|14-07-2006, 10:49 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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South Australia Cruise At Sydney
Moore's Efforts In Vain
South Australia went top of the table as one of two unbeaten teams after completing a polished effort at the SCG this week. The batting, while not outstanding, did its job on a tricky pitch against fine bowlers, and Trevor Binny's ten-for - including two new-ball wickets - was the clincher in four highly entertaining days of cricket.
Despite only 765 runs being scored, there was always the chance of a draw at the SCG. However, to their credit, both sides went for victory in the second innings, as shots flourished along with the wickets. First, however, the visitors had won a crucial toss; the pitch looked a bit soft, although it was the typical dry surface of the SCG, conducive to spin.
No one had told New South Wales' seamer Moore about that, however. After nabbing out Olly Foot with a beauty that kissed the outside edge before falling to Khan (after Foot had been dropped on 4 earlier), he then had Nick Collyer lbw on 3, but the umpire turned down the confident appeal. Instead of a batting collapse, Collyer was allowed to do a rebuilding effort with Asif Mujtaba, and fighting through a spate of dropped catches before lunch they made their stand worth 103, the highest partnership of the game.
Then came Moore. Replacing Kallis in the fourth over after lunch, he immediately broke the partnership, and after enlisting help from Bloom and a benevolent umpire to get out Collyer, he embarked on a spell of quick bowling that was only marred by his occasional no-balling. Apart from that, Moore bowled with zip and pace to get 8-3-11-4 in seemingly perfect batting conditions, as South Australia crashed to 150 for six at tea.
However, Sanjay Borde, South Australia's much-maligned wicketkeeper, took part in two vital stands as South Australia fought back. First, he put on 58 with Yarvinder Singh to take the total near 200, and then provided perfect cover for Eddie Graham's brutal slogging half-century, as another 57-run stand helped the total up. Batting with Binny, Graham needed to throw the bat, and his ten balls in the partnership with Binny yielded two fours, a six, and a total of 19 runs. Binny's contribution was two level-headed singles, though he failed to make contact with one of them. Moore rounded off the innings, however, finishing the job he started to end with eight for 50.
Graham continued his fine day out to have Fry bowled with his fifth ball of the match, but Virender Sehwag provided a good foil for SA's opening bowler pairing Graham/Mooney, hitting six fours before lunchtime as NSW batted through to 47 for one. However, a loose shot from Griffith brought SA their second wicket, and Trev Binny followed up by having Sehwag lbw with his seventh ball of the match. The fourth-wicket partnership was intriguing: neither Quayle nor Martin seemed to have the ability to find the boundary, largely due to South Australia's bowlers not offering any width, but they nevertheless came out on top in the battle against SA's strike bowlers, Graham and Binny, despite showers repeatedly interrupting the game. However, both were out before stumps, leaving the game interestingly poised with the hosts on 125 for five.
A flurry of no-balls on the third morning threw the initiative back to Kallis and Khan, who nevertheless looked out of confidence on a pitch where most balls kept low. Such a ball from Stratton undid the great South African; Kallis chipped a bottom edged drive to the SA allrounder, before Stratton gave Khan a respite by dropping him on 34. 11 runs later, he was run out by Mujtaba, but the morning session belonged to New South Wales, who had scored 85 runs for the loss of two wickets.
The afternoon began as the morning had ended: with Trevor Binny bowling balls on a probing line and length, and starting off with his 13th maiden over, to Bloom. In Binny's next over, however, Jones smashed a drive straight to Arshad at deep mid on, before Mujtaba made the rather baffling decision to take the new ball. Binny didn't mind: after Bloom had taken another single, he served up a quicker ball to Roach, which was nicked to Stratton at second slip, and Moore perished in identical fashion next ball. South Australia took a first innings lead of 54.
Runs came thick and fast following Binny's effort, mostly from Yarvinder Singh, whose fine innings of 49 from 100 balls was exactly what SA needed after a couple of loose shots had reduced South Australia to 58 for three. Rearguards from Allen and Stratton saw South Australia through to stumps before going off for bad light, but the position at 154 for six did not look awful.
More Moore magic threatened to give NSW a fighting chance, however. Although the ball had gone soft, Moore used old-fashioned seam movement along with the distinctly unpredictable bounce to take three wickets with eleven balls. Allen was left stranded on 27 not out, and South Australia were all out for 165.
New South Wales were set 220 in 97 overs; not normally a daunting task, but the SCG were showing distinct signs of wear, wresting the initiative back to South Australia's bowlers. However, bookmakers who had noted South Australia's awful ways of getting out were offering roughly equal odds on both teams.
Graham and Mooney bowled threatening lines early on, hitting the body on numerous occasions, but only getting a leg-bye until Graham provided his second wicket of the match. A beautiful leg stump yorker with away-swing took care of Sehwag, hit on the toe and lbw for seven, and swings-and-misses were the order of the day until lunch. However, both Fry and Griffith had reached double figures, and now required 181 in 77 overs.
Trevor Binny, who had been given his first over before lunch, continued immediately afterwards, and ended Fry's innings with the first ball of the afternoon session. Then, Rick Stratton had Griffith caught at third slip by Allen, and then Binny bowled, and bowled, and bowled. Four catches and one lbw decision saw his figures read 14.2-5-18-5. Graham, who bowled in tandem for most of that time, only provided one wicket, but bowled tightly and kept pressure on the batsmen, until one dire over which, ironically, gave him his second wicket when Martin launched him to Mooney in the deep. New South Wales were 94 for eight at tea, and all that remained was to clean them up. And despite a rain shower trying to ruin their moment - the players walked off after Binny's first over, a maiden - Mooney recovered to have Roach lbw in the first over after the rain interruption, then Bloom lbw in his next over. With news coming in from South Africa that Guyana had suffered their first defeat of the season, South Australia could celebrate the win in the knowledge that it had been enough to send them well on top of the table.
South Australia 2-0-1 (38pts)
Guyana 2-1-0 (30pts)
Free State 2-1-0 (29pts)
Karachi 1-2-0 (22pts)
New South Wales 1-1-1 (22pts)
Yorkshire 1-2-0 (19pts)
Surrey 0-0-3 (17pts)
Kent 0-2-1 (11pts)
South Australia 275 all out
Nick Collyer 53
Q Moore 26.3-4-50-8
New South Wales 221 all out
Trevor Binny 31-13-40-5
South Australia 165 all out
Yarvinder Singh 49
I Bloom 14-0-40-4
Q Moore 15.4-2-56-4
New South Wales 104 all out
Trevor Binny 17-6-24-5
Eddie Graham 17-5-33-2
Ian Mooney 9.5-1-20-2
South Australia ratings:
Asif Mujtaba 7/10 - fine first innings and an useful if troubled 15 in the second. Minus for disappointing captaincy.
Olly Foot 3/10 - soft dismissals in both innings, but held vital catches in NSW's collapse.
Nick Collyer 8/10 - one of two half-centuries of the game, and also near the top scorer's list in the second.
Yarvinder Singh 9/10 - two fine innings without much fuss. Denied himself a half-century after hoiking to Fry, but still SA's best batsman.
Arshad Ali 2/10 - two single-digit failures, bog standard outside edges. Uninspiring in the field.
Ben Allen 5/10 - another victim of Moore's stunning first innings spell, bowled for 12, and made a gritty 27 which admittedly wasn't exactly the innings required in the second.
Rick Stratton 5/10 - golden duck in the first, but three vital wickets and 14 runs saves him.
Sanjay Borde 7/10 - lasted 155 balls in his first innings, a magnificent knock against a fired-up Moore. Solid wicketkeeping without the great blunders.
Eddie Graham 7/10 - a fine return, bowled with good pace and threat, and achieved every opening bowler's dream, a first-over wicket. Bludgeoned 57 runs in the first innings, which remained the highest score of the match.
Trevor Binny 9/10 - ten wickets in the match, and showed that variation of pace, flight and turn can still get you plenty of wickets. Binny seemingly has every ball under control - another magnificent performance.
Ian Mooney 5/10 - three wickets, two ducks and two catches, not a very special performance, but did contribute to the win once the pitch had turned into the soggy minefield of the fourth day.
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|14-07-2006, 01:05 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Queensland vs Colts
Having beaten the Colts in their OD match. Attention turned to the four day game, with pressure on several players. Particularly Y Jones, who had been lacklustre in all the matches before. Queensland won the toss and elected to bat, With Gibbs and Bundela striding out into the centre at the Gabba, cheered on by their supporters. It made for an imposing sight. However Exley and Gordon looked doubly as determined, and as he kissed the ball and ran in a la Malinga. It seemed an enthralling contest was due. 8.5 overs later Exley had his man, Gibbs plumb lbw. Gordon proving equal to the task, chipped in with the wicket of Bundela.
However Cullinan(63), Bassano(70) and the erstwhile Jones(73) struck pleasing half centuries to consolidate the total and drag it towards respectability. True to form, the last 4 wickets went down for 23 runs. A good effort by the Colt's bowlers, they had however been made to wait for quite a long time with the Bulls residing in the crease for 110 overs before getting all out for 353. A sizable total that would ask questions of the opposition.
The Colts batsman strode out for their innings with the objective of making it to Lunch without losing a wicket, some hearts would have stopped when Phillips went for a heave but only succeded in giving a catch to Masood, who promptly dropped it, much to the consternation of his bowling partnet Best and his Captain.
After Lunch, the Colts openers resolutely got the score to 64, before succumbing to the wizadry of Wascaroni , who would go on to take a further 6 wickets in this match. The openers were accounted for, and Masood took care of Andrews with a lovely indipper.
Best then claimed Alwis and Best either side of day 3. With 5 down, the Colts needed to rebuild and rebuild they did. Wickramratne and Joyce giving a 100+ run stand to get their total to some modicum of respectability. But after that, wickets fell quickly with 3 going to Wascoroni and 2 going to Jones.
Queensland went into their second innings needing to set a target. Gibbs falling early again, which brought Sathish in who soldiered on first with Bundela, then Cullinan and finally Paynter. However the pace at which they brought up the runs seemed almost heedless of the situation, setting 219 in 92 Overs.
Which left the Colts to get 255 to win. With around 50 overs left to go, it took on the dimensions of a one-day match, seemed pretty straightforward. However, Tino Best had other ideas. His opening burst of three wickets accounted for Ali, Phillips and Andrews. Hazare taking his solitary wicket, and Best coming back to add one more. at 56/5, the Colts were reeling. When Wickramratne and Bell were taken by Wascoroni and twenty odd overs still to go. It seemed to be all over but the crying for the Colts. However, whatever rain dance Tharmilan Loganathan and his deputy were performing worked, and cloaked the Gabba in clouhds and drenched the expectant crowd. It ended in a draw, Colts having narrowly escaped defeat.
Queensland captan Darryl Cullinan was pleased with his team's performance and praised his bowlers for being as incisie as they had been in the second innings. However, he gently critcised Paynter's decision to go into his shell in the second innings, saying in the second innings when runs are at a premium, a defensive strategy doesnt hold water. But all in all, a good performance"
Newly reinstated Queensland Manager Gaurav Nayak was unhappy with the draw, but felt it was made up in some small part by the form of Wascoroni and Best who each took 6 wickets, and the emergence of Jones.
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|15-07-2006, 04:38 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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Two match reports? All right, not everyone can be as verbose as me and Gaurav, but come on lads...Bugs, isn't there an interesting story about the players who got lost on the way to the stadium?
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|16-07-2006, 06:05 AM||#5 (permalink)|
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|16-07-2006, 06:15 AM||#6 (permalink)|
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Guyana Lose Again
After remaining unbeaten for their first three matches of the season Guyana slumped to their second defeat in as many weeks. Guyana's batting again let them down and their bowlers who in previous weeks won them the game from akward positions did not have enough runs on the board to pull another rabbit out of a hat.
Guyana were finally made to pay for their first innings batting failures with only Wilkes providing any kind of resistance with a much needed 38. However 188 was never going to be enough to gain any kind of acendency.
Free State kept Guyana in the game when they were dismissed for 219 with e-Akbar again justifying manager Kyle Wright's decision to pick him first in the draft with a scintilating bowling performance of 5-51.
Guyana were unable to capitalise on the generosity of Free State when their batting yet again crumbled as Guyana yet again fell well short of 200 dismissed for 163. Wilkes again top scored with 48 and was given support by Powar with 35. All other Guyana batsman struggled to make double figures.
After an early scare Free State cruised to a 7 wicket win achieving the required 133 runs with plenty of time to spare.
Manger Kyle Wright was not in a talkative mood and visiably frustrated at the post-game press conference. When asked if there would be any changed for the next first class game he replied with, "what do you think?"
|16-07-2006, 07:36 AM||#7 (permalink)|
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A rain-soaked Old Trafford after heavy rain ruined any chance of a result
A topsy turvy affair at the spiritual home of cricket petered out into a draw after regular rain breaks took their toll on the available overs. Lancashire were 171-4 chasing 318 to win when time ran out.
It had started in spectacular fashion for the hosts, Freeman, Mongia and Fernando reducing the visitors to 39-6 at Lunch on day one, but Thornley and Hopcutt began a fightback which would lead Western Australia to 191. Thornley top scored with 65 while Mongia was the pick of the bowlers with 26-15-22-3.
Lancashire were then recovering well from the early loss of Anderton and Midlane at 69-2 when they were completely destroyed by a spell of 6-23 from Milligan. Yapp made 53 but only Aronstam and last man Diawn followed him to double figures as Lancashire conceded a 62 run lead.
The pitch was levelling out as the Western Australian top order set about building on the lead but they were guilty of sloppy cricket as they threw away good starts through a combination of reckless strokeplay and comical running. But a fine unbeaten 75 from Beasley pushed them forward, and despite Freeman knocking over the tail to take 4-67 the target was pretty stiff.
Lancashire's batsmen seemed to be following the Australians lead, 3 of the top 4 passing twenty and not thirty, but Truscott lauched a strong counterattack finishing on 66* from 78 balls as the heavens opened for the last time.
Overall Lancashire can feel dissapointed at their performance at key moments, the failure to press home their advantage with their opposition six down early doors and their lemming like collapse in the first innings. Another draw leaves them still unbeaten in all competitions but they will not be worrying to many teams on this form
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|16-07-2006, 07:46 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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|16-07-2006, 02:35 PM||#9 (permalink)|
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Tasmania completed a thumping victory over Mashonaland at the Bellerive Oval as their good run of results continued.
The end result was a victory of an innings and 76 runs after a clinical and efficient performance. Opposing captain Lewis won the toss and elected to bat, but Tasmania stopped them from gaining any advantage on the spin-friendly surface. After Mohammad Sami had removed captain Lewis early on, Oulton and Roll attempted to knuckle down. But Tasmania's left-arm spin pairing stopped them from building a partnership, Dhammika and Sharma each took their first wicket. Sharma followed up with his next ball, a chinaman deceiving Mullick. Gibbs and Tikolo did manage to grind out some runs, they shared a 60 partnership but Mike Lampard struck to remove Kenyan Tikolo. The rested of the batting crumbled around Gibbs, he was left 74 not out with Mashonaland dismissed for 191.
A big Tasmania score was just what the Hobart crowd wanted, and it was what they got. Chandrasekh and Bulman both piled on the runs, scoring 111 and 145 respectively. This was the basis for the total of 406. This could have been a lot more, but Mashonaland's bowlers were able to prevent any other Tasmania batsman passing 50 which stopped Tasmania from posting a mammoth score. Matthie and Prasad were the pick of the bowlers, taking 4 wickets each.
215 behind, it was a huge ask for Mashonaland to get back into the match, and they would fall short. Playing for the draw, the innings never really got going. Dhammika dismissed both openers, while the pacemen got stuck into the middle order. No Mashonaland batsman was able to get in, perhaps with the exception of Roll (33), but they were still 76 runs short of making Tasmania bat again.
Dhammika celebrates one of his four second innings wickets
Kevin Bulman pulls on his way to 145
|16-07-2006, 11:02 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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We're Just Not Good Enough At The Moment: Burke
Warwickshire manager Stephen Burke expressed his disappointment at his team's performance at the press conference following the Bears 10 wicket loss to Auckland at Edgbaston. It leaves Warwickshire winless after three matches and are heading for relegation if they cannot find any semblance of form. Burke, who only arrived at the club a matter of weeks ago, is definitely feeling the pressure of being a top division club. He was fairly sombre in his assessment of his team's performance, saying that "to be frank, some players just aren't up to scratch at the moment."
Warwickshire won the toss and decided to bat on a bouncy pitch that looked like it would be full of runs for the batsmen. There was still a little interest for the bowlers though, with overcast conditions offering some movement for the faster bowlers. Auckland's spearhead Dwayne Leverock (7-38) struck early, dismissing star opener Sridharan Sriram (5) when the score was only 15. Auckland detsroyed the Bears top order, with Leverock dismissing Ian Vernon (4) cheaply, Ricky Plummer (1-19) knocking the off-stump of Dave Howarth (3) out of the ground, and Frank Drinkell (0) being run out by a direct hit from a direct hit by Leverock. The only Warwickshire batsman to offer any resistance was Jamie Bradshaw (61), who was finally dismissed by Leverock, who took the last five wickets of the Warwickshire innings to have them all out for 136 before tea on Day 1.
The Auckland innings did not get off to a great start, with Bryan Gregson (3-77) bowling Zac Roberts (14) early on. However, opener Geoff Huckerby (48) and first-drop Greg Burley (61) knuckled down and prevented a Warwickshire-esque collapse, sharing in a 106-run partnership. Then, in his first match of the season, Sanjay Gill (2-68) dismissed Huckerby and John Smith (6) in quick succession to give Warwickshire a glimmer of hope, which Jayanth Godwin (103) soon snubbed out. His innings was a sparkling one that saw shots to all parts of the ground. He particularly took to spinner Greg Rigby (1-115) and batted the Bears out of the match. With solid support down the order from Ryan Campbell (57), Auckland posted a total of 346, giving them a 210 run lead on the first innings.
Another sparkling bowling display from Leverock (5-39) in Warwickshire's second innings assured there was no hope for the Bears to salvage anything from the match. With no Warwickshire batsman willing to put their hand up to go on with a big innings, Leverock ripped through the top order, dismissing four of the top five. Jamie Bradshaw (45) yet again top scored for his team but was not enough, with Warwickshire posting 213, leaving Auckland needing 4 runs to win. Openers Roberts and Huckerby acquired them with no hassle.
Bradshaw 61, Wilmott 20
Leverock 7-38, Plummer 1-19
Godwin 103, Burley 61
Jones 4-67, Gregson 3-77
Bradshaw 45, Howarth 37
Leverock 5-39, Doshi 2-65
Roberts 2*, Huckerby 1*
Auckland won by ten wickets
|17-07-2006, 12:52 AM||#11 (permalink)|
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Crucial Decision Costs Comets
ACT captain Owen Cardew paid the ultimate price for sending highly fancied WP into bat on a good deck at Manuka in Round Three. Cardew looked justified in his decision when the South Africans were 2/3 but a 235 run stand between Hammett and Gambhir pretty much put the game out of reach of the Capital side. WP declared their marathon effort closed after 162 overs with 402 runs on the board. Paul Marlowe took 5/93 off 41 overs in his most impressive outing thus far. Gambhir (138) and Hammett (131) stole the show for the visitors. The Comets reply was looking good at 2/158, star batsman Yashpal Singh made his second century of the season this time making 115. Opening batsman Ed Howarth made a quick fire 75. Former Yorkshire All Rounder T Ballard produced a great display of swing bowling in taking 6/91.
Gambhir was brilliant in making 138
WP struggled on a detoriating deck in their second innings making just 183. Hammett with 71 was again on fire but with very little support the Africans were in danger of losing the unloseable match. Ryan Watson produced his best bowling display of the season in taking 4 wickets. Chasing 306 to win ACT never looked likely, all the top 6 made double figures but disapointingly Yashpal and Cardew shared the top score with just 26. All Out for 137 and a big win for WP.
|17-07-2006, 12:59 AM||#12 (permalink)|
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The Bushrangers 1st XI made it two in a row this weekend (probably the 1st time we have doen that in four day) with an 138 run victory over Mumbai, in India.
Victoria 1st Innings 229 all out
D Hussey© 57*, Anderson© 49
Mumbai 1st Innings 159 all out
Brett Lee© 6-53, Guinness 2-34
Victoria 2nd Innings 218 all out
Brad Hodge 43, Mike Hussey 35,
Mumbai 2nd Innings 150 all out
Shane Harwood© 4-38, Guinness 4-44
Dave Hussey finally some runs, Guinness bowled well in the second innings.
Ahmed was under bowled again, and prompts the possible inclusion of an allrounder from the 2nd XI, but no-one has performed in that role this season. The other problem is that this will leave Ahmed without a game, as he is a contracted player, and has been dropped from the One Day for 2 poor preformances. Clissit's position will come under review as well, especially if anymore but Azzuradin from the 2nd XI can make runs.
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|19-07-2006, 11:28 PM||#13 (permalink)|
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In a Press Conference after the match against WP, Jack McNamara heralded the form of WP opening bowler Trevor Ballard. "We really put the heat on Trevor, he wasn't up to scratch for the first two games but to come out and take 10 wickets for the match shows a fair bit of character."
"Look, it's always good to put one over ACT. I was witness to a bit of pre-season rivalry, and I think that's part of what makes WCC so great. Actually, what makes it the greatest is when you have a rivalry, and you win. Because then you get to gloat."
"Nah, but seriously, I think we were pretty lucky. ACT will be a lot better side than what they showed against us, but it's just good to have a win after a few tame draws. Although Oliver Clarke would still like a bowl..."
|19-07-2006, 11:42 PM||#14 (permalink)|
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Yorkshire smash Karachi
A century by leading Yorkshire batsman W Tendulkar set up Yorkshire's first win of the season.
Batting first on a spinning wicket, the day started in Karachi's favour with Agnew falling for a duck and Martin Love for 1.
Dawn and Tendulkar started to rebuild after the early losses when Dawn was out for 25.
Jayawardeme, Marsden and Vincent all got small starts but once again, failed to go on.
Roy Silva came to the crease, his position in the team under fire being arguably the poorest performer in the team so far.
He used all of his batting ability to hit back into form, sharing in a partnership with Tendulkar worth over 100 runs.
Tendulkar was beautiful at the crease, smoothly hitting his 9th career century on his way to a career best of 171 runs.
Silva posted his first half-century for Yorkshire, an effort worth 64 runs. It looked as though a massive weight was lifted off his shoulders as he punched the air and swung his bat around to signal his half century.
He and Tendulkar took the score past 300 before Silva was out, LBW to Remmington. Tendulkar then sped things up, as he made most of the next 41 runs before Yorkshire were all out for 346.
No one expected what would follow. Not even the Yorkshire bowling attack.
Laker, Evans and Kaneria shared in two wickets while Roy Silva lessened his chances of being dropped dramatically by picking up four wickets for 18 runs. Karachi were bundled out for just 87 in only 35 overs.
Their second innings looked to go the same way before a face saving stand by tail enders Cooke and Ackerman.
Kaneria took advantage of the turning wicket with 5 wickets in a very mature effort. Evans finally hit some bowling form, despite the wicket, with 4 wickets with Laker picking up the remaining wicket.
It took 13 balls for Yorks to get the required runs to win for the loss of no wicket to give them their first taste of First Class success this season.
Kaneria took his first 5-fer of the season.
After the match, and ecstatic Yorkshire manager spoke to the press.
"It was a great performance by our boys. After a disappointing first few rounds I think we have finally clicked. Tendulkar was just awesome, his innings was beautiful and well backed up by Silva who had a great match all round. Kaneria and Evans bowled superbly as did Laker who, I feel, is a little underrated" he said.
His attentions then turned towards the upcoming one day match.
"I believe we can roll this FC success into another one day win. I think the bowlers will dominate the match, actually. It'll be fairly tough for the batsmen..."
Yorkshire all out 346
W Tendulkar 171, R Silva 64
P Norman 3-63, Remmington 3-84
Karachi all out 87
W Jaffer 16, J Cooke 14*
R Silva 4-18, D Kaneria 2-18
Karachi all out 265
H Ackerman 64*, J Cooke 36
Yorkshire 0 for 7
M Dawn 6*
Yorkshire won by 10 wickets.
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