2012 StoneCity T20 Match Reports - Week 1 (7-8 July 2012)
Author: Shravan Kommu
Date submitted: Jul 12, 2012
2012 StoneCity T20 Match Reports - Week 1 (7-8 July 2012)
Saturday 7/7/2012 MileHigh Mavericks vs Denver Indians at Country Field Park, Erie - Reported by Prasad Sajja(Denver Indians)
MileHigh Mavericks won the toss and elected to bat. Innings started with a wicket from first ball, but later on they maintained good runrate. In ten overs the score was 49/3. Sunny (31) and Indra (33) maintained good partnership and played very crucial role to reach the total to 118. Pick of the bowlers for Denver Indians was Rahul 3/19 and Vikram 2/20.
Denver Indians started the innings by loosing quick wickets. MileHigh Mavericks bowlers Jagadish and Murthy got quick wickets. After 10 overs the score was 32/6. Vikram (22) and Kedar (48) batted superbly by taking singles and punishing the bad balls to boundaries. Fall of Vikram wicket created the pressure on Kedar but he handled it brilliantly. Game was set for 23 runs needed in 12 balls and one wicket in hand. Kedar hit two huge sixes in the 19th over to bring the target to 8 runs needed in 6 balls. It went to final ball and 2 runs to win. Kedar hit the winning runs with a square cut for two runs. Kedar and Anusheel partnership bought the win for Denver Indians. It was really exciting match as it went to final ball of the match. Pick of the bowlers for MileHigh Mavericks Murthy 6/18 and Jagadish 2/27
MoM was Kedar Pagedar from Denver Indians
Saturday 7/7/2012 Royal Warriors vs Syntel XI at Country Field Park, Erie - Reported by Madanraj Jothi(Royal Warriors)
Royal Warriors lost their first wicket in the first over and second wicket in 3 over, however 49 runs partnership between Dinesh & Tarak helped the team to score 105 in 20 overs
Syntel XI lost their first wicket in first over, however 50 + runs partnership between Yokesh and Benjamin kept the match live, when Benjamin and yokesh lost their wickets in back to back overs match completely went on Royal Warriors hands. At the end Syntel XI scored 93 in 20 overs.
Man of the Match: Phani Uppala - 20 runs & 9/1 in 4 overs.
Sunday 7/8/2012 Crazy Cricketers vs Colorado Amigos at Country Field Park, Erie - Reported by Seshu Velpuri(Crazy Cricketers)
Crazy Cricketers won the toss and elected to bowl first. Crazy Cricketers kept pressure from the beginning with very good bowling. Amigos struggled with bat in wet conditions. Shiv and Majji stabilized with good partnership, but rest of the middle order failed to get score moving ahead. However, Bijaya’s quick fire brought Colorado Amigos to a decent total of 79 in 20 overs. Panati Srinivas bowled extremely well just giving 11 runs in 4 overs with 4 wickets.
In response, Crazy Cricketers started with a confidence but lost wicket on the 3rd ball of the 1st over. Kartik (26) and Sudhir (16) got the game under control with steady run-rate, quick singles and twos. After Sudhir got out, Asish (15) joined Kartik chasing the runs to victory. Crazy Cricketers comfortably achieved the target in 18.2 overs with just losing 5 wickets. Crazy Cricketers won by 5 wickets.
Panati for his excellent bowling spell declared MOM.
Saturday 7/7/2012 Panthers vs WyoCC at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Amit Thakar(WyoCC)
Match was delayed due to wet ground and reduced to 18 overs. WYOCC won the toss and decided to bowl first to take the advantage of wet conditions.
The decision to bowl first paid off dearly starting first over and Panthers were 3 wickets down at the end of 3 overs with 4 runs on board. Vinay successfully counterattacked and scored 14 runs quickly. Once he got out Panthers lost wickets at regular interval and were all out for 44 runs. For WYOCC Sameep, Nishant and Sandeep took 3, 2 and 2 wickets respectively.
Knowing that the target was achievable without taking any risk, WYOCC started slowly. WYOCC lost their first wicket in 3rd over, but 2nd wicket partnership of 27 runs between Nishant (11) and Sandeep (14*) pretty much sealed the match for WYOCC. WYOCC won the match by 7 wickets.
Sandeep was declared MOM for his 2 wickets and unbeaten 14* runs.
Saturday 7/7/2012 Buffs vs Anchors at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Adithya Borra(Anchors)
Das Thumma was the architect of a comfortable win for Anchors in their opening match this season. Das picked up his fifth four-for in Twenty20 cricket, in conditions perfectly suited to his accuracy and medium pace. His performance helped restrict Buffs to 96, and he also ensured the chase on track with a composed 35 that marked his own return to form.
Anchors decided to field and started with some accurate bowling from both Ravi and Bharath. Das bowled a dangerous spell full of yorkers, and was supported by Vimal and Vivek, who maintained pressure on the Buffs batsmen. And Shanker spun his right-arm orthodox significantly, often beating the right-handers by several inches. Their fielding was exceptional, especially Ravi and Vivek patrolling the boundary to prevent the batsmen from breaking free, and dismissing three batsmen who tried to clear the boundary.
That Buffs had a score they could hope to defend was down to contributions from both the openers Bharath and Abhijit Kaul. Abhijit was forced to curb his natural instincts but found an able partner in Bharath, whose swift running and busy approach didn't allow the run rate to buckle down significantly. Interpersed with a spate of singles and twos were a of couple of great shots from Abhijit, a wristy smack over the square-leg fielder standing out. The 29-run stand ended when Bharath was bowled off a yorker length delivery from Das. Ravi gave Abhijit an angry send-off when he was dismissed in the 13th over. Mohan tried to trouble the Anchors, with a huge six over long on but was soon dismissed by Shanker in the same over. The remaining batsmen tried to increase the run rate after a great opening start but some great bowling from Anchors in the death overs restricted Buffs to only 96.
Buffs began to control the game as early as the third ball of the chase, when Anchors new signing Adithya tried to slog a slow ball from Koushik but could only find the fielder at midwcket. With a wicket in the first over, Anchors position got worse in the second over, when Shanker was dismissed in a similar fashion. The hosts were floundering at 11 for 2. Ravi and Bharath steadied the innings after the early wobble scoring at a rapid pace and keeping the chase under control. Both Bharath and Ravi started off the innings with two beautiful shots on the up off the bowling off Buffs. At the half-way stage, Anchors looked like they were the favorites, but their batsmen collapsed to underline just how unpredictable this format can be.
Das enjoyed his homecoming to the tournament he revels most in, started things off with a six over long on, his first of the tournament. His partnership with Deepak was a pivotal in the game. They kept the situation under control by staying abreast with the asking rate, ensuring the pressure did not get too intense to handle. Das swiped his way to a 32 ball 35 which included clouting three huge sixes over long on as Anchors meandered along to a comfortable win in their opening match of the season.
Das with figures of 4-0-22-4 and an unbeaten 35 was declared the man of the match.
Sunday 7/8/2012 SCC vs Cabelas at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Arun Santhanakrishnan(SCC)
SCC won the toss and elected to bat. In spite of the early run out, Murali and Visu played sensibly and scored at a steady run rate. Vissu got out when the score was 42. After that everyone chipped in and took the score to 98 for a loss of 7 wickets. Murali played superbly and scored 30. Suresh and Yogesh got 2 wickets each for Cabelas.
SCC started off good by taking couple of quick wickets. Ramu, Avinash and Shailendra played well for Cabelas but there was wicket in regular interval. Cabelas got all out when the score was 58. Shailendra was Cabelas highest scorer with 12 runs. Shiva and Hem took 3 wickets each for SCC.
MOM was Murali for his superb batting and wicket taking bowling.
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