Premier/Twenty20 League - Match Reports - Week 3(17-18 May) - Updated 5/21/2008 15:10
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Match Reports - Week 3(17-18 May)
RBCC at FCCC - 17-May-2008 - Reported by Gopal Susarla(FCCC)
Match started on time with FCCC winning the toss and electing to bat first. Nadeem and Dipal provided a perfect start. Nadeem, the aggressive one, scored at a fast rate. The run rate was in excess of 9 runs an over in the first 10 overs. Nadeem perished, yet again to a LBW, with the ball hitting pretty high above the knee roll. Gopal and Dipal tried to consolidate and maintained a run rate of 8 runs an over but Gopal got bowled to an inside edge. FCCC then saw a minor collapse, with Dipal, Omer and Ravi falling cheaply. Ganesh and Ajay were building the innings well again when Ajay was run-out. Ganesh and Riley did well and built a good partnership, scoring pretty well. Ganesh perished to a deep-midwicket catch in the slog overs. Rajesh stepped in with lusty hitting in the end. FCCC ended up with 259 from 40 overs. Tahir and Faiq bowled their spin effectively and controlled the FCCC onslaught well.
RBCC's innings started in a disaster with Aamer being bowled by Dipal's inswinging yorker. An asking rate excess of 6 runs an over from the start is a big ask and RBCC was never in the hunt losing wickets in regular intervals.
FCCC: 259/7 in 40overs Beat RBCC: 156/ao in 38.3overs
MoM: Mike King(FCCC) bowled beautifully with his out-swingers and ended up inducing out-side edges which Nitin (sub) did well to catch. King bowled 6.3 overs and got 3 wickets.
As reported by Salman Latif(RBCC)
Game started on time. FCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Nadeem and Dipal started the inning with authority and some explosive shots. RBCC with their new pace attack (missing Noman Khan and Salman Chaudhry) were thrashed all over the ground by Nadeem. Nadeem was brilliant as he hit 4 fours in the 4th over of the innings. FCCC were well placed in the game as they finished 60+ in 5 overs for no loss. First bowling change worked for RBCC as Aamer got Nadeem LBW in his first over but Nadeem already had done the damage. Dipal continued his support and played some good cut shots with Gopal supporting him on the other end. Aamer struck again and took the wicket of Gopal. Dipal was playing well but then was unlucky to become run out by a direct throw from Aamer from deep mid wicket boundary. FCC were well over 100 in the first drinks break. Then Tahir Rana and Faiq bowled brilliant spells of spin bowling and put some pressure back by getting some quick wickets, especially Faiq was outstanding taking 2 wickets for some 20+ runs. O Rafiq, Ravi Sajjan got out quickly but then Ganesh and Ajay steered the innings with some command. Ganesh was in good form and played intelligently and steered the innings. He made 43 with some good ground shots. In the end Mike Riley and Rajesh hit some big shots and FCC finished with 259 in 40 overs.
RBCC’s start was shaky. They lost 2 quick wickets of Aamer and Praveen to Dipal and Mike Riley for 10 runs. Then Abbas and Desai played with some patience and cool head. They steered the innings with some good running and ground shots. RBCC were around 42 runs by the end of 16 overs with the loss of 2 wickets. Desai played well and made 22 after hitting a miscued shot in the air. Salman, Tahir lost their wickets quickly to Omar who bowled very well and stuck to the line. Abbas on the other end was playing positively and then Faiq made a good quick 25 which included a long six on the deep fine leg. Abbas made 25 and then Wajahat, Naim and Srikant all contributed few runs to the total. RBCC got all out for 146 in 38th over. Ravi sajjan took some quick wickets for FCCC.
UNM at CCCC - 17-May-2008 - As reported by Vaibhav Madhok(UNM)[/b]
UNM won the toss and took strike. They managed 132 with mainly Vaibhav scoring 86 (83). For CCCC, Arun, Swadeep, Cecil bowled well.
CCCC lost wickets at regular intervals, with no real partnership. Finally it was left to Cecil to try and single handedly take on the UNM attack. He fell short giving UNM its first victory of the season and ending CCCC’s great run of being unbeaten. Ashwin, Pushpajeet (aka Nicku) and Srikant bowled really well for UNM while Mukesh was instrumental in a fine run out and a great catch.
Over all UNM had a great day on the field with Siva, Mukesh, Srikanth and the 10 year old ( yes, 10) Jenice making excellent stops.
As reported by Swadeep Pagadala(CCCC)
UNM won the toss and elected to bat. UNM scored 130/all out in 33.2 overs. Vaibhav (86) was the top scorer for UNM. For CCCC, Arun, Solanki, Rohit, and Swadeep took two wickets each. Cecil bowled exceptionally well but was unfortunate not to get more than one wicket.
Chasing low target was never easy. CCCC bundled out for 102 runs. Cecil was the lone warrior for CCCC, playing a gallant innings (48) by surviving all odds; unfortunately running out of partners at the other end, and being the last batsmen to get out. UNM bowled a very tight line and length and did not give any room what-so-ever. Vaibhav was pick of the bowlers took 3 for 27, while Srikant, Pushpajeet and Ashwin took two wickets each.
MOM - Vaibhav Madhok is one gutsy player who believes in himself and takes on the opposition. From the very first ball he faced, I kind of had a feeling he is here today with a mission to give a tough fight against defending champions. I truly have high regards to his determination and self belief which gets out the best of him against strong oppositions. He single handedly won the game for UNM. I have witnessed him performing good against good oppositions, which in itself talks about his cricketing caliber.
As reported to Kervyn Dimney(CSCC) by UNM players
UNM batted and scored 132 runs with Vaibhav Madhok playing an excellent innings where he single handedly scored 87 off 83 balls out the UNM total opening the UNM innings and being the last man out. He also bowled extremely well capturing 3 important wickets.
Chasing that target, CCCC were all out for 100 runs in about 22 overs.
MoM: Vaibhav Madhok(UNM)
DSCC at UNM - 18-May-2008 - Reported by Vaibhav Madhok(UNM)
UNM won the toss and batted first. Everybody chipped in to get 152 on board. Srikant(32) was the top scorer, supported well by Mukesh Patel, Sanjay Bhakta and Siva. Dharmesh played a cameo of 20 runs including a huge six.
Sunny Ramesh and Sudheer Kharidehal bowled some tight spells, while Vamshi Kyatham picked up two wickets.
DSCC lost Sunny and the openers quickly but Vamshi and Mahesh batted with intent to see DSCC at 83/3 at first drinks. Then the Sluggers collapsed badly losing 6 wickets for 10 runs. The last pair fought brilliantly But DSCC folded for 130.
Ashwin Rishinaramanglam took wickets of Vamshi and Mahesh in 1 over to trigger the collapse. UNM fielded very well with Srikant, Sanjay Bhakta taking great catches.
As reported by Suresh Kalakrishnan(DSCC)
UNM won the toss and elected to bat. UNM started off well with a good opening partnership. Srikanth for UNM played a solid knock of 30+. Sunny Ramesh, Sudheer bowled very tight line and length, but Vishal was pick of the DSCC bowlers by capturing 5 wickets and restricted UNM to 152.
DSCC started the batting little shaky by losing the early wicket of Vamshi Mugatha and Pradeep. Sunny Ramesh was unfortunate to get out on a bouncer, but Vamshi Khytham and Mahesh steadied the innings for DSCC. At one point DSCC looked very comfortable at 83/3 in 14 overs. Some good bowling from Ashwin got two quick wickets they were looking for, but it is well deserved MOM Vaibhav Madhok who cleaned up the DSCC Middle order within no time. The last pair of DSCC (Sudheer and Vishal) had a decent 30+ run partnership to take DSCC to a decent score.
As reported by Kervyn Dimney(CSCC-Umpire)
UNM won the toss and decided to bat. They were all out to a score of 152 with their top scorer being Srikanth Narruvala with 32, and with their last bastman being stumped to a Vishal Mali delivery who picked up 5 wickets. Sunny Ramesh and Sudheer Kharidehal bowled some tight spells, while Vamshi Kyatham picked up two wickets.
DSCC lost Vamshi Mugatha and Pradeep Pagadala quickly, but Vamshi Khyatam(37) and Mahesh Sampath worked on stabilizing the DSCC innings, when Ashwin was able to rock the boat with capturing both Vamshi and Mahesh’s wicket in the same over. Vaibhav got 4 wickets to some decent in-swinging deliveries that pushed DSCC into the back seat. The last batting pair of Vishal Mali and Sudheer were able to put on 25+ runs on the board, when Vishal was caught behind to a Dharmesh delivery bring the DSCC chase to an end.
MoM: Vaibhav Madhok(UNM) played a crucial part in getting the 4 wickets quickly that put the brakes on the DSCC chase and brought about its collapse.
CSCC at CCCC - 18-May-2008 - Reported by Suresh Joshi(CSCC)
CSCC won the toss and decided to put CCCC to bat. CSCC bowlers Shashi and Vicky started very well. The fielder supported them very well and CCCC started 2/2 with Vicky getting a first ball wicket in the 2nd over.
CCCC batsmen took some really risky singles and were affected with about 5 runouts in the match. Runouts saw CCCC stars such as Anshu and Rajesh lose their wickets before they could attack. Other CSCC bowlers (Narayan, Venu, Shobhan and Jasdeeep) bowled tight spells as well. CCCC made 99 all out in 20 overs. Raja for CCCC played an excellent innings with the bat.
CSCC opened with Shobhan and Murugappan. They opened very aggressively. Shobhan(26) pulled a high six over mid wicket early in the innings and and a couple of boundaries, while Murugappan played an excellent innings which included a straight six on top of the hill. CSCC were about 39 in 5 overs. Narayan went in 1 down and was intent on rotating the strike and staying at the wicket. Suresh, Kannan and Shashi couldn't stay longer. At this stage CSCC was 74 for 5 with 26 needed when Vicky displayed an admirable patience in trying to get his eye in and playing cautiously to Raja and Solanki. Narayan played some excellent pulls for 2s and boundaries. Vicky also got a boundary in midwicket area. Eventually with 3 or so needed Narayan finished the game fittingly with a straight six off a fulltoss (that saw 2nd lost ball in the stream).
MoM: Narayan Madabusi(CSCC) was fittingly declared the man of the match for seeing CSCC off to the finish line and bowling a good spell as well.
BCC at LCC - 18-May-2008 - Reported by Prabodh Telang(BCC)
LCC won the toss and elected to bat. BCC bowlers stuck to a well-scripted plan and did well in restricting their opponents, a full strength LCC team to a total of 134 runs in 20 over's. When asked for the final score, one of the LCC players rightly said "not enough"
BCC started their chase disastrously losing the openers as well as the entire middle order very cheaply. LCC bowlers bowled well supported by some agile fielding and few LBW decisions(2 run-outs and 3 LBW's). Thanks to the deep BCC batting line-up, down to the 11th player the hopes of winning the game were duly kept alive. Most of the BCC wins are an outcome of true team efforts. But this game was an exception. Over turning the table to extract a win from a hopeless situation (7 wickets down for only 36 runs) definitely needed some individual heroics.
Our MOM and star of the day "Amit Bahri" was all-ready for the task. He found an equally determined partner firstly in Nisahnt and later in Ethan. Amit wasted no time and launched his counter attack brutally hitting 7 sixes in a jiffy. The LCC bowling -- after a good start -- apparently ran out of fire-power and was seen mercilessly carted out in all possible directions. Amit and Ethan played smart and sensible cricket and without losing any further wickets, brilliantly "took the game home". Amit played a match-winning knock of 72* and Ethan supported him well with 25*. At the end the game was won comprehensively, another emphatic win for team BCC.
MoM: Amit Bahri(BCC) for his all round performance with excellent bowling taking 3 wickets for 23 and a blasting match-winning knock of 72* with 2 fours and 7 huge sixes all over the ground.
As Reported by Dan Ruparel(LCC)
Littleton CC won the toss and batted first. Scoring 134/9 in 20 overs.
BCC, after losing 7 wickets for about 45 runs, won the match with Amit’s explosive batting, gallantly supported by Ethan.
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