SA kept him on the bench in the World Cup, now he won the match for his team by scoring a century in MLC

Seattle Orcas defeated Los Angeles Knight Riders by 9 wickets in the sixth match of Major League Cricket 2024. Ryan Rickelton was the hero of this victory of Orcas.

In the sixth match of Major League Cricket 2024, Seattle Orcas defeated Los Angeles Knight Riders by nine wickets at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. This is the Orcas' first win in the tournament. Ryan Rickelton played an important role in giving Seattle victory. Rickelton scored an unbeaten 103 off 66 balls and this was also his first T20 century. Rickelton was kept on the bench by the South African team during the entire T20 World Cup, but now Rickelton is telling the world what he is capable of doing.

Rickelton also shared a 152-run partnership with compatriot Quinton de Kock (51*) as the Orcas comfortably surpassed LAKR's total of 168. The Orcas lost opener Nauman Anwar early in their chase in the third over, but the duo of Rickelton and de Kock took charge of the chase. Rickelton launched the attack right from the powerplay.

Rickelton hit three fours in Andre Russell's over and then hit two consecutive sixes off Shakib Al Hasan. At the same time, De Kock also slowly appeared in form and after scoring only 23 runs off his first 25 balls, he completed the partnership's century by hitting a six and a four off Ali Khan in the 14th over. At the other end, Rickelton completed his century off the 63rd ball and the spectators sitting in the dugout cheered him.

De Kock completed his half-century one ball later. The Orcas had a chance to improve their net run rate but they failed to do so and won with just one ball to spare despite losing just one wicket. Earlier, the Knight Riders scored a competitive score of 168 runs but it proved insufficient for victory. Jason Roy scored 69 runs in 52 balls for the Knight Riders. The English player's innings included five fours and four sixes. Unmukt Chand also scored 18 runs in 21 balls, helping Seattle justify their decision to bowl first by restricting the scoring.

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