Dated: August 5, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Arslan Khan produced one of his best captain’s inning performance an unbeaten 155 to rescue Ontario Reds from batting collapse against British Columbia U-16 at the U-16 National Championship in Winnipeg.
Arslan quickly settle down while team was 90 for 5 to produce a century that kept Ontario Reds in contention against charged up British Columbia, and this performance could prove to be one of the defining innings of his young career.
On the day that quickly turn toward BC way when upper batting order wickets rapidly felling and being his team down 55/5, somewhere between absolute relaxation and intense focus, Arslan Khan drew strength from the pressure situation in stroking 155 not out to complete an classic recovery from being close the batting collapse and snapped Birtish Columbia’s any hope to destroy Ontario Reds batting.
He had help from Nichols Manohar, who embellished his reputation as a study performer, Arsalan and Nicholas (20) combined for an innings-turning 100-run, fifth-wicket stand but it had been a fearsome lone hand performance of Arslan Khan that changed the outcome of the match. Arslan took control of the batting attack in helping Ontario put on 290 runs on the board in 45 overs.
Faisal Jamkhandi destroyed the British Columbia upper batting order with his devastation fast bowling by sending the top order three batsmen back to pavilion with wickets in each of his first three overs. From here on Ontario reds bowler kept the pressure on and did not allow any BC batsmen to settle down and bowled out BC for 67 in only 20 overs. Faisal Jamkhandi 3 wickets, Aran Pathmanathan 2 wickets, Dipesh Bhatt 2 wickets were the wickets taker. Ontario Reds next game is tomorrow vs Saskatchewan.
Reported by: Shah Zafar