|Simulation Cricket Authority: Saintsational.com vs Webhostingtalk.com - Tri-Series Game 2
|Saintsational.com vs Webhostingtalk.com
Tri-Series Game 2
In the second game of the tri-series, Saintsational.com were out to continue their fine form after a Test win earlier this month.
Webhostingtalk.com were the opposition, and they lost the toss, and were sent to bowl first.
The opening partnership lasted for 27 runs, before saint_mite was the first to fall for just 16. Dal_Santos_Gal went on to make 27.
Launcestonsaint, in his ODI return, looked set to make a score from the word go. Batting at number 4, he made sure he stayed at the crease until the last wicket fell. Launcestonsaint made an unbeaten 89, Saintsational.com's highest individual score.
SkilledSaint and ODI debutant saint patrick both chipped in with the bat, scoring 27 and 20 each.
arkin led the bowling attack, and helped restrict Saintsational.com to 227, with 3/42.
Chasing a slightly better than modest total, Equentity - Jamie got out for 20, a rare low score for the champion. Former world number one ODI batsman, joomlaguy.com, who was recalled to replace fremont, scored just 11, and dropping to world number two in the process.
Joseph_M took 18 balls before getting out, making just 8, and at 3/93, it was still anyone's game. But then cabalstudios and Cifra-Jay came together, and the fireworks began.
Cifra-Jay started slogging almost immediately, scoring 22 off one of Halo-9's overs.
All the meanwhile, cabalstudios kept building his score, approaching a century.
After 41.4 overs, Webhostingtalk.com had made 3/229, passing Saintsational.com's target, and winning their fourth ODI. cabalstudios became the first centurian of the series with 104*, while Cifra-Jay smashed 86* from 56 deliveries.
The Saintsational.com bowlers had a shocking day. Even HSVKing who is considered among the best fast bowlers in simulation cricket, couldn't pick up a wicket from any of his 10 overs.
Part-timers saint patrick and mightysainters were the only players with respectable figures; 1/1 and 1/8 respectively.
cabalstudios understandably won the man of the match award.