TCE Sunday League T20: Lohith’s cameo helps AMD defeat CITI by 3 wickets

Posted: April 29, 2013 by The CouchExpert in Club Cricket, Cricket, TCE Sunday League T20
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The CouchExpert Staff

28th April, 2013

Match: AMD versus CITI

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: CITI won the toss and elected to bat.

Teams:

CITI (left) and AMD (right)

CITI (left) and AMD (right)

CITI got off to a poor start again as their dangerous opener Varun perished for his second duck in successive games as Chethan opened with a maiden over. AMD’s new ball bowling pair of Kiran and Chetan kept it tight even as Niket tried to break free. A few lofted drives from Niket hinted at a possible counter attack. Shiv at the other end scratched around for 10 balls for a single before he holed out at mid-off.

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At 14 for 2,  CITI’s captain Kranti walked in to calm nerves. He immediately set about playing a busy innings constructed on sound strokeplay in front of the wickets on the off-side. He set about peppering the arc between covers and backward point and laced 5 boundaries in that region. His partnership with the blossoming Niket at the other end steadied the ship and gave the recovery CITI seemed to be looking for. At 74/3 at the end of 10 overs things looked promising for CITI only for them to find themselves at 80/6 seven balls later.

Naveen top scored for CITI with 37

Naveen top scored for CITI with 37

It needed a recovery of sorts from the hard-working pair of Naveen and Vinayak to put them back on track. The pair relied on intense running between the wickets to stack runs as they ran quick singles and doubles to upset the bowling and fielding cart of AMD. Prashanth, to his credit, marshalled his troops gallantly and rang about innumerable bowling changes to upset the rhythm of this pair. The breakthrough would eventually come in the 19th over but not before the pair had put 64 runs in just 46 balls. CITI’s topsy-turvy innings finally finishing good with a potentially match-winning total of 162.

“Our bowling was bad in the back-end of the innings and our fielding was poor. We should have kept them to 140 or less,” said AMD’s captain Prashanth in the post-match ceremony.

For second game in a row, Srikanth produced a wicket for his team in the first over trapping AMD’s captain Prashanth in front. Vikas walked in and immediately set about going after the bowling by hitting Srikanth for a boundary. CITI’s captain Kranthi, though, had Vikas edge an outswinger to the ‘keeper Dheerajto reduce AMD to 10 for 2 in the second over.

Kiran of AMD en route to a hard hitting 33.

Kiran of AMD en route to a hard hitting 33.

As in their first game versus ODW, CITI dropped guard after two initial wickets. Poor discipline allowed Karthik and Kiran to score runs easily and build a substantial partnership. The pair was also lucky with CITI not being able to take the many run-out chances on offer.

Karthik and Kiran milked the bowling and monouvered the field with deft placements. It resulted in a 3rd wicket partnership of 78. The pair consumed less than 10 overs for it and was highlighted by the 11 boundaries the pair managed between them. Karthik fell looking to take on Naresh and holed out to Kranthi.

Naresh brought a seemingly distraught CITI back by picking up Piyush soon after. And with Kiran also run out, AMD found themselves 6 down with another 50 runs to get.

Lohith walked in and looked to build a steady partnership with Amit. Lohinth had had a poor game till then going for 35 off his 4 overs. But he would have none of it with the bat as he set about launching CITI’s bowlers well beyond the 75-plus meter boundaries at CECG. Naresh first, Varun and Srikanth later bore the brunt of Lohith’s hitting as each six seemed to get higher and longer than the previous one. It was ineveitable that he finished the game with the biggest six of the day what could have been a tricky chase ended up in a comfortable win with an over to spare.

“My bowling was not up to the scratch and I wanted to keep Srikanth back for a couple in the end,” said Kranthi when asked why Srikanth was not given the ball for another over after AMD were reduced to 2 for 10. “The main difference though was in us not being able to capitalize on the start we got and our fielding and bowling let us down badly,” he concluded.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

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Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: CITI, CITI

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Varun run out (Amit)                               0     2     0      0      0.0

Niket c Lohith b Anil                              25    26    3      0      96.15

Shiv c Anil b Kiran                                1     10    0      0      10.0

Kranti c Piyush b Anil                             23    19    5      0      121.05

Naveen c Amit b Prashanth                          37    28    4      0      132.14

Srikanth run out (Anil)                            0     1     0      0      0.0

Manish run out (Karthik)                           1     1     0      0      100.0

Vinayak not out                                    35    26    4      0      134.62

Shakeel not out                                    8     7     2      0      114.29

Extras(w 29, b 1, lb 2) 32

Total (7 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      162                       8.10 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Naresh, Dheeraj

Fall of Wicket: 0-1 ( Varun 0.2 ov ), 14-2 ( Shiv 3.4 ov ), 52-3 ( Kranti 8.2 ov ), 74-4 ( Niket 10.1 ov ), 74-5 ( Srikanth 10.2 ov ), 80-6 ( Manish 11.1 ov ), 144-7 ( Naveen 17.5 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: AMD, AMD

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Chetan                                             4.0   1    23   0    5.75   -      (w 7)

Kiran                                              2.0   0    17   1    8.50   17.00  (w 4)

Lohith                                             4.0   0    35   0    8.75   -      (w 6)

Anil                                               4.0   0    36   2    9.00   18.00  (w 2)

Prashanth                                          4.0   0    32   1    8.00   32.00  (w 3)

Arun                                               2.0   0    16   0    8.00   -      (w 2)

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2nd Inning Batting: AMD, AMD

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Karthik c Kranti b Naresh                          34    24    6      0      141.67

Prashanth lbw b Srikanth                           0     1     0      0      0.0

Vikas c Dheeraj b Kranti                           10    6     1      0      166.67

Kiran run out (Dheeraj)                            33    32    6      0      103.13

Piyush c Varun b Naresh                            9     11    0      0      81.82

Viswajeet lbw b Niket                              5     5     0      0      100.0

Amit c Shiv b Srikanth                             11    12    1      0      91.67

Lohith not out                                     41    20    4      3      200.05

Arun not out                                       0     0     0      0      -

Extras(w 17, nb 1, b 1, lb 5) 24

Total (7 wickets; 18.3 overs)                      167                       9.03 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Anil, Chetan

Fall of Wicket: 2-1 ( Prashanth 0.1 ov ), 10-2 ( Karthik 1.1 ov ), 88-3 ( Vikas 9.4 ov ), 96-4 ( Kiran 10.5 ov ), 103-5 ( Viswajeet 12.1 ov ), 113-6 ( Piyush 13.5 ov ), 161-7 ( Amit 18.2 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: CITI, CITI

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikanth                                           3.3   0    35   2    10.00  17.50  (w 2)

Kranti                                             2.0   0    22   1    11.00  22.00  (w 3)

Varun                                              2.0   0    27   0    13.50  -      (w 1)

Shiv                                               2.0   0    22   0    11.00  -      (nb 1)

Niket                                              4.0   0    21   1    5.25   21.00  (w 3)

Naresh                                             4.0   0    26   2    6.50   13.00  (w 2)

Naveen                                             1.0   0    8    0    8.00   -      (w 3)

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: Lohith.

Lohith's 41 (20 balls) contained four fours and three sixes.

Lohith’s 41 (20 balls) contained four fours and three sixes.

Match Result: AMD defeated CITI by 3 wickets

Points: AMD (2) CITI (0)

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