Assupol TuksCricket Crowned World Champions

Posted on October 25, 2015

Team South Africa (Assupol TuksCricket) successfully defended their world title as the winners of the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals for the second year in a row when they beat England in the final in Dehradun, India on Saturday, 24 October 2015.

Team SA lost their first match against Sri Lanka on the first day of the tournament, but bounced back in an incredible way to become world champs once again. 

The team beat UAE and Pakistan in the group games to qualify for a spot in the semifinals where they beat India to secure their spot in the final.

In the final, SA won the toss and elected to bowl first. SA restricted England to 120/9 in their 20 overs. Vincent Moore was the best bowler for Tuks taking 3 wickets in 4 overs for 28 runs.

Team SA won the match by 8 wickets to ensure that they kept their title as the number one university team in the world. The SA batsmen understood their task and scored the winning runs in the seventeenth over. Aiden Makram top scored with 67 to become man of the match in the final. He was also awarded the title for best fielder of the tournament and Murray Coetzee was man of the series.

The team will return to South Africa on 27 October 2015. 


- Author Blanche Conradie

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