I was bit nervous to see some early showers in the morning. As the day progressed, my confidence grew! At last the sun was at its best and so do was everyone down in Marlow SAS institute. We had a great lunch followed by some business talks. Everything was perfect to start the gentlemen game. The ground looked nice and tidy. The gorundsman had done a great job to soak some water from the centre pitch although it was bit damp and sticky due to persistent rain for couple of days! Nevertheless the toss was pretty much on. My captain won the toss and rightly elected to field! It was a wise decission considering the nature of the pitch and the opposition we were playing. After a team photograph, the action was shifted to the game! The first over from Nikhil was an eventful over with few wides but he held the nerve to finish it with a great style. The SAS batsman were caught between defence and attack, they were not really threatening. After Nikhil and Sandep’s brief two overs spells, I got my turn to bowl. I managed to keep a good line and length for the entire 4 over spell. The captain was impressed with my bowling. He called an important decission making meeting to check with the team whether to go for the win or to provide everyone in the team an opportunity! Rightly, the group decided to go for the win..SAS scored 115 of 20 overs. Thanks to a great fielding effort by some of our young players!
The chase was not a challenging one, but the good show on the field inspired me to take up the openers role. I started slowly playing with defense, nudging singles and providing the other batsman as much as strike possible. In between I pulled a nice gifting delivery to the boundary. It was a great opening stand and we were riding fast towards the victory.. Rest of our batsmen ensured we reached the target of 115 within 12 overs! Everything else is now a history!
What a game that was! The spirit and enthusiasm was always at its best!