Eki Antaria’s superb all-round performance (72* & 3/34) helps Jakarta Barbarians upset KLN WISCI’s experiment by 59 runs at GMIS grounds

Meanwhile at the GMIS grounds, in Division 1, the Jakarta Barbarians defeated KLNWISCI by 59 runs. Batting first the Barbarians reached 233/7 in 35 overs. Eki Antaria scored 72* while Jon Baker and Ben Burgess chipped in with useful forties. Rajneesh picked up 2 wickets. In response, KLNWISCI who had already secured an unassailable lead at the top of the points table decided to test the depth of its batting as it reversed the order with non-regulars leading the way. The experiment which did not spare even the role of the captain had Viraj Bhammar at the helm. With WISCI reduced to 125/7, even a blistering knock of 44 by the “original” Skipper William Noronha that included a six off a reverse sweep did not stem the flow as they were all-out for 174 runs. Aman Singh and Viraj chipped in with 32 runs and 29 runs respectively, while Eki (3/34) and Ben Burgess (2/30) did the most damage with the ball.

Thanks to Manoj Arora & Pallav Malhotra from WPP India XI for umpiring the game

Eki Antaria