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19th May, 2013

Match: MCC versus CITI

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: MCC won the toss and elected to bat.

Teams:

CITI

CITI

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Overnight rains had given way to a pleasant morning. The outfield had dried considerably to show no traces of rain though the outfield did slow down.

Both teams looked charged up for the game. Both had vested interests. MCC needed to win by 79 or more runs to give themselves a shot at the trophy on net run rate and CITI had to defeat MCC by a similarly huge margin and then hope Wipro would lose by a similarly large margin to give them the title.

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There was intent in both camps. MCC’s openers Bhargav and Guna seemed to be on the edge and looked to run at everything that eventually cost them the wicket of Bharath in the very first over when Guna called him for a non existent run.

Shankar's 51 was the innings of the match

Shankar’s 51 was the innings of the match

Guna and Chetan looked desperate to find the boundaries but Kranthi was up to the task by bowling himself and Srikanth for 7 overs straight. The strain of not being able to break away from CITI’s stranglehold showed on MCC as Guna and then Chethan soon fell.

It was evident by now that the wicket was slow and it would take considerable effort and patience to build a score here. Brothers Prasad and Shankar showed the way by being patient against a very determined and disciplined CITI attack.

The first boundary of the innings came in the 14th over when Shankar found the fence. He found the fence once more in the over and managed another three to eventually break away from the vice-like grip CITI had on them. The pair put on 60 in 8 overs before Prasad fell trying to up the rate.

Venu joined Shankar, who had by now found his feet and timing on this sluggish surface. Rehamathullah and Naresh failed to provide the control nor the penetration provided earlier by Srikanth, Kranthi and Niket and Shankar and Venu capitalized with quick runs in the end. A total of 118 in the end seemed a rand recovery from the precarious position of 41/3 at the end of 10 overs.

A very determined MCC came out to the field in defending 118. An equally charged up CITI set out to get the runs as quickly as they could. A good contest ensued with Varun looking to go after the bowling and MCC looking to peg the CITI openers on the back foot.

The new ball pair of Chethan and Guna complemented each other well as Chethan troubled the right-handers with outswingers from one end and Guna tucking them with inswingers from the other. Niket fell to a low catch in the second slip chasing a swinging ball from Guna.

Srikanth had a brilliant game with both bat and ball for CITI

Srikanth had a brilliant game with both bat and ball for CITI

A charged-up Guna sent back captain Kranthi in the same over as MCC used up the windy conditions to their great advantage. Chethan extracted appreciable movement and bounce off the wicket and even hit Vinayak on the head with a vicious bouncer.

Varun held fort as CITI kept losing wickets at the other end in regular intervals, but when he was run out in the 12th over, the onus of getting CITI across the line became their finisher Srikanth’s responsibility. With MCC’s death bowling being their strongest point, it set up a good contest.

Manish and Srikanth handed much of everything that Vijay and Venu threw at them keeping up with the run rate and threatening to chase down the target. Like in the first innings, the innings gained momentum once a few boundaries were hit.

Srikanth found the fence an even cleared it as he rapidly ate away at the target. The fall of Manish in the 18th over slowed things down for CITI as Shakeel failed to put Srikanth back on strike. The loss in momentum hurt CITI badly as Guna and Venu bowled tight overs to bowl MCC to a win.

With the win, MCC moved to the top of the table and will need Wipro to lose their final game later in the day to give them the trophy.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

Wagonwheel_MCC_vs_CITI

Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: Mmavericks Cricket Club, MCC

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Bhargav run out (Niket)                            1     2     0      0      50.0

Guna c Rehamathullah b Kranthi                     2     11    0      0      18.18

Chetan c Anurag b Niket                            15    24    0      0      62.5

Shankar c Anurag b Rehamathullah                   51    49    5      0      104.08

Prasad c Niket b Rehamathullah                     16    23    1      0      69.57

Venu not out                                       12    12    1      0      100.0

Syed lbw b Rehamathullah                           0     1     0      0      0.0

Extras(w 18, nb 2, lb 1) 21

Total (6 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      118                       5.90 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Shekar, Arun, Ankit, Yeshwanth, Vijay

Fall of Wicket: 1-1 ( Bhargav 0.4 ov ), 17-2 ( Guna 3.6 ov ), 30-3 ( Chetan 8.1 ov ), 90-4 ( Prasad 16.2 ov ), 118-5 ( Shankar 19.5 ov ), 118-6 ( Syed 19.6 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: CITI, Citi

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikanth                                           4.0   0    16   0    4.00   -      (w 2, nb 1)

Kranthi                                            4.0   0    19   1    4.75   19.00  (w 3)

Naresh                                             4.0   0    27   0    6.75   -      (w 5, nb 1)

Niket                                              4.0   0    21   1    5.25   21.00  (w 2)

Rehamathullah                                      4.0   0    34   3    8.50   11.33  (w 3)

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2nd Inning Batting: CITI, Citi

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Varun run out (Shankar)                            27    30    3      0      90.0

Niket c Shankar b Guna                             0     1     0      0      0.0

Kranthi c Syed b Guna                              0     5     0      0      0.0

Vinayak c Syed b Chetan                            2     8     0      0      25.0

Naveen c Yeshwanth b Venu                          7     12    1      0      58.33

Rehamathullah c Chetan b Vijay                     1     7     0      0      14.29

Manish b Venu                                      20    25    2      0      80.0

Srikanth b Venu                                    29    29    2      1      100.0

Shakeel not out                                    1     4     0      0      25.0

Extras(w 22, nb 1, b 1, lb 2) 26

Total (8 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      113                       5.65 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Anurag, Naresh

Fall of Wicket: 9-1 ( Niket 1.1 ov ), 10-2 ( Kranthi 1.6 ov ), 18-3 ( Vinayak 4.1 ov ), 36-4 ( Naveen 7.4 ov ), 47-5 ( Rehamathullah 9.4 ov ), 54-6 ( Varun 11.5 ov ), 96-7 ( Manish 17.5 ov ), 113-8 ( Srikanth 19.6 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: Mmavericks Cricket Club, MCC

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Chetan                                             4.0   0    22   1    5.50   22.00  (w 4)

Guna                                               4.0   0    18   2    4.50   9.00   (w 5)

Venu                                               4.0   0    34   3    8.50   11.33  (w 1, nb 1)

Arun                                               3.0   0    12   0    4.00   -      (w 2)

Vijay                                              4.0   0    16   1    4.00   16.00  (w 5)

Prasad                                             1.0   0    8    0    8.00   -          

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Post match ceremony

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Full match report with individual performance details

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Performer of the Match: Shankar.

Match Result: MCC defeated CITI by 5 runs.

Points: MCC (2) CITI (0)


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4th May, 2013

Match: AMD versus ACT

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Teams:

ACT

ACT

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In a game that would set the trend for the entire weekend for low-scoring games, MCC batted first and Guna and Shankar got off to a good start going steadily at run-a-ball through the power play. Paddy kept a check on the scoring tucking the batsmen for room by ducking the ball back into the right-handed openers. He was supported well by Shankar from the other end with a tight spell of his own.

Thomas too kept the runrate in check as MCC struggled to break the shackles even though they were not losing wickets. A game of cat-and-mouse continued till MCC decided to throw in their most dynamic batsman in Prasad at the fall of the second wicket in the 10th over.

The wicket was slow and Sharath picked up the cue by bringing in Bharath, Rohit and Shitu into the attack to slow down the pace and it worked like a charm as MCC lost wickets in an attempt to up the runrate.

Manhattan_AMD_vs_ACT

At 86 for 5 in the 15th over, the innings seemed to be heading towards self-kill before Arun steadied the ship for MCC with a measured partnership with Bhargav. Arun’s 30 not out helped MCC eventually put up a fighting total of 133 on a tough wicket.

Venu's spell of 4-0-8-3 was crucial in setting up a 10-run victory for MCC

Venu’s spell of 4-0-8-3 was crucial in setting up a 10-run victory for MCC

ACT were coming off a brilliant chase versus ODW just a few days ago. They lost their aggressive and in form opener Vinay in the third over followed by captain Sharath in the 4th over. MCC’s new ball pair of Guna and Chethan bowled tight lines as the ACT top order struggled to cope with the lack of pace in the wicket.

Bharath walked in with his team struggling at 19 for 3 and found his feet immediately. He was fluent in his little innings and looked set to dominate the bowling while Paddy scratched around for 21-ball 9 at the other end. Venu came in to scalp the crucial wicket of Bharath in the 10th over to even the scales again.

The match see-sawed in the last quarter of the game with P Mathur and Thomas holding the MCC bowlers at bay with a good partnership for the 7th wicket. Momentum seemed to be with ACT as 16 were needed in the last 3 overs. Thomas was run out in the 18th over and MCC built on that pressure and some tremendous death over bowling by Venu to push ACT back gradually.

Venu’s four overs cost him a mere 8 runs while he picked up 3 wickets in the bargain. It is quite remarkable that three of those four overs were bowled in the 16th, 18th and 20th overs of the innings.

His spell played the most pivotal role in MCC winning the game eventually by 10 runs.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

Wagonwheen_AMD_vs_ACT

Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: MMavericks Cricket Club, MCC

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Shankar b Rohit                                    26    25    4      0      104.0

Gunashekar b Thomas                                17    17    3      0      100.0

Syed lbw b Shitu                                   14    23    2      0      60.87

Prasad run out (P Mathur)                          5     10    0      0      50.0

Bhargav c Rohit b Thomas                           15    16    0      0      93.75

Chetan c Shitu b Bharath                           3     5     0      0      60.0

Arun not out                                       30    22    4      0      136.36

Venugopal not out                                  1     2     0      0      50.0

Extras(w 18, b 1, lb 3) 22

Total (6 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      133                       6.65 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Suman, S S, P C

Fall of Wicket: 37-1 ( Gunashekar 5.3 ov ), 64-2 ( Shankar 9.4 ov ), 81-3 ( Prasad 12.2 ov ), 81-4 ( Syed 12.3 ov ), 86-5 ( Chetan 13.3 ov ), 122-6 ( Bhargav 18.4 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: Alliance Cricket Team, ACT

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Paddy                                              4.0   0    19   0    4.75   -      (w 2)

Shankar                                            3.0   0    22   0    7.33   -      (w 4)

Thomas                                             4.0   0    31   2    7.75   15.50      

Rohit                                              2.0   0    19   1    9.50   19.00  (w 3)

Shitu                                              3.0   0    16   1    5.33   16.00  (w 3)

Bharath                                            4.0   0    22   1    5.50   22.00      

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2nd Inning Batting: Alliance Cricket Team, ACT

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Vinay c Chetan b Chetan                            8     9     1      0      88.89

Paddy b Arun                                       9     21    1      0      42.86

Sharat b Gunashekar                                0     1     0      0      0.0

Deepak c Syed b Gunashekar                         4     2     1      0      200.0

Bharath c Syed b Venugopal                         28    21    4      0      133.33

Ajay run out (Suman)                               12    11    2      0      109.09

P Mathur run out (Syed)                            19    32    1      0      59.38

Thomas run out (Prasad)                            20    17    3      0      117.65

Shankar c Syed b Venugopal                         1     3     0      0      33.33

Rohit c Gunashekar b Venugopal                     1     2     0      0      50.0

Shitu not out                                      1     2     0      0      50.0

Extras(w 17, nb 1, b 1, lb 1) 20

Total (10 wickets; 20.0 overs)                     123                       6.15 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Tiru

Fall of Wicket: 14-1 ( Vinay 2.3 ov ), 15-2 ( Sharat 3.1 ov ), 19-3 ( Deepak 3.3 ov ), 57-4 ( Paddy 8.4 ov ), 59-5 ( Bharath 9.4 ov ), 82-6 ( Ajay 12.5 ov ), 118-7 ( Thomas 17.4 ov ), 121-8 ( P Mathur 19.1 ov ), 122-9 ( Shankar 19.3 ov ), 123-10 ( Rohit 19.6 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: MMavericks Cricket Club, MCC

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Chetan                                             4.0   0    29   1    7.25   29.00  (w 5)

Gunashekar                                         4.0   0    22   2    5.50   11.00  (w 1)

Arun                                               4.0   0    22   1    5.50   22.00  (w 1)

Venugopal                                          4.0   0    8    3    2.00   2.67       

Suman                                              1.0   0    12   0    12.00  -      (w 3)

Prasad                                             2.0   0    16   0    8.00   -      (w 1)

Bhargav                                            1.0   0    12   0    12.00  -      (w 1, nb 1)

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Post match ceremony

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Performer of the Match: Venugopal.

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Match Result: MCC defeated ACT by 10 runs

Points: MCC (2) ACT (0)


The CouchExpert Staff

After another exciting Sunday where 4 of the 6 teams were in action, ACT and ODW have moved out of title contention where as the remaining 4 are very much with a chance.

CITI notched up their 2nd successive win after a thrilling 1-wicket win in a last ball finish over ACT. Their negative run-rate means they need a big win and also need others to lose quite badly to be with a chance of finishing on top. MCC’s comfortable 7-wicket win over ODW has put them 2 points clear of WIPRO and AMD, who have 1 game less than them.

With 4 matches left in the competition, 4 teams can still finish on top. ODW and ACT can still ruin the dreams for those 4 teams.

Team Standings Round 4a


The CouchExpert Staff

CITI upset the apple cart by toppling table toppers at end of Round 2 WIPRO to throw the tournament wide open. Victories for AMD and MCC has meant WIPRO, MCC and AMD are equal on points (4) with Wipro ahead on net run-rate.

CITI’s win has lifted them off the bottom as they move to 5th position nudging ODW on better net run-rate. With only 2 points separating the six teams, theoretically all six teams are with a mathematical chance of winning the title should they win their remaining two games and results of other games go in their favour.

As the tournament enters the penultimate Sunday of the competition, here is the points table after round 3.

Team Standings Round 3


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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.

TCE Sunday League T20

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.