MLC 2023 Final: MI New York beat Seattle Orcas by 7 wickets to win inaugural season title

MLC 2023 Final: MI New York beat Seattle Orcas by 7 wickets to win inaugural season title
MLC 2023 Final: MI New York beat Seattle Orcas by 7 wickets to win inaugural season title

MLC 2023 Final: MI New York beat Seattle Orcas by 7 wickets to win inaugural season title

MLC 2023 Final: In an exhilarating cricket showdown at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on July 30, 2023, MI New York emerged as the inaugural Major League Cricket (MLC) Champions after a resounding victory over the Seattle Orcas. The star of the day was undoubtedly Nicholas Pooran, MI New York’s stand-in captain, whose exceptional performance paved the way for their triumph.

Nicholas Pooran’s masterful display with the bat proved to be the decisive factor in the final. He unleashed a spectacular innings, scoring an astonishing 137 runs from just 55 balls, including an impressive tally of 10 fours and 13 sixes. Pooran’s remarkable performance allowed MI New York to successfully chase down the target of 184 runs set by the Seattle Orcas, with a remarkable four overs to spare.

The stand-in captain’s innings was nothing short of breathtaking, as he raced to a half-century off a mere 16 balls, setting the tone for the team’s commanding chase. His relentless onslaught saw him become the second batsman to score a century in the tournament. Furthermore, his unbeaten 137 runs will go down in history as the second-highest score by a captain batting second in T20 matches.

Pooran’s leadership and batting heroics came at a critical moment for MI New York, as they had suffered an early setback with the loss of Steven Taylor in the opening over. However, Pooran’s tenacity and skill turned the game in their favor, leading the team to victory.

It’s worth noting that Nicholas Pooran stepped up as captain after Kieron Pollard’s unfortunate injury during the tournament. Despite missing their regular skipper, MI New York managed to maintain their composure and clinch the prestigious MLC title.

Despite the Seattle Orcas’ commendable effort, especially led by Quinton de Kock, who scored a valiant 87 runs off 52 balls, their total of 183 runs was ultimately inadequate against the dominant MI New York side.

Notably, this has been an extraordinary year for the MI franchise, as they also secured the inaugural Women’s Premier League championship, further solidifying their status as a powerhouse in the world of cricket.

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