|Simulation Cricket Authority: CricketMX.com vs Hawkheadquarters.com - Game 6
|CricketMX.com vs Hawkheadquarters.com
What would have made for a thrilling final, turned out to be nothing more than a few extra points for CricketMX.com, in a low scoring affair at Telstra Dome today.
Hawkheadquarters.com won the toss and elected to bat, this turned out to be a bad decision, with BONGOMAN firing, his 5/39 a man of the match effort. Even half centuries from DynamoUltra and greatbar were not enough to get HHQ past 204. They were bowled out in the 43rd over.
CricketMX.com temporary opener, krb107, has failed again. He made just 9 runs, which signals the end of his short term career. garmabeaneth, in usual fashion, made a nice score of 54, while battye, batting at number 3, finally found some form, with a fast 63, before being stumped by stand in wicket keeper Glen Nugent.
grinch2171 played a crucial role, batting at number 4 for a change. When the quick wickets of garmabeaneth and battye fell, followed by nesman (0) and moongirl (1), he and StorbinC had to steady the ship.
StorbinC fell for 20 off 18 deliveries, leaving grinch2171 with the lower order. BONGOMAN and p2p-sharing-rules didn't last too long, making 8 apiece before both falling to leg before from Dixie Flatline. Protoman X worked with grinch2171, needing less than 10 runs to win, with just 2 wickets in hand.
After Protoman X fell for 9, it looked as if the momentum had swung the way of Hawkheadquarters.com.
Scores were level, and CricketMX.com had one wicket in hand. tunebud survived 2 deliveries, which passed the strike on to grinch2171, with just 1 run needed to win.
The first ball of over 33 went for 2, giving CricketMX.com the 2 points, plus the bonus point.
Dixie Flatline was HHQ's most successful, but expensive, bowler, with 4/83 off 10.
While this match had no effect on the series, it boosted CricketMX.com's official SCA Ranking to 1.66, equal first with Banglacricket.com.
The Tri-Series final is to be played on Wednesday, the 8th of March, 2006.