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19th May, 2013

Match: WIPRO versus ODW

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: WIPRO won the toss and elected to field.


WIPRO in maroon



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.


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:


Full Scorecard


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)


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)


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)


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

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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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1st May, 2013

Match: AMD versus One Day Wonders (ODW)

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: ODW won the toss and elected to field.



ODW (left) and AMD (right)

With CITI toppling WIPRO in the earlier game, winner of this game was to join WIPRO on top of the table, equal on points. With the potential pole position on offer, there was much at stake as Swayam won the toss and ODW elected to field.

Prashanth's 59 not out helped AMD reach 162

Prashanth’s 59 not out helped AMD reach 162

Prashanth pushed himself down the order and sent Viswajeet to open with Karthik. It seemed to be a masterstroke as Viswajeet tore into the ODW bowling straight away. Vikas joined Viswajeet after Karthik fell early and the both seemed to be in  hurry scoring at nearly 10 an over in the first 5 overs.

Viswajeet got out after looking set for  big innings. It brought captain Prashanth to the middle and he gave tremendous support to Vikas who looked in fine nick at the other end. Vikas was particularly strong square of the wicket on both sides and raced to 38 0ff 30 balls before he was undone by Ajit. By then 100 for the team was up in the 12th over.

The scoring slowed down a bit as Rudra and Ajit bowled tidily. They were backed by Jyoti as the scoring was briefly reduced to a trickle, almost standstill. But Prashanth held firm even after losing Piyush and Kiran and set about pushing his team beyond 150 with the help of Lohith.


Prashanth soon brought up his fifty and pushed AMD’s eventual score to 162. ODW’s bowling was largely lackluster and captain Swayam took the blame upon himself. He said, “I usually bowl tidily. Today I was not able to do that in the powerplay overs or the end overs. 162 was a bit bight on this ground.”

The the law of averages soon caught up with Melvin as he was out second ball after two fabulous innings in the last two matches. Srikant though, coming on the back of two successive ducks, smashed three of his first four deliveries for boundaries. Rakesh was out as his powerful straight drive was gobbled up on his follow through by Kiran.

Srikant was out bowled as the ball rolled off his body on the stumps

Srikant was out bowled as the ball rolled off his body on the stumps

Tej joined Srikant and the two were involved in a tremendous 3rd wicket partnership. The pair relied on boundary hitting and less on running between the wickets. Soon boundaries were common place. Tej and Srikant even helped themselves to a six each as they motored along at over 7 an over. The chase seemed well under control with the score nearing 100 in just over 12 overs.

Then disaster struck.

Srikant missed a short ball as he moved outside off-stump to pull it to square-leg. The ball hit is person and lobbed up and rolled back on to the stumps to give Prashanth and AMD a very welcome breakthrough. The 69-run 3rd wicket partnership had come in 59 deliveries and Srikant was out for 49.

Jyoti came and went. As did Swayam and Kokan. In a spell of 9 balls, Lohith had broken the game open with a spell of 4 for 3. From then on there was no way back for ODW.

“We are a team of medium pacers. I am the only spinner. My job is to keep the run-rate down and also to speed up the over rate,” said a delighted Prashanth at the end of the game. Lohith had come good with the ball after his match winning heroics with the bat in the last game. And with Viswajeeth and Vikas back among runs, AMD look good to fare well in their remaining two games as well.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:


Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: AMD, AMD

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Karthik c Suresh b Melvin                          4     5     1      0      80.0

Viswajeet c Rudra b Melvin                         27    20    4      1      135.0

Vikas c Swayam b Ajit                              38    30    5      0      126.67

Prashanth not out                                  59    48    4      1      122.92

Kiran c Srikant b Ajit                             0     2     0      0      0.0

Piyush b Rudra                                     3     4     0      0      75.0

Lohith not out                                     10    13    1      0      76.92

Extras(w 10, nb 2, b 9) 21

Total (5 wickets; 20.0 overs)                      162                       8.10 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Srinivas, Arun, Ravi, C M

Fall of Wicket: 12-1 ( Karthik 1.1 ov ), 53-2 ( Viswajeet 5.4 ov ), 100-3 ( Vikas 11.2 ov ), 112-4 ( Kiran 13.4 ov ), 126-5 ( Piyush 15.3 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikant                                            3.0   0    20   0    6.67   -      (w 2)

Melvin                                             3.0   0    28   2    9.33   14.00  (nb 1)

Jyoti                                              4.0   0    27   0    6.75   -      (w 1)

Swayam                                             3.0   0    38   0    12.67  -      (w 2, nb 1)

Ajit                                               4.0   0    23   2    5.75   11.50  (w 2)

Rudra                                              3.0   0    17   1    5.67   17.00  (w 2)


2nd Inning Batting: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Melvin c C M b Kiran                               0     2     0      0      0.0

Srikant b Prashanth                                49    38    4      1      128.95

Rakesh c Kiran b Kiran                             5     8     0      0      62.5

Tej b Lohith                                       30    29    4      1      103.45

Jyoti c Viswajeet b Lohith                         1     4     0      0      25.0

Swayam b Lohith                                    4     7     0      0      57.14

Kokan b Lohith                                     6     5     1      0      120.0

Arvind lbw b C M                                   7     10    0      0      70.0

Aseesh lbw b Prashanth                             2     4     0      0      50.0

Ajit run out (Piyush)                              8     7     0      0      114.29

Rudra not out                                      1     1     0      0      100.0

Extras(w 9, nb 1, b 2, lb 2) 14

Total (10 wickets; 19.0 overs)                     127                       6.68 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

Fall of Wicket: 0-1 ( Melvin 0.2 ov ), 25-2 ( Rakesh 2.3 ov ), 94-3 ( Srikant 12.2 ov ), 95-4 ( Jyoti 13.1 ov ), 96-5 ( Tej 13.5 ov ), 106-6 ( Swayam 15.1 ov ), 109-7 ( Kokan 15.4 ov ), 112-8 ( Aseesh 16.5 ov ), 125-9 ( Ajit 18.3 ov ), 127-10 ( Arvind 18.6 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: AMD, AMD

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Kiran                                              3.0   0    24   2    8.00   12.00  (w 3)

Lohith                                             4.0   0    24   4    6.00   6.00   (w 3)

Ravi                                               4.0   0    22   0    5.50   -          

Arun                                               2.0   0    13   0    6.50   -      (w 1)

Prashanth                                          4.0   0    23   2    5.75   11.50  (w 1, nb 1)

Karthik                                            1.0   0    12   0    12.00  -          

Chetan M                                           1.0   0    5    1    5.00   5.00

Full match report with individual performance details

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Performer of the Match: Prashanth.


Match Result: AMD defeated ODW by 35 runs

Points: AMD (2) ODW (0)

The CouchExpert Staff

28th April, 2013

Match: One Day Wonders (O.D.W) versus Alliance Cricket Team (A.C.T)

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: ODW won the toss and elected to bat.



ODW (left) and ACT (right)

ODW won another toss. They elected to bat again. Melvin got off to another tremendous start. ACT lost another toss. Their bowlers struggled again. Another disastrous powerplay. It was last Sunday repeating for both teams. Only that this was being played under massive black clouds and swirling winds under severe threat of being affected by rain. Light was an issue as much as the gloomy clouds.

The light didn’t improve nor the threat of rain abate for the rest of the evening, but the sameness to the fortunes of both teams was about to change quite dramatically though.


The lanky Melvin and the short Jyoti set about giving ODW another familiar fast, aggressive start. Shankar and Benjamin tried to keep the openers under check, but they still motored along at just under 8 runs an over hardly breaking a sweat. Sharath turned to the spin of Shitu for change of fortunes and he was swiftly put away for 15 runs. He rolled the dice and got Paddy to bowl an over only to see him drift on to batsmen’s pads repeatedly and be flicked repeatedly for boundaries. Shitu was better, Paddy went for 21. The score read 81 for none in 8 overs and there were discussions of 200 in the ODW camp.

Jyoti gave ODW a tremendous start in the powerplay.

Jyoti gave ODW a tremendous start in the powerplay.

Sharath turned to the left-arm spin of Thomas who sat out the previous game with an injury to his bowling hand. Immediately, his subtle changes in pace and loop kept the batsmen guessing. The ensuing 2 runs from the over immediately had an effect as Melvin got out trying to hit out Shitu in the next over. Sashi walked in and smashed the first ball for a six making his team’s intentions clear.

Sharath replaced Shitu with the young offspinner Rohit. Rohit set straight fields and tossed the ball up inviting the batsmen to clear the field. He admitted later thst his captain had advised him to loop the ball and force the batsman to make pace. The move paid handsome rewards as the spin twins Thomas and Rohit ran amok totalling 5 wickets between them in 8 overs.

ACT’s outfielding that looked untidy till then looked sharp all of a sudden and they took all high chances that were on offer. ODW found themselves slipping rather quickly. Sharath kept his seamers out and bowled the spin of Ajay and Shitu to clean up the ODW tail for 113 as ODW failed to bat out the full 20 overs.

“The ball was skidding on to the bat and therefore good to play against medium pacers. Once I ralized that it was difficult to make pace off spinners, I didn’t bring the seamers back at all and bowled only my spinners. Thomas was good coming back from injury and Rohit had a good game too,” said Sharath at the end of the game.

“I was asked to flight the ball by my captain as the field is big and it is difficult to clear. The plan worked beautifully with the deep fielders holding on to high catches,” said a delighed Rohit at the end of the game.

ODW still looked upbeat as they do have a track record of defending small totals. Any hopes of such a repeat was quickly dispelled. Vinay pulled the second ball of the first over for a six and took 19 off the first over. Srikant surprisingly not finding his usual accurate line and length and it put ODW’s captain Swayam on the back foot immediately.

Vinay blasted his way to a 16-ball 41.

Vinay blasted his way to a 16-ball 41.

Swayam brought himself on in the place of Srikant and delivered with the wicket of Paddy in his first over. Vinay, though, was in the middle of a purple patch striking boundaries for fun.

Sharath, who walked in at the fall of Paddy’s wicket, compounded Swayam’s problems by striking five consecutive boundaries in his first six balls. Swayam tried his best by shuffling his bowlers (five different bowlers in the first six overs) in the hope of getting a breakthrough, but it was not to be as 70 runs came in the first six overs.

There was relief finally for Swayam when he trapped Vinay for a whirlwind 41 (16b, 6X4, 2X6). Deepak joined Sharath and immediately went about achieving the target in as less overs as possible in an attempt to bridge the net run rate that was lagging at -3.85 after last Sunday. Sharath fell to Melvin 3 overs later, but Dheeraj along with P Mathur ensured that their run rate never dipped under 10. The pair went about garnering the remaining runs with runs on the off-side for Deepak and on the on-side for P Mathur.

The pair brought up a thumping win for ACT with 6.4 overs to spare.

“We have defended short totals previously. But the start they got was tremendous and I changed bowlers in the hope of getting wickets. Our middle order didn’t capitalize on the great start provided by our openers and that resulted in us not even being able to bat out our allotted overs,” summed up Swayam on his team’s performance.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:


Full Scorecard

1st Inning Batting: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Melvin c Deepak b Shitu                            30    25    4      0      120.0

Jyoti run out (Thomas)                             31    36    5      0      86.11

Sashi run out (Vinay)                              22    24    1      1      91.67

Rakesh c P Mathur b Thomas                         5     5     0      0      100.0

Srikant c Benjamin b Thomas                        0     2     0      0      0.0

Swayam c Paddy b Rohit                             1     2     0      0      50.0

Siddharth run out (Deepak)                         1     5     0      0      20.0

Aseesh lbw b Rohit                                 1     4     0      0      25.0

Kokan lbw b Rohit                                  10    9     1      0      111.11

Vinod c Paddy b Ajay                               0     2     0      0      0.0

Sambit not out                                     0     1     0      0      0.0

Extras(w 20, nb 1, b 8, lb 3) 32

Total (10 wickets; 19.0 overs)                     133                       7.00 RPO

Did Not Bat: 

Fall of Wicket: 83-1 ( Melvin 9.1 ov ), 94-2 ( Jyoti 10.1 ov ), 104-3 ( Rakesh 12.2 ov ), 104-4 ( Srikant 12.4 ov ), 106-5 ( Swayam 13.1 ov ), 107-6 ( Siddharth 14.2 ov ), 114-7 ( Aseesh 15.4 ov ), 126-8 ( Kokan 17.5 ov ), 131-9 ( Vinod 18.3 ov ), 133-10 ( Sashi 18.6 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: Alliance Cricket Team, ACT

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Shankar                                            3.0   0    18   0    6.00   -      (w 4)

Benjamin                                           2.0   0    12   0    6.00   -      (w 3)

Ajay                                               2.0   0    13   1    6.50   13.00      

Shitu                                              3.0   0    32   1    10.67  32.00  (w 2)

Paddy                                              1.0   0    21   0    21.00  -      (w 2)

Thomas                                             4.0   0    16   2    4.00   8.00   (w 2, nb 1)

Rohit                                              4.0   0    10   3    2.50   3.33       


2nd Inning Batting: Alliance Cricket Team, ACT

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Vinay lbw b Swayam                                 41    16    6      2      256.25

Paddy c Srikant b Swayam                           3     9     0      0      33.33

Sharat c Kokan b Melvin                            24    18    5      0      133.33

Deepak not out                                     34    27    5      0      125.93

P Mathur not out                                   18    11    3      0      163.64

Extras(w 12, nb 1, lb 1) 14

Total (3 wickets; 13.2 overs)                      134                       10.05 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Ajay, Rohit, Shankar, Shitu, Thomas, Benjamin

Fall of Wicket: 24-1 ( Paddy 2.3 ov ), 74-2 ( Vinay 6.2 ov ), 87-3 ( Sharat 9.1 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: One Day Wonders, ODW

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Srikant                                            1.0   0    19   0    19.00  -      (w 5)

Jyoti                                              2.2   0    28   0    12.00  -          

Swayam                                             4.0   0    40   2    10.00  20.00  (w 5)

Sambit                                             1.0   0    9    0    9.00   -          

Melvin                                             4.0   0    28   1    7.00   28.00  (w 1, nb 1)

Vinod                                              1.0   0    9    0    9.00   -      (w 1)

Post match ceremony


Full match report with individual performance details

You can download the pdf from here.

Performer of the Match: Rohit.


Rohit’s figures of 4-0-10-3 made him the Performer of the Match

Match Result: ACT defeated ODW by 7 wickets

Points: ACT (2) ODW (0)