By VINODE MAMCHAN
Guyana Amazon Warriors batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj produced a wonderful hitting display cracking 60 not out to take South East Region to victory over South Central Region and book a place in the finals of the USA Nationals/Maq T10 at the Maq Cricket Stadium in Delray Beach, Florida, USA on Sunday.
Chasing 104 to win at a run rate of 10.3 runs per over, Hemraj who topscored in every match for his team at this tournament, was on sound yet again. He played some magnificent shots that thrilled all who were present to see it at the venue and those watching it ‘live’ on MaqTv. The left-hander faced just 19 balls in his epic knock that took his team to victory at 105/2 off just five overs. It meant that they achieved their victory at a run rate of 21.0.
Hemraj struck eight sixes and two fours in his knock, bringing his total number of sixes at this tournament to 23. Abdullah Shah made 28 to assist in the one-sided run chase.
Earlier, Leslie Daniel struck 47 off 41 balls to lead the way for South/Central. He struck five sixes and two fours. Together with Praveen Borra 15, they added 46 runs for the first wicket off just four overs.
SCR – 103/5 (10)
SER – 105/2 (5)