Last-ball thriller

Geelong Advertiser - - SPORT - - RYAN REYNOLDS

NEW­TOWN & Chilwell has es­caped with a thrilling final ball vic­tory over East Bel­mont in a rain-af­fected sec­ond round of the Gee­long Ad­ver­tiser Twenty20 Cup.

In pole po­si­tion af­ter re­strict­ing the Lions to 6-79 in a clash re­duced to 15 overs a side, Two Blues im­port Feroze Khushi hit a cover drive four off the final de­liv­ery to se­cure his side a four-wicket win.

Af­ter a del­uge de­layed the start, New­town & Chilwell spear­head Jack­son Davis (3-9) ripped through East Bel­mont to give his side the up­per hand.

Lion Mark Frei­jah pro­vided re­sis­tance with his 41 off 24 keep­ing East Bel­mont in the game.

In re­ply New­town and Chilwell looked com­fort­able cruis­ing to 4-58, but some tight bowl­ing gave the Lions hope of an im­prob­a­ble win.

But an un­beaten 24 off 26 from ris­ing star Khushi and a cool head from Tim Hosk­ing got the Two Blues over the line.

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