Tokyo Titans 1s vs Chiba Sharks 2s
Division 2 at SICG 2. Sunday, April 10, 2022
Result: Won by 38 runs
Ajeet Bhatt (C), Erika Oda (VC), Arsal Sohail, Asala Wickramaarchchige, Balaji Genji, Asanka Edirimanna, Atiq Ahmed, Arthur Zhou, Hamdan Siddique, Aditya Tallapragada, Kris Bayne, Arjun Gautam (12th man)
A solid start (Arsal/Asala), a gutsy, determined middle (Ajeet/Erika) and early summer fireworks end (Arthur/Atiq) gave Sharkies a great 233 off 40 overs. Supreme swing bowling (Adi/Arthur) and spectacular fielding (Asala/Arjun) floored the Titans but it took us a while to finish them off. But we did!
Dogged 45 by Ajeet. Explosive Atiq/Arthur knocks. Swing kings Adi and Arthur (2 wickets each) took out the top order. Three timely wickets from Atiq. Some good all-round performances.
Catch magnet Asala held two identical bullets at gully. Arjun’s unbelievable gravity/physics defying high overhead catch at square leg – one hand. Some great boundary stops and chases from many players, including Erika, Arjun, Asala, Adi.
Dr. Wheatgrass Play of the Day
HAS to be Arjun’s mind-blowing catch.