Almost a massacre in Herning
The drains had apparently not worked and the area in front of the clubhouse was swampy. The home team's attempts to rectify the conditions were unsuccessful. Instead, it was found that pitch 2 was perfectly serviceable, so the match was moved and shortened to 40 overs. Herning won the toss and surprisingly chose to field. Already in the second over, KB's Saif Ali Ahmad (38) escaped a mistimed drive when it was lost in the field. Herning's fielding was not good as they lost 7 other grabbing chances.
There was a clear difference between Herning and KB in the field, both in quality and atmosphere. We have also put together for you live cricket streaming sites list. Saif and Zameer Kahn (130) made 74 together before Saif was finally grabbed. Lucky Ali (1) was dropped by the keeper on the first ball, but it wasn't long before he was grabbed. Meanwhile, Zameer scored freely with a number of boundary strikes. Brian Chari (14) struck from the start, but missed a shot and was sent off. Then Saad Ahmad (92) came on and, together with Zameer, made a yeasty 160, after which Zameer reached his century. Saad Ahmad tried to reach his century before the over expired, but he was caught out of bounds. KB reached 306 for 6 in the 40 overs.
Barring a miracle, they knew the total was beyond Herning's reach, and it didn't start well. Steen Kristoffrersen was bowled out in the first over by Amjad Khan. In the next over, his replacement Patrick Matautaava (9) sent Basit Javed to the boundary twice to be caught behind the ball. In the next over, Raizul Saumy (3) was run out. It started to look like a massacre, and it wasn't long before Sonnich Thacker (12) was bowled out. Surja Anand (9) and Glen Hedevang (43) tried to get stability, but in the 10th over, Surja was bowled out trying to be aggressive. But Glenn got stuck as the wicket fell, and his brother Stig Hedevang (1) had to leave the pitch after injuring his knee when he lost his balance at the wicket. Glen and Golzar Khan (15) added to the total, including 2 sixes from Golzar in one over. KB used a full 9 bowlers as they felt no pressure and that meant Herning got more points on the board. But the wickets fell and Glenn was caught last man out with 103 on the board.
At Svanholm Park, Svanholm played Glostrup who won the draw and went to the wire. Svanholm's Jonas Henriksen had a good day with 5 wickets for 28, and he removed the top of Glostrup's wicket order, including Frederik Klokker (11). Only Shakeel Zeb (40) offered any resistance, along with Aftab Ahmed (21) as Glostrup were out for 114 after 35 overs. None of Glostrup's bowlers could break through Svanholm's opening fielders Hamid Shah (65*) and Jonas Henriksen (40*). They needed just 21 overs to pass Glostrup's total.
In the 1st division, Esbjerg were in Copenhagen to play Copenhagen. Esbjerg were sent to the wire and made 205 in their 40 overs with Kasper Rubin not out with 61 as well as Magnus Kristensen with 35, Sreeram with 39 and Gaj Nielsen with 34 not out. Copenhagen, led by Umar Nawaz (46) and Muhammad Salman (60)* needed only 36 overs to pass Esbjerg.
Kolding were in Ishøj to play Ishøj's other team, who chose to go first. Kolding's Martin Pedersen and Osman Hanifi got Ishøj into trouble with 5 down for 47, but Iqrar Ul Haq and Zaheer Akhtar got Ishøj up to 102 before Iqrar was caught. Then Ishøj were in trouble, but Zaheer and Mansoor Khan got Ishøj up to 157 for 9 when they ran out of overs. Kolding got off to a poor start, but Madderi (34) and Ahmad (31) and Martin Pedersen (51*) ensured Kolding passed the loss of six wickets. Read our other cricket articles.