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23rd March, 2013

Match: CECC vs IIPM

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: IIPM won the toss and elected to bat.

The match started with the star of the last two games with the ball for CECC, Gaurav, sending back IIPM’s opener Ashim with his 5th ball. IIPM recovered quickly with good partnerships back-to-back between Niket and Varun and then Vinayak and Niket. Vinayak and Niket ran the CECC fielders into misery with their right-left combination and quick running between the wickets. With the pair raising the team’s 100 in just over 15 overs, IIPM looked good to score 185-plus only to be pulled back by Sumit Rawal’s medium-pace and Jugpreet Singh’s nagging spin soon after.

Sumit began his spell with an eventful over filled with beamers, wides and no balls only to settle into a nice rhythm to send back three IIPM batsmen in his next two overs. And with Jugpreet exerting tremendous pressure from the other end with his nagging spin, IIPM were brought down from the highs of 100 for 2 to 105 for 6.

Manish and Shiv played bold strokes at the end to power IIPM to 172 with a fine partnership of 56 for the 7th wicket.

Chasing a stiff target, CECC found themselves in early trouble losing 2 wickets for 20 before Jobin and Yugank steadied the ship with a decent 3rd wicket partnership. The wheels came off with the introduction of left-arm spinner Niket who sliced through the middle-order with a tremendous spell that fetched him 5 wickets for 12 runs. His subtle changes in flight and pace had the CECC middle-order in a tangle and left them staring at certain defeat at 63 for 7.

Then IIPM’s prime nemesis for third game running – the twins Gautam and Gaurav – got together. With 110 need in a little over 11 overs, the game seemed dead. But not for the twins.

In a partnership filled with tremendous running between the wickets (9X2 and 3X3), the twins maneuvered the IIPM fielders with clever deflections and powerful pulls. They ensured the required run-rate never went above 11 and eventually ran the IIPM fielders ragged. The shoulders sagged and the voices dropped as CECC edged closer to the win and the wind ran out of their sails as the captain Kranthi put down a difficult return catch in the 24th over to give Gaurav a let-off.

This win is CECC’s third over IIPM in three games.

CECC Team Picture (Match Day):

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Standing (L to R): Jobin (VC), Ashish, Jugpreet, Suneet, Shiva, Gaurav
Squatting (L to R): Sumit, Kaustubh (C), Yugank, Gautam

Manhattan:

Manhattan chart

Manhattan chart

Run worm:

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Run worm chart

Performers of the Match:

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Scorecard:

1st Inning Batting: IIPM, IIPM

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Varun c BV Vengavasi b GR Rajagopalan              13    11    1      0      118.18
Ashim b GR Rajagopalan                             6     4     1      0      150.0
Niket b S Rawal                                    27    40    1      0      67.5
Vinayak b J Singh                                  31    38    2      0      81.58
Srinivasulu run out (DP Poojary)                   29    25    3      0      116.0
Naveen c BR Rao b S Rawal                          1     4     0      0      25.0
Kranthi c J Singh b S Rawal                        1     2     0      0      50.0
Manish not out                                     34    29    3      0      117.24
D R not out                                        0     0     0      0      -

Extras(w 21, nb 7, b 1, lb 1) 30

Total (7 wickets; 25.0 overs)                      172                       6.88 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

Naresh
, 
D R
, 
Anurag
, 
Shiv

Fall of Wicket: 7-1 ( Ashim 0.5 ov ), 38-2 ( Varun 4.5 ov ), 100-3 ( Niket 14.4 ov ), 102-4 ( Vinayak 15.2 ov ), 103-5 ( Naveen 16.2 ov ), 105-6 ( Kranthi 16.5 ov ), 171-7 ( Srinivasulu 24.5 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: CECC, CECC

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
GR Rajagopalan                                     5.0   0    37   1    7.40   37.00  (w 1)
BR Rao                                             4.0   0    27   0    6.75   -      (w 2)
GR Rajagopalan                                     3.0   0    18   1    6.00   18.00  (w 4)
JV Varghese                                        3.0   0    20   0    6.67   -      (w 1)
J Singh                                            5.0   0    28   1    5.60   28.00  (w 3)
S Rawal                                            3.0   0    26   3    8.67   8.67   (w 1, nb 3)
S Sastry                                           2.0   0    14   0    7.00   -      (w 2)

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2nd Inning Batting: CECC, CECC

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
J Singh c Niket b Shiv                             8     11    1      0      72.73
JV Varghese c Anurag b Niket                       20    33    2      0      60.61
BR Rao c Anurag b D R                              0     3     0      0      0.0
YB Bhagod lbw b Niket                              16    21    2      0      76.19
KP Pimputkar lbw b Niket                           0     1     0      0      0.0
A Joshi c Naveen b Niket                           1     3     0      0      33.33
GR Rajagopalan not out                             52    42    5      0      123.81
SK K lbw b Niket                                   0     3     0      0      0.0
GR Rajagopalan not out                             52    31    7      0      167.74

Extras(w 22, nb 1, lb 1) 24

Total (7 wickets; 24.3 overs)                      173                       7.06 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

S Sastry
, 
S Rawal
, 
BV Vengavasi
, 
SS Shoukath
, 
DP Poojary

Fall of Wicket: 13-1 ( J Singh 3.1 ov ), 20-2 ( BR Rao 5.1 ov ), 48-3 ( JV Varghese 9.4 ov ), 48-4 ( KP Pimputkar 9.5 ov ), 52-5 ( A Joshi 11.2 ov ), 63-6 ( YB Bhagod 13.1 ov ), 63-7 ( SK K 13.4 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: IIPM, IIPM

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Kranthi                                            5.0   0    31   0    6.20   -      (w 4)
D R                                                5.0   0    38   1    7.60   38.00  (w 1)
Shiv                                               3.0   0    29   1    9.67   29.00  (w 2, nb 1)
Niket                                              5.0   1    12   5    2.40   2.40   (w 1)
Naresh                                             3.0   0    23   0    7.67   -      (w 1)
Anurag                                             1.0   0    14   0    14.00  -      (w 2)
Varun                                              2.3   0    25   0    10.00  -      (w 1)

Full match report with individual wagon wheels for players can be found here.

Match Result: CECC beat IIPM by 3 wickets.


Date: 16-MAR-2013

Toss: IIPM

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Team pic (match day):

Standing (L to R): Gokul, Ashish, Bhargav, Goutham, Kaustubh (C), Shiv, VickySquatting (L to R): Gokul, Chetan, Dinesh, Harsha (WK), Gautam R

 

Brief Scores:  IIPM 134 all out in 19.1 0vers (Varun 35, Ashim 34, Gaurav R 4/19, Chetan 2/22) lost to CECC 135/8 in 24.2 overs (Gokul 38 (3X4), Harsha 35 (5X4)) by 2 wickets

POTM (Performer Of The Match): Gaurav R

IMG-20130316-WA0002IIPM got off to a brisk start putting the CECC bowlers under tremendous pressure and getting to 75 without loss in 1o overs.

Introduction of spin in the form of Chetan and Gaurav slowed things down and Gaurav sliced through the IIPM batting with spin and change of pace and immaculate accuracy.

His figures of 4 for 19 from his five overs ensured that IIPM were bowed out almost 6 overs ahead of their stipulated 25 overs.

Gaurav’s spell put his team in the driver’s seat and they eventually crossed the line with some huffing and puffing.

For the best bowling figures yet by a CECC bowler, Gaurav was declared POTM

 

 


Date: 09-MAR-2013

Toss: CECC 

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Team pic (match day):

(L to R): Gautam R, Gaurav, Goutham, Badri, Muthu (WK)(VC), Jugpreet, Sumit, Yugank, Kaustubh (C), Gokul, Triya, Bhargav

Brief Scores: CECC 163/7 in 25 overs (Goutham 40 (28b, 8X4), Kaustubh Pimputkar 33 (39b, 4X4), Bhargav 24 not out (17b, 1X4)) beat IIPM 128 all out in 21.2 0vers (Naveen 49, Gautam R 4/27. Gaurav R 2/9, Triya 1/18)  by 35 runs

POTM (Performer Of The Match): Gautam R and Gaurav R

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The twins Gautam R and Gaurav R had a gala time in the field accounting for 6 wickets, 5 catches and a run-out.

Both were on hat-trick with Gautam managing 3 wickets in 4 balls and Gaurav managing 2 in 2 and between them 5 wickets in 7 balls for 0 runs!

For their stupendous combined bowling partnership that broke the entire middle-order of IIPM and set-up an easy win for their team, they are joint POTM

 


Date: 10-FEB-2013

Toss: RNW

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Team pic (match day):

Standing (L to R): Gaurav R, Shoukath, GautamR, Jobin (VC), Gokul, Sumit, Kaustubh (C), GouthamSquatting (L to C): Joy, Prithvik, Dinesh

Brief Scores: RNW 197/8  in 30 overs(Guru 71, BK 50, Shoukath 2/30, Gaurav 2/22) def CECC 173/9 in 30 overs (Kaustubh Pimputkar 54 (86 b, 4X4), Dinesh Poojary 15 (9b, 2X4), Gautam Rajagopalan 15 (12b, 2X4), Nidheesh 3/25)  by 25 runs

Full scorecard can be found here

1st Inning Batting: RnW Bangalore, RnW Bangalore

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
KP run out (Gautham R)                             24    31    3      0      77.42
Vijay c Gaurav R b Dinesh                          14    27    2      0      51.85
Guru c Jobin V b Gaurav R                          71    52    8      0      136.54
BK not out                                         50    49    4      0      102.04
Yash c Gautham R b Shoukath                        2     5     0      0      40.0
Raghu R st Gautham R b Gaurav R                    7     7     1      0      100.0
Pradeep c Dinesh b Shoukath                        0     2     0      0      0.0
Nidheesh run out (Gautham R)                       5     7     0      0      71.43
Biswajit not out                                   1     1     0      0      100.0

Extras(w 24) 24

Total (7 wickets; 30.0 overs)                      198                       6.60 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

Gaurav
, 
Sameer
, 
Vikram

Fall of Wicket: 44-1 ( Vijay 8.2 ov ), 56-2 ( KP 10.2 ov ), 166-3 ( Guru 24.2 ov ), 169-4 ( Yash 25.2 ov ), 179-5 ( Raghu R 26.5 ov ), 180-6 ( Pradeep 27.2 ov ), 187-7 ( Nidheesh 28.6 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: CECC, CECC XI

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Goutham                                            6.0   0    43   0    7.17   -      (w 1)
Shoukath                                           6.0   0    30   2    5.00   15.00  (w 7)
Dinesh                                             6.0   0    35   1    5.83   35.00  (w 4)
Gautham R                                          3.0   0    17   0    5.67   -      (w 1)
Jobin V                                            4.0   0    40   0    10.00  -      (w 5)
Gaurav R                                           4.0   0    22   2    5.50   11.00  (w 2)
Joydeep                                            1.0   0    11   0    11.00  -          

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2nd Inning Batting: CECC, CECC XI

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Goutham c Biswajit b Guru                          14    30    1      0      46.67
Jobin V c KP b Sameer                              5     4     1      0      125.0
Gaurav R b Sameer                                  0     3     0      0      0.0
Kaustubh b Nidheesh                                54    86    4      0      62.79
Shoukath c Gaurav b Pradeep                        10    16    0      0      62.5
Gokul c Guru b Pradeep                             7     11    0      0      63.64
Joydeep c Raghu R b Nidheesh                       6     5     0      0      120.0
Gautham R b Nidheesh                               15    12    2      0      125.0
Prithvik not out                                   4     4     0      0      100.0
Dinesh b Raghu R                                   15    9     2      0      166.67
Sumit not out                                      0     1     0      0      0.0

Extras(w 36, nb 1, b 4, lb 2) 43

Total (9 wickets; 30.0 overs)                      173                       5.77 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

Suneeth
, 
Srikrishnan

Fall of Wicket: 8-1 ( Jobin V 1.3 ov ), 9-2 ( Gaurav R 1.6 ov ), 51-3 ( Goutham 11.3 ov ), 88-4 ( Shoukath 18.1 ov ), 113-5 ( Gokul 22.1 ov ), 123-6 ( Joydeep 23.4 ov ), 153-7 ( Gautham R 27.2 ov ), 154-8 ( Kaustubh 27.5 ov ), 173-9 ( Dinesh 29.5 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: RnW Bangalore, RnW Bangalore

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Nidheesh                                           6.0   0    25   3    4.17   8.33   (w 4)
Sameer                                             3.0   0    19   2    6.33   9.50   (w 3)
Pradeep                                            6.0   0    32   2    5.33   16.00  (w 11, nb 1)
Raghu R                                            6.0   0    33   1    5.50   33.00      
Guru                                               6.0   0    39   1    6.50   39.00  (w 2)
Vijay                                              3.0   0    19   0    6.33   -      (w 1)

Match Report: Detailed match report with personalized wagon wheel and bowling chart can be found here.

POTM: Kaustubh Pimputkar

kaustubh1Kaustubh walked in with his team two-down in the first two overs chasing a stiff target and a fine new ball attack on a lively wicket. With his team’s continued struggles with the bat, Kaustubh had to drop anchor to steady the ship.

Kaustubh put on a near fifty run stand for the third wicket before another series of wickets at regular intervals left him with the lower-order. Mixing caution with calculated risks Kaustubh built a platform for his team to launch an attach in the last 10 overs to give then an outside chance of winning.

With some lusty boundaries and hard running, he maneuvered the lower-order to give him the support needed to chase down a target that seemed to be going out of reach all the while.

In the end his fine 54 that was steely and temperamentally sound went in vain as the support he received didn’t prove to be enough to chase down the score.