Twenty20 League Semi-Finals; Plate Championship Quarters - Match Reports - Week 24 (10-11 Oct 2015)
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Twenty20 League Semi-Finals - Match Reports - Week 24 (10-11 Oct 2015)
T20 Semi-Final: CCB at FCCC, October 10 2015 (Boltz)
Newly crowned P40 champions CCB travelled to Ft Collins in their quest to do a "double", taking on the T20 top seeds FCCC in the process.
FCCC won the toss, and acknowledging CCB's ability to chase in pressure games, decided to invite CCB to bat first.
CCB opened with Preetam Naik and Gaurav Mittal, fresh from their fluent 90+ runs opening partnership in the P40 finals, but found Dipal Patel and Omer Rafiq bowling combination to be a totally different proposition. Both bowlers bowled tight lines to give nothing away, and when Omer removed Preetam and the ever-dangerous Manjeet Inamdar in the 4th over, CCB knew it was going to be a hard day for them. Gaurav and Vamshi Mugatha were also soon run out to some excellent fielding from FCCC, while trying to break out of the squeeze being applied by the FCCC bowlers.
The FCCC stranglehold over the CCB bowling was evident by the fact that by the halfway point in their inning, CCB had only mustered 25 runs, with 5 batsmen already back. Satyam Singh and Arvind Hosur tried their best to score quickly in the second half, with some success, but even with their dogged effort, CCB could only manage 79-8 in their allotted 20 overs.
For CCB, Satyam (24 runs, 25b, 2x6) and Arvind (16* runs, 17b, 1x4) were the only batsmen to offer any sort of resistance.
For FCCC, all bowlers bowled with impressive economy, with Omer and Naman Prashar taking 2 wkts each, and a wicket each for Naveen KP and Gopal Susarla.
Defending 80 requires quick wickets up front, and in that attempt CCB opened bowling with Satyam and Manjeet. While Satyam was his usual miserly self, other CCB bowlers were not able to provide him with much support. Satyam took three quick wickets (Omer, Ravi Sajjan & Gopal) to put some pressure on FCCC, but once he was taken off FCCC batsmen were able to comfortably milk the rest of the bowling for runs. Naveen KP got out against the run of play, edging one to the keeper off the bowling of Deepak Jammula, but Rajesh Idate and Dipal ensured that there was no further damage, and FCCC reached the target comfortably in 17.3 overs.
For FCCC, Dipal top scored with 23* (19b, 3x4), with valuable contributions coming from Naveen (15 runs, 20b, 1x4) and Rajesh (12* runs, 33b, 1x4).
For CCB, it was once again Satyam fighting the lone battle, with highly impressive figures of 4-1-6-3.
Result : FCCC won by 6 wickets
Men of the Match : Dipal Patel & Satyam Singh, for their all-round performances.
See FCCC Vs CCB Scorecard
Plate Championship Quarters
CCCC at CSCC - 10-Oct-2015 2pm - Memorial Park[/b]
CCCC beat CSCC.
CSCC Vs CCCC Scorecard
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