(photo credit: Courtesy)
Israel lost its third straight match at the European T20 Championship in Jersey
on Thursday, this time a defeat to Germany in a match which was carried over
from Wednesday due to rain.
As was the case in the opening two games
against Denmark and Jersey, the blue-and-white batted first and managed a much
improved performance with the bat, scoring 138 for six.
catches and missed run outs in the field cost the Israelis dearly as Germany
reached its target inside 17 overs with seven wickets in hand.
its innings off to a perfect start, with openers Yefet Nagavkar (24) amongst the
runs and Daniel Hyman the mainstay of the innings with a quickfire
Although there were only minimal contributions thereafter, a score of
138 was certainly defendable, even more so when three early breakthroughs left
Germany 31 for three and Israel well on top.
However, two dropped catches
and multiple missed run out opportunities were to cost Israel dearly, as both
German batsmen who had received let offs scored undefeated half centuries,
putting on an undefeated 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket, which gave
their team a comfortable victory in the end.