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T35 WGCC vs CDCC May 14th, 2017 at Tanglewood Park

posted May 18, 2017, 1:55 PM by Mayur Choudhary
On a bright sunny day at Tanglewood Park, WGCC took on the T20 finalist CDCC in the second game of the season after starting out with a disappointing performance in game 1. WGCC was put into bat by CDCC on the field that was not ideal for ground scoring shots due to thick grass. Aware of new pitch mat and thick grass, Dipen and Amar started the innings cautiously, leaving few deliveries to negotiate the swing and determining how the surface was playing. Dipen was able to score few boundaries to break the shackles a bit while Amar on the other end was getting his eye in. Both batsmen settled in but soon lost their wickets in quick succession. Mayur and Damu started out carefully and took their time to settle in but once they did, they started playing freely. As mentioned earlier, ground scoring shots were impossible on this field so batsmen had to take few risks with aerial shots. Mayur was looking very solid as he was able to connect multiple boundaries and sixes and raced to his 50 while Damu on the other hand was playing a supporting role. Both of them continued to play well and punished bad balls and the partnership grew over 100 runs. In the last 10 odd overs, both batsmen started playing freely and peppered the CDCC bowlers with sixes. Mayur reached his 4th career hundred and ended up scoring 121 not out (10 fours, 9 sixes) and Damu scored 67 runs (2 fours, 6 sixes). They had the biggest partnership in WGCC history with 210 runs. CDCC was set a huge score of 257 to chase. 
Before the inning started, Amar delivered a strong message to the team and said that they will need to take risks to score runs as well so the bowlers and fielders need not to worry if they hit a few boundaries and just focus on good line and length and good fielding. Sagar and Valkal started the proceedings for WGCC and as usual Sagar was impeccable with his line and length while Valkal was bowling with some furious pace. Valkal was able to get the first breakthrough with a mistimed shot caught comfortably by Biv and he soon followed with another wicket. After a shaky start CDCC started rebuilding and kept scoring. At the break they had 90 odd runs with 8 wickets in hands and match hanging in the balance. Soon after the break, Mayur got Gautam to bite on a flight ball which was not timed very well and looked like it was going to fall short of long on but a brilliant effort from Tarun saw the end of Gautam and changed the momentum of the game. Biv came into attack and was immediately unplayable with his line, length and swing. He cleaned up the middle order with 3 wickets and full spell of 7 overs and brought the match in the favor of WGCC with required run rate over 10 rpo. Sagar came back into the attack and got much deserved 2 wickets and at the end WGCC won the match comfortably by 99 runs. 
Awesome batting by Mayur and Damu and the whole bowling ad fielding unit did well. It was as complete of a team performance as you can get with all 3 units clicking. Lets continue this going into our next game. Man of the Match - Mayur