Hemraj cops individual award at US Open T20

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Guyanese opener Chandrapaul Hemraj copped the award for the most runs in the recently concluded US Open T20 tournament, amassing 190 runs from four innings for Somerset Cavaliers.

The left-hander struck two fifties, with the highest being 87 off 39 balls against Punjab Blues. Hemraj also struck 16 sixes, the most in the competition, and finished with an average of 63.

His efforts took Cavaliers to the semi-finals, where they lost to eventual runners-up 22 Yards.

Hemraj started the tournament with an even, unbeaten fifty off 25 balls and took 2-10 as Cavaliers brushed aside Samp Army by nine wickets.

He followed up with 43 and 1-17 in the nine-run win over US All Stars, before blazing to 87 in the 120-run victory over Punjab Blues.

Cavaliers won all three games in the preliminary phase, before losing the semi-final in which Hemraj scored 10.

The tournament was won by Atlanta Paramveers, who defeated 22 Yards by 10 runs in the final on Sunday. All matches were played at the Central Broward Regional Park.

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