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Cup: Thomson Reuters v The Pumas

Wednesday 25 May 2011, Victoria Park

Thomson Reuters won by 6 wickets

Thomson Reuters lost the toss and were put into field

The Pumas: 119 for 4 in 16 overs
Eisuke 19
Gearing 51 not out
Low 21
Dolan 0
Greer 4
Prince 5 not out
Walker 4 - 1 - 15 - 1 Lee 4 - 0 - 24 - 0 Kittali 3 - 0 - 16 -0 Sundararajan 3 - 0 - 14 - 2 Kiddle 1 - 0 - 16 - 1 Monteiro 1 - 0 - 8 - 0

Thomson Reuters: 122 for 1 in 12.1 overs
Laurence Kiddle 52 retired
Kumaran Dayalan 27
Sandeep Monteiro 13 not out
Sebastian Walker 10 not out
Gearing 3 - 0 - 17 - 0 Slade 0.4 - 0 - 12 - 0 Greer 2 - 0 - 25 - 1 Low 2.3 - 0 - 25 - 0 Ohashi 2 - 0 - 27 - 0 Young 2 - 0 - 18 - 0

Pumas batted first on a sunny evening in Victoria Park. Seb opened the bowling, getting good carry to new keeper Rob, who proved a natural behind the stumps and led an excellent fielding display. Peter opened with him, consistent (and unlucky) as ever; but wickets proved elusive.

A couple of ambitious drives from Gearing got the Pumas away, the ball inching over Peter s head. Sanjay maintained the pressure and, eventually, Pumas cracked; Vasanath, bowling well, sneaked a perfect yorker through in the eighth over to bowl Eisuke for 19 and break a frustrating opening stand. Low joined Gearing, and swings and misses were mixed with some meaty blows as the runs began to flow.

TR rang the changes; Sandeep managed to hit the stumps without dislodging bails. The breakthrough came courtesy of Laurence s looping full tosses; having lulled the batsman into a true sense of security, Seb tool a blinding catch on the long off boundary. Almost literally, as the ball came straight out of the dropping sun.

The returning Seb, Peter and Sanjay (who took a fine caught and bowled chance) made short work of the rest of the batsmen leaving TR chasing 120. Laurence and Kumaran resumed their partnership at the top of the order. Disaster struck Pumas in the second over 5 balls in, Laurence was surprised to see bowler rather than ball hitting the pitch hard as his knee gave way. Four boundaries came off the over, and the tone was set, both batsmen thrashing the ball through the off side.

Pumas employed six bowlers, to no avail; the partnership was only broken as Laurence retired on 52. Kumaran tried one big shot too many and was caught for a very neat 27; and Sandeep (3 fours in 13 not out) and Seb gave the tiring bowlers the charge, knocking off the remaining runs with 22 balls to spare.

Submitted by Richard Higginbottom of Thomson Reuters



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