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LWH Emerge cricket champions!

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: November 9th, 2014 | 0 Comments


LWH clinched the Alexander Trophy with yet another thrilling low scoring match against DSS

REIGNING CHAMPIONS: Jubilant LWH team after winning the series by 2-0

Manali, Nov 8: What a match! DSS fought hard despite a low total to defend. A clean hit by Suram in Vijju’s over pitched delivery in the 18th over gave a comfortable win to the Willingdons in the end. LWH skittled DSS for a paltry 88 with an over to spare. DSS batsmen fell like a pack of cards in less than an hour’s time. Thanks for the disciplined attack by LWH bowlers. Despite a cautious start by DSS openers, Manish was sent back to the pavilion cheaply by pacer Sanjay. Promoted to No. 3, Anand looked in a good nick but couldn’t stay long enough. Another overcautious opener Vijay castled by Roshan Lal with a beautiful delivery on the leg stump. By then DSS scored just 27 runs in 8 overs. This brought DSS skipper Vijju to redeem the team from another tense situation. With Rahul on the other end Vijju kept the wickets intact for a brief partnership of 15 runs. But L C Thakur beguiled Rahul with a slow delivery and lured him to play a lofted shot ending up in Vinay’s hand at Mid-off. Debutant Maitrey joined Vijju and made a 23 run partnership. Last match bowling hero Suresh took another three quick wickets and took LWH into a commanding situation. Sanjay hit the last nail on DSS coffin by castling Rakesh with just 88 on the board.

Confident of chasing 88 in no time, LWH openers took the team to 25 without loss in 6 overs. With good fielding and bowling changes DSS team knocked out 4 wickets for 58 at the end of 15 overs. With disciplined attack Pawan and Vijay gave just 30 runs in their 10 overs quota taking 3 crucial wickets. Needing 31 of 30 balls LWH seems to be panicked for a while. But Man of the match Rewat kept the cool and took the team to the door steps of yet another close finish scoring 31 of just 32 balls. In the end Suram rode the team to a spectacular win with a six over the mid wicket fence.

Today’s match proved that cricket is not always a batsmen game!

LWH took the lead to 2-0 with one match to go on Nov 15. Final match is crucial for both the teams. LWH will look to prove their dominance, while DSS will play for their pride. So far the two teams met four times since Dec 2013 winning two each.

Brief Scores: DSS won the toss and elected to bat

DSS 88 all out 19.1 (Vijju 34, Roshan 3/20, Sanjay 3/4, Suresh 3/21) lost to LWH 89 for 7 in 18.2 overs (Rewat 31, Pawan 2/18, Rahul 2/24).

Man of the Match: REWAT RAM

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