|Simulation Cricket Authority: Saintsational.com vs Webhostingtalk.com - 3rd ODI
|Saintsational.com vs Webhostingtalk.com
Webhostingtalk.com's dream start on the simulation cricket circuit just got better today, with their first series win.
Losing the toss was a blessing in disguise, and they were sent into bat.
Equentity - Jamie, one of simulation cricket's new superstars, made another half century today. He went on to make 76 before being bowled by Halo-9. The captains opening partner, cabalstudios, also continued his run of form with a quick 37.
joomlaguy.com had no troubles either, making 68 off 66 before being stumped by Saintsational.com wicket keeper, SkilledSaint.
The story of the day was without a doubt Joseph_M's knock. Off just 68 balls, he smashed 99 runs, missing out on his century by just 1 run. He fell to Saintsational.com allrounder saint_mite, but it was enough to give him the man of the match award.
The runs didn't stop there though, with Cifra-Jay scoring 50 runs before saint_mite also got the wicket of him.
Oonth and chrisranjana were the not out batsmen, with 10 not out and 4 not out respectively.
The only multiple wicket taker was saint_mite, with fellow part-timer Dal_Santos_Gal, and HSVKing and Halo-9 taking 1 each.
Webhostingtalk.com scored 5/344, in what is a simulation cricket record.
Chasing this mammoth target, Saintsational.com needed to start running from the word go. Losing saint_mite and herni the second to PixelManual in the first two balls of the innings, leaving him on a hattrick, did not help.
james_rose and Dal_Santos_Gal came together at the third ball, and for 10 overs, they looked in with a chance, albeit a very small one. Their world came crashing down two balls later, when james_rose fell for 31.
Dal_Santos_Gal kept going, and eventually made 84, the second highest score a Saintsationalist has made on the entire tour.
36 from mightysainters, and 52 not out from SkilledSaint was not enough to save the team from defeat, but it did allow them to hang on to a point, which leaves them above 1.00 on the SCA ODI Rankings.
Saintsational.com were all out for 224 after 41.1 overs, giving Webhostingtalk.com a 120 run win, and a 2-1 series win.