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Div2 Semifinal Match Report by Raj

posted Nov 18, 2015, 11:33 AM by Rahul Mandewalker   [ updated Nov 18, 2015, 7:07 PM ]
Hello Guys,

I know it is bit late but believe me i wanted to post it ASAP but somehow i always missed it.

But this seems to be the time to send it considering we are not only T30 champs of Div-II but also the Triad T20 champs again. What an achievement. I am so proud to be part of this great team and sure all of you would be. Reading this perhaps will give you another chance of reliving those moments.

Semifinal FUCC Vs CWCC
FUCC won the toss and elected to bat first. IT was a big day and Captain went by the general perception of batting first in big games. The long wait was over of playing this big game, after so much rain and wet weather. Rain was still predicted but somehow weather remained calm and match started.

Captain fell again to same shot and same region as he was getting out pushing the ball. Perhaps the wet wicket had a little bit more and ball skidded on him and thus taking a health outside edge. Sunil was next to go trapped in front of the wicket. Suddenly FUCC was 2 down and captain starting feeling that batting first was the wrong decision. Navaneeth was promoted but shortly fell down to Jaymin's incoming delivery and was cleaned bowled.

Great Sunny walked in and then Rahul and Sunny slowly started building the inning. Rahul played some exceptional strokes and scoreboard started ticking up slowly and FUCC was well on recovery road before Rahul was caught. Tejinder was next but his was also a short stay. FUCC lost Sunny K soon. But good contributions from Harisha and Amit, FUCC was able to post a good total on the board. 145 was definitely below par but we all knew this is total that could be defended, giving the conditions that day, it was definitely a good score.

CWCC started their chase thinking they would chase this score easily but little did they know that FUCC has a great bowling attach. Captain stumped the opener on a beautiful outswing form Sukesh. Harish got another one with his straighter one after umpire was not convinced about the same batsman nicking one the previous one. Harish was ecstatic. Nikunj and shivam slowly started building the chase before Nikunj fell to Navneeth and Shivam was done by Rahul. Amit got Abhi run out and Jaimin was caught by Teji as pressure started building up on CWCC. To FUCC's surprise Prabhat was demoted as he was the one who batted well against FUCC in the last encounter but run rate wa scripping up so much that he also fell to HArish. at the end CWCC was bowled out for misly 123 thus handing FUCC their maiden entry to T30 finals.

Rahul was adjudged the man of the match for Semifinals. Harish bowled a great spell. FUCC once again proved that at their home ground, low scoring games are also winnable again.

Rajan Thakur