Sydney University remains in contention at the Red Bull Campus Cricket Finals in Sri Lanka after defeating Pakistan's Jinnah Government College in a gripping match at the Colts Ground, Colombo.
Outstanding bowling from Joe Kershaw (1-5 from four overs) and tall left armer Dugald Holloway (4-16 from four overs) helped to limit the Pakistani side to 8-122 from its 20 overs. In reply, the Students lost Hayden Kerr early and struggled to make headway against a highly disciplined JGC attack. After 15 overs, Sydney had stumbled to 6-68 and the target seemed out of reach. But Charles Litchfield hit the accelerator, racing to 37 from 31 balls to keep his side in the match. He was caught with eight balls remaining and 17 runs still needed, but Joe Kershaw cracked the next delivery over the fence, and keeper Sam Brandwood hit the three balls he faced for 2, 6 and 4 to seal a thrilling victory with two balls to spare.
A full match report follows: Sydney's next match is against India's Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce from Pune.