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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.

Manhattan_AMD_vs_CITI

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:

Wagonwheel_AMD_vs_CITI

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

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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)


The CouchExpert Staff

21st April, 2013

Match: MMavericks Cricket Club (M.C.C) versus AMD

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: MCC won the toss and elected to bat.

Teams:

AMD in navy blue

AMD in navy blue

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M.C.C. in orange

The tournament kicked off in a fine fashion with the MCC openers Gunashekar and Shankar putting up a solid base against a sloppy AMD attack with only Ravi being able to peg the MCC openers slightly in the powerplay overs. A humid day meant, the early start not withstanding, the fielders and the batsmen would be testes with the long boundaries at the ground.

Guna’s game blossomed after a steady start and with Shankar paying handsome strokes at the other end the pair brought up 50 in the 7th over. Only Ravi seemed to be able to keep the batsmen in check and it was Ravi who eventually provided the breakthrough bowling Shankar with the score on 53 on the last ball of the 7th over.

Manhattan_MCC_vs_AMD

It brought a belligerent Prasad to the crease. Prasad dominated the AMD bowlers with powerful drives and aggressive running between the wickets. The good start provided the powerful Shankar the freedom to go after the bowling and he did that with plundering success. Guru played second fiddle largely looking to put Prasad as much on strike as possible. The pairs plan paid rich dividents with them putting on 93 runs for the second wicket in just 10.1 overs.

The innings revolved around the 2nd wicket partnership with Gunashekar complementing the very aggressive Prasad (66 (38b, 9X4, 1X6)) by dropping anchor and eventually helping his team to get to 179 at the end of 20 overs. “The ground is big and it is humid. It is a test of fitness. I was cramping in the end. Thanks to the support from Prasad and Shankar, we were able to put up a big score,” said Gunashekar at the end of the game. A sentiment that was acknowledged by his captain Venu as well. AMD’s captain seemed disappointed with his team’s fielding that he termed to be “poor” but hoped to absorb the experience and defend better at the big ground in the next games.

Guna's unbeaten 70 powered MCC to 179 in 20 overs

Guna’s unbeaten 70 powered MCC to 179 in 20 overs

MCC threw in a surprise by opening with the left-arm spin of Vijay in the 2nd over that paid immediate results with him trapping AMD’s Viswajeet in his first over. AMD recovered well with the very impressive Karthik (30 (22b, 5X4)) counter-attacking MCC with fluent drives and cuts. Whilst he was at the crease, AMD seemed very much capable of mounting an assault to challenge MCC’s imposing total. Losing Vikas’s wicket in the 9th over with the score at 55 meant AMD had to consolidate without taking risks for a while.

AMD’s captain Prashanth (21 (19b, 2X4)) and Kiran (34 (23b, 4X4)) added a quick-fire 55 for the 4th wicket in 6 overs and the chase seemed to be very much back on track before Prashanth was undone by Suman and the chase folded with AMD being bowled up for 134 giving MCC a victory by 44 runs.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

Wagonwheel_MCC_vs_AMD

Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: MMavericks Cricket Club, MCC

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Shankar b Ravi                                     16    25    2      0      64.0

Gunashekar not out                                 70    54    9      0      129.63

Prasad c Vikas b Anil                              66    38    9      1      173.68

Chetan not out                                     6     4     0      0      150.0

Extras(w 16, b 4, lb 1) 21

Total (2 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      179                       8.95 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Suman, Syed, Vijay, Venugopal, Ankit, Sunil, Bhargav

Fall of Wicket: 53-1 ( Shankar 6.6 ov ), 53-2 ( Shankar 6.7 ov ), 146-3 ( Prasad 17.1 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: AMD, AMD

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Arun                                               2.0   0    23   0    11.50  -      (w 4)

Chetan                                             4.0   0    20   0    5.00   -      (w 1)

Ravi                                               4.0   0    29   1    7.25   14.50  (w 1)

Karthik                                            1.0   0    16   0    16.00  -      (w 3)

Prashanth                                          2.0   0    29   0    14.50  -      (w 1)

Anil                                               4.0   0    36   1    9.00   36.00      

Kiran                                              3.0   0    21   0    7.00   -          

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2nd Inning Batting: AMD, AMD

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Karthik b Venugopal                                14    18    0      0      77.78

Viswajeet lbw b Vijay                              2     8     0      0      25.0

Vikas c Vijay b Gunashekar                         30    22    5      0      136.36

Prashanth c Prasad b Suman                         21    19    2      0      110.53

Kiran st Syed b Vijay                              34    23    4      0      147.83

Piyush c Suman b Venugopal                         10    9     1      0      111.11

Harry st Syed b Vijay                              0     1     0      0      0.0

Arun b Bhargav                                     1     4     0      0      25.0

Ravi not out                                       3     4     0      0      75.0

Anil b Chetan                                      1     2     0      0      50.0

Chetan lbw b Chetan                                0     1     0      0      0.0

Extras(w 10, nb 1, b 5, lb 2) 18

Total (10 wickets; 18.2 overs)                     134                       7.31 RPO

Fall of Wicket: 5-1 ( Viswajeet 1.5 ov ), 54-2 ( Karthik 7.4 ov ), 55-3 ( Vikas 8.1 ov ), 110-4 ( Prashanth 14.1 ov ), 119-5 ( Kiran 15.2 ov ), 119-6 ( Harry 15.3 ov ), 128-7 ( Arun 16.6 ov ), 130-8 ( Piyush 17.1 ov ), 134-9 ( Anil 18.1 ov ), 134-10 ( Chetan 18.2 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: MMavericks Cricket Club, MCC

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Chetan                                             3.2   0    25   2    7.50   12.50  (w 1, nb 1)

Vijay                                              4.0   0    20   3    5.00   6.67       

Gunashekar                                         2.4   0    11   1    4.13   11.00  (w 1)

Venugopal                                          3.0   0    21   2    7.00   10.50  (w 5)

Ankit                                              2.0   0    13   0    6.50   -      (w 1)

Sunil                                              2.0   0    27   0    13.50  -      (w 1)

Suman                                              1.0   0    9    1    9.00   9.00       

Bhargav                                            0.2   0    1    1    3.00   1.00       

Post match ceremony

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Performer of the Match: Gunashekar (MCC)

Gunashekar receiving his Performer of the Match trophy from match referee Jobin Varghese

Gunashekar receiving his Performer of the Match trophy from match referee Jobin Varghese

Match Result: MCC defeated AMD by 45 runs

Points: MCC (2) AMD (0)


The CouchExpert Staff

 

The league that hopes to showcase talent at lower rungs of Bangalore in a way never done before is all set to take off this Sunday. Corporates, private clubs from across the city of Bangalore are all set to showcase their wares to the world through this medium.

The tournament itself will run in the format where each of the 6 participating teams will play each of the other 5 teams in a league format to decide the winner.

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All games gets extensive coverage on this site with detailed match analysis and post game discussion with the captains by The CouchExpert’s staff. Wagon wheels, pitch markers, detailed player evaluation are among the things part of the coverage to help teams understand and analyze their various strengths and weaknesses.

Sit back and enjoy the ride as these six teams battle each other over the next 5 Sundays to be crowned the best of the teams below the league levels in Bangalore.

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Following is the schedule of the tournament:

21st April

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am: AMD versus MCC
  • 11 am – 2 pm: ODW versus CITI
  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: ACT versus WIPRO

28th April

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am: MCC versus WIPRO
  • 11 am – 2 pm: AMD versus CITI
  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: ODW versus ACT

1st May

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am: CITI versus WIPRO
  • 11 am – 2 pm: MCC versus ACT
  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: AMD versus ODW

5th May

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am: CITI versus ACT
  • 11 am – 2 pm: AMD versus WIPRO
  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: MCC versus ODW

12th May

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am: AMD versus ACT
  • 11 am – 2 pm: MCC versus CITI
  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: ODW versus WIPRO

The CouchExpert team wishes all participating teams the very best in the tournament.