News Bhutan:Youth XI battle out against Druk Trowa & Himalayan Adventures

Saturday, June 05, 2010 , Posted by D S Gurung at 8:35 PM

BCCB Super League 2010
Youth XI battle out against Druk Trowa & Himalayan Adventures

BCCB Super League 2010 commenced today at Jigmethang ground, Thimphu. The opening match was played against Druk Trowa & Himalayan Adventures and Youth XI who won the match by 17 runs. Youth XI won the toss and elected to bat. The 1st innings started with magnificent catch caught by Sonam at shot cover of  Jable bowled by Lakshmi in his third ball of second overs. Youth XI maintained the runs rate at 7.31 runs per over but could not able to keep their wickets which let them set with only 118 runs in 15.3overs where 53 runs came from extras. 
Biswa with loft shot on leg side

“We the won match but I am not happy with my team members because they are not playing 50 overs match and we have to be serious now” said team captain Subash. Druk Trowa’s pace bowler took wickets but land up paying too much extras but when spinner was introduced the game completely went into Druk Trowa’s hand. Biswa and Sultan was the highest scorer by adding 26 of 28 and 24 of 23.

 Lakshimi in action

In the 2nd inning two openers had 28 runs partnership but when first wicket knock down Druk Trowa started losing wickets. The only batsmen who score double digits were the Yeshey Samdrup with 27 runs of 89 balls. And again it was same with Youth XI who gave away 53 extras which made them almost lost the game. 

 Yeshey: The wall for Druk Trowa

At one situation it was Druk Trowa’s game when they just needed 45 runs from 25 overs but with high risk shot and low percentage gain Druk Trowa’s batters went they slack their momentum and lost the game by very close margin. Youth XI pacers collected some wickets but gave away many extras but when Subash the slow arm pacer bowled with line and length to Trowa’s middle orders they game completely changed. Subba was declared Player of the Match by taking 4 wickets for 13 runs in 7 overs. “We changed the game not the opposition; our silly mistakes made us lose the game” said the Captain of Druk Trowa.

 Player of the Match

BCCB Super league 2010 consists of 9 teams. One from Punakha and one from Phuntsholing but rest are from Thimphu is placed in two groups and will be playing league round. The tournament will end up on 31st July 2010. 
 Druk Trowa & Himalayan Adventures team picture

 Youth XI team picture
Youth XI: 118 run all out in 15.3 overs
Druk Trowa and Himalayan Adventures: 102 runs all out in 30 overs.
Youth XI won by 16 runs.
 Player of the Match: Subash
Match officials:
Match Referee: DS Gurung
Umpires: Dorji & Chencho
Scorers: Bikash & Sonam Lhamo
Second match will be played at same ground between Pung Dzong CC vs. Drubchu XI at 10.00 am

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