Ed Cowan lit up last weekend's Singapore T20 tournament with two sparkling innings for the host club, Singapore Cricket Club.
Cowan appeared as one of two international marquee players for Singapore CC, alongside the world's leading Test wicket-taker, Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. In Singapore CC's second match, Muralitharan helped to restrict South Africa's Rowling Cricket Academy to 151, allowing only 17 runs from his four overs. Cowan then led the chase with a furious 84 from only 50 deliveries, including eight fours and no fewer than five sixes. Singapore CC reached its target with 2.5 overs to spare.
Singapore CC needed to defeat Madras in the last group match to progress to the finals, but fell short of the Indians' total of 162, despite Cowan's threatening 41 from 37 balls. A highlight of the Madras innings was the unique combination of Singapore off-spinners, as Muralitharan operated together with former Sydney University slow bowler (turned Singapore banker), Peter Murray.
Sri Lanka's Singhalese Sports Club won its third Singapore T20 title by defeating Sinagpore Emerging Stars in the final.