Sunday, 29 May 2016
Match report - Indcan II Vs Windies II @Mackin May 29, 2016 - By Omkar S.
Our team was strong on paper but today we had to deliver to our potential to grab that win. Playing Windies in their own backyard is not an easy ask.
Won the toss and elected to bat. Anant and Aniket played solid and gave us a good start. Later on Sudipta hit some glorious shots out of the park and Sanjay Ankit followed suit. Sanjay P and Ankit's partnership was key for us in terms of stability and run rate. Almost everyone chipped in with bat and especially Vikram who's quick 28 runs set the opponent a target of 194.
Bowling conditions weren't perfect for swing and the Windies got off to a flyer. It was solid fielding performance from the team where we dropped hardly a couple of catches as against 5/6 in all our previous games. Bowling got back on track after their star batsman got out on Ankit's bowling. From then on Ganesh again lead the attack with 4 wickets. Later Vikram bowled brilliantly, taking the wicket of their main batsman who scored 60 odd runs and was the only one posing any threat.
It was a very good well deserved 41 run win. Hopefully we take all the positives and turn this season around for team 2.
Vikram's performance with bat and ball was awesome and was clearly the difference between a close match and a comfortable win.
Man of the match - Vikram