U-14 PDCA cricket: Overthrow costs Blossom public school to lose match

February 14, 2020

Kohinoor PDCA cricket tournament

Reference: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/under-14-pdca-cricket-blossom-public-school-fail-to-bloom-in-death-overs/story-p4OiSrI1hFWIzZl5dNrgPM.html

A six-run overthrow in the first delivery of the 17th over gave away the match for Blossom public school as they lost the match by 16 runs against Prodigy public school.

After 16 overs, Prodigy were 132 for 4 and Blossom had an upper hand. However, the overthrow in the following over left the latter to face a target of 160 runs in the group A league match of the under-14 Kohinoor PDCA (Pune District Cricket Association) cricket tournament at Law College ground on Wednesday.

In the last three overs, Prodigy scored 28 runs and capitalised on the poor bowling and fielding by Blossom players. The Blossom batsmen could not accelerate in death overs and ended on the losing side.

For Prodigy school things did not started well as they were two down with just 6 runs on the board in first two overs. Later, Rohan Dherange (35) and Tejas Patil (31) started to stitch the innings with single, doubles and timely boundaries. The duo was looking for a big inning, before Patil got run out in the 10th over and the run rate dipped.

The Blossom bowlers reined the runs with their line and length, before the death overs’ fumble did the damage and a difficult target.

Opener Adwait Kotwal of Blossom school gave them a blistering start as they were 80 for 1 in 10 overs. Kotwal was hitting boundaries and it looked like he will finish the match easily before he fell at 57 (47balls).

With 47 required in five overs, Blossom players failed to get boundaries and fell short by 16 runs.

Brief scores:

Prodigy Public School 160 for 4 in 20 overs (Sagar Singh 45 (27b), Rohan Dherange 35 (34b), Yash Mane (1-36) beat Blossom Public School 144 for 5 in 20 overs (Adwait Kotwal 56 (47), Pruthviraj Bodke 35 (38b), Sagar Singh 2-18)

Quotes

Sagar Singh, man of the match, Prodigy Public School

When 56 runs were required from 36 balls, I started to believe that we can win the match. Wicket of Adwait Kotwal was very important.

Adwait Kotwal, fighter of the match, Blossom Public School

I mistimed my shot and it cost my wicket. We could have won the match if our bowling unit was more successful.

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