In a gripping encounter at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, MI New York (MINY) batter Tim David delivered a sensational cameo to guide his side to a thrilling victory over the Texas Super Kings (TSK) in the second qualifier of Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 on Friday, July 28.

With this triumph, MINY booked their spot in the summit clash, where they will face the formidable Seattle Orcas on Sunday.

After being put in to bat by MINY, TSK managed to post a competitive total of 158 runs in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to valuable contributions from Devon Conway (38) and Milind Kumar (37).

However, it was MINY’s Trent Boult who stole the show with his exceptional four-wicket haul, showcasing his prowess in the bowling department.

In pursuit of the target, MINY faced a tricky situation at 106/3 in 15 overs, with Dewald Brevis (24 in 25 balls) and Tim David (15 in 15 balls) struggling to find their rhythm at the crease. Seizing the opportunity, TSK brought on leg-spinner Mohammad Mohsin to put further pressure on David in the 16th over.

However, TSK’s move backfired spectacularly as Tim David took charge and unleashed a barrage of three sixes off the first four deliveries, instantly altering the momentum of the chase. Although David perished on the very next ball, his fireworks had already infused new life into the MINY camp.

WATCH: Tim David hits 3 sixes on 4 balls for MINY

David Wiese (19*) and Dewald Brevis (41*) capitalized on the momentum created by Tim David’s explosive cameo, steering MINY to a memorable victory by successfully chasing down the target in 19 overs.

Speaking after the enthralling encounter, Tim David expressed his thoughts on the win, acknowledging that the chase had been a bit challenging for the team. He highlighted the significance of taking calculated risks and being able to back themselves, ultimately leading to a triumphant outcome.

Tim David also revealed that the team’s ultimate goal is to lift the MLC trophy, emphasizing the collective determination and excitement within the franchise. Having come close to tasting victory in the IPL on a couple of occasions, MINY is eager to seize the opportunity in the MLC and etch their names in cricketing history.

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As the stage is set for the final showdown against Seattle Orcas, the entire MINY squad is brimming with anticipation and unity, ready to give their all and emerge as champions in the prestigious Major League Cricket 2023.

The fans eagerly await Sunday’s spectacle, where the cricketing giants MINY and Seattle Orcas will lock horns in a battle of skill, strategy, and nerves to claim the coveted MLC title.

By Ritik Sharma

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