|Simulation Cricket Authority: CricketMX.com vs Sitepoint.com - 2nd ODI
|CricketMX.com vs Sitepoint.com
Losing the toss was unfortunate for CricketMX.com, as Telstra Dome is great for batting first on. Webmaster_Ryan made 110, which earned him the Man of the Match award. The only other mentionable performance in the Sitepoint.com lineup was Young Twig's 75. 5/268 after 50 overs, seemed like a gettable target for CricketMX.com, but things never really took off.
After just 25 overs, they were 5/130. With dr sad providing the only resistance, with 54, CricketMX.com will be dissappointed with their batting display. The only other player to pass 20 was battye, who again got 41.
Economical bowling from fbiboy and Marubozo, made the job even harder for CricketMX.com, who by the 35th over, were bowled out for 153. Sitepoint.com gained a vital bonus point, which will significantly improve their world ODI rankings.
CricketMX.com are currently ranked 4/4 in the world, with a ranking of just 1.38. Sitepoint.com are the current leaders, with a ranking of 2.00. The way the ranking system works, is that points are accumulated in ODI matches, and are then divided by the number of matches played to give a ranking (equivalent of average points per game). CricketMX.com are not worried about their low ranking, captain battye having this to say. "The way it works, is the more games you play, the more your ranking fluctuates. When more games are played amongst the teams, it will even itself out. Of course, the only way you can ensure your ranking remains high is by winning as many matches as possible.".
The series stands at 1-1. It is expected the 5 match series will go down to the wire, with the 3rd game to be played on Wednesday.