TCE Sunday League T20: Prashanth and Lohith star as AMD defeat ODW by 35 runs

Posted: May 3, 2013 by The CouchExpert in Club Cricket, Cricket, TCE Sunday League T20
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The CouchExpert Staff

1st May, 2013

Match: AMD versus One Day Wonders (ODW)

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: ODW won the toss and elected to field.

Teams:

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ODW (left) and AMD (right)

With CITI toppling WIPRO in the earlier game, winner of this game was to join WIPRO on top of the table, equal on points. With the potential pole position on offer, there was much at stake as Swayam won the toss and ODW elected to field.

Prashanth's 59 not out helped AMD reach 162

Prashanth’s 59 not out helped AMD reach 162

Prashanth pushed himself down the order and sent Viswajeet to open with Karthik. It seemed to be a masterstroke as Viswajeet tore into the ODW bowling straight away. Vikas joined Viswajeet after Karthik fell early and the both seemed to be in  hurry scoring at nearly 10 an over in the first 5 overs.

Viswajeet got out after looking set for  big innings. It brought captain Prashanth to the middle and he gave tremendous support to Vikas who looked in fine nick at the other end. Vikas was particularly strong square of the wicket on both sides and raced to 38 0ff 30 balls before he was undone by Ajit. By then 100 for the team was up in the 12th over.

The scoring slowed down a bit as Rudra and Ajit bowled tidily. They were backed by Jyoti as the scoring was briefly reduced to a trickle, almost standstill. But Prashanth held firm even after losing Piyush and Kiran and set about pushing his team beyond 150 with the help of Lohith.

Manhatten_AMD_vs_ODW

Prashanth soon brought up his fifty and pushed AMD’s eventual score to 162. ODW’s bowling was largely lackluster and captain Swayam took the blame upon himself. He said, “I usually bowl tidily. Today I was not able to do that in the powerplay overs or the end overs. 162 was a bit bight on this ground.”

The the law of averages soon caught up with Melvin as he was out second ball after two fabulous innings in the last two matches. Srikant though, coming on the back of two successive ducks, smashed three of his first four deliveries for boundaries. Rakesh was out as his powerful straight drive was gobbled up on his follow through by Kiran.

Srikant was out bowled as the ball rolled off his body on the stumps

Srikant was out bowled as the ball rolled off his body on the stumps

Tej joined Srikant and the two were involved in a tremendous 3rd wicket partnership. The pair relied on boundary hitting and less on running between the wickets. Soon boundaries were common place. Tej and Srikant even helped themselves to a six each as they motored along at over 7 an over. The chase seemed well under control with the score nearing 100 in just over 12 overs.

Then disaster struck.

Srikant missed a short ball as he moved outside off-stump to pull it to square-leg. The ball hit is person and lobbed up and rolled back on to the stumps to give Prashanth and AMD a very welcome breakthrough. The 69-run 3rd wicket partnership had come in 59 deliveries and Srikant was out for 49.

Jyoti came and went. As did Swayam and Kokan. In a spell of 9 balls, Lohith had broken the game open with a spell of 4 for 3. From then on there was no way back for ODW.

“We are a team of medium pacers. I am the only spinner. My job is to keep the run-rate down and also to speed up the over rate,” said a delighted Prashanth at the end of the game. Lohith had come good with the ball after his match winning heroics with the bat in the last game. And with Viswajeeth and Vikas back among runs, AMD look good to fare well in their remaining two games as well.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

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Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: AMD, AMD

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Karthik c Suresh b Melvin                          4     5     1      0      80.0

Viswajeet c Rudra b Melvin                         27    20    4      1      135.0

Vikas c Swayam b Ajit                              38    30    5      0      126.67

Prashanth not out                                  59    48    4      1      122.92

Kiran c Srikant b Ajit                             0     2     0      0      0.0

Piyush b Rudra                                     3     4     0      0      75.0

Lohith not out                                     10    13    1      0      76.92

Extras(w 10, nb 2, b 9) 21

Total (5 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      162                       8.10 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Srinivas, Arun, Ravi, C M

Fall of Wicket: 12-1 ( Karthik 1.1 ov ), 53-2 ( Viswajeet 5.4 ov ), 100-3 ( Vikas 11.2 ov ), 112-4 ( Kiran 13.4 ov ), 126-5 ( Piyush 15.3 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikant                                            3.0   0    20   0    6.67   -      (w 2)

Melvin                                             3.0   0    28   2    9.33   14.00  (nb 1)

Jyoti                                              4.0   0    27   0    6.75   -      (w 1)

Swayam                                             3.0   0    38   0    12.67  -      (w 2, nb 1)

Ajit                                               4.0   0    23   2    5.75   11.50  (w 2)

Rudra                                              3.0   0    17   1    5.67   17.00  (w 2)

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2nd Inning Batting: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Melvin c C M b Kiran                               0     2     0      0      0.0

Srikant b Prashanth                                49    38    4      1      128.95

Rakesh c Kiran b Kiran                             5     8     0      0      62.5

Tej b Lohith                                       30    29    4      1      103.45

Jyoti c Viswajeet b Lohith                         1     4     0      0      25.0

Swayam b Lohith                                    4     7     0      0      57.14

Kokan b Lohith                                     6     5     1      0      120.0

Arvind lbw b C M                                   7     10    0      0      70.0

Aseesh lbw b Prashanth                             2     4     0      0      50.0

Ajit run out (Piyush)                              8     7     0      0      114.29

Rudra not out                                      1     1     0      0      100.0

Extras(w 9, nb 1, b 2, lb 2) 14

Total (10 wickets; 19.0 overs)                     127                       6.68 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Suresh

Fall of Wicket: 0-1 ( Melvin 0.2 ov ), 25-2 ( Rakesh 2.3 ov ), 94-3 ( Srikant 12.2 ov ), 95-4 ( Jyoti 13.1 ov ), 96-5 ( Tej 13.5 ov ), 106-6 ( Swayam 15.1 ov ), 109-7 ( Kokan 15.4 ov ), 112-8 ( Aseesh 16.5 ov ), 125-9 ( Ajit 18.3 ov ), 127-10 ( Arvind 18.6 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: AMD, AMD

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Kiran                                              3.0   0    24   2    8.00   12.00  (w 3)

Lohith                                             4.0   0    24   4    6.00   6.00   (w 3)

Ravi                                               4.0   0    22   0    5.50   -          

Arun                                               2.0   0    13   0    6.50   -      (w 1)

Prashanth                                          4.0   0    23   2    5.75   11.50  (w 1, nb 1)

Karthik                                            1.0   0    12   0    12.00  -          

Chetan M                                           1.0   0    5    1    5.00   5.00

Full match report with individual performance details

You can download the pdf from here.

Performer of the Match: Prashanth.

Prashanth

Match Result: AMD defeated ODW by 35 runs

Points: AMD (2) ODW (0)

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