Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 2 (14-15 Apr 2018) - Last Updated 21-Apr-2018 11:56am
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By Sagar Chandra(FCCC);Shrisailesh Chari(FRCC);Raj Chitikila(LCC-L); Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC)
Apr 18, 2018
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Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 2 (14-15 Apr 2018)
MHC @ BCC: T20, Lower Garden Acres, Longmont on Apr 15, 2018 2:30pm - Reported by Narander Chaudhary(BCC)
BCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Benjamin and OM started hitting from the first over and had a big partnership of 128 runs in 12.5 overs for the first wicket. Ben scored 77 of 46 balls and Om scored 69 of 49 balls. Jimmi was brilliant and scored 63 of just 26 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes. BCC ended their innings with 223 runs in 20 overs. Bhavin from MHC got hat-trick in last over. MHC was never looking comfortable during their chase and losing the wickets in regular interval. Krishna scored 31 and Shiva scored 27 but they were just able to score 116 runs in their 20 overs. BCC won this match with big margin of 107 runs. Jimmi was declared as MOM for his brilliant batting and bowling performance
Man of the Match: Jimmi Sakaria for his superb effort with both bat (63) and ball (3-0-17-2).
See BCC Vs MHC Scorecard
FCCC @ CCB: T20, 14-Apr-2018 2:30pm at Green Vallery Ranch, Denver - Reported by Sagar Chandra(FCCC)
CCB won the toss and elected to field.
FCCC after a strong batting performance in their last game though it was a loss started off brightly through Omer and Darshan. They were scoring at almost 10 RPO when Darshan got out to Satyam for 28 when the score was 59. Faiq came in, playing against his favorite opponent, played like he never missed practice. Omer got out first ball after the break for 44, and FCCC were still scoring at 10 RPO. Naveen KP came in and kept the run rate ticking as well before he got out for 30. Faiq stayed strong on the other end and helped FCCC reach 198 in their allotted 20 overs.
CCB started with Preetham and Satyam and were off to a slow start, thanks to consistent and beautiful bowling by Naman, Omer and Naveen KP. Satyam got out to a wonderful catch by Dipal when the score read 24 in 4 overs off the bowling of Omer. Preetam looked good but didn’t score at the pace needed while others on the other end kept giving away their wickets. Venkatesh bowled superbly well to get Manjeet bowled and Rakesh out LBW in back to back deliveries. He also took the wicket of Chirag. When Kamal and Rajesh were in the crease, the game looked dead and buried but they managed to get CCB closer to the target scoring 44 and 43 respectively.
In the end FCCC won by 31 runs. Faiq Majeed was adjudged the man of the match for his wonderful batting performance of 62 off 37 balls that included 4x4s and 3x6s. Venkatesh was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-26-3
Man of the Match: Faiq Majeed for his superb batting effort of 62(37).
See FCCC Vs CCB Scorecard
FRCC-A at CCCC-Green: T20 game - Apr-14 2018 10am at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont – Reported by Shrisailesh Chari(FRCC)
The match started an hour late at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont due to chilly weather in the morning. FRCC-A captain Rohit won the toss and gleefully elected to bat first.
Sumeet and Amal went out to bat. They seemed to carry on from where they left off in the previous match tonking the ball to all parts of the ground, hitting boundaries at will. Both brought about their fifties in quick time taking their partnership beyond 100 runs before the drinks break. Soon after though, Sumeet got out LBW to Parag after scoring 71 off 37 at a strike rate of 189. Sumeet seemed to have edged the ball, but the umpire did not hear the nick. Amal soon followed Sumeet in the dugout getting stumped off Vasudev scoring 76 off 32 at a strike rate of over 200 yet again. Amal seemed to be struggling with an injured elbow late in his innings. This brought Smitesh and Sridhar to the crease. But unfortunately Sridhar only lasted 1 ball after getting trapped in front of the stump by Vasudev the very next ball for a golden duck.
Smitesh playing his first game in Colorado played some good looking shots on his way to 29 off 19. At the other end Rohit Saini strode in with the confidence of a man who is coming off a Man of the Match effort in the previous game and continued playing in the same vein. He smashed the bowlers over the boundary 9 times to finish the innings with an incredible 82 off 33 unbeaten, his second 80+ score in two games. FRCC-A ended the innings at 269/3 just 8 shy of the record score they had set in the previous match. For CCCC-Green, Vasudev took 2 wickets while Parag took 1.
In reply, CCCC-Green did not start in the best of fashion with Chaitanya cleaning up Alankrit and SudhirPeri off back to back balls in his first over. Chaitanya and Subhashish were swinging the ball at very good pace which made it difficult for the batsmen to get going. Unfortunately, Subhashish went wicketless (which does not happen often). Vishwanath Mantha opening the innings for CCCC-Green played well for his 30 off 30 hitting Chaitanya for a six and two fours off his second over. CCCC-Green captain Mehul joined Vishwanath at the crease and played some good cuts and drives on the off side to score 24 off 34 before Rohit Saini got him caught at long on, off a slower delivery deceiving him with the change of pace.
Murali who was bowling at some really good pace thought he had Vishwanath bowled as he knocked his leg stump off the ground, but for the umpire to call it a no ball for overstepping. But he did not last long as Vishwanath was run out next by Sridhar. Shrishailesh and Abhinav came in next to bowl spin and finish off the overs quickly. Although Shrishailesh failed to pick up a wicket (and got hit got a six by Vasudev), Abhinav did pick up two, Siddharth (16 off 20) and Vamshi (5 off 10). To finish off the innings, Smitesh bowled the last over of the innings picking up his first wicket off his first ever ball in Colorado (what a debut) cleaning up Rahul Parikh with a quick delivery which the batsman failed to pick. At the end of the 20 overs CCCC-Green finished at 101 for 7 with Vishwanath top scoring with 30 off 30. For FRCC-A , Chaitanya and Abhinav picked up 2 wickets each while Rohit and Smitesh picked up 1 a-piece.
For his incredible batting effort Rohit was given the Man of the Match making it two in two games for him.
Man of the Match: Rohit Saini for his unbeaten 82* off 33 balls with 2 fours and 9 sixes.
See FRCC-A Vs CCCC-Green Scorecard
LCC-Lions @ CSCC-Stars: T20, April 14, 2018 - Reported by Raj Chitikila (LCC-Lions)
LCC Lions visited CSCC Stars for a strong T20 matchup under miserable weather conditions. Whatever warmth the sun gamely tried to send down was whisked away by Arctic 30mph winds that knifed through the players and made the ball behave unpredictably. LCC won the toss and promptly chose to bat first. Prasanna’s first delivery, to Dhiren, was a menacing brute, screaming off the pitch past the batsman’s tentatively offered bat, doing everything but taking an outside edge. Sadly for CSCC, that ended up being the high point of the game for them. Prasanna’s next ball was full and just outside off. Whatever state Dhiren’s nerves may have been in after the first ball, he never ever forgot his extra cover drive, having played that shot like a professional since shortly after he learned how to hold a bat at the age of 4. Which is how many runs his shot fetched him. After an 11-run first over, Hamayun bowled the next. Assuming CSCC’s plan was to snap up early wickets, Hamayun executed perfectly and invited Dharam to punch his second delivery straight to the waiting fielder at mid-off. Unfortunately, mid-off had apparently not received a copy of the game plan and bungled the straightforward chance. The next delivery was a sad shadow of the previous one, begging to be put out of its misery. Which a grateful Dharam did for a monstrous six over long-on.
For the rest of the innings, the openers feasted on the quickly tiring attack, smashing about every third ball to some distant corner of the field. CSCC’s fielders did not help their cause, steadfastly refusing to hold any of the half dozen-odd catches that came their way. Dharam’s fifty and the team hundred rang up in the 8th over, Dhiren’s fifty followed in the 9th, Dharam’s century and LCC’s 200 in the 14th, and Dhiren’s century in the 15th. Nana finally snapped up a difficult catch on the boundary in the 19th over to dismiss Dhiren (117 off 56 balls, 10x4, 8x6), after a league record opening partnership of 249. Dharam closed the innings with more spectacular blows, finishing at 138 not out off just 59 balls, with 13 fours and 7 sixes, and leading LCC to a monstrous 274/3.
CSCC’s heart never seemed to really be in the chase. Debutant Santosh played some beautiful strokes around the wheel for his 67, and Jayant later smashed a quickfire 51 off 28. Dhruv and Karthik picked up 2 wickets each. The truest indicator of the first innings carnage is that CSCC’s normally excellent score of 175/6 was still about a hundred short of their target.
Man of the Match: Dharam Patel for his fantastic 138*.
See LCC-Lions Vs CSCC-Stars Scorecard
See LCC-Lions Vs CSCC-Stars match video
FRCC-B @ CCCC-Gold: T20, April 14, 2018 2pm at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC)
FRCC-B won the toss and elected to bowl in their first game of the season.
CCCC-Gold started brilliantly with Anil and Sandeep both playing positively and scored 89/0 at the end of powerplay. Both continued the onslaught before getting out in the same over. Sandeep was at his brutal best scoring 81(42) and Anil scoring 41(30). With contributions from Srini and Cecil, CCCC-Gold ended up with 211/8 in 20 overs. Sandeep was the pick of the batsmen for CCCC-Gold with 81(42) and Gandhar was the pick of the bowlers for FRCC-B with figures of 4-0-40-3.
Chasing a huge total, FRCC-B came out with a positive attitude and Vivek played some wonderful shots to give FRCC-B the start they needed for the chase. Even though Vivek was scoring on one end, wickets kept falling on the other end with some good bowling from Cecil, Satya and Sanket. Vivek perished for 69(31) but Manohar and Gandhar steadied their innings with scores of 33 and 30 respectively. FRCC-B ended up scoring 158-8 of their 20 overs. Vivek was the pick of the batsmen for FRCC-B with 69(31) and Sanket was the pick of the bowlers for CCCC-Gold with figures of 4-0-34-3.
Man of the match: Sandeep Bollampally for his superb batting performance.
See CCCC-Gold Vs FRCC-B Scorecard
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