Premier Match Reports - (3-4 June 2017) - Last Updated 9-Jun-2017 8:35pm
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Premier Match Reports - (3-4 June 2017)
ABQCC at CCB, June 4, 2017, Reported by Satyam Singh (CCB)
ABQCC won the toss and elected to bat first. The openers gave a solid start with an 83 run partnership. CCB introduced their debutant Kamal into the attack who extracted bounce out of his off spinners due to his height and high arm action. He dismissed Anand and Mangesh in quick succession to bring back CCB in the game. On the other side Eugene bowled tight and picked up the second opener Mayur and ABQCC looked in real trouble when dashing Kunal Patel got out for a second consecutive duck in 2 days.
In came Nishant Patel and immediately took the attack back at CCB with some brisk running and clean striking. CCB introduced Preetham into the attack who was the only CCB bowler who was able to get some swing and therefore picked up 3 crucial wickets. However losing his partners and an injured back did not stop Nishant and he managed to stitch an unbeaten knock of 65 runs and got ABQCC to a more than respectable total of 207 in 40 overs.
Anything more than 200 is a stiff chase, more so when CCB was missing a key batsman in Manjeet. CCB openers Adarsh and Satyam realized this and immediately took the attack to ABQCC. Adarsh played some good shots before holding out to long on when CCB score was 56 inside the power play. Satyam and Eugene steadied the ship with a 49 run partnership before Satyam tried to hit a knee high dolly out of the park but ended up holding out on short square leg. CCB had now lost top 4 batsman after Eugene was caught and bowled by Manoj and Preetham caught by Kunal but not before scoring 18 runs which included a couple lusty blows.
CCB now had debutant Kamal and an experienced Vamshi on the crease to carry the chase forward. Both of them played gritty innings with Vamshi sometimes hand holding Kamal through the pressure situation. Vamshi put on 30 and Kamal 31 before ABQCC introduced Nishant into the attack.
Riding high on his batting performance, Nishant immediately produced results by picking up both Kamal and Vamshi. CCB pavilion was still relaxed as they only needing 15 odd runs with 4 wickets remaining. Against the run of play CCB lost Rajesh to Aneesh but were still confident as they needed 7 runs with 3 wickets remaining. Nishant put the cat amongst the pigeons when he dismissed Ben and Hardik in the same over with CCB now 9 down and needing 2 runs.
In came Hari S who was determined to see CCB through. But Nishant had other plans and wanted to keep the glory for himself and bowled 2 wide balls to Hari to literally serve the win to CCB on a plate.
Umpires correctly declared Nishant as the Man of the Match for his 65 runs, 4 wickets and more so for making the game very interesting.
Man of the Match: Nishant Patel for 65 runs and 4 wickets
See CCL's CCB Vs ABQCC Scorecard
Premier CSCC vs LCC, 6/4/2017, reported by Humayun Zaheer (CSCC)
LCC won the toss and elected to bat first. LCC scored 196 for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 40 overs. Bodha top scored with 66 off 49 balls. Prassana was the top wicket taker with 3 wickets.
In reply CSCC Stars were bundled out for 115. For CSCC Sandeep Dubaka was the top scorer with 19 runs. Dhruv Suhag was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets.
Man of the Match: Bodhayan Chakraborty for his 66 runs and 2 wickets.
See CSCC Vs LCC scorecard
P40 game FCCC vs DCC, 3-June-2017 at Boltz - Reported by Omer Rafiq(FCCC)
FCCC won the toss and decided to bat on a wonderful day for cricket.
Santanu Ghosh and Omer Rafiq opened the batting for FCCC, and faced some accurate bowling from DCC bowlers Sanket Wagh and Harpreet Singh.
Neither batsman looked particularly comfortable, but they still managed to reach the first break without losing any wickets thanks to the generosity of DCC fielders who dropped everything that came their way. It looked like it would be very long day for DCC in the field, but it was a clever ruse, and a different DCC fielding unit showed up after the break.
Suckered in by all the catches dropped in the first session, batsman after FCCC batsman took the aerial route, and DCC hands hung on to catch after catch with barely contained glee. Dropping lots of catches in the beginning to get the batsmen over-confident… and then pulling the rug from underneath them.., it was a brilliant strategy, the first half of which has been routinely employed by FCCC themselves on numerous occasions.
Naveen KP tried to stem the rot by hanging in there, but jet-lagged, having arrived from India just 8 hours ago, found scoring fluently to be a struggle. He scratched around for a while, but duly secured one end, which allowed the other batsmen the freedom to confidently scratch around on the other end.
Mike Riley and Naman Parashar, though, motivated (and more than a little surprised) by the number of spectators on the ground (three), took this opportunity to outshine their top/middle order with a rollicking 37* runs partnership which took FCCC to a competitive 181-9 after 40 overs.
Santanu and Omer were the main scorers for FCCC with 37 and 31 respectively, supported well by Naman (24*), Mike (13*) and Naveen KP (19)
Harpreet was the best bowler for DCC with figures of 8-0-35-3. Jaswinder Singh and Nitya Maddodi also contributed with two wickets each.
Chasing 182, DCC were set back immediately with Naman bagging Umang Bhatt for a duck.
However, Jaswinder and Vikas RS showed that even though this is their debut season, DCC cannot be taken lightly. The duo played with complete assurance, offering no chances to FCCC bowlers, yet scoring 3-4-5 runs every over to systematically chase down the target, and in the process duly impressing the above-mentioned crowd of spectators (which had swelled to five by now).
Their partnership was starting to become a serious threat to FCCC but that changed when Mike Riley and Ravi Sharma were brought into the attack. The two immediately took control of the proceedings, choked the runs from both ends, and got rid of both the batsmen. By the time Mike and Ravi were done with their spells, DCC’s top order was back in the pavilion, their run-rate had dipped to under 3, required rate had reached almost 7, and the spectators had disappeared.
Sanket Wagh and Harpreet played valiantly for DCC’s middle order, but never truly threatened a heist as the hill was too steep to climb. In the end DCC folded for 159 in the 40th over, handing FCCC a 22 run win.
Jaswinder, Vikas, Harpreet and Sanket were the main contributors for DCC (18, 27, 37, & 29 respectively).
For FCCC, Ravi and Mike were the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 4-1-10-2, and 6-1-11-0.
Naman Parashar (FCCC) was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 9-down batting heroics, 1 wicket, 1 catch, and being responsible for 33% of the spectators that showed up to watch the game.
Man of the Match: Naman Parashar
See FCCC Vs DCC Scorecard
P40 FRCC v ABQCC, Jun 4, 2017 at Longmont. Reported by: Poorvaj Venkatraman, FRCC
With all the hype and talk on India vs Pakistan Champions trophy match about to happen next day, the schedule of CCL went on with P40 on the cards for the weekend. ABQCC, playing only P40 for 2017 season, visited FRCC at Longmont to play their first game. Rohit, the FRCC captain, won the toss and chose to bat first.
With Abhinav and Waqas opening, FRCC started the innings in a very bad shape. Waqas was run out in the 3rd over with the openers trying to scamper a quick single. Abhinav was looking solid but edged one to the slips against the run of play. Manohar and Naveen were removed in the same over by left arm spinner Aneesh . Manohar, unsure of the left arm bowler, nicked one and the slip fielder Sanjay took an excellent single handed catch to his left side. Naveen's eyes lit up seeing a full toss - tried to sweep a flighted delivery but he missed the shot altogether and the ball crashed onto the pads. FRCC lost 4 wickets in quick time and the scorecard read 27/4 in 9 overs. FRCC clearly felt the absence of Sumeet at the top order.
Nervous faces in the dugout as Rohit walked in at the fall of the 4th wicket. Sanket and Rohit then steadied the innings; score was not ticking on much but the pair played sensible till the first break. Just when ABQCC had a grip in the game, one would say that their middle over bowlers let them down. The bowlers started to bowl wides, half trackers and full tosses. At one point, the scorer could only see extras and boundaries in the scorecard. FRCC slowly climbed up with the run rate and rebuilt the innings excellently well.
Sanket,who was in a good form got out to Nishant on 28 runs. Amal walked in and hit a couple of sixers with his usual nonchalance. Too many shots and Amal got out on 26 runs to a good catch from the keeper safely holding on to a skier in the fine leg region. Afshin didn't last longer and was bowled by Kunal. Rohit reaching his 50, tried to accelerate and got out playing a wrong line to the spinner Karan. Rohit already got FRCC to a good position but Subhashish provided the impetus at the back end by scoring 24. Subhashish's wicket fell with the score going past 200 - a very close call between a Six and catch which eventually went in the fielder's favor. Tail-enders did not spare the bowlers either. Poorvaj smacked the first six of his career and Srisailesh hit a boundary of the last ball to reach a total of 220/9 in 40 overs. 27/4 to 220/9 was a great effort from FRCC. Mangesh was the pick of the bowler from ABQCC with 8-2-18-2.
ABQCC entered the field with a positive mind but fate had other plans. Srisailesh Chari and Rohit began the bowling and they bowled tight lines not allowing easy runs to the batsmen. Rohit removed Nishant in his first over out bowled and Chari removed Mangesh with a beautiful delivery angling away from the right hander. The delivery took the edge of Mangesh's bat and was safely pouched by the lone slip fielder Waqas.
In the next couple of overs, Amal dropped a catch, Afshin dropped a catch and Subhashish injured his thumb. Dearth of runs and absolute drama on the field. No one would have ever imagined what was about to happen after the 6th over when Subhashish was introduced. He started his spell with an infamous beamer but the stars were all in his favor. ABQCC batsmen struggled to find the slightest clue to counter Subhashish whilst Rohit continued to pressurize from the other end. Three Bowled, Two LBWs, One Keeper catch, One Short Mid-off Catch, one Mid-on Catch and a solitary boundary. Innings was done and dusted in just about 13 overs. Subhashish took 6/6 (his first five-wicket haul) and Rohit took 3/15. ABQCC were all out for a mere 30 runs. FRCC won the game by a whopping 190 runs.
Man of the Match: Rohit Saini for his all-round performance of 59(62) 4 Fours, 5 Sixes with the bat and 3 wickets for 15 runs with the ball.
See FRCC v ABQCC Scorecard
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