A fiery opening spell from fast bowler Joe Kershaw put Sydney University on top in the opening stages of its Red Bull Campus Cricket Finals match with Pakistan's Jinnah Government College in Colombo today.
Sydney University invited the Pakistani representatives to bat first, and Kershaw justified his captain's decision by removing opener Mohammed Alam with his fifth delivery. Kershaw's first over was a maiden, and Hayden Kerr followed with a mean opening over that allowed just a single run. Kershaw maintained such control over the batsmen that he bowled his four overs in a single spell, returning the phenomenal T20 figures of 4-1-5-1.
Hayden Kerr, already enjoying an outstanding tournament, struck twice inside his first three overs, and when Dugald Holloway removed Pakistan Under-19 all-rounder Hasan Mohsin with his second delivery, Pakistan was deep in trouble at four for 19.
Pakistan is fresh from a crushing victory over India on the first day of the tournament. Live scores can be followed at: http://www.batsman.com/pages/all/Pakistan-v-Australia---Colombo-Colts-Cricket-Ground-(11-Sep-2017)_1ac2c8cd-49de-4c49-96d9-82cdba034a16_M.aspx