Congratulation to Mezica CC for 2018 SCL Champion!
Congratulation to Mezica CC! It is becoming habit to lose finals 🙂 On more final lost against Mezica on This Sunday! Match highlight: Loka 227/7 in 40 Overs: Mezica 230/4 in 33 Overs: Ramanjot Singh: 102* from (SLCC) and Man of the Match Awais: 67* from (SLCC) Niyazi: 70* from (Mezica) Momand: 72 from (Mezica Details: It was Sunny day and match was starting at 11 AM, Captain (Shahid) won the toss and elected to bat first, Good decision to play with our strength (we were good to defend any total). Game plan was to put 240 on board while considering they also have good bowling and batting side, SLCC captain took brave decision to send new comers up in Order with Ayyaz so they feel confident and get enough chance to deliver for the team but Mezica got quickly opener Ragunath (first match for Loka) on a best ball of the day then Ashish joined Ayyaz but good bowling kept us tight and after 6 Over Ayyaz depart on a shitty short selection (chasing wide ball, edged to keeper), Mezica good bowling kept tight and didn’t let batsmans (Ashish, Raj ,Tomaz and Shahid) to score, till 15 overs just 34 runs for Loka then Shahid depart after playing just 6 balls (catch on boundary) but still main batsmans for Loka were in Queue, Ramanjot joined Raj on crease but soon Raj edged to keeper and depart. Average was still 2.6 and 18 Overs were gone and Runs were 48 only. Ramanjot and Awais took the control and batted excellent till the end of 40 Overs, Ramanjot scored 102 not out on 79 balls (first 100, when team needed) and Awais 67 Runs not out on 63 balls. Yes we could say if they would be batting on normal batting order (up in order) we could cross 300 Plus but Loka like to involve every individual player and give chance to so they can deliver with that combination, later its up to them how they make their space.
40 Overs finished Ramanjot and Awais came not out with total 227 Runs for SLCC. Looked like it is really good total and somewhere in SLCC players mind game was taken easy.
Mezica started inning with Primoz + Alif but dangerous Primoz depart in first over, Top Edge and caught by Awais on Sajid bowl. Young Gun (Aniket) bowl really good and created chances in start of innings for next 2 batsman but poor judgment of Keeper and 2 slips fielders drooped 2 Top edge of batsmans but later they got out on 17 and 13 Runs on Raj balls, Mezica was 45/3 and still they had to get 180+ runs and 4 main batsman left behind.
But the panic started when 2 good batsman Niyazi and Momand was on crease and Loka fielder dropped couple of sitters with misjudgment. After that both batsman played sensibly and took the runs to 180 plus and then again 2 chances went out of hands of fielders on Raj and Ayyaz bowling. Apart from that, both batsman played really nice shorts as well and took their team to home and chased 227/3 in 33 Overs with 70+ runs were scored by both batsman.
Stats don’t tell the situation of game, poor fielding + bowling Extras was the main reason to lose game.