The Betbarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League began on a terrific note with two thrilling encounters on the very first day of the competition. The fans were delirious on the sidelines as they cheered for their favourite players on the ground. The joy was uncontainable as the teams made it to the middle and played some decent cricket. Might Efate Panthers were on top of their game as they registered two back to back victories over Mele Tafea Bulls and Ifira Sharks.
Now we have arrived on Day 2 of the tournament and Mele Tafea Bulls and Ifira Sharks will go head on in the first game of the second day at the Vanuatu Cricket ground at Hybrid Oval on Saturday, May 23. Both Ifira Sharks and Mele Tafea Bulls have lost their opening encounters against Might Efate Panthers and they will be looking to bounce back in this forthcoming fixture. This is going to be an extremely enthralling one as we are not so sure about the outcome of the clash. However, Mele Tafea Bulls had a better day at work as they put up a strong fight against Mighty Efate Panthers but the latter came out on top quite handsomely at the end. Ifira Sharks, on the other hand, had a forgetful day as they were bundled out for a meagre total of 35 runs in just 7.1 overs.
Ifira Sharks will be counting on the bowling effort of Stephane Sandy, who bowled with an economy rate of 1.50 in the first game against Mighty Efate Panthers. We are aware that these shorter formats usually favours the batsman but a good bowler always tends to make a difference if he hits the right line and length. Sandy is one such player in the Ifira Sharks squad who will be a crucial weapon in their arsenal against Mele Tafea Bulls. A batsman of fine quality, Andrew Mansale, showed the fans that he will be a player to watch out for during this ongoing Betbarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League. During a mammoth run chase of 129 runs, Mansale scored 75 runs himself but could not take his side over the line despite a valiant effort with the willow. He is expected to be on top of his game against Ifira Sharks if their bowlers miss their lengths.
Vanuatu Cricket Ground at the Hybrid Oval has hosted two games in the tournament so far and the outcomes were very contrasting. The first game produced over 200 runs as it looked like a run fest for both sides whereas in the second game, the bowlers had their say as only 71 runs were scored. However, I have a feeling the first game of the day somehow is going to add to the advantage of the batsmen of both sides.
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Ifira Sharks: Alex Stephen, Ambong Rakau, Apolinaire Stephen, Bethan Moli, Brenan Meyer, Fernando Laumae, Gilmour Kaltongga, Harry Pakoa, Jamal Vira, Michael Avock, Nalin Nipiko, Niko Unavalu, Obed Yoseph, Stephane Sandy, Vince Vira, William Yamak, Wolford Kalworai.
Mele Tafea Bulls: Andrew Mansale, Clement Tommy, Damien Chilia, Darren Wotu, Eddie Mansale, Godfrey Mangau, Julian Tommy, Malon Tastuki, Marcel Taea, Nono Chilia, Patrick Matautaava, Philip Tsione, Rival Samson, Shay Narai, Vincent Matautaava, Wamejo Wotu, Williamsing Nalisa.