NCC 198/7 in 40 overs (Rajeev 46 of 31 balls, Nilesh 31 of 48 balls, Asher 25 of 31 balls) | SCC
bowling (Adit 6o/23r/2w, A Shehzad 8o/37r/2w, and Anuradha 8o/42r/2w)
SCC 199/5 in 34.1 overs (Milan 92 of 80 balls, Adit 36 of 39 balls) | NCC bowling (Rajeev
8o/38r/3w, Adnan 8o/26r/1w)
The game was played at the home ground of SCC Munich. SCC Munich won the toss
and chose to bowl first.
Having put to bat first, NCC openers started the innings with caution. SCC
spinners put some pressure on the NCC batsmen and Ali Imran dragged one ball while trying to cut. NCC captain Naveed joined Nilesh in the middle and took the inning forward. Meanwhile, SCC missed
some chances but NCC batsmen could not capitalize the opportunity. After Naveed and Nilesh got out and the NCC middle order could not keep up the run rate and the wickets fell in quick succession. In
32 overs, NCC had lost 7 wickets and the score was just 134 runs. Asher and Rajeev changed the gears from there and took the NCC score to a respectable total of 198 for the loss of 7 in 40 overs. The
8th wicket partnership was 64 runs in just 50 balls.
The rain interrupted the game for a good 30 minutes and it looked like it
wouldn't be an easy task to bowl with the wet outfield, but the opening pair of Asher and Adnan bowled exceptionally well and choked the SCC opening batsmen. SCC lost it first wicket at 16 in the
10th over of the inning. The second wicket soon followed when the first bowling change for NCC worked for them. SCC was at 24 for 2 in 11 overs. Then came SCC captain Milan Fernando who carried the
inning with caution and waited for the loose balls to hit boundaries. Because of the wet outfield, it was getting very difficult to grip the ball and Milan made good use of the opportunity. Despite
the change of balls it was very tricky for the NCC bowlers to keep a steady line and length and they kept giving one or two loose balls every overs. SCC batsmen played sensibly and took the game
forward and had a good 90 runs partnership between Milan and Adit. When the match was going away from the NCC, they got a breakthrough as Adit was got at gully by Asher. They still needed 60+ runs
and the match could have gone anywhere. SCC captain Milan who was still in the middle top-edged one but NCC could not capitalize that opportunity. After that, it was an easy walk for SCC and they got
to the target in just 34.1 overs at the loss of 5 wickets.