|Simulation Cricket Authority: Hawkheadquarters.com vs Sitepoint.com - Only Test
|Hawkheadquarters.com vs Sitepoint.com
The Hawkheadquarters.com vs Sitepoint.com series came to a close today, with a 97 run win to Hawkheadquarters.com.
The match started slowly, but got more interesting towards the end of day one, when Glen Nugent recoreded his first Test century (127 from 183), which is also the first century to a specialist bowler.
In the first few overs on day two, Buddy38 also reached a ton, a hard-earned 108 from 274 deliveries, bringing the teams first innings total to 10/286 after 100.2 overs.
fisherboy dominated the bowling, with 5/73 at the very economical rate of 2.52.
Sitepoint.com stuggled early when batting, but Nicky and Hemus maximus brought some stability to the innings, with each batsman recording a half century.
Other than them, only daynig made a start, with 20.
Every bowler got a piece of the action, including part timers gob79 (1/0 from 0.4 overs) and Action_Force (2/4 from 2 overs). But it was Glen Nugent who continued to slaughter the opposition, with 4/23 from his 12 overs. Sitepoint.com were all out for 158 from 55.4 overs.
Hawkheadquarters.com added significantly to their lead in their second innings, mainly thanks to scores in the 40's from gob79 and Buddy38, and a half century to Action_Force. Ironically, Glen Nugent fell for a duck, cutting his handsome average in half.
Hawkheadquarters.com batted well into day three, and ended on 231 before their final wicket fell.
Chasing 360 to win, Sitepoint.com were in a promising position at stumps, having knocked 42 off the score for no loss. Despite losing DigitaL for 23, Nicky and SlitheryImp were progressing nicely, until SlitheryImp fell in the 60's.
Heman maximus contributed a quick 30, while iTechno and Mike Empuria both failed to get into double figures. All the while, Nicky was at the other end building her score.
daynig made 23, while silentcollision and fisherboy fell in consecutive balls. bcr survived the hattrick ball, and went on to make the third 23 of their innings. Still around one hundred from their target score, a victory looks all but lost.
jake4974 survived only four balls for his 1 run, ending their innings and also the Test match. Nicky fell short 16 short of her century, stranded with a not out score from 247 deliveries.
Glen Nugent won the man of the match award, for his 127 runs and 4 wicket haul.
Hawkheadquarters.com won by 97 runs.