|Simulation Cricket Authority: Banglacricket.com vs Saintsational.com - Tri-Series Game 3
|Banglacricket.com vs Saintsational.com
Tri-Series Game 3
Saintsational.com got away to a flyer, after electing to bat.
33 runs were scored in good time before Dal_Santos_Gal was clean bowled. saint_mite and mightysainters built up a solid partnership, before saint_mite was stumped a run away from a half-century.
Launcestonsaint then came to the crease, partnered with mightysainters who didn't miss a beat after saint_mite's dismissal. This partnership lasted quite some time, and on the last ball of the 38th over, mightysainters celebrated his century. A couple of overs later, he was walking back to the pavilion, caught and bowled by Hasib after a magnificent 105.
james_rose, the recalled batsman came out at number five with a point to prove. Before the game, he publicly stated "won't let the team down!". And he didn't, adding 34 at almost a run-a-ball. At the other end, Launcestonsaint was reliable, albeit a little slow in scoring. He finished the innings with 45 runs, taking Saintsational.com to 3/251 after 50 overs, their best score in the series, after 227 in the previous game.
Lidcombe, Imran78 and Hasib took one wicket each, while Omio, the bowler on debut, finished with 0/63 in a disappointing bowling performance.
Banglacricket.com required just above 5 an over to win, and losing the in-form AsifTheManRahman for 16 was a real blow. Adel_chain_gang added 41 before becoming HSVKing's second victim.
Hatebreed and Shahriyar, who was still at the crease, came together midway through the 23rd over, with the instructions clear. 138 runs to win, 27 overs to score them. In their favour, was wickets in hand, as well as some lower order batsmen capable of slogging.
Saintsational.com targeted the new batsman, to no avail. Hatebreed scored two 6's in his first 4 deliveries.
The pair played very well, and Shahriyar scored a century in the last ball of the 35th over. His first in a One Day International.
Hatebreed, after an initial flurry, was quite reserved, and celebrated a half-century in the 45th over; 50 from 71 deliveries.
With 4 overs to go, 20 runs was required to win. The 47th over was a maiden, bowled by none other than james_rose. saint_mite then went for 7 from the 48th. james_rose went for 6 runs in the 49th over, leaving Banglacricket.com needing 7 runs from the final over to pull of a magnificent victory. With all of her mainstream bowling stocks having used their full quota of 10 overs, saint_mite decided to bowl her 5th over.
Hatebreed defended the first 3 balls, before smashing a boundary, meaning 3 was required from the final 2 deliveries. After a single, it meant Shahriyar, on 133 not out, was facing the match ball. saint_mite bowled a good ball, but not good enough, as Shahriyar got under it, and managed to get it to the ropes.
Banglacricket.com won by 8 wickets, with Shahriyar winning the man of the match award.
Banglacricket.com face Webhostingtalk.com in the series final, on Monday.