Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby surepur » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:24 pm

Thank you guys.

We lifted World cup for the first time in the history of Stumped game. We all are so delightful today. I really thank all my players manager to hold such a brilliant players in their club. And big thanks to my backroom staff.

We really had a brilliant T20 season, I hope we will continue the form in ODI's. Although, ODI's is completely different bowl game.
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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby YVRK » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:01 pm

England vs India Season 24 T20I final - Post game review:

After a T20 campaign filled with both highs and lows, the English team had made it to the finals of Season 24's T20 International tournament, and we were set to face a powerful Indian team for the second time. Both teams were similarly rated, with England's ratings actually being slightly higher, but nobody was kidding themselves by saying that we were definitely underdogs. The pitch was 39 moisture, 52 speed and only 7 wear, and runs were expected to be racked up with the par score probably being around 180. England won the toss however, and contrary to expectation, they put India in to bat, confident of their ability to chase down good totals rather than defending them. No changes for England's lineup at all from the semi final, with Aston and Wright still opening and the three express pacers in Puvi, Sicklebourough and Gourley were expected to be our main weapon to try and get something out of the pitch.

India's innings:
India have been fantastic in all departments throughout this tournament, but one that they've particularly excelled in is their top order getting a fantastic start, and the pressure of a final made no difference to the resolve of their openers Kakkad and Nagin. The pair attacked the new ball pair of Sicklebourough and Puvi with intent, as well as change up seamers Gourley and Battersby. Nagin was more explosive and attacking while Kakkad played a good foil to him by rotating strike as well as the occassional boundary By over 8 they had lost no wickets and were going great guns at a RR of nearly 10. However, a tight 4 overs from Bradfield and Battersby saw England pull things back a bit, with Bradfield getting the big wicket of Kakkad who left for a well made 31(28). Nagin continued his onslaught, hitting Gourley for 4 4s in a row and then hitting Bradfield for 3 4s before unluckily mistiming a shot straight to Wright in the infield as he departed for 94(53) just 6 short of his maiden international century, but a brilliant innings nontheless from the youngster who is still playing DEV matches. This brought captain Solkar to the crease, who was eager to keep his side in the hunt for the 200+ mark, but a fantastic over from Sicklebourough saw the back of Solkar for 19(11) as well as Sukanaya next ball for a golden duck. India were faltering at this point at 159/4 after 18 overs and needed something special to get the score past 180. Gourley was bowling the penultimate over and had already had a pretty bad day with figures of 0/38 after 3 overs. His day only got worse as Anwar Haroon became a hero in the Indian dressing room by launching Gourley for 5 sixes in an over, with 6 sixes avoided only due to a slight mishit, but it did not matter as that over may have just sealed the game for India right there, despite Puvi only conceding 4 in the final over as well as taking a wicket. India finished on 193/5, Haroon unbeaten on 40*(21).

The bowling in all honesty was a mixed bag. It has to be remembered that this was a road of a pitch so a high score was expected. Puvi was once again consistent with ok figures of 1/32, Sicklebourough and Bradfield both took 2/34 each, the former making a very impressive recovery, and obviously Battersby's economical trait kept the runs down to end with 0/26. Gourley's bowling however, was a huge disappointement, as he finished with 0/68, at an economy of 17, and it is possible that given his age the pressure may have got to him, but conceding 30 runs in an over, that too after being so impressive in this tournament, was not what we wanted.

England's innings
We needed the pair at the top to score runs and score them quickly to chase this intimidating target down, but it wasn't an easy task against the Indian bowlers as Tyagi only conceded 1 off the first over. However, in the overs to follow the batsmen found the boundary, and by the end of the 5th over we were actually in a very similar dominant position to what India were in at 52/0 at a RR of 10, mainly thanks to Mike Aston taking 21 runs off a Tickoo over. India needed to pull things back to stop us and Hakeem Sarwar delivered by bowling a crucial over that only conceded 3 runs. Our hopes took a huge hit as Aston was dismissed off left arm spinner Khodabhai thanks to an excellent catch from Kakkad for an excellent 45(22), certainly showing up when it mattered, but England would've liked him to carry on his destruction. Millard came to the crease, and in the next few overs, while the two did find the fence, the RRR was steadily increasing and the Indian bowlers showed their class by barely giving anything away. Wright was eventually bowled by Khodabhai for a struggling 26(32), and then all seemed lost as in-form Stuart Merry spooned a catch to the infield for 4(3), and then the skipper Millard was caught behind for 26(22). From there we had a middle order collapse as the RRR became too high and Tickoo and Sarwar took full advantage. It was a noble attempt from Ascott who continued scoring, taking 23 runs off a Sarwar over while Battersby hit a few boundaries before getting out. 36 were required from 12 balls, but Tickoo made sure that there were no miracles as he dismissed Ascott for a valiant 33(12) in vain, with us folding an over later to 161 all out, meaning that India won by 32 runs, and are now the T20 NAT champions.

Congrats to India and their management team! :thumbup: Definitely the best team of the tournament by a large margin, excelling in all departements with a combination of youngsters and experienced hands. We did put up a decent fight, but the total was far too high in the end, with India attacking our pace bowlers to all parts, with Gourley perhaps costing us the game after being hit for 5 sixes (reminiscent of Yuvraj-Broad ,an Indian batsman tonking a young English bowler everywhere in one over. Gourley had better become a legendary red ball bowler if FC is added to Stumped :lol: ). We have a lot of promising youngsters in the mix atm, and so hopefully they will bloom in future seasons. This will probably be Puvi's final T20 season so thank you to him for being a legend and carrying our bowling :D .

Onto the ODI season!

Awards:

The Farley Award for batting excellence:
Mike Aston for his 45(22) - 1 point

The Kellet award for atrocious performance:
Dave Gourley for figures of 0/68 - 1 point
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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby rtj45 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:48 pm

YVRK wrote:Young Nagin was very unlucky not to get a century there, played really well for his 94. Still can’t understand how Bradfield’s pies have got us two wickets but our other bowlers have been launched to the moon.


:think: a mystery :)
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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby surepur » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:28 am

Thanks YVRK

It was a special day indeed. First we won the World Cup and then Arsenal lifted the FA cup. What a day for me !!

One more thing, Kakkad had a farewell T20 game yesterday. Legend will be missed in the line up for sure.
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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:24 am

Congratulations India on winning the T20 International title! You were the best team all season and thoroughly deserved the title. :clap: :clap:

Commiserations to England but congrats on a very good season nevertheless. :clap:
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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby surepur » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:49 am

Thank you Sir!!!! Enjoyed thoroughly!!
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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby Dileep » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:29 am

Are the NATs OD coming up anytime soon ?

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Re: Nat Season 24 - T20 - June to July 2020

Postby Stomalomalus » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:51 am

Dileep wrote:Are the NATs OD coming up anytime soon ?


2nd this! Are we going to get some ODIs to enjoy?
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