T20 Trial Match Five
CWC Trial XI B vs CWC Trial XI A
After a tough first day of the series, and a disappointing start to day 2 in game one, CWC Trial XI B were starting to really hunger for a win.
Captain JD Hurricane sent Trial XI A in to bat first, and it was probably a good toss for the A's to lose on a track which offered something for all. Early on though it looked a wise choice, Morkel striking twice in a ferocious opening spell with the key wickets of Ames and Monk.
P Spark again looked in good form, working his way to a solid half-century with some intelligent batting; and was well supported by Jellett, who looked to attack the B XI part-timers. However Zadran dismissed both, and the remainder of the order found it difficult against the blistering pace of Sharma and Morkel. 6/144 from 20 overs seemed a decent score on a day where it was hard to determine what the par was.
Trial XI B sent out an untested opening partnership, the mainstay du Toit joined by promising young keeper Jake Howe - and though du Toit was again dismissed cheaply, Howe looked in form from ball one. Supported by captain Hurricane, the pair looked to take responsibility for the result and batted with a sense of purpose not previously seen from the B's. Despite a pair of Lewis wickets causing a few jitters, Ingram made sure of the result to take the mini-series back to 3-2.
MOTM: J Howe
Code:CWC Trial XI A versus CWC Trial XI B CWC Trial XI B won the toss and elected to BOWL first CWC Trial XI A E Ames c S Zadran b M Morkel 5 (7) P Spark lbw b S Zadran 54 (51) A Monk c O du Toit b M Morkel 12 (9) D Jellett c M Morkel b S Zadran 43 (32) DB Wayne c J Howe b A Sharma 9 (5) C Lewis c & b M Morkel 3 (9) M Wisney not out 6 (3) SC Somerset not out 4 (4) Extras ( w2 nb1 b1 lb4 ) 8 Total (from 20 overs) 144 - 6 Fall of wickets: 1-5 2-27 3-118 4-125 5-134 6-140 Bowling Figures for CWC Trial XI B O M R W A Sharma 4 0 36 1 M Morkel 3 0 11 3 S Delev 3 0 44 0 H Beaver 4 1 17 0 S Zadran 4 0 31 2 I Narang 2 2 0 0 CWC Trial XI B O du Toit c A Monk b HT Davis 8 (5) J Howe c C Lewis b C Lewis 72 (52) H Mork c D Jellett b M Wisney 8 (3) JD Hurricane c DB Wayne b C Lewis 28 (22) P Ingram not out 26 (20) I Narang not out 4 (1) Extras 0 Total (from 18 overs) 146 - 4 Fall of wickets: 1-8 2-18 3-97 4-138 Bowling Figures for CWC Trial XI A O M R W HT Davis 3 0 33 1 GIMH Martyn 3 0 19 0 M Wisney 2 0 16 1 SC Somerset 3 0 15 0 G Sriram 2 0 21 0 E Ames 2 0 18 0 C Lewis 2 0 24 2 CWC Trial XI B won by 6 wickets Man of the match is J Howe