Premier Match Reports - (17-18 June 2017)
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Premier Match Reports - (17-18 June 2017)
LCC-Lions @ DCC: Premier, June 18, 2017 - Reported by Dharam Patel (LCC-Lions)
With the official day of Summer approaching, DCC hosted LCC at Cornerstone in near perfect weather conditions. DCC won the toss and elected to bat first.
Sameer and Vikas opened for DCC. LCC bowlers started off very well, giving up only 14 runs in the first 4 overs before Vikas decided to take on the bowlers only to find Garnet at mid-off. Sameer soon followed after contributing 10 runs. Aniket joined the dangerous Jash but the partnership didn’t last very long. Aniket departed for 2 and with 5 balls remaining before the first drinks break Bhavya removed Jash for a frustrating 6 runs off 23 balls. Bhavya resumed his over after the drinks break and removed Manjinder immediately on the first ball after the break and was on a hat-trick. His next delivery had dropped just short of the fielders hands but nonetheless finished a very good over and gave LCC a strong start into the session. Dhruv got Harpreet for 2 runs and Bhavya removed Ashwani (4) soon after and at this point DCC’s score read 47/7 after 17.2 overs.
DCC were in desperate need for a big partnership if they wanted to trouble the LCC batsmen. Sanket and Deepak were just the guys to do it. Patiently they rotated strike and brought the total to 123 when Deepak (32) fell in the 34th over. DCC’s hopes were left with Sanket but with only 2 wickets remaining and only 5 overs to go, he had to take some risks. Unfortunately he couldn’t play out the 40 overs and fell in the 38th over after making a crucial 39. DCC were all out for 140 in 37.2 overs. LCC bowlers lacked discipline today giving up 37 extras of which 32 were wides and a couple dropped chances from the LCC captain didn’t help the cause. Extras was the second highest scorer for DCC. All the LCC bowlers took a wicket each and bowled well apart from the extras. Raj and Amit, economically bowled very well with figures of 8-1-18-1 and 8-3-20-2 respectively. But the pick of the bowlers was Bhavya with figures of 8-0-46-4 and really deserved 5 wickets.
141 is a tricky target in Colorado, no matter who is playing. Start too slow and the batsmen feel extra pressure, start too fast and risk losing wickets. Dharam and Ramesh opened the innings for LCC. Dharam (27) played the aggressor and kept the run rate in reach. Hitting boundaries in the first 2 overs and just as his eye was settling in after 2 big sixes, was run out after some confusion in the middle. LCC didn’t worry much as the score read 37/1 after 5.2 overs and still having 9 wickets in hand, but Ramesh (7) fell on the first ball of the next over. 2 new rookies, Sakthi and Ahamed, took to the crease and were determined to finish the match without losing any more wickets. Patiently they started to build a partnership but after doing all the hard work and just after the drinks break, Sakthi lost his wicket for 10 runs in the 16th over. At this point Bodha joined Ahamed at the crease and the score read 64/3.
Ahamed controlled the pace at this point and Bodha wanted to see it through. Bodha played himself in and just as he decided to accelerate, was caught at long on after making only 16 runs. The score read 90/4 after 23.1 overs. LCC were going slower than normal and the lose of wickets didn’t help, on the other hand DCC knew that a couple more tight overs and a couple more wickets could really swing the match their way. Ahamed was still patiently batting and Garnet wanted to get things over quick, unfortunately Garnet (8) mistimed one and was caught. LCC still had the upper hand, needing only 32 runs in 12 overs. Dhruv came to the crease and eased some of that tension after 2 boundaries. At the start of the 33rd over LCC only needed 9 more runs. Dhruv (13) knowing he was capable of closing the gap quick decided to go for another boundary but was caught, and this is were things got interesting. Needing only 9 runs Chandra walked out and after 3 balls decided to take a run which he came up short on. Still LCC only needed 9 runs but only had 3 wickets in hand. Raj decided to play it out with Ahamed and in the 37th over with LCC needing only 2 runs, Raj (10) dispatched one over square leg to finish the match. Ahamed played a very cautious, patient but crucial knock of 21 runs off 93 balls. Dharam top scored with 27 off 19 balls, but the true winners today were the extras. DCC bowled 33 extras of which 30 were wides. Pick of the bowlers were Jash for figures of 8-1-25-2 and Manjinder for 3.2-1-13-2.
Man of the Match: Bhavya Khilnani was rightly declared man of the match for excellent bowling figures of 8-0-46-4 See DCC Vs LCC Scorecard
Video: See DCC Vs LCC match video
FCCC @ABQCC: Premier, June 18, 2017 - Reported by Sanjay Bhakta (ABQCC)
ABQCC won the toss and decided to bat; Match started on time as scheduled at 8:30am. ABQCC scored 154 for the loss of 8 wickets in 40 overs. Anand Ganti was the top sorer with 59 off 121 balls not out. Ravi Sharma was the top wicket taker with 3 wickets.
In reply FCCC scored 134 all out. For FCCC Santanu Gosh was the top scorer with 29 off 23 balls. Karan Mahajan and Nishant Patel were the picks of the bowlers with 3 wickets each.
Man of the Match: Anand Ganti was rightly declared man of the match for excellent batting
See FCCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
CCCC @ABQCC: Premier, June 17, 2017 - Reported by Sanjay Bhakta (ABQCC)
CCCC won the toss and decided to bat; Match started on time as scheduled at 10:00am. CCCC scored 102/10 in 31.3 overs. Anil Venkatesh was the top scorer with 26 off 33 balls. Karan Mahajan was the top wicket taker with 4 wickets.
In reply ABQCC scored 103 with loss of 5 wickets in 22 overs. For ABQCC Mangesh Chaudhari was the top scorer with 21 off 17 balls. Srinivasan Sundarajan and Suresh Draksharam were the picks of the bowlers with 2 wickets each.
Man of the Match: Karan Mahajan for his 4 wicket haul.
See CCCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
[b]BCC vs FRCC, T20 - Reported by Rohit Saini(FRCC)[b]
FRCC won the toss and elected to bat. BCC came out with three new players(Kunal, Rohit, Chandu) in their roster. FRCC openers Sumeet and Waqas played good strokes with an intent to make good use of powerplay restrictions. BCC opening bowlers bowled a tight line and Antony got the prized wicket of Sumeet in his first over itself. He got another two wickets in quick succession leading to a mini collapse in the FRCC top order. Rohit played an anchor role while Sanket hit some lusty blows to keep the score board ticking.
Ananth and Kamal were introduced to BCC bowling attack and they bowled well to keep FRCC batsmen in check and took wickets at regular intervals. Once Rohit was dismissed LBW, FRCC lower order sprang into action and Amal and Murali took the BCC bowlers to task by hitting sixes at will. The score board read 151 after the end of first innings.
BCC started with Bhaskar and Kunal who were cautious in their approach until Shrishailesh got Bhaskar’s wicket in the second over, which brought Hardik as the next batsman. Hardik started playing his shots as a man possessed and Kunal joined the party too. While Hardik played aggressive, Kunal hit towering sixes all around the wicket. By the end of first 10 overs BCC had scored around 75 runs and were half way home.
After the drinks break Kunal continued with his cameo and reached his 50 but soon after, gave a catch at mid-wicket. Kamal supported Hardik well, who also reached his 50 and brought the win within a grasping reach. When the equation read 48 of 36 balls the lower order changed gears and played strategically to keep the asking rate manageable. Hardik(60) departed while looking to accelerate and made way for Keyur who hit some lusty sixes to finish the game in style and an over to spare.
[b]Man of the match: Hardik Shukla[b]
See BCC Vs FRCC Scorecard
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