Both teams in the Finals of the American College Cricket National Championship got there, undefeated.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) made the final four in 2010 but has struggled to repeat that success until the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regionals which they won.
In this Championship Digant Samant and Raghav Bharadwaj,coming into the Finals had both scored over 200 runs in 5 innings . Gurnish Singh has excelled with the ball and gave an amazing effort in the final over vs Ohio State to get his team into the final four.
The University of South Florida Bulls (USF) have been the most consistent American College Cricket team since March 2009. The Bulls have only lost in the final four, or the Finals (2009 to Montgomery College, 2012 to York College).
Their batting line up boasts 2012 Championship MVP Sai Ramesh and MVP runner up Abdullah Sheikh – the 2 highest run scorers in 2012, plus newcomer Krunal Bhange, who scored 127* in 73 balls in the 2012 South East Regionals.Returning as an alumni is former Captain Harsha Boddepalli who scored the first century, 133, in American College Cricket (in 2010).
But in this Championship their batting has not clicked all at the same time and in the QuarterFinals vs old rivals Montgomery College, it was up to the bowling and fielding to give USF the victory in a tight low scoring match.
So this Sunday at 7 pm, tune into the 24th American College Cricket match on TV Asia, and watch an exciting Finals for the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy, filmed in HD with a 12 camera production, including slow motion replays, graphics etc.
Commentary by Jamie Lloyd, David Sentance, Tim Shiffiffs, Darren Stortz and Lloyd Jodah.
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