Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 14 (14-15 Jul 2018) - Last updated 20-Jul-2018 10:26am
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By Aniruddha Deshpande(YCC);Mehul Soni(CCCC-Green);Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC);Rohit Saini(FRCC-A);Ashish Singhal(CCCC);Dharam Patel(LCC-L);Harpreet Singh(DCC)
Jul 16, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 13(14-15 Jul 2018)
BCC @ YCC: T20 - 8am Sunday July 15, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Aniruddha Deshpande(YCC)
Cricket is a team sport and matches are won by collective performance of the team. This is true in almost all the matches but at times there is a brilliant individual performance which determines the outcome of the match. Sunday’s T20 match between YCC and BCC was a great example of such individual performance.
YCC hosted BCC on Sunday early morning start. On overcast day, YCC won the toss and promptly elected to bat. A big mix up between YCC openers in the very first over resulted in Sachin being run out. Ben and Satya used the conditions well and kept the lid on YCC’s progress. Aniruddha got out in 3rd over and Thushara joined Shankar in the middle. Shankar played a cautious inning from one end but Thushara was in punishing mood. In the next three overs, YCC scored 31 runs, mostly from Thushara’s bat. Shankar (4 runs) was trying to accelerate the innings and got out in seventh over. Mudabbir didn’t last long as he tried to clear Satya (1/9) who bowled well.
At 10 over break, YCC were in trouble and scored only 54 runs losing 4 wickets. After the break it was wonderful attacking batting by two YCC batsmen, Thushara and Sandeep. They didn’t spare any of the BCC bowlers clearing the boundaries with ease. A breath-taking partnership of 59 runs was ended when Sandeep (37 runs of 30 balls) was caught in covers of Gowtham’s bowling. Thushara completed his first T20 half century hitting a massive six of Jimmi’s 4th over. In the last three overs, YCC scored 55 runs and in process taking the score to 160 in 20 overs. Thushara remained not out on 87 runs of 52 balls. In his wonderful inning, he hit 7 fours and 4 sixes.
With required rate of 8 RPO, Srivastava and Hardik started positively scoring 16 runs in first two overs. Srivastava chased outside the off-stump ball from Mudabbir and was caught in slips by Sachin. After bowling well for BCC, Satya joined Hardik in this interesting run chase. Both rotated the strike well and at the end of power play, BCC were 39/1. YCC brought in two spinners to put pressure on the BCC batsmen. It brought immediate dividend when Satya (13 run of 21 balls) was smartly stumped by Shankar of Aniruddha’s first over. Benjamin entered the field with intention to attack the YCC bowling hitting his first ball for a six. Sudhir kept the tight line and length giving no room to Ben or Hardik to free their arms. The sustained pressure resulted in one more wicket as Hardik was caught at mid-wicket. Jimmi joined Ben in this run chase but got out to Sudhir after hitting a boundary on the previous ball.
The key wicket for YCC was Ben and it needed a special effort to get him out. Mudabbir ran at least 40 yards from the mid-wicket boundary to take a wonderful catch to end Ben’s innings. Now Sudhir got two important wickets in the span of two balls reducing BCC to 74/5 in 11 overs. Rain god returned to Longmont and the game was stopped by umpires due to persistent rain. The loss of time resulted in reducing BCC’s 3 overs and as per D/L method revised target for BCC was 142 in 17 overs. Aniruddha (3/25) got one more wicket in his third over, Sudhir picked his 3rd wicket (3/15) in the 12th over and BCC were 79/7 when rain returned. At this point the par score for BCC to win the match was 107 and they were well short of that target. YCC won the match by 28 runs.
At one point, YCC were in danger of getting bowled out below 100 runs. But superb knock from Thushara and cameo from Sandeep took the match away from BCC.
Man of the Match: Thushara Siriwardanage for his fireworks with the bat, being unbeaten at 87 off 52 with 8 fours and 5 sixes.
Scorecard: See BCC Vs YCC Scorecard
C4-Green Vs CSCC-Stripes: T20 – 3:00PM Saturday 07/14/2018 at Lower Garden Acres Cricket Ground, Longmont - Reported by Mehul Soni(CCCC-Green)
C4 Green won the toss and elected to bat. Vishwanath and Mehul started slow and cautious with good bowling attack from Nagarajan and Gaurav. Nagarajan soon took Vishwanath’s wicket in 3rd over and Mehul got run out in 5th over. Shiva got out LBW soon after that in 6th over. Rahul and Ravi were on the pitch and they were able to stabilize the innings and build a good partnership. Rahul was caught out in 14th over but was able to score 27 and Ravi was caught in 17th over after scoring 36. Wickets kept falling for Green after that but Green was able to put up a score of 120 on the board and was confident due to their bowling strength.
For CSCC, Steve (15) and Alagarsamy (23) started slow and steady. C4 Green bowlers were able to suppress the openers with their impeccable line length but were not able to take wickets. Vamsi was handed the ball in 11th over after the break and he uprooted both the opening batsman in the same over and also took 2 wickets again in 16th over. Selvam played well scoring 29 runs but was bowled by Vishwanath with a brilliant delivery. After that wickets fell regularly and CSCC was not able to catch up to the required run rate. They were able to score 108 in 20 overs and gave C4 Green their first desperately needed win this season.
Man of the Match: Vamsi Krishnaraju for his brilliant 5 wicket haul with figures of 4-0-21-5.
Scorecard: See CCCC-Green Vs CSCC-Stripes scoorecard
FRCC-B @ MHCC : Twenty20 – 11.30am Sunday July 15, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC)
Both MHCC and FRCC-B came in with an intention to win the game. It turned out to be a rainy day. MHCC and FRCC-B made the pitch ready to play and the game started.
MHCC won toss and elected to bowl first. FRCC-B opened with Vivek and Srivatsan which turned out to be fruitful. Both the openers gave a good start. Vivek got out who was followed by Rajesh. Srivatsan was going strong who was supported well by the Captain Sudarshan. Srivatsan made his first fifty in CCL. Sudarshan got out trying to accelerate. At the end Vaibhav and Gandhar finished the innings well.
MHCC started off well with Varun and Sateesh. Sateesh was playing his shots and Varun was supporting well. Varun was the first one to go. Rajesh then removed Sateesh. Rain started and MHCC’s target become 132 in 15overs. Vaibhav and Gaurav removed few wickets. Ajit played well for MHCC scoring well. At end FRCC-B became successful. It was indeed a well fought game.
Man of the Match: Srivathsan Vivekanandhan for his brilliant batting of 62 runs.
Scorecard: See FRCC-B vs MHCC Scorecard
FRCC-A @ DDCC: Twenty20 – 1:00 pm Saturday July 14, 2018 at Cornerstone- Reported by Rohit Saini(FRCC-A)
This Saturday, DDCC hosted FRCC-A for a T20 game, FRCC’s second for the day. Already have lost the morning game to LCC, shoulders were a bit down in FRCC’s camp and the scorching heat was not helping the cause either. DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Kranthi and Surender walked out to bat, but Surender(5) did not last long got bowled by a peach from Subhashish. Venkatesh came in next to join Kranthi, both played cautiously to take the score to 35 after the powerplay. The partnership was broken by Rohit in the next over when Venkatesh(15) goes aerial and was caught at long-on by Abhinavto a very good running catch.Satheesh came in next and with Kranthi took the score to 60/2 at the break. Sridhar was introduced into the attack and removed both Kranthi(29) and Satheesh(9) on consecutive balls in the next over. Madhav was next to come in but was running out of partners from the other endas Sridhar and Abhinav combined forces and got 4 more DDCC’s wickets in the next 5 overs. Madhav(39*) kept going from the other end hitting some lusty blows and took the team to a decent total of 117/8 in 20 overs. Sridhar was outstanding and finished with figures of 4-0-10-4. Rohit, Abhinav and Subhashish finished with 1 wicket each.
In response FRCC-A started off well scoring 27 off the first 3 overs with Sumeet and Amal at the crease. Kangesh got Amal(5) and Suri got Sumeet(20) both LBW in the next 2 overs to make it 38-2 after the powerplay.
FRCC experimented with their batting lineup, but the entire middle order looked rusty and struggled to get going. Venkatesh was introduced into the attack and no-one had any answer to his leg spin bowling. He was turning the ball square and was getting a lot of bounce from the pitch. He used all his variations including the faster one which was faster than few fast bowlers in the league. FRCC were struggling and the next 5 wickets fell cheaply Sridhar(15), Murali(7), Waqas(13), Abhinav(0) Girish(14). DDCC were on top and FRCC-A still needed 27 off 24 balls with only 3 wickets in hand. The game seemed to be slipping away from FRCC-A, but Rohit(24*) and Sanket(6*) made sure their team crosses the line and finished the game in 18.5 overs. For DDCC, Kangesh and Venaktesh got 2 wickets each and Suri and Naresh picked up a wicket each.
Man of the Match: Sridhar Chilukuril for his outstanding bowling performance of 4-0-10-4.
Scorecard: See DDCC vs FRCC-A Scorecard
CCCC @ RCC: Premier - 10am Saturday July 14, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Ashish Singhal(CCCC)
Looking for their first P40 win, CCCC travelled to Colorado Springs to face RCC on a hot summer day. CCCC won the toss and elected to bat. CCCC experimented with their opening pair in this game with Srini (39) and Praveen (46) which paid off very well with a 93 run opening stand in 24 overs. However, after the opening stand middle and lower order let CCCC down as the team collapsed for 136 runs. Rajdeep (4/12), Kaushik (3/17) and Akilesh (2/18) bowled extremely well leading to CCCC's collapse.
Despite of not scoring the total CCCC thought of considering the extremely good start, CCCC was pretty confident of defending it. CCCC started with Sandeep and Venu and fall of wickets for RCC started in the fourth over. CCCC got Vikesh, Ben, Satish and Sreenivas in the first session; Vikrant, Adarsh and Srikanth; and Kaushik, Rajdeep and Vikas in the final session of the game. Satya (3/14), Mike (2/17) and Sandeep (2/23) did not let RCC settle down at all. They were very well assisted by Venu, Sanket and Vaidy.
CCCC won the match by 26 runs. Umpires adjudged Praveen from CCCC and Rajdeep from RCC as Men Of The Match for their performances with bat and ball respectively.
Man of the Match 1: Praveen Rao for his excellent inning of 46.
Man of the Match 2: Rajdeep Dhaliwal for his superb bowling performance taking 4 wickets for 12 runs in 8 overs involving 2 maidens; and scoring a meaningful 21 to bring RCC close.
Scorecard: See CCCC Vs RCC Scorecard
Match Video 1: See CCCC Vs RCC Match Video 1 and CCCC Vs RCC Match Video 2
FRCC-A @ LCC-Lions: T20, July 14, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Dharam Patel(LCC-L)
In recent years, one of the most anticipated matches in CCL has been when FRCC-A and LCC-Lions face-off. LCC-Lions hosted at Cornerstone on a very warm day. FRCC-A won the toss and elected to bat first.
FRCC-A opened with the in form Amal and the always-in form Sumeet Khule. LCC-Lions decided to introduce their newest bowlers to see how the FRCC-A batsmen would handle them and the batsmen did very well. Both Amal and Sumeet looked at ease and put away the bad balls with a run-rate of 10. It was in the 5th over when Dhiren was introduced and took the most prized wicket of Khule who managed to get a quick 36. FRCC-A were going well and had the wickets in hand that would potentially get them to a big total. It was in the 10th over when Jay struck big, getting Amal (19) on the first ball and getting Rohit on the third ball. But that didn’t affect FRCC-A, as Sanket and Subbu Dash put on a good 40 run partnership before Bhavya was able to remove Sanket for 21 off 23. Abhinav was the only other batsmen to give Dash (34) any support and stayed not out on 16.
In the end, FRCC-A were looking like a big score of 190 plus but the Lions bowlers did a good job in restricting them to 139. Bhavya, Raj, and Manoj A. all got 1 wicket each, Jay picked up 2 wickets in his 4 overs and the pick of the bowlers was Dhiren Patel with figures of 4-0-14-3.
LCC-Lions in response knew that a low target of 140 could become troublesome especially if FRCC-A pick up some quick early wickets. Dhiren and Dharam opened for Lions and Dhiren was the first to go with only 4 next to his name. Rezwan joined Dharam but unfortunately Dharam (11) couldn’t add much to the total. Jay entered and after hitting a booming six, which landed on the restrooms of Cornerstone, was out bowled very next ball. LCC-Lions at this point were at 46/3 in 7.3 overs. FRCC-A knew that they needed to get one more wicket and they would be nearing the LCC-Lion’s tail. Bodha joined Rezwan and in the same over he entered he got one of the biggest gifts of the day. He skied one to long-off and fortunately for him was dropped by Rohit. After that, both Bodhayan and Rezwan mixed caution with aggression and took the match away from the FRCC-A bowlers. Bodha reached his second 50 of the season in the 18th over, and the very next over got Lions over the line with a huge six over long-on. Rezwan was unfortunate to be stuck on 47 (3x4s and 2x6s), which oddly must be his 2nd or 3rd time this season and Bodha finished on 66 off 41 balls with 1x4 and 7x6s.
FRCC-A looked in a good spot many times this game but came up just short and a dropped catch really hurt them. Murali, Chaitanya, and Rohit all took a wicket each with Rohit having the best figures of 4-0-16-1.
Man of the Match: Bodhayan Chakraborty for his excellent batting performance of 66 runs off 41 balls which included 1x4 and 7 huge sixes.
Scorecard: See LCC-Lions Vs FRCC-A Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC-Lions Vs FRCC-A match video
CSCC @ DCC: Premier - 8am Sunday July 15, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Harpreet Singh(DCC)
DCC hosted CSCC for a premier game on a cloudy day. Because of the rain forecast in the afternoon both teams agreed to start the game at 8am instead of 10am. Conditions at Cornerstone park felt more like English summer as the temperature stayed around 65-70°F though out the day with thick cloud covers.
DCC won the toss and elected to bat. In an attempt to stabilize the innings, DCC opened the batting with a new opening pair as Santosh Krishnakumari joined in-form captain Manjinder Singh and this move did not work for DCC as they lost 2 quick wickets in the very first over to Prasanna who was bowling some good out-swings. Manjinder and Umang played cautiously for next few overs but both of them got out as well. At the end of 12 overs things looked very bleak for DCC as they were 5 down for only 47 runs. What followed next was just amazing, Sameer Chavan joined the birthday boy Pranveer and they both started to build the partnership. Both of them played carefully in the beginning but kept rotating the strike and kept hitting the odd boundary. At the end of 30 overs, it started to look a lot better for DCC as they managed to score 145/5 and the partnership between Pranveer and Sameer was just 2 runs short of 100 runs. For next few overs both Sameer and Pranveer played some amazing shots as they increased the tempo. Finally in the 37th over CSCC got a breakthrough as Pranveer was caught at long on boundary on 97(94) runs and 150 runs partnership was finally broken. Pranveer played really well and made sure DCC had enough runs on the score board. Sameer got run out at the end of 39th over in an attempt to sneak a quick single, he made 71(79). Sanket and Roshan made the best out of last over as they scored 19 runs from 40th over and DCC finished at 235/7. Pranveer and Sameer’s 150 runs partnership got DCC out of trouble. From CSCC’s bowling, Prasanna bowled brilliantly as he picked 3 wickets, Kervyn (2) and Hamayun (1) were the other bowlers with wickets to their names.
In response, CSCC started off at good pace as both Kervyn and Santosh hit few boundaries to keep up with the required run rate. Harpreet provided much needed breakthrough as Santosh was bowled while trying to play a cut shot on a good length ball. In the very next over, Pranveer got the most important wicket of CSCC as he got Kervyn out with a well-directed bouncer and a brilliant catch from diving w/k Roshan Patel. Sandeep was the next one to go as he tried to increase the run rate and at the end of 10 overs CSCC was 52/3. Narayan and Hamayun played carefully and they tried to rebuild the run chase but Harish Namburi struck twice in 15th over as he got Hamayun and Anil’s wicket. DCC could smell the victory at that point but rain was still standing in their way as the clouds became really dark and it started to rain lightly. DCC ran through rest of the 5 overs and finished the 20th over with the score of 92/6. CSCC added few more runs and they were all out for 114 in 30th over. Harish, Aniket and Harpreet picked 2 wickets each. In the end, DCC won comfortably with 121 runs.
Man of the Match: Pranveer Singh Chowdhury for his amazing innings of 97(94) along with a wicket to his name.
Scorecard: See CSCC Vs DCC Scorecard
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