BCCI AGM festival match: Cricket is a game of fine margins. Nobody literally knows what would happen in the next delivery. The intriguing rivalry between the batsman and a bowler is what makes the game much more interesting.
A bowler has six deliveries in an over and he has plenty of time to read the batsman’s mind. In such cases, he is destined to bowl tricky deliveries to outsmart the batter at the best scenes.
On the other hand, we have also seen batsmen mounting the pressure on the bowlers. The batter has an upper hand if he doesn’t play right into the hands of the bowler.
It is easy to dominate the bowler by hitting shots from the word go. This is when the mentality of the bowler is tested but if the batsman takes the attack to the cleaners, he takes the game away from the opposition.
Over the years, we have witnessed some of the thrilling encounters in the passage of the play. Having said that cricket is a game of fine margins, it is really hard to see teams losing the game by 1 run.
However, this is what happens when both teams go out on an all-out attack. The BCCI AGM festival game between BCCI Secretary XI and BCCI President XI exceeded the expectations of the fans.
BCCI AGM festival match: BCCI Secretary XI seal the thriller
Batting first, BCCI Secretary’s XI posted 128 for the loss of 3 wickets in their quota of 15 overs. Jaydev Shah (retired) top-scored for the team with useful 40 runs.
Arun Dhumal chipped in with 36 runs to his name. On the other hand, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly registered one wicket to his name for BCCI President XI.
In reply, BCCI President’s XI fell short of the target. They lost the game by a run. Sourav Ganguly top-scored with 35 runs (retired). On the other side of the coin, Jay Shah bowled really well.
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BCCI Secretary XI largely benefitted from Jay Shah’s bowling. He took three wickets to his name. In the end, he registered impressive bowling figures of 3/58. BCCI Secretary XI won the game by 1 run.
Meanwhile, it was good to see Sourav Ganguly playing his trademark offside drives. The highlights of the game has been posted on YouTube. The video clip is going viral on the social media portals.
BCCI Secretary’s XI: 128/3 in 15 overs (Jaydev Shah 40 retired, Arun Dhumal 36, Jay Shah 10 not out; Sourav Ganguly 1/19). BCCI President’s XI 127/5; 15 overs (Sourav Ganguly 35 retired, Mohammad Azharuddin 2, Avishek Dalmiya 13; Jay Shah 3/58).