In a thrilling encounter, Mumbai Indians New York emerged victorious by seven wickets against the Seattle Orcas to claim the inaugural edition of Major League Cricket (MLC) on Monday morning (IST).
Nicholas Pooran’s exceptional performance took center stage as he single-handedly steered Mumbai Indians New York to the championship. Chasing a challenging target of 184, Pooran exhibited his masterclass by smashing an unbeaten 137 off just 55 balls. His onslaught included a staggering 13 sixes and 10 fours, leaving the opposition stunned.
Notably, Pooran’s blistering half-century off a mere 16 balls set a new record for the fastest fifty in the entire MLC season.
Leading the team in the absence of the injured Kieron Pollard, Pooran proved to be a dynamic and inspirational captain. After the momentous victory, he expressed his pride in the team’s collective effort, as every player contributed significantly to the historic win.
“We spoke about creating history today. Despite the absence of our captain and a few players, I’m proud of the way everyone stepped up,” said an elated Pooran. He further acknowledged the team’s preparation for the big moment, having anticipated the challenge on a favorable batting wicket.
Throughout the tournament, Mumbai Indians New York displayed remarkable resilience, overcoming previous challenges and pressure situations. Pooran’s leadership and confidence in the team’s abilities were instrumental in their triumphant journey to the title.
The MLC 2023 final witnessed an electrifying contest between the two sides, but it was Pooran’s extraordinary knock that left an indelible mark, making him the leading run-scorer of the tournament.
As the first edition of Major League Cricket concluded, the cricketing world witnessed an enthralling display of skill and talent. Mumbai Indians New York’s success will undoubtedly serve as a memorable milestone in the league’s history, setting the bar high for future editions.
The Major League Cricket is off to a spectacular start, and fans can look forward to more exciting seasons in the years to come. Congratulations to Mumbai Indians New York on their glorious victory, which will undoubtedly be celebrated for years to come.
Source : Sportstar
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