George Washington University vs Ohio State University Wednesday March 16, 2011. Once again an early start meant dewy conditions, this time at Brian Piccolo Park. GWU won the toss and elected to bowl first. Steady innings at the top of the order gave OSU a good platform from which to launch into the last ten overs, and launch they did, scoring at 6.8 runs an over in the final ten.
Two wickets in his last over, V.Khatri put a dampener on the end of the OSU’s innings ending with figures of twenty seven for four. The run chase for GWU started superbly with the opening partnership taking them all the way to 88. The run chase came down to the last ball and with the final single GWU got over the line. GWU win by 5 wickets. Thunderbird vs Texas Tech Wednesday Thunderbird batting first made it to 108 for 9 losing wickets at regular intervals. No batsman lasted long and the high score was 16. Texas too had a sluggish innings, but they made the runs with 2 overs to spare. N Shah was a highlight for the innings when he top scored with 38 from 15 balls, including 4 sixes! Texas win by 4 Wickets. Auburn University vs University of Florida A wicket in the second over gave UF a rocky start and no batsman looked settled on a pitch that kept low. The only score of note, on their way to a total of 100, was S. Pohekan who blazed 4 sixes in his total of 28. With a deceptively small score to chase, AU seemed confident, but a wicket on the fourth ball was an unwelcome surprise. The AU ship was steadied by N. Thaiagarajan who scored a majestic 56 (4 fours and 2 sixes) to bring them home for the win, in the last over. AU win by 7 wickets. George Washington University vs University of Houston In an almost a reverse innings, UH scored at a belligerent 8.4 runs an over, until they were suddenly halted by a small collapse of 5 wickets. Top scores from I. Ahmed of 40 and S. Abbasi of 30 respectively set the target at a competitive 147. GWU, coming off a win in the morning, could not find their feet in the batting and were all out for 102. A real treat came from A. Nandra who scored an upbeat 51, in the dying stages of the match. UH win by 36 runs.