T20 Trial Match Four
CWC Trial XI B vs CWC Trial XI A
Day Two kicked off under blue skies at the B XI training compound, with the final three T20's of the mini-series to be completed before the day was out.
A few rotations in the squads saw Trial XI A stand-in skipper P Spark win the toss and elect to bat first, with a slightly modified line-up. The usual opening pair was dismissed early, with the B XI quicks starting well, and it was left to Spark and Archimedes Monk to lead the resistance. They fought back well, keeping the scoreboard ticking over whilst resisting the sharp threat offered by Sharma and Hunt, but both were dismissed by the slower bowlers; first Spark was bowled by Fagina for an impressive 35 (23), followed by Monk, magnificently caught by Delev off the bowling of Narang for 34 (17). This set the stage for A XI keeper DB Wayne, promoted to number 5, to play with some freedom - and he dominated, attacking all the bowlers in an exciting 55 (28). The bowlers were consistent, if expensive, throughout; Hunt, Fagina and Zadran all grabbed multiple wickets, though none came cheaply.
At the conclusion of 20 overs CWC Trial XI A had accrued a total of 8/187 - setting a difficult task for their opponents.
This task was made no easier when both openers were dismissed early, and though Mork made a quickfire 30 (15) the required run rate continued to climb. Wisney, Sriram and Yamadera were particularly economical with the ball, ensuring the fielding side were always in a strong position. All-rounder I Narang caused a few nervous moments with a fine 42 (40), but was eventually knocked over by the intimidating Heath Davis, who claimed 3 wickets for the day. Sriram was also rewarded with 3 wickets, as the A XI ran out winners by 58 runs.
MOTM: DB Wayne
Code:CWC Trial XI A versus CWC Trial XI B CWC Trial XI A won the toss and elected to BAT CWC Trial XI A E Ames lbw b M Hunt 1 (8) L Townsend c J Howe b A Sharma 12 (3) P Spark b A Fagina 35 (23) A Monk c S Delev b I Narang 34 (17) DB Wayne lbw b S Zadran 55 (28) D Jellett lbw b A Fagina 3 (5) M Wisney c J Howe b S Zadran 10 (12) R Yamadera not out 14 (16) SC Somerset c A Fagina b M Hunt 12 (4) HT Davis not out 6 (4) Extras ( lb5 ) 5 Total (from 20 overs) 187 - 8 Fall of wickets: 1-14 2-14 3-75 4-83 5-86 6-122 7-163 8-181 Bowling Figures for CWC Trial XI B O M R W A Sharma 3 0 28 1 M Hunt 4 0 23 2 S Delev 3 0 35 0 A Fagina 4 0 28 2 S Zadran 4 0 49 2 I Narang 2 0 19 1 CWC Trial XI B O du Toit c L Townsend b HT Davis 0 (5) P Ingram c D Jellett b M Wisney 0 (1) H Mork hit wkt b R Yamadera 30 (15) JD Hurricane c R Yamadera b SC Somerset 11 (10) J Howe c & b G Sriram 21 (21) I Narang c R Yamadera b HT Davis 42 (40) S Zadran b G Sriram 1 (7) S Delev c A Monk b G Sriram 0 (1) A Fagina c DB Wayne b M Wisney 15 (15) M Hunt c D Jellett b HT Davis 0 (1) A Sharma not out 2 (1) Extras ( w3 lb4 ) 7 Total (from 20 overs) 129 All out Fall of wickets: 1-0 2-6 3-45 4-49 5-75 6-99 7-99 8-123 9-123 10-129 Bowling Figures for CWC Trial XI A O M R W HT Davis 4 0 36 3 M Wisney 3 0 16 2 SC Somerset 3 1 27 1 R Yamadera 3 0 15 1 G Sriram 4 2 10 3 E Ames 3 0 21 0 CWC Trial XI A won by 58 runs Man of the match is DB Wayne