Texas Super Kings-Washington Freedom Clash washed out after FaF du Plessis ton

MORRISVILLE: Faf du Plessis’ blistering century went in vain as the fifth match of the ongoing Major League Cricket (MLC) 2024 clash between Texas Super Kings and Washington Freedom was washed out due to persistent rain at Church Street Park on Monday.

Set to chase a mammoth 204, Washington Freedom raced to 62 in four overs, courtesy of Travis Head and Steve Smith’s clean hitting before rain intervened.

After multiple inspections, the umpires opted to deem the clash abandoned with no result and thus, both teams were awarded a point each.

Washington Freedom, who started their MCL 2024 campaign with a victory are sitting at the top with three points from two games, while Texas Super Kings earned their first point as they lost their first match against Los Angeles Knight Riders.

Earlier, Washington Freedom opted to field first, however, the decision backfired as Texas Super Kings’ openers Faf du Plessis and Devon Conway struck 103 runs in 10 overs.

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Du Plessis led the attack, while Conway played a supporting role with a 26-ball 39, laced with three boundaries and one six.

Saurabh Netravalkar provided the first breakthrough as he removed Conway on the second ball of the 11th over.

Du Plessis was then involved in a 62-run stand for the third wicket with Marcus Stoinis (29) before Justin Dill got rid of the latter.

Meanwhile, Netravalkar dismissed Du Plessis after he completed his century. The South African played a 58-ball knock of 100 runs with the help of five sixes and eleven fours.

Milind Kumar (11) and Dwayne Bravo (5) remained unbeaten to push the team’s total to 203-5 in their allocated 20 overs.

Saurabh Netravalkar topped the bowling charts with two wickets while Marco Jansen, Akeal Hosein and Justin Dill bagged one each.

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