In the second match of the day, Anand’s Cricket Academy scored 167 runs. In reply Super Express Vijaya managed to get 159 runs. Anand Cricket Academy won the match by 08 runs.
After 10 overs, Anand’s Cricket Academy were 62 for 2. Super Express Vijaya scored 66 with 01 wicket down.
At 15 overs, Anand’s Cricket Academy’s score was 113 runs. Super Express Vijaya at this point had put 111 runs on the board.
The batting scores indicate that in this neck to neck contest, the battle was lost in the final five overs.
However, a glance at the bowling changes and analysis is more revealing.
By the 14th over, all the strike bowlers of Super Express Vijaya had completed their quota of 04 overs. The pivotal death overs were bowled by part-timers. Sumiran Chavan leaked 48 in his 03 overs.
On the contrary, Ketaj Kolhapure, the skipper of Anand’s Cricket Academy kept Parappa Morade, the experienced and lead bowler for the end along with Akshay Juvekar. Parappa Morade gave just 25 in his 03 overs at 8.33 runs per over. The required rate per over during that period was beyond 11 and half.
In Cricket, battles are not won only on the virtue of talent and skills. Many a times, tactics and decisions cost more than a dropped catch or a big over. Somewhere in this match ketaj kolhapure made a smart move which gave his team an edge against their opposition.
The difference between Parappa and Sumiran decided the result of the match.