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MTSSC U17’s beat the mighty Eastcote in their own back yard 

Those who turned up to watch the under 17 league match between Eastcote and MTSSC were treated to a fantastic spectacle of 20-20 cricket IPL style. It was almost a year ago on the 19th of June 2013 that MTSSC playing the same opponents threw away the game from a winning position chasing just 117 for victory we ended on 98 for 5 in our 20 overs.

Most of those who played last year, played this year too with only Tharushka and Praveen moving out of the side. This year’s captain Sachin lost the toss and Eastcote elected to bat on a glorious sunny day. We were also short of 1 player for around the first 8 overs as Ashwin was late coming back from a school trip.

Eastcote who started cautiously, accelerated in the final 10 over’s to post a challenging score of 152 for the loss of just 3 wickets. Their main contributor was their opening batsman Amaan Lotte who had a splendid knock of 96 runs before he was brilliantly run in the last over by Ashwin. Shezad Mohammed also contributed with an unbeaten knock of 27 runs. The next highest scorer was extras with 20. We didn’t bowl particularly well as we bowled quite a few short balls and full tosses. The under 15 bowling pair of Hasib and Rishi were the pick of the bowlers. Rishi had figures of 3-0-25-2 whilst Hasib had figures of 4-1-13-0.

When it was our turn to take lease of the wicket, just like Eastcote we started with 4 runs. Theirs was a boundary whilst ours down to the batsman running 4. Our openers of Seerone and Dilshan took the score to 17 in the 4th over before Dilshan was bowled for 7 playing across the line to a straight ball. Seerone was then joined by Kishan and the pair of them began laying the foundation for what turned out to be a fantastic run chase. They added 40 runs to take the score to 57 runs in the 9th over when Seerone got an outside edge which flew to 3rd man and was caught for a well compiled 30 runs which included 3 boundaries. Kishan’s contribution to the partnership was just 14 runs. Kishan was then joined by our skipper Sachin and they took up the challenge until Sachin had to retire due to a nose bleed when he had scored 5. Whilst all this was taking place, Kishan was keeping us in the hunt with some excellent batting. He punished the bad balls and took the singles when Eastcote put their fielders on the boundary for him.

When Sachin left the field Manul joined Kishan. At the end of the 10th over Eastcote were 57 for 2 whilst MTSSC were 60 for 2 and therefore marginally ahead. At the end of the 13th Eastcote were 77 for 2 and MTSSC 79 for 2. Still marginally ahead. It was at this point in the Eastcote innings that Amaan decided to open out. At the end of the 14th over MTSSC were 84 for 2 whilst Eastcote were well ahead on 97 for 2. We now needed 69 runs off the last 6 overs at nearly 12 an over. The next 2 overs only brought us 15 runs to leave MTSSC on 99 for 2 off 16 overs. Now the equation was 54 runs off the last 4 overs or in true IPL language 54 runs off 24 balls. A seemingly impossible task for most but not for Kishan with Manul giving him good support. The pressure then told on Eastcote as Oscar who was tasked with bowling the 17th over conceded 14 runs off the over with 5 wides being bowled in the over. The equation was now 40 off 18 balls. The 18th over was bowled by the Eastcote batting hero Amaan Lotte. Kishan hit 2 boundaries off the 1st and 3rd ball of the over and a six off the 4th ball. All in all 20 runs coming in the over. Now the equation was 21 off 12 balls. The 19th over was bowled by Kishan Radia and our Kishan knew this had to be a good over in order that we didn’t have too much to score in the last over. The pressure too was telling on the bowler with the 2nd ball of the over going for 5 wides. A Kishan Patel boundary in the over helped the total to move to 147 for 2 with now just 6 needed off 6 balls. The first ball was played to long off and Manul sacrificed his wicket trying to get Kishan back on strike. He was run out for 9. In walked in Ashwin with MTSSC needing 5 off 5. Kishan only needed 1 more ball as he smashed the next ball back over the bowlers head. The fielder at long off managed to get round to the ball but only managed to parry the ball over the boundary for 6. So MTSSC had chased down a seemingly impossible 153 runs to end up on 154 for the loss of 3 wickets in 19.2 overs. The star of the MTSSC batting performance and my man of the match was Kishan Patel. His knock was a truly magnificent innings and he ended up on 77 not out which came off just 52 balls (A strike rate of 148) and consisted of 8 fours and 4 sixes.

The MTSSC parents were in full swing cheering on our boys in the latter stages of the match whilst there was a picture of shock horror on the faces of the home supporters. At the half way stage there was a gentleman who passed by the scorers and made a comment to say that MTSSC would need a miracle to beat the Eastcote score of 152 runs. It was a shame that he was nowhere to be seen at the end of the match as I wanted to shake his hand and congratulate him on witnessing a miracle at their grounds.

Our team comprised of Sachin (Capt). Beeshman (V. Capt), Seerone, Dilshan, Kishan, Manul, Ashwin, Pira (wk), Rishi, Hasib & Aran. Congratulations to you all on this fantastic victory.

All in all it was a truly magnificent game of cricket and you had to be there to witness the run chase and what a mature innings it was from Kishan that enabled MTSSC to chase down the Eastcote score of 152 runs and still have 4 balls to spare.

Thanks to all those who turned up to support our boys and to Para the under 15 manager who allowed 3 of his boys to miss under 15 training in order to play this match.

 

MCC North Area League Match: Eastcote CC v MTSSC
Wednesday, 18th June 2014 at Eastcote Grounds
MTSSC won by 7 wickets
Eastcote won the toss and decided to bat
 

152 for 3 (20.0 overs)
154 for 3 (19.2 overs)
Eastcote Innings – 153 for 3
Batsman
Method of Dismissal & Bowler
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Amaan Lotte Run Out (Ashwin)  
96
61 15 2
Tom Ct Pira b Rishi
4
3 1  
Amaan Mohammed
Ct Sachin
b Rishi
0
7    
Shazad Mohammed Not Out  
27
42 3  
Kishan Rhadia Not Out  
5
4    
Michael Norris            
Dominic            
Vikesh            
Thomas            
Oscar            
Abdullah Hussein            
Extras   [0]nb [9]w [8]lb [3]b 20  
Total   for 3 wickets 152 (20.0 ovs)
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Beeshman Mahen 4.0 0 24 0
Rishi Premnath 3.0 0 25 2
Hasibullah Ibrahimkhil 4.0 1 13 0
Manul 3.0 0 30 0
Kishan Patel 4.0 0 31 0
Ashwin Nathan 2.0 0 18 0
         
         
         
         
 
Fall of wicket
Batsman
11 Tom
22 Amman Mohammed
147 Amman Lotte
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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MTSSC Innings – 154 for 3

Batsman
Method of Dismissal & Bowler
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Seerone Kandasamy Ct. Kavi b Kishan
30
25 4  
Dilshan Peerez Bowled b Kavi
7
13 1  
Kishan Patel
Not Out
 
77
52 8 4
Sachin Manoraj Retired Hurt  
5
11    
Manul Run Out  
9
15    
Ashwin Nathan Not Out  
0
0    
Rishi Premnath            
Beeshman Mahen            
Pirapanchan Arulnanthy            
Hasibullah Ibrahimkhil            
Aran Kandasamy            
Extras   [0]nb [17]w [5]lb [4]b 26  
Total   for 3 wickets 154 (19.2 ovs)
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Shezad Mohammed 3.0 0 15 0
Kavi Amin 4.0 0 22 1
Kishan Rhadia 4.0 0 37 1
Amaan Mohammed 2.2 0 20 0
Michael Norris 2.0 0 10 0
Unknown 1.0 0 5 0
Amaan Lotte 2.0 0 28 0
Oscar 1.0 0 13 0
         
         
 
Fall of wicket
Batsman
17 Dilshan Peerez
57 Seerone Kandasamy
148 Manul
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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