News Bhutan,BCCB Super League 2010, Rigsum top the group table,BTCL vs. Rigsum CC, 7 July 2010, Jigmethang

Sunday, July 11, 2010 , Posted by D S Gurung at 8:55 PM

BCCB Super League 2010
BTCL vs. Rigsum CC, 7 July 2010, Jigmethang

Rigsum top the group table

In a cloudy and dizzling weather this morning, with a doubt of heavy rain fall could pour, Rigsum faced BTCL at Jigmethang. Match was delayed by half an hour and it was still dizzling during the toss. Toss won by Rigsum and opted to bat first. Due to the heavy rain fall last night, the wicket became so favourable to batsmen that Rigsum’s opernes Kencho (63) and Manoj (34) added 90 runs partnership while manoj was trapped leg before wicket (LBW) of Phuntsho’s bowl. BTCL pace bowlers really struggled to break this partnership while both batsmen were looking so comfortable in the crease to face pacers without any trouble. Rigsum lost their first wicket in 14 overs.

kencho's dashing fifty

Tirtha first down batsman who added 17 runs in 55 balls stayed with Kencho for 6 overs and the kencho went run-out in a Tirtha’s first run. Kencho could have scored century today but getting to face only one ball in an over while Tirtha defending other 5 balls, lost kencho’s momentum. In 109 runs on the board Rigsum lost 3 quick wickets. Thinley faced only four balls was bowled and after the depart of Thinley, team captain Sonam Tobgay arrived but immediately send back to pavillion on his first ball by Phuntsho Wangdi with dashing sharp turn spin, pitched on outisde leg went to hit off stump. It was almost a game over for Rigsum but three lower down the order batsmen added 52 runs to make the target of 182 runs on the board in 41.4 overs. Rigsum’s eight wickets came from BTCL spinners. Phuntsho and Tobgay took 3 wickets each and Tandin with 2 wickets.

Tandin in action
In the second inning, BTCL lost unstoppable 3 wickets in a row with zero runs on the board. With 3 wickets for zero runs on the board, pressure went to inform batsmen Thinley and Phuntsho to take the whole burden. Rigsum with attacking field set up, Thinley and Phunstho showed a excellent character of being a thinking cricketer. Phuntsho added 44 runs in 43 balls and Thinley with 46 runs in 40 balls in 15 overs. After the first drink break, it was disaster BTCL when they lose wicket of Thinley got run-out in Tenzin’s throw. And then Puntsho got bowled of Sonam’s bowl.

Consistant partneship of Thinley and Phuntsho

BTCL just needed another 70 runs to win but lost of two inform batsmen made them lose the game. Jige lower order batsman added 13 runs before they were allout for 137 runs. BTCL will still play semi against the winner from the match Vibes versus Youth XI which will held on coming week (TBC). Bikash Gurung was awarded man of the match for 5 for 40 runs.

Man of the Match: Bikash

Match Summary
Rigsum won the toss and opted to bat first
Rigsum scored 182 runs all-out in 41.4 overs
BTCL scored 137 runs all-out in 24.1 overs
Rigsum CC won by 45 runs
Man of the Match: Bikash Gurung (5 wickets for 40 runs in 9overs)

Match Officials
Umpires: Sampat & Dorji
Scorers: Deki & Dechen
Referee: DS Gurung

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