Sunday, 24 April 2016

Match report - Indcan II Vs West Van V @Hugo Ray 24 April 2016 - By Omkar S.

Under perfect swinging conditions, we started our 2016 season at Hugo Ray. After losing the toss Ganesh started the match with a perfect wicket maiden. It was an excellent bowling performance from then on to restrict them for just 83 runs. Ganesh lead the attack with 5 wickets and later Karthikeyan spun the web around them grabbing 3 more wickets. There was some rustiness on the field and in spite of good ground fielding and an excellent run-out by Robin we dropped 6 catches. Abhinav bowled a brilliant spell giving just 9 runs in 6 overs and didn't let their batsman off the hook.

Batting didn't start well with fall of regular wickets until Sanjay and I tried to stabilize but I couldn't hold the fort longer in an attempt to see off their best bowler. Sanjay Patankar then hit their spinners out of the park scoring quick 29 before he too was caught on the boundary.

The match still went close but regular wickets didn't help our cause and the saviour from the other day (our beloved coach, Karthikeyan P) was left stranded on the other end.

Losing the first match of the season by 8 runs wasn't the start expected but all in all a good fair game of cricket. Hope we all learn from this game and improve.

Man of the match - Karthikeyan and Ganesh D.

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