TCE Sunday League T20: Wipro decimate ODW to win The CouchExpert Sunday League T20

Posted: May 24, 2013 by The CouchExpert in Club Cricket, Cricket, TCE Sunday League T20
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The CouchExpert Staff

19th May, 2013

Match: WIPRO versus ODW

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: WIPRO won the toss and elected to field.

Teams:

WIPRO in maroon

WIPRO

ODW

Top of the table coming into the last Sunday of the game took on bottom of the table. Wipro only needed to win the game to ensure that the title was theirs. ODW on the other hand needed a good game to end the campaign on a high.

Wipro won the toss and chose to field. They were coming off a semi-finals loss in another tournament earlier in the day and seemed determined and very keen not to slip this one through their grasp. With the game reduced to 17-overs a side, they opened with twin leg-spin attack of Bharath and Karthik.

Manhattan_WIPRO_vs_ODW

Swayam’s forgettable tournament with the bat ended with a 5-ball duck. Arvind’s intent seemed aggressive against the spinners, but the runs came in a trifle. The spinners had spun a web around the ODW batsmen and all they seemed to manage to do was find fielders or thin air repeatedly.

Arvind and Jyoti soon perished, but Melvin found an able ally in Srikant. They found momentum as wrist spinners gave way to finger spin of Sri Karthik and medium pace of Vikas Gowda and Aameer. A sluggish start was then overcome with a stroke-filled partnership that managed 55 runs in 33 balls to push the score beyond 100 that seemed unlikely only half an hour ago.

Wipro with the winners' trophy.

Wipro with the winners’ trophy.

A target of 119 wasn’t much, but it was a tremendous comeback riding on the back of another 50 by Melvin. Wipro though, largely bowled and fielded well in restricting ODW to 118.

ODW’s debutant left-arm seamer Tejomay raised hopes by trapping Karthik in front with a full swinging delivery in just the second over. Mohit walked in at the fall of the first wicket and then set about flogging ODW’s bowling.

An aggressive right-hander who likes to sit on his back-foot, Mohit produced a series of delightful strokes all around the wicket. He managed to quickly get on to the back-foot pulling any short deliveries and with tremendous power. Equally impressive was his balance in waiting for the balls drifting on to his legs that he glanced with great touch repeatedly to the fine-leg boundary.

Mohit's unbeaten 68 (32 balls) ensured Wipro won in a canter

Mohit’s unbeaten 68 (32 balls) ensured Wipro won in a canter

Ajay provided a steady hand at the other end ans Mohit went about dismantling the ODW attack. Everything that Swayam threw at Mohit didn’t seem remotely enough as he brought up his 50 in the blink of an eye.

Victory was inevitable and quickly so as it came in just 9 overs to bring great joy to the Wipro camp. While it was dejection and ruing of many narrow misses for ODW throughout their campaign, Wipro on the other hand produced their game where most chipped in some game or the other.

Their captain Sharath was relieved at the end. He said, “we are coming from a bitter loss in the semis this morning. This victory is a revenge of sorts after a poor show in the morning. The team has been brilliant in this tournament with bowlers sticking to their gameplan and fielders supporting them well. And batsmen have chipped in in all games. It has been a total team effort.”

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

Wagonwheel_WIPRO_vs_ODW

Full Scorecard

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1st Inning Batting: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Swayam c Sri Karthik b B D                         0     5     0      0      0.0

Arvind st A Patil b B D                            9     12    2      0      75.0

Melvin b Sharath                                   58    45    8      0      128.89

Jyoti c Madhukar b Sri Karthik                     6     18    1      0      33.33

S P c Mohit b V K S                                28    17    4      0      164.71

Kokon not out                                      1     2     0      0      50.0

Prakash not out                                    3     4     0      0      75.0

Extras(w 11, b 1, lb 1) 13

Total (5 wickets; 17.0 overs)                      118                       6.94 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Srikant, Tejomay, Vinodh, Sombit, Rudra, Aseesh

Fall of Wicket: 0-1 ( Swayam 0.5 ov ), 17-2 ( Arvind 4.3 ov ), 68-3 ( Jyoti 11.2 ov ), 112-4 ( Melvin 15.5 ov ), 112-5 ( S P 16.1 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: WIPRO, Wipro

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
B D                                                4.0   0    14   2    3.50   7.00       

K B R                                              3.0   0    20   0    6.67   -      (w 1)

Sri karthik                                        4.0   0    25   1    6.25   25.00      

V Gowda                                            1.0   0    10   0    10.00  -      (w 1)

Aamir                                              1.0   0    13   0    13.00  -          

Sharath                                            2.0   0    20   1    10.00  20.00  (w 2)

V K S                                              2.0   0    14   1    7.00   14.00  (w 2)

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2nd Inning Batting: WIPRO, Wipro

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
K B R b Tejomay                                    1     3     0      0      33.33

Ajay not out                                       20    20    2      0      100.0

Mohit not out                                      68    32    11     1      212.5

Extras(w 28, nb 1, lb 1) 30

Total (1 wicket; 9.0 overs)                        119                       13.22 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Harsja, Prithvi, Drexank, Aamir, Sharath, Sri Karthok, V K S, B D, V Gowda, Madhukar, A Patil, Srikanth

Fall of Wicket: 11-1 ( K B R 1.2 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Swayam                                             2.0   0    25   0    12.50  -      (w 8)

Tejomay                                            2.0   0    14   1    7.00   14.00  (w 2)

Vinodh                                             1.0   0    16   0    16.00  -      (w 1)

Jyoti                                              1.0   0    9    0    9.00   -          

Rudra                                              2.0   0    41   0    20.50  -      (w 3, nb 1)

S P                                                1.0   0    12   0    12.00  -      (w 3)

Melvin                                             0.0   0    1    0    -      -      (w 1)

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Post match ceremony

Full match report with individual performance details

The full game along with graphs and wagon wheel details can be got here.

Performer of the Match: Mohit.

Match Result: Mohit defeated ODW by 9 wickets

Points: WIPRO (2) ODW (0)

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