Author: Benjamin George Date submitted: Aug 26, 2016
2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk7
CSU Rams Vs Anchors
CSU Rams were on a high after their win against Scorpions and now they had a tough task against a formidable team in the form of Anchors. And they had to travel to Denver on an early Saturday face-off. CSU Rams won the toss and chose to field.
Anchors opened their batting with Praveen and Prasad who found it tough against Srinivas Reddy and Sagar Bijjam. They got off to a really slow start and managed just four runs in the first two overs. Prasad having gotten shackled tried to loft one over mid-off against the bowling of Srinivas and gave a simple catch to Avinash. Srinivas followed on to bowl a wicket-maiden over. Sandeep came in but before he could settle Praveen got run out to a brilliant pick up and throw to the keeper by Srivathsan and the score just read 11-2 in almost the end of 6th over. Suresh was next but he too found it tough to score runs but they managed to pull off few sneaky singles while Sandeep on the other end scored a six and a boundary to finish off the midway point in the innings. Sagar Chandra standing in as keeper for Vihari dropped Suresh when he was barely getting settled much to the frustration of the Rams but made up for it after the break by taking a skier from Suresh off the bowling of Srinivas who was brought back to break the partnership which he did in style and also managed to bowl another wicket-maiden over. Sachin did not trouble to scoring having gotten run out to a brilliant throw at the non-strikers end by wicket keeper Vihari running towards the short leg, picking it up and getting him run out. CSU Rams managed to pick up two wickets in two balls to top off double wicket maiden for the team off the bowling of Srinivas. Lalit also followed back to the pavilion after a Dhoni-esque thinking by Vihari to get him stump out and that got him a hat-trick of stumpings in as many matches. Dixit also got run out making CSU Rams pull off at least two run out every innings for the last few innings. Again CSU Rams managed two wickets in two balls making it their second time in the innings. CSU Rams bowling was up to the mark and well supported by everyone. Anchors managed to get to a par score of 59 getting bowled out in the process. Srinivas ended up with a mesmerizing bowling figures of 4 overs, 3 runs and 3 wickets with an economy of under a run. Yes you read it right! 0.75 runs per over. It was worthy to win any match. It is staggering that an individual can perform at such levels week in and week out, no matter what the arena is.
Having had to chase a meagre target of 60, Rams got off to a slow start from Rahul and Mani only for Mani to get out giving a simple catch to Sandeep when the score read 15 in 6 overs. Sagar Chandra walked in and stood still while Rahul at the other end accelerated the scoring. This did not happen for a while until an over from Praveen went for a superb six and a boundary from Rahul just before the break. Rahul was given three chances by Anchors by dropping easy catches. Rahul got out offering a stupid shot in order to be done with the match with just 9 runs to go and offering a simple catch to Sandeep who finally held onto one for the Anchors. He ended up with a high score of 35 off 46 balls. Sagar Chandra finished off the match with a six and a couple of runs and the Rams made the target having lost only 2 wickets with almost 6 overs to spare.
Srinivas without a shadow of a doubt was adjudged the Man of the Match much to the delight of even the Anchors. It was a complete all round performance by the Rams making the victory look very simple and are on a four game winning streak. CSU Rams now next play the Jaguars in what happens to be a mouthwatering clash considering their last meeting ended up in a tie in the previous edition.
Patriots Vs Eagles
Day: Sunny and hot at Erie.
Toss: Won by away team captain Ishan Aditya and decided to field first.
Excellent bowling from all the bowler Patriots took control the game for the first 10 overs. 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 Rajesh, a veteran in the league, bowled with genuine pace and picked 4 wickets. Other bowlers supported Rajesh well in tandem. With a discipline bowling performance Patriots restrict the Jaguars in 96 runs. From batting perspective all players contributed. The match did go down to the wire as wickets kept tumbling and no player really looked comfortable against disciplined bowling and fielding from the Eagles.
Patriots lost their first two wicket early and were in deep trouble. Excellent catching and fielding efforts was seen. New comers and bowlers were given a chance at the top of the order and they all contributed well. Somehow to lose their wicket every time the situation seemed comfortable. The batmen were maintaining an appropriate run rate which kept us in the game. The tail played as per the situation and kept their composure with authentic cricketing shots.
Rajesh was adjudged MOM with 4 wickets.
Both teams played the match in good spirit. Umpires too were very supportive and considerate of a late start. Thanks to both teams for making the event a success.
Denver Stars Vs Chennai Warriors
Chennai warriors won the toss and chose to bat first.
Denver stars bowled good lines and lengths. Chennai Warriors lost early wickets , the steady batting performance from their middle and lower middle order helped them to post a decent target of 89/9 in 20 overs. Hariprasad J top scored for Chennai warriors with 36 runs with help of a solid 22 by Dhilip Gopalan.
Chasing 90 Denver stars scored at a steady pace w . With Prudhvi vallem and Karun Godavarti’s 60 run 3rd wicket stand Denver stars cursed towards the victory . Denver stars chased target in 17.5 overs losing only 3 wickets.
Prudhvi Vallem was awarded man of the match for his Batting performance.
Spartans Vs Indian Hawks
Spartans won the toss and chose to bat first.
Spartans had a shaky start losing their opener Rajesh in the 1st over and TK in the next over. In form batsmen Chaithanya was run out in 4th over with score of 23 for Spartans. Charan and Sunny set up a good partnership for Spartans posting 45 runs onboard at break. Sunny went big in the 11th over scoring 15runs and took the momentum on the front foot. Charan scored some quick runs and trying to cut lose lost his wicket. Akash stepping in played some brilliant shots adding quick runs, losing Sunny in 15th over did not stop Abhi in continuing the momentum with some big hits. A small cameo by Avinash with some quick running between the wickets with Abhi allowed Spartans to post a total of 136 runs in 20 overs.
Indian Hawks had a rough start losing wickets to disciplined bowling by Kishore who picked up 3 wickets in his first spell. Charan and Ram bowled extremely well picking 2 wickets each.
With no decent partnership building up hawks were restricted to 67 in 15.3 overs. Satish was the lone contributor from Indian Hawks scoring 26runs.
Spartans won the game by 70 runs with 27 balls to spare.
Charan was declared Man of the match for his all-round performance with bat and ball.
Charan 26(39) and 2 wickets.
Cheetahs Vs Jaguars
Cheetahs continued their winning momentum after winning against Jaguars on Saturday at the Erie Ground. Cheetahs won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Jaguars started off slowly with wickets falling at one end and Mrugesh standing at the other. Good accurate bowling restricted Jaguars to a below par total of 125 at the Erie ground. Mrugesh batted well for his 50 and Bhuvesh from Cheetahs bowled an excellent spell picking up 3 wickets for just 17 runs.
Cheetahs had a good opening stand and started off the chase with a good run rate. Pradeep and Manjeet finished off the chase in style hitting 31(26) and 37(14) respectively.
Cheetahs won the match with 6 overs to spare and 7 wickets in hand. The Man of the Match was given to Manjeet for his quickfire 37 and 2 wickets.
Scorpions Vs Foco Devils
Foco-Devils won the toss and elected to field first. Scorpions scored 88 for the loss of 10 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Atif and Rajesh played well for 24 and 26 respectively. Rest of the team didn’t contribute much. All 6 bowlers employed by Foco-Devils bowled well, sharing 9 wickets among them.
Gandhar and Karan opened the innings for Foco-Devils. Karan played an unbeaten knock of 51, well supported by Philips and Anurag, to hand Foco-Devils their second win in this competition. Rajesh was the pick of the bowlers for Scorpions with the figures of 4-0-11-3.
MoM: Karan Pardeshi 51(53)
Denver Lions Vs Denver Dangers
Denver Dangers won the toss and elected to Field.
Denver lions scored 91/9 in 20 overs and Denver Dangers got all out and scored only 79/10 in 17.5 overs
Denver Lions Won by 12 runs
Challengers Vs VCC
Challengers Won the toss and elected to bat. CCC scored 127 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 10 wkts and in return VCC scored 76 for 6 in 15.4 overs and they gave walk over.