|Simulation Cricket Authority: Banglacricket.com vs Webhostingtalk.com - Tri-Series Game 1
|Banglacricket.com vs Webhostingtalk.com
Tri-Series Game 1
Today marks an important day in simulation cricket history. The Padang, a picturesque cricket ground located in the heart of Singapore city, played host to its first simulation cricket match.
Banglacricket.com, making their first ODI appearance since January, took on Webhostingtalk.com in the first match of a four ODI tri-series also involving Saintsational.com.
Electing to bat, Webhostingtalk.com got off to a fine start, with both openers posting half-centuries. Equentity - Jamie was the first batsman to depart, with 50. cabalstudios later got out on 77.
fremont failed to capitalize on the opportunity given to him by his captain, making just 9. It is expected that number one ranked ODI batsman, joomlaguy.com, will return to the team on Thursday against Saintsational.com.
Joseph_M didn't trouble the scorers, while both Cifra-Jay and Oonth scored 22. With the exception of Slidey who added 12, the tail order crashed, giving Webhostingtalk.com a modest total of 193.
Banglacricket.com entered the game with nine debutants, so it was only fair that one of the experienced campaigners would open their innings. That was to be newly appointed captain AsifTheManRahman, who went on to score 97, out LBW 3 short of his maiden ODI century.
Adel_chain_gang made a vital 28, while Rubu's unbeaten 30 got the team over the line.
Banglacricket.com had a huge scare in the 34th over, when Slidey, Webhostingtalk.com's specialist spinner, took four straight wickets, all but one clean bowled.
From a comfortable 5/187 to a worrying 9/187 needing 7 runs for victory, Rubu scored the winning runs in death defying fashion, scoring a 6 from the first ball of the next over, followed by the match winning single.
In any other circumstances, 97 runs would be enough, but Banglacricket.com strike bowler Hasib took away the man of the match award due to his haul of 5/51.