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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)


The CouchExpert Staff

19th May, 2013

Match: AMD versus ACT

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Toss: AMD won the toss and elected to field.

Teams:

AMD

AMD

ACT

ACT

Consistency had been the bane for both these fine teams as they locked horns in the mid-day game of the last Sunday. Having witnessed MCC struggle batting first, Prashanth opted to field first after winning the toss.

Ajay and Vinay, opening for ACT hardly had any discomfort as Chethan bowled a poor first over with innumerable extras as 16 came off the first over. Ajay with a back foot punch to the cover boundary had already played the stroke of the day and with Vinay looking threatening as he has all though the tournament, trouble beckoned for AMD.

Manhattan_AMD_vs_ACT

ACT found the boundaries easily as 57 came off the first 6 overs. An assortment of bowlers – slow and fast – were tried to no avail. Finally Prashanth turned to Anil and he had Ajay bowled off his first ball.

Vinay, though, went on his merry way at the other end tearing into AMD’s bowling. Much to AMD’s relief ACT were unable to keep up with Vinay at the other end as their bowlers managed to keep a check on one end. Deepak, Shankar, Thomas and Sharath all got out in an attempt to up the rate as Anil and Arun kept them in check.

Vinay, now well past his 50 was in punishing mood and Paddy provided the finishing touches as AMD powered to 135 in their allotted 18 overs. For AMD, it was a case of pulling things back after a poor start during the powerplay.

Rohit produced a delightful spell of attacking offspin that fetched him 4 for 20

Vinay’s unbeaten 71 took ACT to 145 in their 18 0vers

Viswajeet and Piyush started off brightly for AMD as the two short openers played handsome strokes against Paddy and Kalappa. The pair were particularly severe square on the off-side playing some very delightful square drives.

Sharath quickly turned to spin as more than 45 came off the first six overs and Thomas struck immediately having Viswajeet caught.

Vikast joined Piyush and the pair kept at the required rate with positive batting. And at half-way the game was evenly poised. The introduction of Rohit changed the equation quite dramatically. The wiry off-spinner has been a delightful performer tossing his off-breaks and inviting the batsmen to go after him. He puts enough revolutions on the ball to achieve a drop on the batsmen making them mishit often.

Here too he had AMD groping after his flighted off-breaks. His cunning is in deceit with dip more than turn and it accounted for several AMD batsmen who looked to swipe at his loopy off-breaks. He accounted for the dangerous Vijas and then the captain off successive deliveries. And he came back to completely break the back of AMD in his next over as he scalped the big hitting Kiran and Amit. In a span of 10 deliveries he had sewn up the match for his team.

In the end, it proved too difficult for AMD to recover from the blows of Rohit and they eventually folded up 15 runs short.

Scoring patterns for the two teams:

Wagonwheel_AMD_vs_ACT

Full Scorecard

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1st Inning Batting: A C T, A C T

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Vinay not out                                      71    51    7      1      139.22

A N b Anil                                         21    21    2      0      100.0

Deepak c Arun b Arun                               3     9     0      0      33.33

Shankar c Arun b Arun                              7     6     0      0      116.67

Thomas b C M                                       6     10    0      0      60.0

Sharath b C M                                      5     7     0      0      71.43

Paddy not out                                      9     4     1      0      225.0

Extras(w 12, b 1) 13

Total (5 wickets; 18.0 overs)                      135                       7.50 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Kalappa, Rohit, Benjamin, Shithu

Fall of Wicket: 57-1 ( A N 7.1 ov ), 77-2 ( Deepak 10.4 ov ), 96-3 ( Shankar 12.6 ov ), 113-4 ( Thomas 15.4 ov ), 125-5 ( Sharath 17.1 ov )

1st Inning Bowling: A M D, A M D

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Chethan                                            4.0   0    24   0    6.00   -      (w 1)

Kiran                                              1.0   0    13   0    13.00  -          

Ravi                                               2.0   0    19   0    9.50   -          

Anil                                               4.0   0    26   1    6.50   26.00  (w 6)

Arun                                               4.0   0    25   2    6.25   12.50  (w 3)

C M                                                3.0   0    27   2    9.00   13.50  (w 2)

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2nd Inning Batting: A M D, A M D

                                                   R     B     4's    6's    SR
Viswajeet c Sharath b Thomas                       22    28    4      0      78.57

Piyush run out (Rohit)                             36    33    3      0      109.09

Vikas st Vinay b Rohit                             15    18    2      0      83.33

Prashanth lbw b Rohit                              0     1     0      0      0.0

Kiran lbw b Rohit                                  8     8     1      0      100.0

Amit c Benjamin b Rohit                            2     4     0      0      50.0

Arun not out                                       11    10    1      0      110.0

Ravi st Vinay b Shithu                             1     2     0      0      50.0

Anil not out                                       8     4     1      0      200.0

Extras(w 10, b 5) 15

Total (7 wickets; 18.0 overs)                      118                       6.56 RPO

Did Not Bat: 
Chethan, C M

Fall of Wicket: 48-1 ( Viswajeet 6.5 ov ), 79-2 ( Vikas 12.1 ov ), 79-3 ( Prashanth 12.2 ov ), 92-4 ( Kiran 14.1 ov ), 94-5 ( Amit 14.5 ov ), 97-6 ( Piyush 15.2 ov ), 99-7 ( Ravi 15.6 ov )

2nd Inning Bowling: A C T, A C T

                                                   O     M    R    W    EC     AV     EX
Paddy                                              3.0   1    25   0    8.33   -          

Kalappa                                            3.0   0    15   0    5.00   -      (w 5)

Thomas                                             2.0   0    14   1    7.00   14.00  (w 1)

Shankar                                            3.0   0    15   0    5.00   -      (w 2)

Rohit                                              4.0   0    20   4    5.00   5.00       

Shithu                                             2.0   0    13   1    6.50   13.00  (w 1)

Benjamin                                           1.0   0    11   0    11.00  -      (w 1)

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Post match ceremony

Full match report with individual performance details

You can download the pdf from here.

Performer of the Match: Vinay.

Match Result: ACT defeated AMD by 15 runs

Points: ACT (2) AMD (0)


The CouchExpert Staff

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.

Manhattan_MCC_vs_CITI

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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5th May, 2013

Match: MCC versus ODW

Venue: CECG, Bangalore

Teams:

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MCC

ODW

ODW

ODW came into the game in the hope to stem the slide post their brilliant first game. The batting has been dodgy and captain Swayam pushed himself to open the innings in an attempt to stabilize the top-order only to be dismissed cheaply. Melvin’s tournament also seemed to be nose-diving after the first two games as he was dismissed cheaply too.

Guna and Vijay kept the scoring in check with brilliant bowling that was ably supported by Venu. Arvind and Jyoti stemmed the rot playing carefully after the loss of initial wickets. Jyoti seemed to struggle for any fluency initially and a knock to the head seemed to shake him out of bad form as he started to find his range as he looked to cut loose. Just when ODW seemed to have set a base for their lower order to launch an assault the wheels came off and the innings went on a limbo to finish with 125/7 off their 20 0vers.

Prasad's unbeaten 44 set up an easy 7 wicket win for MCC

Prasad’s unbeaten 44 set up an easy 7 wicket win for MCC

With run rate being a factor, Bhargav and Guna seemed to be keen to get a move on early with Guna particularly being in a hurry. He was slightly unlucky as a powerful drive from him found Swayam in the way who took a tremendous catch. Sambit and Vinod put the lid on the scoring as MCC’s chase lost momentum and at 37 for 1 after 8 overs, the game was in balance.

Bhargav and soon Prasad put paid to any hopes of a revival for ODW with a quick 20 runs in the next 2 overs as Jyoti and Swayam failed to back up the good work done by the new ball overs. With Bhargav gone, Shankar joined Prasad and the two seemed to be in tremendous nick as they chipped away at the target with relentless regularity.

For the first time all week Prasad seemed to be the only one to have got the hang of the wicket as he found runs by waiting on the ball and finding runs square of the wickets with ease. His 44 and unbeaten 4th wicket partnership with Shankar brought up a comfortable victory for MCC in the 18th over.

“The bowlers set up the perfect platform for our batsmen. Arun, Vijay and Venu have been brilliant with the ball for us. Bhargav, Prasad and Shankar were great with the bat for us. Very happy with the win,” said Guna at the end of the game. Swayam on the other hand rued missing out on another decent start in putting up a decent total.

Brief Scores

ODW 124/7 in 2o overs (Arvind 34, Jyoti 26, Arun 3/17) lost to MCC 126/3 in 17.5 overs (Prasad 44 not out, Shankar 32 not out) by 7 wickets

Post match ceremony

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Performer of the Match: Prasad.

Match Result: MCC defeated ODW by 7 wickets

Points: MCC(2) ODW (0)