Saturday, October 21, 2006

Nail Biting Finish for Friend's United Club

A nail biting finished saw Friend's united club beat Youth 11 yesterday in Zimdra Vanaspati Cup 2006 by 1 wicket, As the rain continued from yesterday night till the match started at 1:30 Pm in the Afternoon, players and official have to do everything from using foam to soak up the pitch and applying saw dust in run up area. At the start of the match rain stopped and after winning the toss Youth 11 opted to bat first in wet condition, Friend's united club opener Ugyen Dorji Scalped Sonam Tobay for duck in his first over, at the other end Kencho bowled superbly and took wickets in each overs. Youth 11 batsmen’s struggle to find the gap as bowler didn't give any room to score shot

There were few catches drop in the field but when off spinner the then skipper Ugyen Tenzin and Damber Singh Gurung were introduce, wickets fell overs afater overs to all out Youth 11 82 runs in 21 overs.
When Friend's United opening batsmen went to chase mere score of 82 runs, Youth 11 bowler did put them into pressure as ball was moving both ways after pitching, Youth 11 sent back Tobgay wangchuk back to pavillion when the score is Nil on the board, Tshering dorji was run out shortly to Introduce Damber Singh Gurung in the field as dejected Friend's United players watch their reliable players walks back to pavillion without bothering the score. Ugyen Dorji and Damber singh Gurung put on 76 runs partnership for 2nd wickets to take the team to victory, Both the batsmen played sensible cricket waiting for loose ball and leaving the good ball alone.

Ugyen Dorji feel cheaply when the score was 72 on the board to introduce Dasho Thinley W Dorje to the wicket, Youth 11 fought back to dismiss Damber Singh Gurung when they need just 11 runs to win, Sonam Tobgay bowl suprebly to dismiss tow batsmen to put pressure on the friend's united club, wickets tumble at striker end as Dasho Thinley W Dorje watch helpless from non striker end. Tsherin Tashi, the 9th Batsmen negotiate the last ball faced to finish the over, at the begenning of 21st over, Dasho Thinley W Dorje hits four to level the score and a relief in Friend's United Club, a wide next ball gives Friend's United Club a win by one wicket to earn valuable 2 points in rain out Match.

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