2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk6
Author: Benjamin George
Date submitted: Aug 15, 2016
2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk6
Denver Dangers Vs Indian Hawks
Indian Hawks Won the Toss, Elected to bat. Scored 76 in 18.2 overs, In return Denver Dangers chased the score in 18 overs with loss of 6 wickets. Both the team played the match at a good spirit. All the best to Indian Hawks for the upcoming matches.
Spartans Vs Denver Stars
Denver Stars won the toss and elected to field first.
Spartans started their innings with Chaitanya and Akash. Trying to go big in powerplay Akash was the first wicket to go down and Spartans are 0/1. Akhil joined Chaitanya and both played some sensible shots and steadied the innings. All the batsmen from Spartans got a good start but couldn’t continue long enough to convert their scores into double digits. Chaitanya played well for his 31 and Sandeep Lambu played well for 11 runs. Denver Stars bowled well to restrict Spartans to 91. Good bowling from Tarakaram, Sudheer, Shyam and Kanak raj. Some good catches taken by Harish at deep mid-wicket.
Denver Stars started their innings with 92 to win and Spartans bowlers Sandeep Lambu and Avinash bowled good line and length and contained runs. Trying to score runs Denver Stars lost wickets consistently and in end were all out for 50 runs in 15.1 overs. Vijay scored 13, Shyam 9 and Harish 8. Spartans bowlers Sandeep, Avinash and Charan took 2 wickets each and Chaitanya, Abhishikth and Ram took 1 wicket each.
Spartans won the game by 41 runs with 4.5 overs to spare.
Chava Chaitanya was declared Man of the match for his all-round performance with bat and ball.
Chaitanya 31(26) and 1 wicket.
Denver Lions Vs RCC
Debanjan Ghose (RCC): 42*(54)
Vinod Prasanna (RCC): 23(24)
Supi Maan (Denver Lions): 23(34)
Vikas Bajaj (RCC): 4-0-16-3
Bagavathi (Denver Lions): 2-0-6-0
Supi Maan(Denver Lions): 2-0-9-0
Chennai Warriors Vs VCC
Manikanda Prabhu 4/23 (4ov) – CW
Senthil 3/16 (3ov) – DD
Piyush 44 (31) - CW
Karthik C 42(36) – CW
Sreekanth 30 (29) – VCC
Anchors Vs KCC
Das took 3 wickets and Anchors won the match with Bharath batting.
Jaguars Vs Patriots
Day : Sunny and hot in Fort Collins.
Toss : Won by home team captain and decided to field first.
With very decent bowling from all the bowler Patriots took control the game from the beginning. All the bowlers from Patriots bowls to the field and line length. As a result they keep getting wicket in regular interval. Pick of the bowler was Srikanth, the relative new comer in the league, bowled with some genuine pace and got 3 wickets. Where the Rajesh kept continuing his good form and picked up some important wicket at the right time. Naman, the fast bowler from patriot keeps asking the question to the batsman with his impeccable line length and speed, not getting any wicket is shears injustice to his spell. This where score card fails. On the other hand Bhoopi and Ishan picked up 2 wicket and 1 wicket respectively. With a discipline bowling performance Patriots restrict the Jaguars in 63 runs. From batting team Nikhil was one batsman showed some real class. When he was ground it looked like he will turn the match with single hand, but he fails to the clever bowling from Rajesh after scoring a quick 21 from 8 ball with 3 6’s.
Patriots lost their first wicket quickly, Patriots opener Savan And Ishan both got run out during very first over of the game. Which brings back the pressure in to the Patriots camp with some good bowling from Shanti. But league veteran Venkat and Rajesh kept the things under control. After their partnership of 51 runs match was literally over when Rajesh got out.
Venkat was adjudged man of the match for his 35 N.O off 32 balls in a low scoring match.
Both teams played the match in good spirit. As a cricket lover I would like to mention special sportsmanship from Jaguars batsman Ravi Sharma and Manoj, who walked off the ground after getting an edge without waiting for umpire’s decision. Why this is important is Jaguars was in very bad condition at that time. This really defines a true sportsman who will be respected always in ground.
Umpires seem to be considerate for a late start(as both the team was waiting for 3 players to join after a conflicting Lather ball game) of the game and help to play a complete game. Thanks to them as well.
CSU Rams Vs Scorpions
After an easy win over KCC in Longmont, CSU Rams welcomed the table toppers Scorpions to their backyard on a hot Sunday afternoon, looking to avenge their previous meeting in the same ground a year back. Scorpions won the toss and decided to bat and what was to follow was something they did not even fathom.
Srinivas opened the bowling like always and took a wicket the very first ball of the innings getting Parag caught behind and in what was to follow a brilliantly bowled wicket maiden first over. Sagar Bijjam complemented Srinivas’ bowling by taking a wicket off his second ball in the innings’ second over getting Ilyas caught behind again and the score read 0-2 in 1.2 overs. Srinivas wasn’t done yet and took a wicket the very first ball of his second over getting Vamsi out caught and bowled when the score was just 2 and Scorpions had lost a third of their team. The early overs were so tight and in line that even the table toppers like Scorpions began to wonder what they had gotten into. Satish and Sudhir tried to bring the run rate up and had a good partnership of 25 when Satish trying heave one on the on side off the bowling of Chaitanya was caught brilliantly by Srivathsan at cover running back and judging the catch perfectly over his head. Opening bowlers Sagar and Srinivas both had identical figures of 4 overs for 3 wickets giving away a frugal 6 runs. Their bowling was complemented by Sridhar and Chaitanya who all bowled really well. A run out also has to be given a mention when CSU rams are fielding, something that they have made a name for where Cheedela was run out from a perfect over the stumps throw by Srinivas. Scorpions ended up with a below par score of 52 having been bowled out in 17 overs. This was a vindication of the strong bowling the CSU Rams have, being able to topple Scorpions as if they were a below average side.
CSU Rams yet had to be aware of the target in front of them as this was not an easy ground to mint runs. Sridhar Chilukuri and Rahul opened the batting and started slowly at that. But after the third over, Sridhar started to unbuckle and all hell broke loose as he started scoring freely showing no respect to the Scorpions bowling. He scored almost 90% of the target having scored 5 boundaries and humongous six. He top scored with 41 off just 39 balls while Rahul at the other end, that’s right, there was another batsman in the other end who chipped in with 13 runs with a six as well to his name. Sridhar was adjudged Man of the match for his blistering innings.
CSU Rams completely annihilated the Scorpions bowling but most importantly gained a huge morale-boosting win to take that into their next match against a formidable and the much feared Anchors.
Cheetahs Vs Eagles
Cheetahs wanted to continue the winning momentum after beating Anchors convincingly. Eagles won the toss and elected to bat first.
Cheetahs were immaculate in bowling and started off very well with wickets at regular intervals giving away minimal runs. Prerit, Deepak, Pradeep, Viren and Bhuvesh all bowled very well to restrict the score to 42 runs with 9 wickets in the bag. Eagles had decided to just play out the 20 overs after losing 8 wickets which restricted the scoring even further.
Cheetahs had a modest target of 43 runs which was seen off pretty easily with Viren and Murthy at the crease.
Cheetahs won the match in 9.4 overs. Viren was awarded the MoM for his 31 runs and 2 wickets.
Doyle Vs Challengers
Doyle Group IT set a target of 132 with Benjamin scoring 65 runs that included 4 sixes and 4 Fours.
Shiva and Prithweesh bowled very well to take 2 wickets each.
Challengers scored 83 in return. Anand and Nishi played well for 16 and 15 respectively. Shinu bowled brilliantly to take 3 wickets. Ben and Ananth bowled very well to take 2 wickets each.
Benjamin was awarded the Man of the Match for his amazing knock of 65 runs, 2 wickets and 2 catches.
Buffs Vs Immortals
I take immense pleasure in saying that one man’s performance in Sunday’s match made my life a lot easier. I won’t have to write a huge match report as there isn’t much else to write about other than Sumeet’s glorious century :)
The toss was won by Buffs and they chose to bat first. Rohit was eliminated in the first over when he tried to play a sweep. Subhashish was also sent back in the next over. Buffs who were struggling at 2 for 10 in the first two overs had never expected that they would reach a mammoth total of 175. It was a one man show as Sumeet hit boundaries and sixes all over the ground. The Immortals had no reply to Sumeet’s flawless drives and powerful flicks. Sumeet was supported by Vivek(16) on the other end who played with a calm mind and made sure Sumeet was given strike most of the time. Sumeet(112, 10x4, 5x6) put up a remarkable show as he completed his first century in just 49 balls and guided Buffs to a humongous total of 175.
The Immortals didn’t have a good start as Jackson was caught behind off Amarjit in the first over. Sanket and Naveen managed to slowly rebuild the inning as they added 56 runs for the second wicket. Sanket (27) was looking in great form before he was dismissed by a simple catch in the covers off Shivraj. Navneet (30) also couldn’t last very long as he got a thick edge while trying to play a lofted cover drive off Subhashish’s well planned good length delivery; The ball went straight into the safe hands of Manohar. Next came in Sudharshan(30) who in his attempts to accelerate the inning lost his calm and was bowled by Shivraj. After that, Amarjit (3 wickets) and Kaushik (2 wickets) wrapped up rest of the Immortals’ batting line up.
Buffs won by a big margin of 45 runs, and are now comfortably poised at the top of the table. Sumeet was declared man of the match for his amazingly awesome hundred.
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