Good overall team performance..
Tuarids won the toss and elected to bat. Hunters opened with Shazil and Kiran... Both Shazil and Kiran were on song from the word go!! Then came in Murtaza who was unplayable. Abhilash was impeccable in his line and length..
End of 20th over: 50/5
End of 30th over: 78/6
End of 35 overs: 107/6
End of 40 overs: 156/7
George walked in at the fall of 6th wicket. He gave a catch to long off, the second ball he faced, but was dropped.. Then he gave another catch to long on the 3rd ball he faced.. it was misjudged and went for a 4. That's when he started scoring ( slogging).. and it worked for him today... With the 2 dropped catches, he scored 15 runs on Madhu's over.
Overall great bowling by Hunters except for the last few overs... Otherwise, brilliant bowling by the fast bowlers...
Abhilash: 7-1-36-3 ( 6 vers: 18/3 and 7th over 18/0)
Madhu: 6-0-28-0 ( 5 overs: 13/0 and 6th over: 15/0)
Gurpreet: 50 N.O
George: 41 N.O.
Sudeep started the innings carefully and Ani gave him good company...
7 Overs: 24/0
9 overs 32/3
15 overs: 67/3.. At this time, Madhu and Kiran were going good, Madhu holding one end and Kiran clearing the boundaries at will but cautiously.
20 Overs: 82/4
27 overs: 111/6. Walked in Sheraz...
While Madhu was holding one end, Sheraz was watchful and selective is his shot making.. Lots of forward defenses and lots of playing in the "V". When opportunity came, he didnt let that pass by..He scored two 6s and one 4 in his innings of 27 N.O.
Madhu: 42 N.O
Sheraz: 27 N.O.
Things to improve:
Even though it is great to start the 40 over season on a winning note, there are lots to learn from this game:
1: Catches win matches
2: Death over bowling has to improve
3: We should have chased this with atleast 7 wickets in hand... Batsmen must take more responsibilities... Some of the LBWs were unfortunate but we need to take those into consideration as well...
Overall a good performance...