Yasir Iqbal stars in Denmark win
With the likes of Freddie Klokker and Amjad Khan in the Danish side, not many would have picked out Yasir Iqbal as the player to watch in their match today against hosts Singapore at the Kallang Ground. But a fine all-round performance from him helped Denmark get their tournament off to a great start with a win.
Put into bat, Denmark's innings was initially built around an innings of 61 from Freddie Klokker. When he was out in the 22nd over, the score was 107-3. Denmark's batting can sometimes be a little over-reliant on Klokker, but this time was different.
Kamran Mahmood scored 49, whilst Yasir Iqbal scored 54 from 47 balls to help Denmark record 268-8 from their 50 overs, the highest score of the day in the tournament.
After losing Andre de Lange, lbw to Amjad Khan, early in their innings, Singapore looked to be taking the game away from the Danes as Chaminda Ruwan and Chetan Suryawanshi put on 113 for the second wicket before Iqbal trapped Suryawanshi lbw for 57.
That wicket sparked a collapse as Iqbal and Amjad Khan sliced through the Singapore middle order, reducing them to 153-9. Iqbal took 4-29, whilst Khan took 3-23. Ruwan was the ninth man out for 72 having watched his team mates collapse around him.
Number 11 Amjad Mahboob gave Denmark a little scare by hitting 34 from 20 balls, but it was a case of too little, too late as Singapore were bowled out for 198, losing by 70 runs.
Denmark will be looking to record another win tomorrow when they take on Malaysia, whilst Singapore will be playing Italy.