MS Dossras vs King County, Saturday, April 21, 2012
Match: MS Doosras won by 4 wickets
OCC-Hurricances debut with a convincing win over defending T20 champions
Redmond Knights: 45 all out in 13.5 overs
Venkata Phani : 10 (26), Ricardo Soff: 12(20)
Lovekesh Desai: 2/6, Maheshwar Jayaraman: 2/13
OCC-Hurricanes: 45/4 in 12.2 overs
Chenchu 14(26), Murthy: 11*(17)
Ganesh Narayanan: 2/14
MOM: Maheshwar Jayaraman from OCC-Hurricanes
OCC Hurricanes beat MS Bouncers to register their second consecutive win
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Match: OCC Hurricanes win by 9 wickets
Toss won by OCC Hurricanes who elected to field
St Edwards State Park, Bothell
MS Bouncers: 101 for 10 in 18.2 overs
Batting highlights: Anand Menon 36(34), Vish Rajput 22 (32)
Bowling highlights: Sanjay Rama 4-0-14-5, CPR 4-0-19-3
OCC Hurricanes: 102 for 1 in 17.5 overs
Batting highlights: Pradeep Pagadala 52* (54), Kalyan Siruvuri 30* (34)
Bowling highlights: Akshay Arora 3-0-12-0
- OCC won the toss and elected to field on a wet, skiddish St Edwards Pitch
- Bouncers got off to a good start courtesy of some agressive batting by Anand Menon. They were 67/0 in 10 overs.
- However, they collapsed against some consistent slow bowling by Sanjay Rama and CPR.
- They were soon reduced to 84/8 in 14 overs.
- The tail enders batted sensibly to take the score to 101.
- OCC started well with a 40 run partnership between Chenchuram and Pradeep with Pradeep taking the mantle of scorinig freely and Chencuram supprting him well before he was run out.
- Kalyan walked in to play some glorious shots.
- Pradeep launched a calculated attack speeding up the chase and both of them finished it off without any further damage.
Sanjay and Pradeep were declared joint Men of the Match for their respective performances with ball and bat.
MSCC Slashers register comfortable win over King County @ St Edwards Park, Bothell, WA
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
MSCC Slashers won by 33 runs
Toss won by MSCC Slashers
MSCC Slashers: 153 for 8 in 20 overs
Batting highlights: Arun Jayakeerthy 26 (24 balls, 3x4, 1x6), Ashwin Karuhatty 25 (14 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Bowling highlights: Laiq (4ovr, 34runs, 3wkts), Javaid (2ovr, 14runs, 1wkt), Steven (1ovr, 2runs, 1wkt)
King County: 120 all out in 17.2 overs
Batting highlights: Salahuddin 33 (26balls, 3x4, 1x6), Javed Mahtab 23 (19 balls, 1x4, 1x6)
Bowling highlights: Harish Mohanan (4ovr, 28runs, 3wkts), Naveen Kumar (4ovrs, 20runs, 2wkts), Raghu Kanchikeri (4ovrs, 22runs, 2wkts)
Man of the match: Harish Mohanan from MSCC Slashers
• Slashers played with only 10 men, using Vishwa as substitute fieldsman. Deepak was LBW off a (low kept) shooter from Steven, first ball of the game. Unfortunately Steven was injured after conceding only 2 off the first over. The next 4 overs contained some action packed cricket, with 56 runs and 2 wickets, those of Ashwin and Naveen. From 58/3 in 5 overs, Slashers stumbled to 91/6 in 12 overs. Samarth was tied down by some good bowling, and dismissed, Raghu was tragically run-out in a mix-up with Arun, and Srini once again tried to clear the longest boundary, and was caught just short.
• Arun Jayakeerthy and Arvind Krishnan staged a recovery, and just when the partnership seemed threatening, Arun was caught at long-on. Enter Harish, into a situation he has made entirely his own. He kept one end up, while Arvind had a go. Arvind Krishnan hit one massive straight six, and a boundary to mid-wicket before he was also out caught in the deep. Harish and Ram Sundaram then played intelligently to add 24 for the 9th (ie. last) wicket in 4.2 overs, runs that proved crucial in the end.
• When King County batted, Samarth had Arpan LBW in the first over. Salahuddin chanced his arm, but kept the run-rate up, even as Harish bowled Steven and Srini bowled Hiral in quick succession. Praveen didn’t last long. Deepak standing up to the wickets took the bails off in lightning speed to have Saad stumped off Naveen’s medium pace bowling. When Salahuddin finally holed out to Naveen to give Raghu his first NWCL wicket, the King County chase was in tatters with 6 wickets gone in 8.3 overs, and the score still 100+ adrift.
• Skipper Javed tried to keep the fight alive with some big hits, but lost Chintan and Laiq quickly. Harish came back to bowl Javed, and with 58 to get in 5 overs, last man Praveen Reddy hit out lustily, before being run-out attempting an impossible 2nd. Ram Sundaram made a brilliant diving stop on the boundary, and Deepak cleaned up a wayward throw, to give the match to Slashers by 33 runs.
• Harish Mohanan was named man-of-the-match for his crucial 12 not out and 3 wickets
MSCC Slashers trounce Seattle Patriots by 88 runs St Edwards Park, Bothell, WA
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
MSCC Slashers won by 88 runs
Toss won by Seattle Patriots
MSCC Slashers: 180 for 4 in 20 overs
Batting highlights: Raghu Kanchikeri 69 not out (42 balls, 4x4, 4x6), Naveen Kumar 51 (38 balls, 1x4, 5x6), Aravindh Sundaragopalan 23 not out (13 balls, 2x6)
Bowling highlights: Mike Sachar (2ovr, 7runs, 1wkt), Syed Atif (4ovr,20 runs, 1wkt)
Seattle Patriots: 92 for 8 in 20 overs
Batting highlights: Mike Sachar 22 not out (32 balls, 2x4), JJ Dawood 17 (16 balls, 2x6)
Bowling highlights: Rajesh Munshi (4ovrs, 16runs, 3wkts), Srini Santhanam (3ovrs, 1md, 6runs, 2wkts)
Man of the match: Raghu Kanchikeri & Naveen Kumar from MSCC Slashers
• Slashers batted first. Ashwin and Arun TJ were out within the first 7 overs, but the run-rate was still healthy 5+. Naveen and Raghu consolidated at first, with some aggressive running. Then launched into all out attack from both ends. Runs came thick and fast, including a phase of 60+ in just 4 overs. Naveen was out for his 2nd consecutive 50, off 38 balls with 5 sixes. The pick of his shots was a pulled six, against the turn, off a leg-break that only rose ankle high. Only Naveen!
• Srini was soon out, trying to clear the longest boundary, but Raghu continued the attack, with Aravindh for company. They took the score to 180. Raghu finished with 69* in his NWCL debut, a brilliant innings with 4 4s and 4 6s. A rasping sweep shot for four and a dismissive front-foot pull for six were the pick of his shots. Aravindh remained unbeaten with 23 off 13 balls, with 2 sixes of his own, including a massive hit inside-out over covers.
• Slashers opened the bowling with Srini and Samarth, and they both gave absolutely nothing away. Srini took 2 wickets, Samarth one, and when Munshi got Anas bowled in his first over, Patriots were in complete disarray at 11/4 in the 5th over. Dawood brothers began a recovery against a steep asking rate, adding 35 in 5 overs, with 2 sixes over mid-wicket from JJ. But the asking rate was around 12 runs per over, so when JJ nicked Naveen to be brilliantly caught behind by Deepak, it was all over. It was a brilliant reflex catch, standing up to the stumps to a medium-pacer, on an uneven pitch, but Deepak made it look easy.
• The rest was a mere formality. Raghu varied his off-breaks well, and Omer bowled a wonderfully controlled spell including the wicket of Riaz Dawood caught behind. Omer also took a good high catch to give Munshi his 2nd wicket. Mike Sachar and Naveed Deen played out time, as Seattle finished 88 short.
Pacific Sounders won by 53 runs
Pacific Sounders - 148/9 (20) Rahul singh (MOM) - 44(28) ; Sunil Walia - 36(12) ; Vibhu Sharma - 24(17) ; Vipan 4-0-25-3 ; Hameed 4-0-33-2
United Punjabis - 95/10 (15.5) Pawan - 58(43) ; Adnan Rahat 2.4-0-4-4; Venkat Narayanan 3-0-25-3
Pacific Sounders won by 4 wickets
Redmond Knights - 139/4 (20) Phani Chitneni 71(43) 1x4, 5x6
Pacific Sounders - 140/6 (19.3) Parthasarathy Govindarajen 25(28) 2x4; Rahul singh - 29(21) 3x6; Raj Varanasi 27(23) 1x6; Phani Chitneni 2-0-16-2; Mahesh 3.3-0-26-2;