In the US Masters T10 League clash held at Lauderhill, Florida, the New York Warriors triumphed over Morrisville Unity by a comfortable margin of six runs. Displaying their prowess, the Warriors managed to accumulate a solid total of 124/3 in their allotted 10 overs. They then expertly contained Morrisville Unity, limiting them to a final tally of 118/5.

The initial batting display from Morrisville Unity was less than stellar, plagued by a series of early setbacks. Parthiv Patel’s contribution was short-lived, as he fell prey to Dhammika Prasad after putting up just 3 runs in the third over. The departures of Chris Gayle and Corey Anderson followed in swift succession, leaving Morrisville Unity in a dire situation at 33/3 within the first 5 overs.

Richard Levi
Richard Levi during his knock of 66. Photo by Saikat Das / ACEIMAGES for US Masters T10

Subsequently, Obus Pienaar emerged as a beacon of hope, playing a stellar knock of 35 runs from a mere 12 balls. His powerful innings was complemented by Shehan Jayasuriya’s 28* runs from 10 balls, but despite their valiant efforts, they were unable to carry their team to victory.

Earlier in the day, Morrisville Unity won the coin toss and elected to put the New York Warriors in to bat. The Warriors’ opening performance was impressive, as Tillakaratne Dilshan initiated their innings with consecutive boundaries off Calvin Savage in the second over. However, his momentum was halted when he was dismissed LBW by Obus Pienaar in the subsequent over.

Undeterred, Richard Levi stepped up to maintain the Warriors’ momentum. He took on Rahul Sharma’s bowling with authority, smacking two fours and two sixes in the fourth over. The intensity didn’t wane as Levi went on to hammer Sreesanth for three consecutive sixes, propelling the Warriors’ total to 73/1 in just five overs. Levi’s dynamic performance continued as he dispatched the ball over the boundary twice more, ultimately falling to Calvin Savage after a dazzling innings of 66 runs from 25 deliveries in the ninth over. The final over, managed by Corey Anderson, proved tight for the Warriors, who managed to add only eight runs to their score, culminating in a total of 124/3 at the end of their 10 overs.