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2015 Division 1: Game 2 Result – SDCC2 beats OCCC by 9 wickets

April 19, 2015

SDCC2 took on OC today in their 2nd game of the season at CSP ground on April 19, 2015.

Brief Scores:

SDCC2 won the toss and elected to field.

OCCC – 90 all out in 32.2 overs (Vishal 6-3-5-3, Pratik 5.2-1-23-3, Jatin 5-1-10-1, Jogi 5-0-10-1, Akshay 1 run out)

Lost to

SDCC2 – 92/1 in 19.5 overs (Akshay 32*, Sridhar 30*)

Match Report:

Author: Raju Palagummi

It was perfect SD weather for this game at CSP yesterday. Most of the team was on the ground by 8 am and started working on the field diligently, thanks to that we were able to finish our warm-ups / catching by 9:45 and took a breather before the game started. 

Our captain Vishal won the toss and sent OCCC in to bat. LA teams generally struggle to get going on our matted wickets right away as its a different proposition compared to Woodley. Vishal and Gaurav started proceedings for us and were spot on, they were very economical and did not let the OCCC openers get away. Devraj got bogged down and went for an ill advised wild swing off Vishal ending his stay in the middle. Easwar started with his usual swagger of trying to walk down the wicket trying to hit the bowlers off their length, he tried the same against Jatin’s first ball only to be brilliantly caught by Karthik Ramesh moving backwards at mid on. Jatin and Raju continued the good work of the good start and did not give away free runs. Akshay made a good stop and resulted in a runout of the other opener who never got going in his stay. SDCC2 were on top going into the first drinks break (47/3 in 15 overs). After the first break, Barry tried to steady their ship but Vishal immediately brought the spinners into action not giving the pace to him. Both the spinners Pratik and Jogi just dried the runs completely. Pratik ended with 3 wickets which included a brilliant take from Hrishi , a reflex catch from Vishal at 2nd slip and well judged catch by Sarvesh at long off. Jogi bowled excellently and ended Chirayu’s brief resistance with a yorker length ball which he tried to paddle sweep. Vishal returned to bowl in the batting power-play and cleaned up the lower order with 2 wickets in an over. Special mention to Vishal for setting up a field in Batting PP for Abel Thomas. He had a deep mid wicket, deep cow corner and a long on. Mr. Thomas swung hard to the longest boundary at CSP where a well judged catch on the cow corner boundary was taken by Sridhar. OCCC finished at 90 in 31.2 overs. It was a very good effort in the field with no dropped catches and improved ground fielding thanks to couple of fielding sessions in HG over the last couple of weeks. “We learn and move on”. Vishal was very pleased to see folks coming to HG1 and putting that extra effort after the discussion he had with the team after Game 1.

Needing just 91 to win, SDCC2 openers Karthik and Sridhar went in to face a few overs before the lunch break. Chirayu and Hardeep started off for OCCC. Chirayu was miserly as usual with immaculate line and length. Within a couple of overs, their strike bowler Easwar was brought in. Karthik and Sri negotiated the tough little session before lunch with Chirayu and Easwar asking questions regularly. OCCC knowing that they had to get wickets in order to have any chance of winning this game resorted to some mental disintegration tactics to get under the skin of our batsmen. After lunch Karthik got a leading edge and got out. Akshay went in and was positive from the word go, boundaries started flowing and Sridhar finished off in style with couple of boundaries off Easwar. That was the best way to answer the non-stop chat which was going on the field from the OCCC fielders.

At the end it was a very convincing win by the team which would help the NRR as well as the season progresses.

 

Clinical win for SDCC2 this game as bowling, fielding/catching and batting were up to the mark by all players.
 
Scorecard can be found at: http://www.sccacricket.org/scorecard/2528/
 

Man of the Match – Vishal Upadhyay for his stellar bowling performance.
 

Go SDCC!

 

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