One of the best performances by Corinthians against a side that put up a testing target for the hosts.
Corinthians chose to bowl first on what looked like a promising batting pitch to go by their conscious and strengths on the day. The oppo started steady and put up a solid 100+ opening partership as WCCC’s catching skills helped the visitors easily get there 🙁
The breakthrough was produced with Arun picking up initial wickets. Kunal, Ben, Gopa added on what looked like a good pause to an unstoppable run scoring from Spelthrone. Amit bowled a great spell stopping batters to their crease.
Sun Gods looked angry with us too giving cramps and tired legs by the time opp finished their innings @ 255 runs.
With little low on bowling, that was expected by 1st XI who patiently followed their simple plan as they made before the match :).. “Bat 45 overs and chase it down” !!
WccC openers, Chris (83) and Arun(47), scored 120 in first 20ish overs.. and that gave a solid start for WccC. Sumit and Mezbah added another 30ish in the total as Arun and then Chris finished their part to get us half the target !
But then there was a magic spell from Angus Donaldson.. !!
WccC score looked —
163 for 3
167 for 4
Gopa and Oli took charge of the situation and showed why they made our middle order that day ! A very sensible partnership of 40 runs until Donaldson had another key wicket in his last over – a quick scoring Gopa (24) left the crease @ 200 for 5 !
Kunal went in with his injured webbing and swollen fingers and realized after facing couple if deliveries that he cant hit sixers right from first ball ;).. took his time to get hold of the situation (and grip his bat well)..
With over 50 runs remaining to score in 9ish overs the task was more about holding onto the nerves, not lose wickets and off course score runs !
Kunal scored much needed 41 in 26 balls with Oli finishing on 14 and Ben (5) rotating the strikes wisely to get Kunal face more deliveries to catch up with the required run rate.
Was a great win for WCCC with a huge target to chase against a very disciplined attack !
Overall a very good day for the game of Cricket and both teams played very well.