|Simulation Cricket Authority: CricketMX.com vs Saintsational.com - 2nd Test
|CricketMX.com vs Saintsational.com
The 2nd Test was wrapped up after 4 days of play and plenty of action.
Winning the toss, and electing to bat first, the CricketMX.com openers made little impact, with garmabeaneth adding just 6, and the docs mum caught by SkilledSaint on 19.
Rat and battye piled on the runs, and caused the bowlers a lot of problems. battye can now lay claim to 2 half-centuries, having made 61 before being caught by Dal_Santos_Gal.
moongirl fell for a duck, while neither nesman or StorbinC could contribute a score of any great meaning.
BONGOMAN, who is often the go-to man down the order, also fell for a duck, while tunebud added just 3 to the score. p2p-sharing-rules added a quick 11, but it was the 11th wicket partnership between Rat and Freezmizer which hurt the bowlers most.
Freezmizer got out on 29, the new record for a 11. But it was Rat's 120 not out which would later win him the man of the match award.
After 112.5 overs, CricketMX.com were all out for 286. HSVKing took 4 wickets, while Halo-9 took 3, saint66au with 2 and n1ck with 1.
Saintsational.com's 1st innings was a delight to watch. saint_mite, the captain, carried the team with 87, but Dal_Santos_Gal and mightysainters also got past 50. Unfortunately, there wasn't much down the order, despite SkilledSaint's 37 not out.
The highest score from the tailenders was 5, by saint66au. Eventually, they were 10/277 after 89.4 overs, just 9 runs short of CricketMX.com's first innings total.
CricketMX.com's 2nd innings was less glamourous, with the team making just 217. Again, it was Rat who made the biggest impact, but this time it was with 53. garmabeaneth got the team off on the right foot, with 33, but the docs mum made just 1. battye and nesman were useful in the middle order, with 38 and 45 respectively. moongirl and StorbinC made 7, and 19.
This time it was saint66au, who took claim as the best bowler, with 4/56. Halo-9 was a little expensive, but still contributed, with 3/91.
Chasing 227 for victory, the crowd was in for a close game. saint_mite smashed 69 before BONGOMAN got the breakthrough. But unfortunately for the St Kilda supporters, only herni the second and mightysainters were the only other batsman to make it past 19.
Due to a 4-fer from p2p-sharing-rules, CricketMX.com were able to manage a 13 run victory. As a result, CricketMX.com won the Test series 2-0.
The 1st ODI begins on Wednesday.