2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk8
Author: Benjamin George
Date submitted: Aug 26, 2016
2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk8
Anchors Vs Buffs
Suri took 2 wickets and Das scored 67 runs to take anchors to another historic win. Das is now the oldest player in CTCL to score a 50+.
Challengers Vs Denver Stars
Denver Stars won the toss and chose to bat first. Despite losing a wicket in the first over Denver stars made a quick recovery and scored at a steady pace to score 47 runs of first 10 overs curtsey of some big hits by Harisankar and steady batting from Vijay ,
Denver Stars accelerated scoring in the later part of the innings thanks to some fabulous shots played by Tarakaram 43 off 22 and Karun 19 off 21 and with a great finishing touch from Harish KV 12 runs off 4 balls . Denver starts finished their innings at 133/7 in 20 overs , Shivakumaar picked up 4 wickets for CCC.
Chasing 133 runs CCC started their innings to lose their first 4 wickets for 2 runs in first 2 overs , Tarak and Karun bowled great lines to trouble the Batsmen , failing to get a good start CCC never recovered , under constant pressure by Bowlers Kanagaraj and swaroop CC lost wickets at regular wickets to face a defeat of 101 runs . They were bowled out for 30 runs in 11.4 overs , Nishikanta Dalai was the top scorer with 8 runs and Tarakaram bagged 3 wickets with Karun and Kanag bagging 2 each.
Tarakaram was awarded man of the match for his All round performance.
RCC Vs Denver Dangers
Heroic efforts of RCC batsmen take RCC to a consolation win
Denver Dangers won the toss and elected to bat first. They started their innings pretty well with good scoring; RCC bowlers couldnít stop the flourishing of the runs by opening pair of DD (Qadeer & Ravi); thatís when RCC got break though of Raviís wicket at 69 in 7th over but it did not help RCC in any manner as Qadeer smashing them on the other end consistently and kept the same moment throughout the innings by scoring 100 runs in just 62 balls with strike rate of 161; and remained not out. Thatís was a wonderful knock by Qadeer; he brought up a well-constructed century which took DD to set a big target of 191 runs in front of RCC.
RCC started their innings with the intention of chasing 191 runs without fail by not doing any sort of mistakes; RCC opening pair played accordingly to the strategy to keep the chase steady and consist with the run rate of 7 and not by losing quick wickets in the early stage of innings; RCC finished first 10 overs with 71 runs by losing 2 wickets; one of the RCC opener Deba scored 39 runs in 32 balls with 4 fours and 1 six. And then RCC batsmen unfold the rapid strategy to accomplish the chase; RCC batsmen believed & took it as simple as that get quick runs or get out; having a target to chase 120 in the second 10 overs with the required run rate of 12 per over started their second half of the innings and shattered DD bowlers very calculatedly and with great confidence for the rest of the 9 overs. Satish blasted DD bowlers by scoring quick 50 runs in 26 balls by hitting 4 fours and 2 sixers; then he was well supported by Srinivas who continued the same saga of hitting fours; Srinivas quickly made rapid 30 runs in 14 balls by hitting 6 fours leveled the chase and made it comfortable; then after the same saga was continued by Vikrant and Suri very well who scored very quick runs in the short span of the time; 14 in 9 balls and 11 in 5 balls respectively took RCC to the winning position; RCC just required 5 runs in 6 balls; Suri did hit a boundary on the first ball of the 20th over and made the equation to 1 run required in 5 balls. RCC comfortably chased the target in 19.4 overs and clinched the memorable win in to their account.
RCC nicely exhibited their fighting spirit by not simply letting it go; and they covered the mess and mistakes done in their bowling innings; and it was a great team effort as a whole; all 11 batsmen showed their zeal; their spirit to get this win and contributed in all the means for this win.
Both teams played match in good spirits. Satish from RCC and Qadeer from DD were declared as Men of the Match for their great knocks with bat in this match. On the whole together; there were 381 runs scored in 40 overs on that day in Eire.
Indian Hawks Vs VCC
VCC won the toss on sunny afternoon and decided to Bat first. VCC started innings cautiously but lost top order very quickly. VCC middle order came to the party and helped VCC to make 107 before they were cleaned up by ANISH, claiming three wickets in 18th over.
Indian Hawks started their innings very aggressively and chased the target in just 13 overs by losing 3 wickets. Indian Hawks captain Satish Pendota completed the chase with a remarkable knock (36 of 29 balls).
Spartans Vs Denver Lions
Spartans won the toss and elected to bat.
Prashanth and Charan were the openers for Spartans and Atul from Denver lions started the proceedings with Raghu Ranganath. Lions started well with good line and length and restricted Spartans for only 10 runs in the powerplay. Later on Spartans started scoring briskly with both the openers running quickly between the wickets getting singles and doubles and occasional boundary. At 32/0 after 6 overs Antony Chandy from Lions got the first break through but that didnít stop Spartans from scoring. Charan played some good shots on both sides of wicket and Spartans were 55/1 after 10 overs. After the break Charan was the first one to go looking to up the run rate. Uday joined Rajesh and both left hand batsmen went after the bowling with especially Uday hitting couple of huge sixes and by the end of 16 over Spartans were 99/2. Denver lions felt the pressure and bowled wrong lines and some missed catches didn't help their cause. Spartans continued their attack at the end of the innings with Chaitanya reverse hitting for a huge six and some quick doubles and were 142/6 after 20 overs. Spartans batsmen Uday 33(24), Sai Charan 26(28), Rajesh 24(29), Chaitanya 20(13) and Antony Chandy from Lions 2/23 in 4 overs were the notable performers.
Lions started of badly with loosing wicket of the first ball and that continued with losing wickets regularly with no big partnership Lions were all out for 53. Atul form Lions is the lone contributor hitting 15 of 24 balls. Spartans bowlers Kishore 3/6 and Hari 3/14 bowled well supported by Sridhar 1/6, Uday 1/4 and Charan 1/0.3.
Spartans won the game by 90 runs.
Uday Madhyapadhavu for 33 runs and 1 wicket is declared man of the match.
Eagles Vs Foco Devils
Eagles won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 88 for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Ashish and Satya scored 21 each. Bowling from the Foco-Devilsí bowlers was economical, that didnít allow any free flow of runs at any stage of the game.
The away team got off to the worst possible start, losing both the openers in the very first over. Later on, Philips and Swapnil scored 25 and 45 respectively to hand devils their third victory in the competition.
MoM: Swapnil Ashtekar 45(40)
Patriots Vs Scorpions
It was another bright and sunny afternoon and both Scorpions and Patriots were ready for another game. It was a must win game for Scorpions to be in the race for top 4 slots.Scorpions won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Scorpions started their bowling attack with Chida and he gave a perfect start to the innings by bowling out Naman in his first over. Abhishek also started really well and took a maiden wicket over. Both Chida and Abhishek bowled brilliantly and kept on taking wickets one in each over and Patriots were collapsed due to the quality bowling of Scorpions. Both bowlers finished their 4 overs and at the end of 8 overs they restricted Patriots to 16/6. Santanu and Mangesh tried to resist for few overs but Scorpions got back after the break and took remaining 4 wickets in 3.2 overs and ended the Patriots innings to 33/10 in 13.2 overs. Praneeth, Satish and Ravi took 1 wicket each and it was over all high quality bowling performance from Scorpions to restrict Patriots to such a low score in a must win game for them. Atif again took 6 catches behind the wickets and one of them was a tough diving catch which would not have been possible for most of the keepers.
Since it was a low score, Scorpions captain Atif experimented with batting order to give opportunities to others. Danny and Sudhir started the scorpions innings and Naman and Rajesh GK started the bowling attack for Patriots. They both bowled really well and not allowed Scorpions to score runs easily. Naman and Rajesh took 2 wickets each to restrict scorpions to 26/5 in 8 overs. Sudhir batted well blocked one end in the chase. Even though Scorpions lost 5 wickets, they were well in control. Atif finished the chase with a 6 in Mangesh bowling to give Scorpions a much waiting win.
Chida was given Man of the match due to his exceptional bowling.
Jaguars Vs CSU Rams
Rams won the toss and elected to field keeping in mind the significant amount of moisture in the field. Jaguars were wary of the same and started off on an over-cautious note. Mrugesh & Anshul took their time to settle in while Srinivas and Sagar bowled a tight line giving away just 6 runs in the first 3 overs. However, the Rams were unable to grab any early wickets. Jaguarsí batsmen punished the bad balls and left the good ones to build a good opening partnership of 35 runs in 7 overs. Anshul was clean bowled by Sridhar while going for a lofty shot. Amit G was able to add only 5 runs before he was caught by Srinivas off of Ravikanth. A mini collapse came upon Jaguars as Amit T and Naveen went back with nominal contributions. Mrugesh departed shortly after but not before contributing 36 valuable runs. Arpit took over the baton and hit two big 6ís to accelerate the score. Amol supported Arpit and the Jaguars finished with a healthy score of 101.
Chasing 101 runs at Longmont was always going to be a challenge and the Rams were looking for a solid start. Mani & Rahul started cautiously, but Kuldeep had the former caught behind in the very first over. Shanthi bowled an amazing 4th over and claimed a maiden wicket with Rahul caught behind by Amit T. Adithya & Sagar C went about repairing the innings and took the score to 26 runs. Sagar Cís wicket was claimed by Shathi when Arpit took a brilliant diving catch at point. Sridhar was out cheaply when Amit G took a high catch at deep long on off of Naveen. Sagar B and Vihary added 10 runs each but neither could stay for very long. At 73 for 8 down, the Rams looked to be in trouble. However, Srinivas was not going to make it easy Ė he hit two 4ís and ran for another 9, thus making 17 quick runs in 12 balls. With 11 needed off the last over, it could be anyoneís game. But, he was caught by Kavish at short mid-on by Kavish on the very first ball of the last over, and the late fightback came to an end.
MoM: Mrugesh Patel (36/48)
Immortals Vs KCC
Match started on time. Played in good spirits by both team. Chauka was not used for the first innings scoring but the umpires did a really good job of keeping track of the score as well. Pitch was wet when the match started and dried up by 10 AM. It was not safe for bowlers. Raised it to EC.
KCC started well and scored 45 for 1 in 10 overs but Immortals came back strong to get them all out for 73. Immortals batting was good all-around and Khus playing his first game after long break played well.
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