Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 26 (13-14 Oct 2018) - Last updated 18-Oct-2018 10:52am
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 26 (13-14 Oct 2018)
FCCC @ CSCC: Premier - 10:00AM Saturday Oct 13th 2018 at Memorial Park Rose Bowl, Colorado Springs – Reported by Hamayun Zaheer(CSCC)
On Sat Oct. 13th, CSCC hosted FCCC for the Premier Plate Championship. Surprisingly it turned out be a great day with temps hovering in the mid 60’s. CSCC won the toss and elected to bat first. FCCC opening bowler Amit soon had CSCC reeling at 10 for 3. Vamsi joined Vikas at the wicket and started rebuilding the innings. Both the batsmen played out the good balls, and put away the bad ones.
Prasanna came in to bat with 4 wickets down and played an amazing innings of 40 not out, and provided the much needed finish to the CSCC innings. Kangesh joined hands with Prasanna and stamped his authority by scoring 31 off 20 balls. Vikas scored 32, Vamsi ended up with a well-made 31. For FCCC, the pick of the bowlers was Amit Thakar with 3 wickets. Rishi and Venkatesh picked up two wickets each. From 3 down with 10 on the board, CSCC finished with 186 for the loss of 8 wickets.
Playing with only 8 players, it was always going to be a tough ask for FCCC to chase down 186. Nonetheless, FCCC opener Amit came out to bat in aggressive mood, and started putting the bad balls in gaps and ended up scoring 32 off 45. The other notable contributions came from Sagar, who scored 19, and Venkatesh, who scored a brisk 25. For CSCC, Santosh was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets in 6.1 overs. Prasanna, Narayan, Varun and Kervyn picked one wicket each. In the end, FCCC were bowled out for 97 in 22.3 overs.
Man of the Match: Prasanna Damodaran for scoring 40* off 52, providing the initial break-thru wicket and holding on to a catch.
Scorecard: See FCCC Vs CSCC Premier Scorecard.
Match Video: See FCCC Vs CSCC Premier - Plate Championship Finals
DCC @ CCCC: Premier – 10:00am Saturday October 13th, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC)
CCCC won the toss and elected to bat. CCCC lost an early wicket in the second over before Sandeep and Ashish consolidated. Both played positive cricket to get CCCC to a good start. Ashish perished after his 29(36) before Sandeep continuing to build a good innings to keep the scoreboard ticking. After the first break, CCCC started losing wickets at regular interval but thanks to cameos from Thushara and Satya, CCCC finished their innings with a good total of 179/9 in 40 overs. Sandeep top scored for CCCC with 45(64). Santosh was the best bowler for DCC with figures of 8-1-25-3.
DCC lost early wickets thanks for good swing bowling from Thushara and Venugopal. Umang and Pranveen consolidated DCC's innings but lost Umang just before the break. Momentum changed after the break as CCCC struck on the first ball after the break. DCC kept losing wickets at regular interval but Sameer Chavan had a different plan. He played counterattacking cricket and got DCC in sight of the target but he kept losing his partners. In the end, Sameer was the last man standing but CCCC were able to get DCC all out for 131 in 31 overs. Sameer finished the innings not out on 37(43). Sandeep was the best bowler for CCCC with figures of 6-1-10-2.
Man of the Match: Sandeep Bollampallyfor his all round performance scoring 45(64) with the bat and 6-1-10-2 with the ball.
Scorecard: See CCCC Vs DCC Scorecard
Match Video: See CCCC Vs DCC Match Video
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