TCE Sunday League T20: Marvellous Melvin And A Million Extras As CITI Go Down Against ODW

Posted: April 22, 2013 by The CouchExpert in Club Cricket, Cricket, TCE Sunday League T20
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The CouchExpert Staff

21st April, 2013

Match: One Day Wonders versus CITI

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: ODW won the toss and elected to bat.

Teams:

Teams: CITI (sky blue) and ODW (golden yellow)

Teams: CITI (sky blue) and ODW (golden yellow)

Coming in to the tournament, CITI was always going to be the most unpredictable of all teams playing this tournament. Just two balls into the game after ODW opted to bat first, they just proved why! The score read 11/2 after two balls. Two legal deliveries as the mercurial left-arm swing of Srikath shattered ODW’s opener Srikant’s stumps and had the other opener Jyoti caught dead in front. Also amidst the two legal deliveries were these: a wide down the leg for four, another two such monstrously swinging deliveries found the deep fine-leg fielder and a warning for bowling a waist-high full-toss. After two legal deliveries amidst a lot of chaos, it came down to this: ODW’s Melvin in the way of the most unlikely of hat-tricks that you could possibly every conjure-up!

Manhattan ODW vs CITI

Another snaking inswinger found the middle of Melvin’s bat. The solidity of Melvin lasted another 20 overs, but the potency of CITI’s new ball burst ended there. But not the extras! For much of the innings the extras outdid the score 60 to 40. As the sun reached its highest around mid-day, so seemed the deluge of extras. The usually chirpy ‘keeper Naveen of CITI seemed more immersed in the deluge of wides was bombarding him and often eluding his lunges and dives and going to the boundaries.

The very stylish Melvin en route to a 61-ball 71.

The very stylish Melvin en route to a 61-ball 71.

Problems only increased as the innings progressed for CITI with no signs of the extras abating anytime soon. It was hardly helped by the captain Kranthi himself bowling 12 wides and going for 50 in his 4 overs. The pair of Melvin and Siddharth played smartly capitalizing on some very wayward bowling and helping themselves to easy runs. The right-left pairing resulted in constant field changing and the million extras added the issue of slow over-rate to the plate of CITI’s captain Kranti. The ensuing chaos resulted in a 105 runs 3rd wicket partnership in 13.1 overs with more than a third of the runs (36) coming in the form of extras!

Melvin opened up to play more powerfully and looked to hit boundaries as the heat took toll on his running. In another fruitful partnership with Rakesh for the 4th wicket Melvin played inventively to push his team closer and closer to their desired target of 180. Melvin scored his runs wickets square of the wicket on both sides and dealt in boundaries behind square on both sides too. He eventually got out for 71 on the last ball of innings. His innings ensured ODW, who started the innings horribly, ended it as the favourites to win the game.

After having failed with the bat, the ever consistent Srikant delivered with the ball straight-up for ODW sending back the dangerous Varun for a duck in second ball of the first over. Three balls later, he sent back Shiv too. A maiden over and two wickets it ended. A similar start to the first innings where two wickets fell in the first over. Similarities ended there.

Niket's 30 was one of the few bright spots in the day for CITI.

Niket’s 30 was one of the few bright spots in the day for CITI.

The opening bowling pair of Srikant and Vinod kept CITI down to 30 runs in the powerplay overs thereby pushing the required run-rate to more than 10 very early. Languid drives and a mini counterattack from Niket not withstanding, ODW kept a tight leash on CITI’s scoring. Only when the pair of Niket and Srikanth were at the crease did the runs start to flow easily. The diminutive Niket and the lanky Srikath kindled some hope of a miracle of sorts for CITI with quick runs between them. But once Niket fell in the 13th over, it was left to Srikath to reduce the margin of defeat to a minimum.

ODW’s captain Swayam kept it tight providing strong support to Srikant as the pair totalled 6 wickets between them. Melvin capped off a marvelous all-round day for him with a wicket at the end as CITI were eventually bowled out for 139 giving ODW a victory by 34 runs.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

Wagonwheel ODW vs CITIFull Scorecard:

1st Inning Batting: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Srikant b Srikanth                                 0     1     0      0      0.0

Jyoti lbw b Srikanth                               1     2     0      0      50.0

Melvin b Shiv                                      71    61    8      0      116.39

Siddharth st Naveen b Niket                        27    38    4      0      71.05

Rakesh not out                                     24    19    3      0      126.32

Extras(w 39, nb 1, b 9, lb 1) 50

Total (4 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      173                       8.65 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Raj, Kokan, Sashi, Vinod, Aseesh, Swayam

Fall of Wicket: 5-1 ( Srikant 0.1 ov ), 11-2 ( Jyoti 0.2 ov ), 116-3 ( Siddharth 13.3 ov ), 173-4 ( Melvin 19.6 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: CITI, CITI

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikanth                                           4.0   0    28   2    7.00   14.00  (w 6, nb 1)

Kranti                                             4.0   0    50   0    12.50  -      (w 12)

Varun                                              2.0   0    6    0    3.00   -      (w 1)

Anurag                                             1.0   0    11   0    11.00  -      (w 2)

Niket                                              4.0   0    31   1    7.75   31.00      

Rehamathullah                                      4.0   0    32   0    8.00   -          

Shiv                                               1.0   0    5    1    5.00   5.00       

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2nd Inning Batting: CITI, CITI

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Varun c Aseesh b Srikant                           0     2     0      0      0.0

Niket st Aseesh b Jyoti                            30    44    3      0      68.18

Shiv c Aseesh b Srikant                            0     3     0      0      0.0

Vinayak c Srikant b Melvin                         18    19    2      0      94.74

Srikanth c Jyoti b Srikant                         35    22    5      0      159.09

Naveen c Sashi b Srikant                           10    6     2      0      166.67

Manish b Swayam                                    1     2     0      0      50.0

Rehamathullah c Rakesh b Raj                       18    14    1      0      128.57

Krishnamraj run out (Kokan)                        0     3     0      0      0.0

Kranti c Swayam b Swayam                           3     3     0      0      100.0

Anurag not out                                     2     2     0      0      100.0

Extras(w 16, nb 1, b 5) 22

Total (10 wickets; 19.5 overs)                     139                       7.01 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
A

Fall of Wicket: 0-1 ( Varun 0.2 ov ), 0-2 ( Shiv 0.5 ov ), 52-3 ( Vinayak 9.4 ov ), 79-4 ( Niket 12.6 ov ), 103-5 ( Srikanth 15.1 ov ), 111-6 ( Naveen 15.5 ov ), 113-7 ( Manish 16.3 ov ), 118-8 ( Krishnamraj 17.2 ov ), 126-9 ( Kranti 18.3 ov ), 139-10 ( Rehamathullah 19.5 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikant                                            4.0   1    30   4    7.50   7.50   (w 6)

Vinod                                              3.0   0    21   0    7.00   -      (w 1)

Jyoti                                              4.0   0    25   1    6.25   25.00      

Raj                                                2.5   0    24   1    8.47   24.00  (w 4)

Swayam                                             4.0   0    22   2    5.50   11.00      

Melvin                                             2.0   0    12   1    6.00   12.00  (nb 1)

1st Inning Batting: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Srikant b Srikanth                                 0     1     0      0      0.0

Jyoti lbw b Srikanth                               1     2     0      0      50.0

Melvin b Shiv                                      71    61    8      0      116.39

Siddharth st Naveen b Niket                        27    38    4      0      71.05

Rakesh not out                                     24    19    3      0      126.32

Extras(w 39, nb 1, b 9, lb 1) 50

Total (4 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      173                       8.65 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Raj, Kokan, Sashi, Vinod, Aseesh, Swayam

Fall of Wicket: 5-1 ( Srikant 0.1 ov ), 11-2 ( Jyoti 0.2 ov ), 116-3 ( Siddharth 13.3 ov ), 173-4 ( Melvin 19.6 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: CITI, CITI

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikanth                                           4.0   0    28   2    7.00   14.00  (w 6, nb 1)

Kranti                                             4.0   0    50   0    12.50  -      (w 12)

Varun                                              2.0   0    6    0    3.00   -      (w 1)

Anurag                                             1.0   0    11   0    11.00  -      (w 2)

Niket                                              4.0   0    31   1    7.75   31.00      

Rehamathullah                                      4.0   0    32   0    8.00   -          

Shiv                                               1.0   0    5    1    5.00   5.00       

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2nd Inning Batting: CITI, CITI

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Varun c Aseesh b Srikant                           0     2     0      0      0.0

Niket st Aseesh b Jyoti                            30    44    3      0      68.18

Shiv c Aseesh b Srikant                            0     3     0      0      0.0

Vinayak c Srikant b Melvin                         18    19    2      0      94.74

Srikanth c Jyoti b Srikant                         35    22    5      0      159.09

Naveen c Sashi b Srikant                           10    6     2      0      166.67

Manish b Swayam                                    1     2     0      0      50.0

Rehamathullah c Rakesh b Raj                       18    14    1      0      128.57

Krishnamraj run out (Kokan)                        0     3     0      0      0.0

Kranti c Swayam b Swayam                           3     3     0      0      100.0

Anurag not out                                     2     2     0      0      100.0

Extras(w 16, nb 1, b 5) 22

Total (10 wickets; 19.5 overs)                     139                       7.01 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
A

Fall of Wicket: 0-1 ( Varun 0.2 ov ), 0-2 ( Shiv 0.5 ov ), 52-3 ( Vinayak 9.4 ov ), 79-4 ( Niket 12.6 ov ), 103-5 ( Srikanth 15.1 ov ), 111-6 ( Naveen 15.5 ov ), 113-7 ( Manish 16.3 ov ), 118-8 ( Krishnamraj 17.2 ov ), 126-9 ( Kranti 18.3 ov ), 139-10 ( Rehamathullah 19.5 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikant                                            4.0   1    30   4    7.50   7.50   (w 6)

Vinod                                              3.0   0    21   0    7.00   -      (w 1)

Jyoti                                              4.0   0    25   1    6.25   25.00      

Raj                                                2.5   0    24   1    8.47   24.00  (w 4)

Swayam                                             4.0   0    22   2    5.50   11.00      

Melvin                                             2.0   0    12   1    6.00   12.00  (nb 1)

Post match ceremony

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Full match report with individual performance details

You can download the pdf from here.

Performer of the Match: Melvin (ODW)

Melvin was awarded the Performer of the Match for his fine 71

Melvin was awarded the Performer of the Match for his fine 71

Match Result: ODW defeated CITI by 34 runs

Points: ODW (2) CITI (0)

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