The Bangla Tigers had been in bother in a Sunday evening sport after they misplaced 5 wickets for simply 58 runs on the board. Jacks confirmed great grit, smashing Samit Patel for 2 fours and a six within the second over. He nonetheless, saved shedding companions on the different finish till nation-mate Benny Howell walked onto the crease.
Howell made his intentions clear when he smashed Chris Jordan for 2 boundaries and a six within the seventh over. Jacks took the sport away from the Warriors when he struck three boundaries and a six off Abhimanyu Mithun within the eighth over. Jacks (57 not out from 22 balls) and Howell (35 not out from 11 balls) strung an unbeaten partnership of 72 runs in 29 balls to take the Tigers house with 5 deliveries to spare.
Earlier, the Bangla Tigers had the Northern Warriors on the mat after Irish cricketer Gareth Delany was dismissed by Luke Wood within the first over and Kennar Lewis was bowled out by James Faulkner within the second over, leaving the Warriors at 13/2 in 1.2 overs. Moeen Ali acquired issues going for the Northern Warriors as he struck Isuru Udana for 2 boundaries and Karim Janat for 3 boundaries within the third and fourth overs respectively. However, Ali’s keep on the crease was brief-lived as he was bowled out by Janat for twenty-four runs from 12 balls within the fourth over itself.
Thereafter, captain Rovman Powell took centrestage and smashed Benny Howell for a six and a 4 within the fifth over. He rode on the momentum and went on to play a blistering innings of 63 runs from 27 balls, laced with 4 boundaries and 6 sixes. Powell was ably supported by Samit Patel, who scored 21* runs from 13 balls and in addition strung a partnership of 80 runs from 35 balls together with his skipper. Powell and Patel’s explosive batting catapulted the Warriors to a complete of 126/4 of their 10 overs.
Brief scores: Northern Warriors 126/4 (Rovman Powell 63, Moeen Ali 24; James Faulkner 1/18) misplaced to Bangla Tigers 130/5 (Will Jacks 57 not out, Benny Howell 35 not out; Umair Ali 1/9) by 5 wickets.