Tamil Nadu Sports Club cricketers overcome Annadil Seifee in 2020

23Jul 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Tamil Nadu Sports Club cricketers overcome Annadil Seifee in 2020

TAMIL Nadu Sports Club cricketers have expressed intention to enjoy successful spell in Division C of the 2020 Kazim Nasser Memorial League (KNML), notching three-wicket win over Annadil Seifee at the latter's venue in Dar es Salaam early this week.

Annadil Burhani B team's cricketers take part in training in Dar es Salaam recently to prepare for regional club tournaments. PHOTO; COURTESY OF ANNADIL BURHANI CLUB

It incidentally happened to be the first victory for Tamil Nadu Sports Club cricketers, who are now occupying the third spot in the division with two points.

They have tied Lions Castilla and Sandy's Super Strikers, who are placed first and second respectively, the latter, nevertheless, occupy their respective positions given they have better net run rates.

Annadil Seifee were put in to bat first after Tamil Nadu Sports Club had won the toss and chosen to bat first in the match, which took place at Annadil Burhani oval.

Mufaddal Moiz and opener, Khuzeima Burhanpur, were the batsmen with notable showing for Annadil Seifee in the innings, which had them skittled for 111 runs in 18.3 overs.

Moiz who batted at number five was the top run getter after notching 25 runs which consisted of a six.

Burhanpur was the other batsman with double digit score after he had recorded 21 runs, which consisted of four fours.

Tamil Nadu Sports Club bowlers, Sasi Mathi and skipper Sridhar Srinivasan, took two wickets apiece.

Mathi leaked 14 runs in 3.3 over-spell that ended with the bowler registering an economy rate of 4.00.

Srinivasan leaked 16 runs four over, recording an economy rate of 4.00.

Tamil Nadu Sports Club had to give their all in the chase to ultimately notch the much needed victory, reaching the target for the loss of seven wickets in 18.1 overs.

Opener Praveen Kumar scored 16 runs, which included two boundaries, and top order batsman Radha Ramasamy notched 12 runs before the outfit's chase was dealt a blow following quick dismissals of Manivannan Thillaikkannu and Kannan Natarajan.

Prabhukumar Ramalingam was eventually the top run getter in the innings, steadying the ship with 21 runs which consisted of two fours.

Hari P and Radha Ramasamy chipped in with 12 runs apiece, Nirmalkumar Balakrishnan and skipper Srinivasan assured Tamil Nadu Sports Club of successful chase as they recorded 18 runs not out and 14 runs not out respectively.

Annadil Seifee bowler, Murtaza Shabbir, ended with three wickets, leaking 19 runs in four overs, and fellow bowler Moiz took two wickets and leaked 19 runs in four overs as the club vainly attempted to frustrate Tamil Nadu Sports Club's chase.

Lions Castilla, as well, had the last laugh in a Division C match against Dar Black Panthers, which took place the same weekend, notching an emphatic seven-wicket victory over the latter.

Lions Castilla chose to bowl once they won the toss. They went on to bowl Dar Black Panthers out for 82 runs in 15.1 overs.

Imrankhan Pathan was so far the batsman with meaningful contribution in Dar Black Panthers' innings after he had recorded 24 runs which consisted of four fours and a sixer.

Lions Castilla's Shamil Hameer took three wickets, leaking 13 runs in 3.1 overs, ably assisting Chetan Borkhataria, who finished his bowling spell with three wickets and leaked 12 runs in four overs, to successfully thwart Dar Black Panthers' efforts to end the innings with an imposing score.

Abdullah Essak and Gulraiz Haideri took two wickets apiece to make matters worse for Dar Black Panthers.

With a modest target of 83 runs in their sight, Lions Castilla wasted no time in the chase, cruising to victory for the loss of three wickets in 12.5 overs.

Borkhataria led his club's chase with his 17 runs, which consisted of a boundary, Haideri and Hameer chipped in with 13 runs and 10 runs not out respectively for the eventual winners.

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