|Simulation Cricket Authority: CricketMX.com vs BalladP2P.com - 1st Test
|CricketMX.com vs BalladP2P.com
The inaugural Test match begun with CricketMX.com electing to bat first, at Perth's WACA ground. Both openers, garmabeaneth and nesman, made respectable scores in the 20's, before falling to HunterMp3 and Hmmm. Rat made just 1, while battye and grinch2171 stuck around to give the team a chance of a decent score.
battye fell for 27, while grinch2171 top scored with 37. moongirl made 25 on her internation recall, while StorbinC and the lower order failed to conjure up more than 44.
CricketMX.com were all out for 182, thanks to 3 wickets each to HunterMp3 and Hmmm, 2 wickets to part-timer TheMadHeffer420, and single wickets to Jupiter Aknowledge and MickeyBen.
BalladP2P.com managed to bat for a few overs on the remainder of day 1, and went on to declare at 5/283. An unbeaten 69 to Hand_of_God, in addition to a sound 65 from TheMadHeffer420, giving BalladP2P.com a solid lead of 100 going into the second innings.
BONGOMAN was the only multiple wicket taker, with 2/97. There were single wickets to garmabeaneth, Burian and tunebud.
The second innings for CricketMX.com was quite an improvement on the first, with half centuries to Rat (70) and moongirl (60). battye scored a composed 47, while StorbinC and garmabeaneth both made scores in the 20's. Like in the first innings, the lower order were unable to build any decent scores, with the last 3 wickets falling for 22.
Hmmm's 5/42 sealed the man of the match award. Jupiter Aknowledge was the other multiple wicket taker with 2/41.
Requiring a little under 170 for victory, BalladP2P.com were under pressure when M3ta7h3ad, Leon, TheMadHeffer420 made 3, 14 and 8 respectively. It was Imagine_If who took it upon himself to get the innings back on track, with a slow and steady 62. It was Hand_of_God in the lower middle order who finished the job, with and unbeaten 48.
BONGOMAN's 3/56 gave CricketMX.com some hope, but he didn't have enough support from the other bowlers, and CricketMX.com went on to lose by 5 wickets, with BalladP2P.com cruising to 5/170 after 72.6 overs.
BalladP2P.com take the series to 1-0, and win 2 points from the game.