St.Paul’s Beat CPS in Inter School T20 Cricket
The first match was between CPS & St.Paul’s, which started at 7:30am. St. Paul’s team won the first league of the tournament by 60 runs.
CPS T-20 Summer Inter School Cricket Tournament commenced from today (2/5/2011) at Shikarbadi ground with lots of enthusiastic spectators. The first match was between CPS & St.Paul’s, which started at 7:30am. St. Paul’s team won the first league of the tournament by 60 runs.
St. Paul’s team had a flying start with blasters Nishant Verma & Bilal Akhtar. CPS bowlers struggled with their line and length. Hardik kalal opened the bowling for CPS, Bharat bowled second over in the inning.
At 7th over in this 20 over’s league, 50 runs by partnership was scored by St Paul’s in just 42 balls without losing any wicket. At 11thover CPS bowlers somehow managed to get Bilal who was caught out on covers & was trying to hit ball over boundary rope but was unable to time it after he hit 2 fours.
The highest run scorers were Bilal Akhtar-39 runs in 39 balls & Nishant Verma- 31 runs in 49 balls.
The fastest scorer was Chirag Nahar who made 29 runs in just 12 balls with 5 fours and 1 six.
Finally St.Paul’s set a target of 159 runs after losing 5 wickets.
R.P.Singh was the opening batsman for CPS, who easily gave up at 2nd over. So CPS had a bad start. Pressure was mounting on CPS team by the brilliant performance of St. Paul’s bowlers.
Second wicket for CPS was caught at covers batsmen trying to hit big shot but found fielder after 5 over. So CPS was at loss of 2 wickets after 23 balls.
The striking overs of st. paulian, Chirag Nahar gave no chance to team CPS, Chirag’s 3 overs and 2 wickets by giving only 18 runs were certainly helped St. Paul’s to roll their victory.
7th over brought good luck for CPS, & CPS got 12 runs from just 2 balls (2 wide, 6 & 4) but soon celebration faded as they lost their 3rd wicket as player got run out in good piece of fielding.
CPS lost its 4th wicket after making 50 runs.
At 11th over it was felt like batsmen were trying to dominate bowlers. A six with few singles helped score to be 75/4 after 11th over. At 13th over players were trying to gain pace for team but 6th wicket was also caught at point. An LBW appeal was given out by the umpire at 7th wicket.
After much of tickling on the score board, CPS ended up with 98 runs on the loss of 10 wickets, even after working their socks off, the team lost.
Chirag Nahar (in photo above) was indisputably the Man of the Match
Next match: Hopefully, the next match would be CPS junior vs Noble international. Stay tuned with UdaipurTimes.com to enjoy descriptions (summary) & depictions (photos) of more CPS T20 matches.
Report by Sayeed Ahmed