient 50 off 80 balls held Isle of Man's innings together in St John's
as they made 165 for 6 in 40 overs. Spain's reply was scuppered by an all-round bowling effort from the hosts, led by Sebastian Aycock's 3 for 20.
Midhun Sandhya produced the best individual performance of the tournament so far when he took four wickets, including a hat-trick, and followed it up with an undefeated 68 as Switzerland trounced Austria by six wickets in Castletown
. Sandhya's effort was supported well by George Gaillet as Austria folded for 113. Switzerland's reply was rocked early as the openers could manage just one run between them, but Sandhya came to their rescue again.
France blew away Greece en route the quickest finish of the tournament in a match that lasted under 30 overs in Crosby
. Zain Zahir picked 5 for 11 as Greece were bowled out for 49 in the 18th over. France lost a couple of wickets but had no problems in sealing the match in the 12th over of the chase.