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Friendship day

Today is friendship day . So I thought of posting something which brings back ol’ memories. On reading this article which I wrote I still cant come to terms with the fact that this happened more than 1 year ago (22nd February 2005). This is the match report of the cricket match between industrial team and the mech engg team…..

Match Report:
the match began late with the s8 industrial team findin it hard
to find da 11 players required to play the match ….finally
we found edin and da match began. Just as everyone
predicted captain courageous Hari lost da toss and we
were put in.
disregarding parag’s prediction tht he is gonna be
hit-wicket, hari played two fabuluos shots and got out
first, a very doubtful leg before decision, with the
score at 18. hari’s opening partner pramod hit a
wonderful hook shot down to fine leg and then he too
perished unfortunately edging to ‘keeper arif. Again
the decisions seemed to be goin da way of the mechs,
the ball was above pramods head on this occasion.
NAndu came in at the fall of hari’s wicket. he essayed
some shots which had class written all over it (to
nandu: chumma oru jadakku idunnathaanu ketta!!!) but
thn he couldnt keep down a rising delivery from
andavan and he 2 got out…by the way anand came and
went in between without troubling the scorers…
now we were in troubleand someone had to steer the
ship.(ithum oru jaadakkaanu).. with santosh and urs
truly at the helm the industrial innings was brought
out of troubled waters…with santosh playing the big
shots and urs truly using some deft nudges to keep
the scoreboard ticking…
after a very good partnership mk played a rash shot to
a full toss and lost his leg stump…our guest player
abc who was promoted to play a few shots…played
those shots but couldnt make contact with the ball.and
our innings folded up for a very respectable 76 runs
in 10 overs

we were more confident of our bowling armory
especially after our captain decicded tht he will not
bowl citing a shoulder strain.. we started well with
pramod and sonu putting the brakes on the scoring in
the first 3 overs …sonu’s fourth over proved to be
expensive but thn we were always in the game. Anand
made up for his batting debacle with a decent bowling
there were 2 dropped catches in between…pretty
straightforward ones…mk the culprit…
nandu had a catch disallowed rather controversially
because he stepped on the boundary while taking a
nandu found tht he was getting a great amount of turn
with his off-breaks and he was given an extended spell
by the captain. by the time nandu came in bowl the
ninth over they required 12 off 12 balls. he bowled a
good over giving just 3 runs. and they required 9 off
the last over. the turning point was the fourth ball
of the last over where a slight mislfield at the long
off boundary gave the batsmen opportunity to run 2 the
bowler’s careless flick went for overthrows. they
required 1 of the last ball.all the fielders were
brought in to save the single but our efforts proved
to be futile
we walked out with our heads held high. after giving a
very good fight!!! way to go guys !!!
( p.s mk dropped one more catch towards the end. and
took one in between AND THE LAST OVER WAS BOWLED BY HIM)

The team which beat us narrowly went on to win the tournament.

This post is dedicated to all my friends in CET industrial 2005