Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 23 (22-23 Sep 2018) - Last updated 28-Sep-2018 12:03pm
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By Preetham Naik(CCB);Prakash Reddy Buggaredygari(DDCC);Bodhayan Chakraborty(LCC-L);Vikesh Parmar(RCC);Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC-A);Benjamin George(BCC);
Sep 24, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 23 (22-23 Sep 2018)
FRCC-B @ CCB : T20 – 2:00pm Sunday September 23, 2018 at Cornerstone Ground - Reported by Preetham Naik(CCB)
FRCC-B won the toss and elected to bowl. CCB started their innings with Preetham and Prashant opening but it was not too late when they lost their 1st wicket in the second over of the game when Prashant was tricked by Sudeep’s slow delivery. Satyam and Preetham managed a partnership of 40 in 6 overs with good hitting by both batsmen. But Preetham was well caught at point by Kalyan and dismissed for just 14 runs. Harsha was batsman number 4. FRCC-B were dominating the game with their tight fielding and great bowling, but Satyam and Harsha marched CCB’s score to 100 in just 13 overs showcasing some great batting strokes. Satyam was runout with a chaos created that led CCB lose another wicket with 117 runs on the scoreboard. But Harsha was determined to set a big total for CCB. He showed his monstrous batting performance with some huge sixers towards the end of the innings scoring 84 in just 52 balls. Vaibhav was the pick of the bowler for FRCC-B with 4 wickets followed by Sudeep with 2 wickets. CCB set a total of 164/7 at the end of 20 overs.
In response, FRCC-B started shaky by losing Vivek for a duck (lbw) on the second ball he faced by Satyam’s brilliant bowling. They lost their second wicket soon and were 12/2 by the end of 3 overs. Sudharshan and Kalyan stayed strong at the crease that got them a partnership of 20 odd runs but kept losing wickets when Prasant came in to bowling attack. Sudharshan and Kalyansundar managed to score 18 runs each. At this stage FRCC-B were in trouble losing wickets and were 67/7 by the end of 14 overs. Srivathsan was the best batsman for FRCC-B who managed to score 25 runs from just 22 deliveries he faced. In the end FRCC were all out for 107 runs who were victimized to Satyam and Prasant ’s spectacular bowling spell. Pick of the bowler was Prasant with 4 wickets conceding just 16 runs (4-0-16-4), very well support by Satyam who picked 3 wickets conceding 20 runs. (4-0-20-3). But In the end Harsha was declared Man of the Match for his blazing 84 runs from just 52 deliveries.
Man of the Match: Harsha Sree for his spectacular batting scoring 84 runs in just 52 deliveries.
Scorecard: See CCB Vs FRCC-B Scorecard
DDCC vs DCC: T20 - 3:45 pm Sunday Sep 23rd 2018 at Memorial Park Criterium - Reported by Prakash Reddy Buggaredygari
Saturday DDCC hosted DCC for a T20 game. DCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Manjinder Singh and Harpreet Singh walked out to bat, but Manjinder Singh (1) did not last long and got run out by Badri Krishnan. Pranveer Singh Chowdhury came in next to join Harpreet Singh, where Hapreet and Pranveer were palying cautiously and building score but in the end Venkatesh Sirangu came in took a wicket of Pranveer Singh Chowdhury (33) and broke their partnership. Sameer Chavan came into support Harpreet Singh but Harpreet Singh (23) got out in Naresh Ballampalli’s over now there are two new batsmen’s Sameer Chavan and Sanket Wagh in the crease. But Sanket Wagh (4) couldn’t last long didn't support Sameer and he was bowled out by Spin blower Naresh Ballampalli. Then comes in Jaswinder Singh to join Sameer, but Jaswinder Singh (4) couldn’t stay in the crease for long and got bowled out in Naresh Ballampalli’s next over. Than Umang Bhatt came in to join Sameer Chavan who was already set in the crease but Sameer Chavan (34) got out in Naresh Ballampalli’s in the same over he goes areial and was caught at long-on by Swaroop Reddy. Sumeet Jeswani(7) Harish Namburi(3) and Manjinder Singh(2) dint last long and Umang Bhatt(11*) dint get much support from tail enders. DCC set the decent score of 132/9 in 20 overs.
In response DDCC batsmen Naresh Ballampalli and Kranthi Mummaneni came in, but Naresh Ballampalli (4) who gave his wicket away to Harpreet Singh’s over. Than Venkatesh came in to support Kranthi but Venkatesh Sirangu(13) couldn’t last long and he gave his wicket in Santhosh Krishnakumari’s over. Than Madhav Muniganti and Satheeshkumar Periasamy gave away their wickets and dint support much to Kranthi. Surender Reddy Dhodla came in to support Kranthi where they supported each other build the score steadily in the borad, but Santosh Kirshnakumari took Kranthi Mummaneni’s (32) wicket. Swaroop Reddy (3) joins in with Surender Reddy Dhodla but gave away his wicket to Harpreet Singh. CVS Subramanyam (12*) came in and supported Surender Reddy Dhodla (47*) and they made sure the team reaches the target and completed in 18.4 overs. DDCC won the match by 3 wickets in hand.
Man of the Match: Surendra Reddy Dodla for his brilliant batting effort scoring 47* runs of 24 balls.
Scorecard: See DDCC Vs DCC Scorecard
FCCC @ LCC-L: T20 qualifier, Sep 23rd, 2018 - Reported by Bodhayan Chakraborty(LCC-L)
The two table toppers of the T20 league met against each other to secure one of the final berths on this beautiful Sunday morning at Cornerstone Park. Both the teams knew that they’ll have another chance to shoot for the final even if they lose, but they didn’t want to keep it hanging for the second eliminator.
Lions captain Dharam won the toss and didn’t hesitate to bat first. Lions knew that they need to score minimum 160 to challenge the deep FCCC batting lineup. Dhiren and Dharam opened the innings for Lions facing Naveen from FCCC. After three uneventful overs, where both the Lions openers looked a little cautious, Dhiren opened up from the 4th over. He deposited Dipal towards wide long on for a huge six and next over he swiveled Naman towards backward square leg for another huge six. In the powerplay, Lions accumulated 38 runs and importantly without losing any wicket.
In the 7th over, Dhiren hit two more sixes of Naman, one towards mid-wicket and one over long on. One of the best shot of the day came in the 8th over when Dhiren swatted almost an off-stump yorker from Rajesh towards backward point for six. You need to see the video even if this shot is possible in cricket or not!! Darshan was introduced in the 9th over and it was like Dharam was waiting for it. So far, he was subdued compared to Dhiren’s onslaught, the introduction of Darshan seemed like ignited him. He deposited the second ball from Darshan towards deep square leg for a huge six. Dhiren also didn’t disappoint and hit another huge six of Darshan’s same over.
Dhiren brought up his 50 in the 10th over when he made room to cut Rajesh over deep point for another six. He was dropped next ball when Venkatesh spilled a skier at long off. Lions went to the drinks break at 83 for no loss. Fort Collins by that time knew that if they don’t get few quick wickets after the break, they’ll be looking at more than 180 to chase.
The 11th over didn’t go the way what Fort Collins were looking for and exactly what Lions wanted. Darshan came for his 2nd over and was thrashed for 23 runs in that over. Dharam hit him for three consecutive sixes. Venkatesh came to bowl from the far end and he probably bowled the smartest among all Fort Collins bowlers. His first over was uneventful and in his 2nd over, he got the big wicket of Dhiren. Dhiren made 76 of 48 balls by that time with 2 fours and 8 huge sixes.
Bodha joined Dharam and they continued with the same momentum. Dharam hit Naman for two sixes in the 15th over and Bodha hit Venkatesh for a six in the 16th over. Bodha got out in the 18th over trying to clear long off of Venkatesh. Jay joined Dharam and after hitting a few more boundaries, Dharam also got out to Rajesh in the 19th over. He made a well compiled 73 of 50 with one four and 7 sixes. Jay remained not out for 22 in 10 balls that included two huge sixes. Lions ended their innings at 197 for 3.
Fort Collins opened with Dipal and Naveen. They knew if they need to come any closer to the huge Lions score, they needed a solid start and need to get a lot of runs in the powerplay. Even though they didn’t lose early wickets, they didn’t get many runs either against the accurate bowling of Dhiren and Manoj. When Raj was introduced in the 5th over, FCCC thought they had an opportunity and tried to go hard against him. But, even though Raj is slow, he is accurate. He got Dipal first very well caught behind the stump by Sakthi. The next ball, he got Darshan who chipped straight to Jay at short midwicket. Faiq joined Naveen and after hitting couple of boundaries, he became the next victim of Raj trapped right in front. Jay got Santanu next over trapped in front as well and when Raj got Naveen in the next over well caught by Dhiren at long on, the contest was all but over. Jay got Sagar who was surprised by a well-directed bouncer. After the 10th over, FCCC were 61/6.
Venkatesh, Gopal, Rajesh and Nikhil hit a few boundaries after that, but that was never going to be enough for FCCC and finally they bundled for 148 in 18.5 overs. Raj was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets. Bhavya got 3 wickets, Jay got 2 and Manoj got 1. LCC-Lions won this game by 49 runs and by virtue of this win, they became the first team to secure the final berth.
Man of the Match: Dharam Patel was declared MoM for his superb batting effort of 73 of 50 (1x4 and 7x6) to take his team to the T20 final.
Scorecard: See LCC-L Vs FCCC Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC-L Vs FCCC T20 Qualifier Match Video
RCC @ CCCC Gold: T20 – 12AM Sunday Sep 23, 2018 at Memorial Park Rose Bowl, Colorado Springs- Reported by Vikesh Parmar)
On a very hot fall day, RCC hosted CCCC Gold. RCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Vikesh and Vikrant started RCC inning. CCCC bowlers started with excellent medium pace bowling with some tight line and length, giving no lose balls to RCC openers. Vikrant fell early trying to up the ante in 3rd over. Satish joined Vikesh in middle, CCCC bowlers kept the pressure with excellent bowling. At the end of 6 overs RCC scored only 18 runs at the loss of one wicket. Satish soon fell due to an unfortunate run out. Abhijit joined Vikesh and both started to rotate the strike well for next few overs. RCC were 39 runs at the end of 10 over, & it looked like RCC going to fell short of a decent total if current run rate continues on it current trajectory. In second half of the inning RCC batsman started to play freely, Abhijit and Rajdeep feel quickly after the break trying to play big shots. Srikant joined Vikesh when score was 57 in 12.2 overs, both started to run hard in middle, utilizing the long boundaries of the ground by converting single in doubles and doubles in 3. Both batsman pressed hard at the pedal toward the end of inning scoring 75 runs in last 5 overs, Shrikant in particularly played some big shots scoring 42 in just 23 balls. Vikesh also remain not out with his 58 runs. RCC ended the inning at 151.
CCCC started their innings with Sandeep and Srinivasan. Both are well known for their destructive batting. Both played cautiously in start scoring 39 runs in first 6 overs. After the first few overs, both batsman start playing their short freely & clearing boundaries at will. CCCC was looking comfortable at the end of 11th over with 72 for 0 wickets. RCC in desperate need of wickets introduce Akhilesh who provided the break through on his first ball of the match by getting Sandeep out clean bowled. Akhilesh stuck again in same over by getting Vaidyanathan out caught. IN next over Srinivasan was also returned to dugout thanks to an excellent running catch by Rajdeep. With 3 quick wickets, RCC made a good comeback in the game, RCC kept the pressure up with excellent bowling and keep picking up wickets. In the end CCCC fell well short of the target by scoring 118 in their 20 overs.
Man of the Match: Vikesh Parmar for his effective innings of 58 runs
Scorecard: See RCC Vs CCCC Gold Scorecard
CSCC-Stars @ FRCC-A: Twenty20 – 9:30 am Sunday September 23, 2017 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC-A)
The game started on time with FRCC-A winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Santosh and Keryn came out to bat against Subhashish and Chaitanya from FRCC-A. But it was a very short stay for Santosh as he inside edged a cut shot onto his stumps off his very first delivery which came in from Subhashish Dash to be dismissed for a golden duck. Sandeep Dubakka joined Keryn at the crease. It was Sandeep’s lucky day as he was dropped thrice by Shrishailesh at square leg, Girish at slip and Chaitanya off his own bowling. He made of the most of his lives as he hit the over pitched deliveries over the fence to give the innings some momentum. But Kervyn could not help Sandeep as he was dismissed caught by Sanket at long off, off a low full toss from Shrishailesh for 6(6). This brought Vikas to the crease. Vikas who had played very well against FRCC-A the last time they faced off in the first round, was at it again. He along with Sandeep built a 99 run partnership which threatened to take CSCC-Stars to a mammoth total. Vikas hit some beautiful sixes over cover to impart momentum to the innings. Sandeep and Vikas both brought up their 50s in the partnership. Just when the game seemed to drift away from FRCC-A, Smitesh and Murali bowled beautiful spells to pull the game back. Both bowled economically and built the pressure which lead to Sandeep being dismissed by Murali being caught by Smitesh at short cover for a well made 55(56). Next in Jayanth did not last long as Subhashish returned and dismissed Vikas 50(38) and Jayanth 2(4) in the same over with some brilliant fast bowling as Vikas holed out to Smitesh at long on and Jayanth edged one to the keeper Sumeet trying to slog. Next in Hamayun known for his big hitting, did exactly that as he hit some lusty blows, especially off Subhashish’s last over when he hit 2 sixes to finish at 27(12) unbeaten to take CSCC_Stars’ innings total to 157. Prasanna was the last player dismissed run out by Subhashish off the last ball for 3(4). For FRCC-A, Subhashish was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-37-3 while Shrishailesh and Murali took 1 wicket each.
In response, FRCC-A did not start very well as Amal was dismissed for a golden duck in the very first over of the innings as he edged a hook off a well directed bouncer by Prasanna to the Keeper Vikas. This brought the captain Rohit Saini to join Sumeet Khule who looked in ominous touch as he got a few dollies from Santosh to kick start his innings. FRCC-A managed to play out Prasanna’s first spell without any more casualties although, Rohit edged a beautiful delivery from Prasanna which went away after pitching, which Vikas the wicket-keeper dropped. Sumeet at the other end was severe on the bad balls as he was managing to get a six every over off the lone bad delivery that the CSCC-Stars’ bowlers bowled. But Rohit did not last long as he was trapped right in front of the stumps by a full delivery bowled by Kervyn as he tried to flick it to the leg side for 3(10). Next in Sanket Sharma survived the initial nervous period for him as he cached in on balls outside his offstump which happen to be his strong zone to hit a couple of huge sixes over cover to get himself going. All along, Sumeet did not show any signs of slowing down as he kept hitting the ball over the ropes with consistency as he brought off his 50 off 26 balls. At this point, the game seemed to be slipping away from CSCC-Stars, but they had a glimmer of hope when Sumeet sliced a shot in the air on the off side. Prasanna the fielder running in to take the catch, overran the catch and dropped Sumeet and the game. Sumeet composed himself after that and there was no looking back for him. It was exhibition batting from Sumeet as he kept hitting every bowler over the ropes all over the park as he made light work of the total. Sanket unfortunately did not manage to finish the innings as he holed off to Kervyn at long on off Santosh’s bowling to be dismissed for a well made 39(38). Next in Subhashi Dash did not have much to do as Sumeet managed to reach a well deserved century with a 4 off Hamayun’s bowling to take FRCC-A over the line. When Sumeet gets going, no target is too steep as he proved here chasing down 158 in 17.5 overs. His ability to hit all around the park and consistently is a hallmark of a top player. We have been lucky enough to witness such a masterclass from him for the second time this season following his heroics against CCB.
For CSCC-Starts, Prasanna was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-18-1 which included a wonderful opening spell. Santosh and Kervyn took 1 wicket each.
Man of the Match: Sumeet Khule for his batting masterclass scoring 101 unbeaten off 53 balls which included 11 sixes and 3 boundaries taking FRCC-A over the line comfortably in the chase.
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stars vs FRCC-A Scorecard
BCC @ YCC: T20 – 2pm Sunday Sep 23, 2018 at Longmont, - Reported by Benjamin George(BCC)
YCC won the toss and elected to bat. Sachin gave them a good start by being aggressive during the power play. Om was introduced as first change and removed sachin with a zipping delivery. BCC restricted the runrate to an extent and kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Naval was the highest scorer for YCC and hit a couple of towering sixes to accelerate the innings. YCC scored 120 runs in allotted 20 overs.
Ben and Adithyan started the chase in a cautious manner yet keeping up with the asking rate. After the power play Adithyan rotated the strike while Ben hit few lusty blows to reach his 50 in the 10th over. First wicket fell in 12th over when Adithyan was bowled by Sudheer and by that time BCC needed 20 odd runs. Jacky joined Ben and played with positive intent to hit few boundaries before getting dismissed. Ben finished the chase in 16th over with a six while and remained not out at 75 runs.
Man of the Match: Benjamin George For scoring 75 runs(not out) and a wicket.
Scorecard: See BCC vs YCC Scorecard.
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