MACC 2006 Season · Titans Vs CCC

Played at Shiloh Cricket Ground on 2006-09-09
Match result :- CCC won 30 over match
Toss won by :- Umpires :- Bulls & Royals
Player(s) of the match:-
Titans Innings (30 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
Aravind Narayanan 20 17 4 0 117.65
  c  Rajeev T    b  Arun T
Ravi Renganathan 22 34 4 0 64.71
  c  Rajeev T    b  Pranav P
Sundar Narasimhan 1 8 0 0 12.50
  b  Arun T
Shibu Vachery 7 24 0 0 29.17
  c  Sanjay P    b  Yogesh K
Vijay Jagannath 37 32 3 2 115.63
  b  Yogesh K
Rajesh Uppalapati 8 10 1 0 80.00
  c  Yogesh K    b  Shankar S
Neeraj Kuppam 0 4 0 0 0.00
  c  Vishwas P    b  Yogesh K
Raj Uchil 54 29 3 5 186.21
  c  Vishwas P    b  Pranav P
Samir Arekar 2 8 0 0 25.00
  c  Pranav P    b  Vijay Kumar R
Amar Natarajan 1 3 0 0 33.33
  c  Arun T    b  Vijay Kumar R
Nataraj Thuppanna 0 1 0 0 0.00
  n.o.  
Extras  (lb 2, w 24, nb 1, b 1, penalty 0) 28
Total  (all out;   28.2 overs) 180 6.35 runs per over
Bowling O M R W Econ (rpo)
Arun Tholudur 6.0 1 33 2 5.50
Vijay Kumar Raghavendran 4.2 0 47 2 10.85
Pranav Patel 5.0 2 13 2 2.60
Shankar Subramanian 6.0 0 45 1 7.50
Yogesh Kamat 6.0 0 27 3 4.50
Praveen Chandrasekhar 1.0 0 12 0 12.00
CCC Innings (30 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
Shankar Subramanian 0 2 0 0 0.00
  c  Vijay J    b  Aravind N
Vishwas Puttasubbappa 39 40 5 1 97.50
  b  Vijay J
Arun Tholudur 11 9 1 1 122.22
  b  Samir A
Yogesh Kamat 67 65 5 3 103.08
  c  Rajesh U    b  Nataraj T
Prabhu Chandrasekhar 2 7 0 0 28.57
  c  Samir A    b  Raj U
Sanjay Pal 5 12 0 0 41.67
  lbw    b  Raj U
Ahmed Goheer 30 33 0 0 90.91
  n.o.  
Pranav Patel 1 2 0 0 50.00
  lbw    b  Vijay J
Vijay Kumar Raghavendran 4 6 0 0 66.67
  n.o.  
DID NOT BAT - Praveen Chandrasekhar, Rajeev Thalla
Extras  (lb 1, w 19, nb 2, b 0, penalty 0) 22
Total  (7 wickets;  29.1 overs) 181 6.21 runs per over
Bowling O M R W Econ (rpo)
Aravind Narayanan 6.0 0 38 1 6.33
Amar Natarajan 1.0 0 18 0 18.00
Samir Arekar 5.0 0 28 1 5.60
Sundar Narasimhan 3.0 0 22 0 7.33
Shibu Vachery 2.0 0 16 0 8.00
Raj Uchil 6.0 0 27 2 4.50
Vijay Jagannath 5.1 0 25 2 4.84
Nataraj Thuppanna 1.0 0 6 1 6.00

Match reports

CCC won by 3 wickets

The first quarter final of 2006 promised to be an exciting one, between CCC and TCC , a match-up that was steeped in history. Add to that, TCC was on a 7-0 run and seemed to be peaking just at the right time. For their part, CCC had just convincingly beaten DCC, serious contenders for the championship this year and seemed to be coming together at the right time too. Overnight rains had left the pitch a little damp delaying the start of the game. TCC won the toss and elected to bat, opening with two of their best batsmen, Arvind and Ravi. Immediately, TCC were off to a mini-flier, as CCC's opening pair seemed to lack the penetration that they come to be known for. It took a brilliant piece of tactical thinking to get rid of Arvind. Setting him up for the short ball, fielders were pushed to the deep square leg fence and deep mid-wicket fence. Arun then bowled the next ball just short of a good length outside off stump. Arvind went for the drive but could only manage a tickle down to Rajeev. From then on, until Vijay Jagga and Raj Uchil got together, none of the TCC batsmen got going. Ravi failed to convert his start. Even though CCC dropped a few catches, TCC could not capitalize on those chances. But then , in a burst of clean solid hitting, Uchil transformed the game. Anything pitched up would promptly disappear over long-on and long-off into the woods. In the space of 4 overs TCC went from 90-odd to 150. Under the circumstances, it was a bold knock, aided by a sedate and patient 37 from Jagga. In the end, CCC's dropped catches and extras proved very expensive. CCC was lucky however, that TCC could not take advantage of the dropped catches. For CCC, pick of the bowlers were Arun, Pranav and Yogi. CCC opened with Vishwas and Shankar and were in trouble right away when Shankar lobbed a tame catch to mid-on. In the second over of the innings, Vishwas tore into a hapless Amar, hitting him for four boundaries. In two overs, CCC was close to 30 and this immediately put TCC on the backfoot , as it brought the required run rate down to almost 5 an over. Sameer Arekar, coming in for Amar, however hit back in style, getting rid of the danger man Arun. Going for the drive to one that was pitched, Arun played for the angle, but the ball cut back in to get him bowled. Vishwas and Yogi got together at this stage and started building a pratnership. Again, just like CCC, TCC's catching was below par. Vishwas and Yogi motored along , not taking any big risks, running hard and hitting the occasional boundary, mindful of the fact that the required run was always very comfortable and manageable. Vishwas, in particular, looked very good before he was out for a solid and composed 39. His departure saw the the fall of two more wickets to Raj Uchil who had settled down to a nice line and length. But Ahmed and Yogi made sure there were no more hiccups, continuing the controlled run chase. Even though two more wickets fell towards the end, the result was never in doubt. Special mention to John and Vanna, who showed up as 12 and 13th men, cheered, carried drinks, offered advice from the pavilion, etc , etc. The team really appreciates their support. Thanks to both umpires, Shankar(DCC) and Andy(RCC) for a good job, especially Shankar, who stood in for NCSU at the last minute.