Twenty20 League - Match Reports - Week 3 (12-13 May 2012) - Updated 16-May-2012 11:48pm
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Twenty20 League - Match Reports - Week 3 (12-13 May 2012)
FRCC-B @ YCC on 12th May 2012 (Lincoln)- Reported by Nitesh Kumar Sinha
YCC won the toss and invited FRCC-B to bat first. Sriram started the proceedings with Aamer and with contrasting style of batting put some jitters to spirited bowling by YCC. There were many play and misses but in between those there were some glorious looking shots. FRCC lost it’s first wicket on 33, but after that Naval bowled well to capture 4 wickets and the bowling unit was able to restrict FRCC to 116. Sriram and Tej scored 39 and 26 respectively.
YCC started chase on a wrong foot, with both the openers back with 13 on the board. But naval and Niyaz stitched a good partnership to bring the chase on. From there on it was a humdinger of a match. FRCC bowler held their nerve on the crucial juncture and sealed the match with 6 runs to spare.
FCCC v LCC 12-May-2012 @ Lincoln - Reported by Andrew Dunbar
FCCC won the toss and batted first on a cold and damp ground scoring a dismal 74 runs and loosing 8 wickets. Bodhayan was the most dangerous bowler with figures of 3 wickets for 10 runs. At one stage he was looking to bag a hat trick – but in fine Colorado cricket style, he bowled a wide instead.
With the ground drying, LCC probably thought they would walk in an easy victory, but were made to work hard for their runs with good tight bowling from Omar, Dipal and Matt, however, MOM Bodhayan came to the crease and blasted 23 runs off 22 balls and LCCC won in the 17th finishing with a 6.
Man of the match was given to Bodhayan.
CCCC Vs CSCC T20 match at Longmont on May 13, 2012 - Reported by Sandeep Bollampally
CCCC won the toss and elected to bat first at Garden Acres. Although CCCC lost an early wicket, Rajesh Mosur (30*) and Ashish Singhal (22) put up a solid partnership with a near-50 run stand. At the fall of Ashish's wicket, CCCC decided to attack with Sandeep Bollampally (63) putting up a stand of around 80 runs in 7 overs, with Rajesh. Suresh Draksharam (17*) then ended the innings strongly, taking CCCC to a competitive 149 for 3 in their 20 overs. For CSCC, Humayun Zaheer and Rajnikanth Sharma were the pick of the bowlers with excellent economy rates.
In reply, CSCC started off with a bang, with Kervyn Dimney (33) leading the way. But three subsequent quick wickets and some tight bowling by Mansoor Mazhar (1/21) and Venu Garuda (1/18) brought CCCC back into the game. With CSCC requiring runs at the rate of 9/over for their last eight overs, CCCC had the advantage. But Raymond Mascarenhas (23) and; Humayun (24*) and Narayan Madabusi (37*) with their calculated 35 run partnership, saw the visiting team reach their target with 5 wickets and 2 balls to spare.
For his half-century, Sandeep Bollampally was declared MoM.
CCB Vs FRCC-A T20 match at Longmont on May 13, 2012 - Reported by Manjeet Inamdar
No matter what the situation, CCB and FRCC always seem to play close & tight matches. On Sunday afternoon, CCB won the toss and elected to Field. CCB bowled beautifully to remove top order batsmen and contain the runs. At break, FRCC-A was 40/2. However, with Naveen and Samrat still at the crease, CCB couldn’t take the game lightly. Knowing FRCC would pick up the pace, CCB brought back the strike bowlers, Ishan and Satyam, to contain the upcoming onslaught. Satyam quickly removed Naveen but Samrat kept marching ahead. FRCC got the momentum with Manju’s quick fire 20 from 9 balls. The last 3 overs went for 30 odd runs as FRCC approached a respectable score of 120. Samrat was the top scorer for the game with 34. Ishan was the pick of the bowlers with 4-0-14-3
CCB openers Siva (20) and Mayur had a partnership of 30 before Mayur was run out due to miscommunication. CCB lost the next 3 wickets for only 15 runs before Manjeet and Ishan steadied the innings. Ishan (18 from 7) got out to an inswinger from Amal and the momentum shifted back in FRCC’s favor. Manjeet (14) and Adi added 30 more runs before Manju broke the partnership. With only 25 runs needed in the last 5 overs, Venki (13*) and Adi (26*) saw CCB through with 2 overs to spare. Manju was the pick of the bowlers with 4-0-27-3.
Aditya and Ishan were given joint MoM for their bowling and batting efforts.
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