2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk10
Author: Manoj Gangwar
Date submitted: Sep 27, 2016
2016 CTCL - T20 Weekly Report - Wk10
CSU Rams Vs Eagles
It was a warm afternoon in Denver for the match between the Eagles and the table top seekers CSU Rams. Eagles won the toss and elected to bat and they got off to a worst possible start losing their opener Hari in the second over for just 1 on the scoreboard by Tom. CSU Rams bowling as expected was very tight and they did not give away cheap runs either. Eagles kept losing wickets at regular intervals and their run rate was at 2 in the first ten overs. Sridhar, Tom, Ravi and Srivathsan all bowled tight lines and kept picking up wickets whilst not letting extras either. Tom had an excellent spell picking up 3 wickets giving away just 8 runs. Amidst this bowling Mehul and Satya had other plans. They stayed at the crease waiting for bad balls and did a good job at increasing the run rate. Satya scored the only other boundary of Eagles’ innings. Mehul reached to 20 before he got out to Sridhar Reddy after Sridhar C appeared to have dropped the catch only for Avinash to follow up from the slips and take a peach of a catch. Satya remained not out as he made a quick fire 17 off 19 balls making the Eagles reach a respectable 63. Srinivas as usual had excellent bowling figures of 1 for 6 in his 4 overs but Tom was the highlight of the Rams bowling.
CSU Rams also got off to a worst possible start losing Mani in the first over without a score on the board. Sagar came in but Shashank at the other end took the initiative and scored some brisk runs. The controversy came in the 3rd over when Sagar came out of the crease at the non-strikers end before the ball was bowled and the bowler Satya ran him out. The umpire adhered and gave him out but after further consultation with the board, it was adjudged that Sagar should be given a warning and the decision was reversed. But that played on sagar’s mind who couldn’t gather his concentration as he was run out in the next over from a brilliant throw by Vishrut. Avinash came in and he did not trouble the score either. Shashank and Srivathsan stabilized the innings and had a good partnership of 26 with Shashank doing bulk of the scoring. Shashank managed to score wisely hitting the bad balls away and punishing the Eagles bowling. He stuck there and ensured the early wickets were just a hiccup. But Srivathsan got out when the score was 44 and the very next ball Shashank was retired out. Both the Sridhars came in but Sridhar Reddy scored a quick fire 12 off just 5 balls hitting a six and a boundary to reach the target in just 11 overs. Shashank top scored for the Rams scoring 27 off just 28 balls.
Rams once again showed that they are a force to reckon with getting a comfortable win with a second string side. Shashank and Tom were adjudged joint Man of the Match for their impressive performance with the bat and ball. Rams go into their next game facing the Foco Devils which happens to be the most looked at fixture of the league with the rivalry as big as Tom and Jerry (on the lighter note) with Rams winning the previous two meetings between the two. I bet the fixture signals the famous saying “WINTER IS COMING!!!”
Jaguars Vs Buffs
Jaguars won the toss and elected to field considering they had batted first for all T20 games so far. Buffs, on the other hand had lost only 1 game in the season. Sumeet & Waqas started off on a cautious note. However, Jaguars got an early breakthrough when Sumeet was sent back in the 3rd over. Shubhashish (29) ensured that no further wickets were lost and took the score to 47 with Waqas (23). Pankaj got Waqas caught by Venkatesh, who took a well-judged catch at deep mid-wicket. Murali continued the Buffs’ run chase with Shubhashish. Jaguars disciplined bowling in the form of Azim, Naveen, and Venkatesh kept the pressure on the Buffs batsmen. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and Buffs were able to muster 108 before folding on the first ball of the 20th over.
The target of 108 was going to be challenging to defend by Buffs considering the fast outfield of the Erie ground. And, a terrible start on the part of Jaguars almost instantly turned the tide in favor of Buffs. Mrugesh was out hit-wicket when he mistimed a big hit off of Ranga. Kaushik followed suit when he had Pankaj caught behind; and then Ranga struck again by getting Amol out in the same manner as Pankaj. Naveen didn’t show any signs of pressure and played freely with innovative shots all around. However, his stint was shortlived when Shivraj grabbed a brilliant catch on his onw bowling. Amit wasn’t able to make a significant contribution either. Ravi played the sheet anchor role and ensured no more wickets were lost. Azim tried to accelerate from the other end and hit a huge 6 to boost the Jaguars morale. Shanthi joined Ravi and dominated the Buffs bowling by scoring 26 NO. The duo was unstoppable and comfortably crossed the finish line with 3 overs to spare.
MoM: Ravi Sharma (33 NO)
Denver Stars Vs Denver Lions
Denver Lions won the toss and chose to bat first.
Denver stars bowled good lines and lengths. Denver Lions lost early wickets , the steady batting performance from their lower middle order helped them to post a target of 64 in 17.3 overs. Mayank top scored for Denver Lions with 25 runs with help of a solid 17 runs by Vinay Chandra.
Chasing 65 Denver stars scored at a steady pace . With Prudhvi vallem and Karun Godavarti’s 24 run 3rd wicket stand Denver stars cursed towards the victory . Denver stars chased target in 16 overs losing 5 wickets.
Sudheer CH was awarded man of the match for his Bowling performance.
RCC Vs Indian Hawks
Indian Hawks (IH) won the toss and elected to field first. They started their innings pretty well by taking 2 quick wickets by the end of 2nd over for 8 runs. Then after RCC batsmen Adarsh and Vikrant brilliantly played and carried the RCC innings coolly until 13 overs with 82 runs partnership by maintaining 7 per over run rate; that is where IH got break through by getting Vikrant out for 24 runs in 26; and getting Vikrant’s wicket did not help IH much though; runs were flourishing as Adarsh on one end scoring runs consistently and easily with his excellent shots and on other end the rest of the RCC batsmen smashed IH bowlers with big shots; thus all this together helped RCC to set big target for IH i.e. chase 163 in 20 overs.
IH started their innings but lost their first 2 wickets in the first over itself back to back; RCC bowler Satish bowled very well by taking 2 wickets in the inning’s fist over. IH lost their other 3 wickets at very regular intervals by scoring 65 runs at the end of 11 overs for 5 wickets. Then after Venkatesh and Rohit built decent partnership for 48 runs till 17th over; sooner after again IH lost wickets quickly and got all out for 123 in 19.4 overs. IH batsman Rohit played well by scoring 39 runs in 31 runs which helped IH to reach 123 run by the end of their innings.
Both teams played match in good spirits. Adarsh from RCC was declared as the Man of the Match for his great knock i.e. 64 runs in 51 balls with five 4s and 4 sixes.
Spartans Vs Chennai Warriors
Spartans won the toss and elected to bat.
Spartans started off well scoring run a ball in the first 10 overs and after the break Chennai Warriors pulled the game back by taking 3 wickets in 3 overs with some good bowling from Shahjahan. Most of the Spartans batsmen got to a good start but didn’t capitalize and lost wickets in intervals. Chaitanya, Abhishikth, Akash and Kishore played well at the end of the innings to score110 in 20 overs. Prashanth 21(25), Charan 14(18), Uday 14(10) were the notable scorers. Shahjahan bowled well for his 2/10.
Chennai Warriors started off tentatively scoring 37/5 in 10 overs. After 10 overs Hari Prasad and Manikanda Prabhu built a good partnership and scored 36 form next 5 overs and tilted the momentum towards Chennai Warriors who need 38 runs in last 5 overs. Chaitanya bowled well to break the partnership but Hari Prasad kept scoring runs on the other side and Chennai Warriors were 88/6 after 17 overs. With 23 runs to win in 18 balls Chennai Warriors new batsmen in the crease started swinging and lost their wickets. Spartans bowler Chaitanya bowled well in the end with some good pace and yorkers and got 2 wickets in 19th over to win the game for Spartans. Chennai Warrior’s batsmen Hari Prasad played well for his 37*(32) and Spartans bowlers Chaitanya, Abhishikth got 3 wickets each.
Spartans won the game by 8 runs.
Abhishikth and Chaitanya from Spartans were declared man of the match.
Cheetahs Vs Immortals
Cheetahs were playing Immortals in Erie on a Saturday afternoon. Cheetahs won the toss and elected to bat first.
Cheetahs lost a lot of quick wickets and were in trouble with 3 wickets lost for 15 runs. Manjeet and Darshan played excellently to get Cheetahs upto 159 runs from 70/6 at one point of time. Darshan played a superb innings with shots all around the park studded with big sixes and caressed fours.
Cheetahs bowled really well and kept the run rate in check for the whole match. Sanket and Navneet played well for Immortals to take the score to 117 in 20 overs. Viren and Deepak bowled especially well for Cheetahs.
Cheetahs won by 42 runs and the Man of the Match was given to the very deserving Darshan Jinendra for an excellent knock of 87 runs.
Scorpions Vs KCC
It was another sunny day and very hot. It was a must win for Scorpions to stay in the race for top 4 slots in group 1.
Scorpions won the toss and chose to bat first.
Scorpions started their innings with Danny and Praneeth and they both gave a good start. Praneeth played positively and knocked couple of good shots but fell out quickly to Avinash in 3rd over and Atif joined Danny. They both played very well and kept score board running with sensible cricket. Both of them punished the bad balls to boundaries and sixes and established 82 runs partnership between them. Danny got out immediately after the break and Vikram joined Atif and scoring rate was increased more due to aggressive batting from both of them. Atif scored 50 off 29 balls in 13th over and after that he was unstoppable. Vikram scored couple of sixes and a four in his quick 23 runs and got run out due to a misunderstanding. Chida also got out quickly in hunt of trying a pull shot. Satish joined Atif and they both kept the score board running with very good strike rate. Satish played very good shots with high confidence and scored quick 26 runs off 13 balls. Atif played an exceptional innings and scored his first century in CTCL (101 from 53 balls) at the end of 19 overs. Satish got out in 20th over and Sudhir joined Atif and he also scored couple of boundaries to finish the scorpions innings strongly. Danny, Vikram, Satish and Sudhir all gave very good support to Atif and because of the exceptional batting from everyone Scorpions scored a huge mammoth total of 234/5 in 20 overs. This is the highest team score for Scorpions in CTCL.
KCC started their batting with Avinash and Henshu and Scorpions started their bowling attack with Chida and Abhishek. Abhishek got the first wicket for Scorpions in 2nd over and Chida got 2nd wicket in 3rd over to give good start to Scorpions. Avinash and Parag Modi tried to score runs quickly for KCC and Parag played really well for a quick 36 runs off 21 balls. Both of them got opportunities due to missed catches and utilized to score some runs. Abhishek bowled out Avinash in 6th over with a very good Yorker. Praneeth came in second spell and bowled really well to grab 2 wickets of KCC captain Mohan and Parag. KCC were restricted to 80/5 at the end of the break. Mukesh played sensibly to score 30 runs off 26 balls but Scorpions kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. KCC were bowled out in 19 overs for a final score of 128. Abhishek bowled well and grabbed 3 wickets and other bowlers supported him well.
Atif Williams was unanimously chosen Man of the match for his outstanding century.
Umpires did good job and there were no issues in the match.
Patriots Vs Foco Devils
Foco-Devils won the toss and asked the opposition to bat first. Patriots were bowled out for 73 in 18.4 overs. Venkat top scored with 31 off 51. Srijeet and Anshuman from Foco-devils bowled well, picking up 7 wickets amongst them.
Swapnil and Karan opened the batting for Foco-Devils. Losing just one wicket, Swapnil and Philips helped the team overhaul the target in 7.4 overs.
MoM: Swapnil Ashtekar 48(27)
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