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WGCC vs CLCC June 25th at Lakhany Cricket Ground

posted Jul 1, 2016, 8:39 AM by Mayur Choudhary
By Mayur Choudhary

WGCC was high on confidence after defeating the last year champions and looking forward to their encounter against CLCC in their den. After a long drive to the ground, Amar lost the toss and WGCC were put into field first by CLL captain Kirtan. CLCC openers started their scoring with a straight six off Sagar's first over, but Sagar came back strongly and restricted the run scoring in subsequent overs. Arpit stated with a lot of pace bowling downhill. He rushed  the CLCC openers before castling Kirtan. Siddhesh was in next and he was brilliantly runout by Sinu very soon. Krunal at the other end was going strong. He was joined by Abhi who was in a purple patch scoring a couple of 50s in the last few games. They slowly started building a partnership. Mayur and Prashant were brought in as first change and they restricted the pace of scoring. Mayur was able to get Abhi out LBW before Dipen effected another brilliant runout. CLCC wen into rebuilding mode with Krunal and AJ and they did the job for their team. The final impetus came from Zeeshan's quickfire 40 and CLCC ended on a respectable 198 form their 35 overs. The noticeable bowling spells were from Prashant, Arpit and Mayur.

After pizza lunch and making fun of Arpit's ailing liver, we started our pursuit of the total. Disaster struck in the 3rd over when Mayur mistimed an adventurous and unnecessary attempt at a lofted drive to midoff. Faraz on the other end managed to hit a few boundaries before edging a flashy drive to the slips and was safely pouched by Kirtan. Amar was next to go, courtesy a misjudged single. Dipen lost his stumps a couple of overs later to Sabarish's slower delivery. So WGCC was 37/4 after 8 odd overs. Sinu and Amit dug in and had a 40 run partnership during which they looked very comfortable against the CLCC bowling attack. Amit hit a humongous six off Batra in his first over. That was the last respectable partnership for WGCC and after the loss of Sinu and Amit, it was a matter of time and WGCC folded for 102. Overall a disappointing loss but it was just one of the off days for our bowling lineup. I wouldn't read too much into it because we have shown signs of improvement in our fielding , opening and death bowling and I don;t think that there is any reason that we cannot do the same in our batting.
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