CECC Match 26: All round CECC defeat HSBC

Posted: May 13, 2013 by The CouchExpert in CECC, Club Cricket, Cricket
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The CouchExpert Staff

4th May, 2013

Match: CECC vs HSBC

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: CECC won the toss and elected to bat.

Team Photo (match day):

Standing (L to R): Gaurav, Bhargav, Harsha (WK), Jobin, Goutham, Ashish, Shoukath Squatting (L to R): Gaurav, Gokul LN, Kaustubh (C), Yugank

Standing (L to R): Gaurav, Bhargav, Harsha (WK), Jobin, Goutham, Ashish, Shoukath
Squatting (L to R): Gaurav, Gokul LN, Kaustubh (C), Yugank

CECC was playing its third game in 7 days as they took on HSBC. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Harsha and Goutham looked to go after the HSBC bowling straight away. The pair initially struggled to get used to the pace of the wicket that seemed slow throughout the weekend.

Goutham got out in the 5th over driving a full-toss to short cover. Jobin joined Harsha and the pair steadied the ship with a careful partnership. Harsha soon found his range as he found boundaries on both sides of the wicket. Jobin looked to go after the left-arm spin of Kunal and was able to take him repeatedly over mid-wicket and covers.

The partnership was steady but in the quest to up the ante, both Harsha and Jobin fell after making 20’s each. With wickets in hand, CECC looked to after HSBC bowlers and lost Ashish and Kaustubh in the process.

Yugank came in and was severe on the slow bowlers of HSBC as he raced to 16 when his off-drive was caught inches from the long-off boundary as he threatened to take CECC to 160 and beyond. Bhargav continued the onslaught as CECC continued to scramble for quick runs towards the end. Bhargav’s assault at the end eventually pushing CECC’s total to a competitive 143.

CECC’s bowling was very tight in the powerplay overs backed with wonderful fielding. Ankit and Vamsi came out swinging only to find thin air repeatedly against Goutham and Gaurav. Goutham soon accounted for Vamsi and Noor in the same over followed by the wicket of Noor in his next over.

Gokul backed-up the opening bowlers with a tremendous spell of quick bowling extracting considerable bounce off the wicket having the HSBC batsmen hobbling. Gautam R and Bargav rounded off a great day for CECC bowlers swinging the ball late and considerably never letting HSBC batsmen off the hook.

HSBC eventually wilted against the continuous onslaught of CECC’s bowlers eventually folding up for 118 in the 20th over giving CECC another comfortable win.

Brief Scores:

CECC 143/7 in 20 overs (Harsha 26 (30b, 3X4), Jobin 22 (23b, 2X4), Bhargav 20 not out (14b, 2X4)) defeated HSBC 118 all out in 19.3 overs (Kalyan 11, Goutham 3/19, Gautam R 2/28, Bhargav 1/10) by 25 runs

Performer of the Match (POTM): Bhargav Rao

Match Result: CECC beat HSBC by 25 runs

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