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ITCC vs IECC KCL 2010, August 15th at Edogawa-Match Report

Monday 15 August, 2011

Tigers upsets Engineers to register their first win in KCL

After agonizingly falling short against Nagoya in their previous game, Tigers wrote history with their first win in KCL by beating Engineers in a close match played at Edogawa today. This defeat has been a jolt for the semifinal aspirations of Engineers. Now they must beat Serendib in their next match to have any hopes of qualifying for the semis.

After winning the toss and bating first, Engineers with a strong batting lineup struggled through their whole innings. They never could dominate the Tigers' bowling with Pramod Patel and Ramasubramaniam snapping 3 wickets apiece to tighten the noose around the opposition. Only 3 players crossed double figures with Vezley being the top scorer with 21 (23b 1x4, 1x6). If not for the generous extras(49 including 36 wides and 5 no balls) conceded by Tigers, Engineers position would have been more pathetic. Engineers in the end folded up for 129 in the 30th over.

Tigers made a cautious start to their innings seeing off their opening bowlers. After an opening partnership of 25 runs, Engineers struck with quick wickets to reduce the Tigers to 49/4 and then Pramod Patel in a brilliant all round performance (8-1-18-3 and 38runs off 42b 3x4, 2x6) with Abraham Thomas forged a match winning partnership to take the Tigers to 107. With just 23 runs needed, Engineers fought back well with 3 quick wickets to bring the match into a thrilling climax. With tension mounting, Tigers' keeper Ramdas camly pulled a short ball over square leg to bring the Tigers closer and finally take them to the much awaited first win in KCL.