T20 Indoor Leagues (2016/2017) - Week 11 Bulletin

Big Bite Chesham vs Chesham Mobiles

Big Bite Chesham  vs Chesham Mobiles

Match 1 of game-week 11 was scheduled between the defending champions, Big Bite and Chesham Mobiles. Toss was won by Chesham Mobiles and they decided to bowl first as usual. The Big Bite batsmen started reasonably well and had accumulated 34 runs in the opening partnership. The good work by the batting team carried on with the next 2 partnerships also scoring over 30 runs each. The 4th partnership was a bit on the low side but Big Bite made up for it when the final pair scored 45 runs in their allotted 4 overs thanks to some wayward bowling by the Mobiles team in the last 4 overs. Big Bite made a mighty score of 171 with TJ making their highest individual score again, with 31 runs. The pick of the bowlers was Sheraz who picked up 4 wickets for minus 5 runs.

Chesham Mobiles needing a good start for the win ran into a huge mess when the opening partnership only scored 16 runs including the first over which went for minus 4 runs. The 2nd pair batted well under pressure and took the team total to 60 runs. However, this was the point when all went wrong for the Mobiles team. The 3rd pair ended their 4 overs with a partnership score of minus 32 runs which included an over from TJ who took 4 wickets in 4 balls by clean bowling the batsman each time. The 2 partnerships after that scored 12 and 19 respectively and Mobiles ended on a miserable score of only 59 runs. Their highest scorer was Ahsan with 26 and the best bowler, and also the man of the match was none other than TJ, once again.

Lahore Tigers vs Lahore Tigers 2

Lahore Tigers  vs Lahore Tigers 2

Game 2 of the day was played between the two Lahore Tigers teams. Lahore Tigers 1 won the toss and decided to bat first. Lahore Tigers 1 went off to a flying start when the openers Tanvir Butt and Asif Butt took it to the bowlers. They laid the platform for the team by making 68 runs in the first 4 overs. The good work was carried on in the 2nd partnership and even though the middle partnership was a low scoring one, the Tigers finished strong and finished their innings on a massive score of 197. Tanvir Butt was the highest scoring batsman with 43 runs and Ramki from Lahore Tigers 2 had the best figures of 4 wickets for 0 runs.

Lahore Tigers 2 also had a decent enough start with the 1st pair making 29 runs. The next 3 partnerships however were a bit of a disappointment for the LT2 team because altogether they added 28 runs in 12 overs, leaving too much to do for the last pair. LT2 ended their innings on 86 due to some good bowing and fielding by their sister team, LT1. T highest score of the innings was Zeeshan Ali with 22 runs and the best bowler was Zeeshan Butt who took 3 wickets for -4 runs. Man of the Match award went to Tanvir Butt who had a difference of 30 runs.

Big Bite 2 vs Chesham Ittefaq

Big Bite 2  vs Chesham Ittefaq

In the 3rd match of the day, the leaders of the board Big Bite 2 were due to face new comers Chesham Ittefaq. BB2 won the toss and straight away decided to make use of the new ball. Their bowlers proved it to be the right decision with some high quality bowling which found Chesham Ittefaq on a disappointing team score of 8 runs in the first 8 overs. The 3rd pair fought back with a nicely scored 43 but the 4th pair struggled against the bowlers like the first 2 and Big Bite 2 were on top once again. The roller coaster innings ended on a very hard to defend 118 with Zameer Ahmed being the highest scorer with 28 runs. Asad Sajjad was the best bowler who took 4 wickets for -11 runs.

Big Bite 2 made a strong start like they’ve always done so far in this season of Indoor Leagues by scoring 36 in the first partnership. Things got from bad to worse for Chesham Ittefaq as the partnerships kept getting stronger and stronger as they came. BB2 won the match comfortably and ended their allotted 20 overs of a mammoth 238 and made it look like a walk in the park. This team is going to take some stopping as they are the team in form. The highest scorer was captain Ibrar Hanif with 36 runs and Waqas Butt of Chesham was awarded the man of the match.

Kashmir Panthers vs The Generals

Kashmir Panthers  vs The Generals

Final game of the day was a High Wycombe derby match between old foes Kashmiri Panthers and The Generals. The Generals won the toss and as the theme has been of this league, decided to give the new ball to their bowlers. Panthers started off with a bang by scoring heavily in the first 2 overs. They were sitting high and mighty on 31 in only 12 balls. However, The Generals started pegging the batsmen back and got the Panthers down to a more average run rate in the next few overs. The Panthers marched on in the next 2 partnerships and before you know it, they were past the 200 run barrier and ended on 209. Their best batsman was captain, Awais Butt who scored 22 runs off 10 balls. The best bowler was Asad who took 3 wickets for minus 3 runs.

The Generals needed to work hard if they were to chase down this huge score. They had a slow start but they picked up the pace in the middle overs with some sensible batting. They were there and here about with their run-rate until the end of the 16th over but with the responsibility falling to 2 inexperienced players in the end, Anthers took it home with ease. Generals ended up making 187 runs and gave the Panthers a good run for their money, however it was the Panthers who came out on the top. Ali Jin was the best batsman by scoring 33 runs off 15 balls and he was also crowned h man f h match with a difference of 17 runs. 

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