CECC Match 20: Heart-break for IIPM as Gaurav and Gautam pull off an impossible win

Posted: March 23, 2013 by The CouchExpert in CECC, Club Cricket, Cricket
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The CouchExpert Staff

23rd March, 2013

Match: CECC vs IIPM

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: IIPM won the toss and elected to bat.

The match started with the star of the last two games with the ball for CECC, Gaurav, sending back IIPM’s opener Ashim with his 5th ball. IIPM recovered quickly with good partnerships back-to-back between Niket and Varun and then Vinayak and Niket. Vinayak and Niket ran the CECC fielders into misery with their right-left combination and quick running between the wickets. With the pair raising the team’s 100 in just over 15 overs, IIPM looked good to score 185-plus only to be pulled back by Sumit Rawal’s medium-pace and Jugpreet Singh’s nagging spin soon after.

Sumit began his spell with an eventful over filled with beamers, wides and no balls only to settle into a nice rhythm to send back three IIPM batsmen in his next two overs. And with Jugpreet exerting tremendous pressure from the other end with his nagging spin, IIPM were brought down from the highs of 100 for 2 to 105 for 6.

Manish and Shiv played bold strokes at the end to power IIPM to 172 with a fine partnership of 56 for the 7th wicket.

Chasing a stiff target, CECC found themselves in early trouble losing 2 wickets for 20 before Jobin and Yugank steadied the ship with a decent 3rd wicket partnership. The wheels came off with the introduction of left-arm spinner Niket who sliced through the middle-order with a tremendous spell that fetched him 5 wickets for 12 runs. His subtle changes in flight and pace had the CECC middle-order in a tangle and left them staring at certain defeat at 63 for 7.

Then IIPM’s prime nemesis for third game running – the twins Gautam and Gaurav – got together. With 110 need in a little over 11 overs, the game seemed dead. But not for the twins.

In a partnership filled with tremendous running between the wickets (9X2 and 3X3), the twins maneuvered the IIPM fielders with clever deflections and powerful pulls. They ensured the required run-rate never went above 11 and eventually ran the IIPM fielders ragged. The shoulders sagged and the voices dropped as CECC edged closer to the win and the wind ran out of their sails as the captain Kranthi put down a difficult return catch in the 24th over to give Gaurav a let-off.

This win is CECC’s third over IIPM in three games.

CECC Team Picture (Match Day):

IMAG1048

Standing (L to R): Jobin (VC), Ashish, Jugpreet, Suneet, Shiva, Gaurav
Squatting (L to R): Sumit, Kaustubh (C), Yugank, Gautam

Manhattan:

Manhattan chart

Manhattan chart

Run worm:

Runworm_cecc_iipm_23_mar_2013

Run worm chart

Performers of the Match:

IMAG1050

Scorecard:

1st Inning Batting: IIPM, IIPM

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Varun c BV Vengavasi b GR Rajagopalan              13    11    1      0      118.18
Ashim b GR Rajagopalan                             6     4     1      0      150.0
Niket b S Rawal                                    27    40    1      0      67.5
Vinayak b J Singh                                  31    38    2      0      81.58
Srinivasulu run out (DP Poojary)                   29    25    3      0      116.0
Naveen c BR Rao b S Rawal                          1     4     0      0      25.0
Kranthi c J Singh b S Rawal                        1     2     0      0      50.0
Manish not out                                     34    29    3      0      117.24
D R not out                                        0     0     0      0      -

Extras(w 21, nb 7, b 1, lb 1) 30

Total (7 wickets; 25.0 overs)                      172                       6.88 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

Naresh
, 
D R
, 
Anurag
, 
Shiv

Fall of Wicket: 7-1 ( Ashim 0.5 ov ), 38-2 ( Varun 4.5 ov ), 100-3 ( Niket 14.4 ov ), 102-4 ( Vinayak 15.2 ov ), 103-5 ( Naveen 16.2 ov ), 105-6 ( Kranthi 16.5 ov ), 171-7 ( Srinivasulu 24.5 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: CECC, CECC

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
GR Rajagopalan                                     5.0   0    37   1    7.40   37.00  (w 1)
BR Rao                                             4.0   0    27   0    6.75   -      (w 2)
GR Rajagopalan                                     3.0   0    18   1    6.00   18.00  (w 4)
JV Varghese                                        3.0   0    20   0    6.67   -      (w 1)
J Singh                                            5.0   0    28   1    5.60   28.00  (w 3)
S Rawal                                            3.0   0    26   3    8.67   8.67   (w 1, nb 3)
S Sastry                                           2.0   0    14   0    7.00   -      (w 2)

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2nd Inning Batting: CECC, CECC

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
J Singh c Niket b Shiv                             8     11    1      0      72.73
JV Varghese c Anurag b Niket                       20    33    2      0      60.61
BR Rao c Anurag b D R                              0     3     0      0      0.0
YB Bhagod lbw b Niket                              16    21    2      0      76.19
KP Pimputkar lbw b Niket                           0     1     0      0      0.0
A Joshi c Naveen b Niket                           1     3     0      0      33.33
GR Rajagopalan not out                             52    42    5      0      123.81
SK K lbw b Niket                                   0     3     0      0      0.0
GR Rajagopalan not out                             52    31    7      0      167.74

Extras(w 22, nb 1, lb 1) 24

Total (7 wickets; 24.3 overs)                      173                       7.06 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

S Sastry
, 
S Rawal
, 
BV Vengavasi
, 
SS Shoukath
, 
DP Poojary

Fall of Wicket: 13-1 ( J Singh 3.1 ov ), 20-2 ( BR Rao 5.1 ov ), 48-3 ( JV Varghese 9.4 ov ), 48-4 ( KP Pimputkar 9.5 ov ), 52-5 ( A Joshi 11.2 ov ), 63-6 ( YB Bhagod 13.1 ov ), 63-7 ( SK K 13.4 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: IIPM, IIPM

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Kranthi                                            5.0   0    31   0    6.20   -      (w 4)
D R                                                5.0   0    38   1    7.60   38.00  (w 1)
Shiv                                               3.0   0    29   1    9.67   29.00  (w 2, nb 1)
Niket                                              5.0   1    12   5    2.40   2.40   (w 1)
Naresh                                             3.0   0    23   0    7.67   -      (w 1)
Anurag                                             1.0   0    14   0    14.00  -      (w 2)
Varun                                              2.3   0    25   0    10.00  -      (w 1)

Full match report with individual wagon wheels for players can be found here.

Match Result: CECC beat IIPM by 3 wickets.

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