After a tight exciting semi final game vs the team from University of Pennsylvania, the George Mason University cricket team took on their rivals, 2009 national Champions Montgomery College for the Chanderpaul Trophy.
On a tough pitch to score runs the Geroge Mason guys won the toss, and batted first in a ket strategic move. As their captain Hashim Khan later said, “It’s difficult to chase runs on this pitch so we knew if we batted first and put up 150 runs, we would have a great chance of winning.”
The George Mason team did not quite manage that total but got to 138, a score that the Montgomery batsmen knew would be tough, but was weel within range.
However once again America’s most well-known cricketer Adil Bhatti was called upon to do his heroics, but despite his well played 55 the Montgomery team’s effort ran out of gas and their 20 overs ended with the score on 124.
The new American College Cricket Champions: George Mason University !