Crazy match, crazy loss!

Bout-du-Monde, Genève, 21 May 2017, Pickwick T20 Cup vs GESLCC

(Click on the results below to see the full digital scorecard!)

Geneva Cricket Club, 229 for 9 in 20 overs (Idrees 65, Ali 48, Uddika 3-36), lost to Geneva Sri Lankan Cricket Club, 230 for 8 in 20 overs (Majuran 98, Krishanta 52, Afif 4-26), by 2 wickets

A crazy match indeed. GESLCC needed a 6 off the very last ball of their innings to win and Mounir provided them with that amazing delight!

Geneva CC started very strongly. Great batting efforts from the top and middle order helped reaching the amazing score of 229. At some point, even a +250 score seemed attainable, if wickets did not fall repeatedly from the 14th over.

The hosts (GESLCC) started their innings in an equally strong fashion. The first, third and fourth wicket partnership totaled 174 runs together and the game went to a nail-biting finish with 11 runs required off the last over to win. Even though skipper Anser took a wicket, the following ball was dropped and “just” a six was required to win the match. Nothing more. Mounir on strike went on and hit as hard as he could to dispatch the required six off the last ball to grasp a jaw-dropping victory.

Congrats to GESLCC for their ruthless batting. Geneva CC’s fielding and bowling errors proved too costly but nothing is too late to correct those mistakes!

The Pickwick T20 Cup promises to be very exciting this year. Make sure to join us next Sunday at les Evaux as Geneva CC is facing both teams from Geneva XI Stars.