Home Cricket News “The Beast” – Fans React As Nicholas Pooran’s 55-Ball 137 Powers MINY To MLC 2023 Title

“The Beast” – Fans React As Nicholas Pooran’s 55-Ball 137 Powers MINY To MLC 2023 Title

“The Beast” – Fans React As Nicholas Pooran’s 55-Ball 137 Powers MINY To MLC 2023 Title
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MI New York batter Nicholas Pooran stole the show with his audacious hitting during the Major League Cricket 2023 final against Seattle Orcas on Monday, July 31 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. He won the Player of the Match award as he powered his team to a title win in the inaugural season of Major League cricket.

Winning the toss, Nicholas Pooran opted to bowl first. The MI New York restricted the Seattle Orcas to 183 runs in 20 overs. Quinton de Kock played a fine knock of 87 runs off 52 deliveries, with nine boundaries and four sixes. However, the rest of the batting unit, couldn’t capitalise on their starts. Trent Boult and Rashid Khan were the pick of the bowlers. They took three wickets each, as the Seattle Orcas lost nine wickets in the innings.

In response, MI New York suffered an early blow losing Steven Taylor in the first over, with no runs on the board. Nicholas Pooran walked out to the crease following his wicket. He slammed a couple of sixes to begin the onslaught, taking on the Seattle Orcas bowlers. The West Indies batter slammed three sixes and two boundaries in the third over off Dwaine Pretorius, taking 28 runs off the over.

Nicholas Pooran got to his fifty in the fourth over off just 16 deliveries. He continued the assault, putting up a great show for the fans. He brought up his century off just 40 deliveries. The left-handed batter stayed unbeaten, scoring 137 runs off 55 deliveries, with ten boundaries and thirteen sixes. He led the team from the front as they chased down 184 runs comfortably.

Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to Nicholas Pooran’s title-winning knock:

We were prepared for this moment a week ago: Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran finished Major League Cricket as the leading run-scorer, scoring 388 runs in eight matches, at an average of 64.67. His title-winning knock left the fans in awe. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Pooran shared that he is proud of the team. He also added that he backed his skills to come good in the high-pressure final. Pooran said,

“Chatting today we spoke about creating history. We lost our captain and a couple of players. At the end of the day, I am proud as everyone contributed. Knew it was a good batting wicket, we were prepared for this moment from a week ago. We had to be confident and believe in each other. We got over the line today, we were been put under pressure earlier this week.”

“You are going to bat like Nicky P, I told myself and backed my skill. I just had to execute my skills, I have been working on it since the last 5-6 years. It was really special for me. I just want to thank all the fans and supporters, they have been really amazing,” he added.

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