BLOSSOM CRICKET CLUB’S NERVY ENDING HANDS DOMESPO STAR A WIN IN A FRIENDLY
RAHUL SINGH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ahmedabad: Blossom Cricket Club’s batting lineup collapse handed Domespo Star a surprising victory in a Friendly at Achievers Cricket Club Ahmedabad here on Saturday. From 87 run opening stand to losing 8 wickets from 87 to 143, Blossom Cricket Club lost the opportunity to cross the winning line.
After winning the toss Captain Puneet of Domespo Star had decided to bat first. Domespo Star’s batsman never took off as they kept on throwing their wickets at regular intervals. The batting team were down to 63 for 7 and never looked like reaching three figures. But a twist in the tale saw Mohit Raj and Yogesh adding 84 on the board for the 8th wicket which gave Domespo Star a chance to make a comeback in the contest. Mohit Raj’s 66 off 40 and Yogesh’s important contribution of 14 in the partnership took Domespo Star’s total to 147 at an expense of 7 wickets. Blossom’s Kapil Sharma and Anmol both struck twice in the first innings.
In contrast to Domespo Star innings, Blossom Cricket Club started off impressively as their openers Anil Tyagi and Saraansh contributed 87 for the first wicket to shift momentum towards Blossom once again. Standing in such firm position Blossom Cricket Club looked clear favorites to win the match but as it was in the first innings, the contest brought another twist that saw Blossom’s batting lineup facing an unexpected collapse. Once they lost their first wicket, Blossom Cricket Club were reduced to 143 for 8 from 87 for 1. This collapse was led by Domespo’s Sarabjeet who picked 4 wickets while conceding just 18 runs in his 4 overs. Sarabjeet’s impressive bowling performance helped Domespo Star edging Blossom Cricket Club by 4 runs. For his match winning performance, Sarabjit also won the Man of the Match award.