TROJAN CRICKET CLUB
University of Southern California
Popovich Panthers vs Trojan Tigers match reportSep 20, 2016 06:32 PM | Trojan Tigers won by 3 wickets | Scorecard
Trojan Tigers registered their 2nd win of the tournament by defeating the defending champions Popovich Panthers by 3 wickets.
Popovich Panthers won the toss and decided to bat first. Both the openersGaganjot Singh and Hamza Malik started off well with 36 in first two overs. They were looking promising and were striking the ball all over the park. They managed to score 76 in just 7 overs for their opening partnership. Sagar Agarwal got the breakthrough by taking the wicket of Hamza Malik. Gaganjot Singh was able to score his first half century (64) of the tournament. He was soon dismissed by Ronak Desai and in couple of overs time Mukul Sagar was run out by Sagar Agarwal. Tarun Sandhu and Kamalpreet Singh Kalsi were directly put under pressure by some good bowling from Navjot Singh andGaurav Mathur. Popovich Panthers were looking good at the start but only managed to score 156 at the end. Sagar Agarwal and Ronak Desai took 1 wicket each. Gaurav Mathur and Navjot Singh were the most economical bowlers for Trojan Tigers.
Chasing 157 in 16 overs, Trojan Tigers started off very slow and lost 2-3 early wickets.Gaurav Mathur was looking good after scoring 3 consecutive boundaries from Tarun Sandhu's over. Later he was dismissed by Mukul Sagar and a wonderful catch was taken by Sushil Premjani behind the stumps. Trojan Tigers were looking out of the game after Gaurav’s wicket. Mukul Sagar and Kamalpreet Singh Kalsi kept taking wickets at regular intervals. But Navjot Singh and Swapneel Dabholkar had different plans and showed some great talented batting under pressure. Later Audrey Mooremanaged to score 21 runs in the girl's over. This was the turning point of the match. Then it was an easy task for Navjot Singh and Swapneel Dabholkar to score 19 in 2 overs, they chased the total in 15.5 overs. Mukul Sagar took 3 wickets and Kamalpreet Singh Kalsi took 2 wickets. Tarun Sandhu was the most economical bowler for the Popovich Panthers. It was a great team effort to achieve this target.
Audrey Moore was declared man of the match for her intelligent and exceptional batting under pressure.