Saturday, 7 May 2016
Match report - Indcan II Vs Surrey Hawks III @Sperling May 7, 2016 - By Omkar S.
This spring is turning out to be very good for cricket. Playing in our backyard we hoped to get our first win which has been few runs away in our first two games.
Indcan lost the toss for the third time in a row and Surrey Hawks chose to bat first. Taufeeq got us to a flying start with a wicket in his second over but from then on it was hard work. Their batsman scored freely and they were 55/2 in 15 overs. Harsimran and Nikhil got the run rate down and got crucial wickets too. Surrey Hawks were 114/5 in 25 overs at the second water break. Indcan came back strongly after the break. Taufeeq finished the tail up and we succeeded to restrict them to 134 in 34 overs. Considering the conditions and the batting line up we had, it seemed like an easy score to chase.
Our openers (Anant and Aniket) toiled really hard to see off their best bowlers. But loosing regular wickets in the middle order put pressure on our lower batting. Sanjay P and Taufeeq tried their best to finish the game for us with some cracking shots. Unfortunately Sanjay was caught in deep in an attempt to finish the game. This time again we lost a close match by 16 runs.
The difference in the two side was catching. We have let us down with some poor catching and have paid the fine by loosing all three games. But the thing to admire is the way we fight with bat and ball. We have been consistently batting 45 overs with the lower middle order contributing consistently. We have to improve our middle order performances and with the team we have its just a matter of time before we start winning. All in all a great game of cricket played in good spirit and I am 100% confident that we will rise and shine. All the best Indcan !!!!
Man of the match: Taufeeq K.