First Regional Liga match vs Altendorf Blue Tigers Venue – Dusseldorf 8th April 2018

It was a good feeling to be back on the cricket Field for a new season against Altendorf Blue Tigers. Weather was perfect for a day of cricket

CICC captain Nag won the toss and elected to bowl First.

First Innings

Opening Bowlers Kausar and Mansoor (debut) showed good discipline in line and length. Kausar was unlucky not to get any wicket. Despite getting beaten by the ball quite often, Altendorf Blue Tigers were to get off to a good start. Opening batter Naseeb was runout by the ever vigilant Koushik (CICC Keeper), when the opener inadvertently walked out of the crease thinking the ball was dead. Other opener kept the momentum going by building a solid partnership (55 runs) with the one down batsmen, Haroon. Prakhar provided the second break through for CICC, when Haroon was caught by young lad Naseer at long on. CICC’s experienced bowler Ritvik joined the party by getting the opener caught again by Naseer at long on. This young lad once gain proves that he has a safe pair of hands. Sharp fielding by Wahab (debut) costed Altendorf another wicket in quick succession. Looking for wickets, CICC captain went back to his debut opening bowler Mansoor Khan, who responded with two wickets via his clean pace and Hasan Ali style celebrations. Batsmen were left clueless for his bullet pace. Another debutant Kamran also took his first wicket with very good ball to the lefty batter for a good nick and caught behind. This is a very good start for CICC debut bowlers. Although Kamran was a bit erratic in his line and length which can be attributed to nerves. Ritvik again came in and gave two good breakthroughs for CICC. In the end prakhar finished off the Altendorf innings.

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