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ITCC vs Sharks/U-19 at Edogawa, Friendly on 22nd May 2011, Match Report

Monday 15 August, 2011

ITCC celebrates the season opening with a Win

ITCC beat the Sharks/U-19 by 4 wickets at Edogawa grounds in a match marred by tough weather towards the end.

Brief Scores

Sharks/Under19- 141 All-out in 27.4 Overs (Raj 4/14)

ITCC – 137/6 in 19.2 Overs (Rajeev-23, Raj-23 Not out, S.Kulkarni-36)

ITCC produced an accomplished overall performance, continuing its ascendency from the end of last season to beat a spirited U-19 Unit. Udayraj showed early bowling form (4/14) scything through the U-19 middle and lower order to check the u-19 scoring aided by an astonishing 50 extras.

Chasing 142 for victory in a maximum 30 overs, ITCC started shakily but steadily against a fabulous opening spell from Honda and Varun. Overcoming the searching new ball and the early loss of Biju ITCC soon started galloping towards the target. Disaster struck when Captain (23 of 26) perished to a nothing shot leading to a mini collapse. A commanding 56/1 in 8 overs soon became a terrible looking 65/5 in 12 overs. Fortunately for ITCC the ever reliable Raj (23 not out for 34) and the newcomer Sujit (34 of 43) steadied the innings eventually leading it to a win.

Finally ITCC had its Man of the Match Udayraj (4/14, 23 not out) to thank for what could be a season defining opening win.