The California Knights confirmed a top-two finish on the US Masters T10 League points table after defeating New Jersey Triton’s by 24 runs in a rain-affected match. The California Knights posted 76/1 in their five overs before restricting the New Jersey Triton’s to 52/3. The New Jersey Triton’s have been eliminated from the competition.


Pawan Suyal dismissed Yusuf Pathan for just 4 runs in the first over, however, Chris Barnwell got the New Jersey side’s innings going with a couple of boundaries. Barnwell continued to find the boundaries for his side and took his team’s score to 45/1 in 4 overs. However, Ben Laughlin picked up two wickets in the last over and sealed the deal for the California Knights.

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Earlier in the day, New Jersey Triton’s won the toss and put the California Knights into bat. Ashley Nurse and Aaron Finch got the team off to a flying start through 21 runs off the first over. However, Finch fell to Liam Plunkett in the next over. 

Thereafter, Irfan Pathan and Ashley Nurse strung a blistering partnership of 45 runs to help their side post 76/1 in their 5 overs. Pathan remained unbeaten on 31 runs off 13 balls, meanwhile, Nurse was not out on 24 runs from 10 balls.

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Brief Scores 

California Knights 76/1 (Irfan Pathan 31*, Ashley Nurse 24*, Liam Plunkett 1/10) 

New Jersey Triton’s 52/3 (Chris Barnwell 29, Jesse Ryder 14, Ben Laughlin 2/7)