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United Sunrise Surface Above Wave

By Morris Seecharan

April 22nd, 2010
Sunrise winning the toss and asking Wave to bat looks like the wrong decisions last Sunday at Kissena Park in Flushing Queens. Z. Saman was off to scoring like phony right off the starting gate in a derby. His shots were galloping around the field as he raced in between wickets. He was not a hard hitter but had commanding off strokes and in his batting repertoire was his dazzling cover drive. Saman who was dropped early propelled his team scored with the running games scoring singles, doubles and triples.

Sunrise team. Pictures are by Loretta Cheong

Sunrise opening pair Kalif Salim, and Kris Narine bowled fairly, but with Saman occupying the batting crease most of time there was no penetration in getting a quick out. Kalif would have a break through having N. Bissasar caught at deep long off for a controversial out in the 5ht over and the core at 27. R. Lakha would join Saman who showed no sign of slowing down effectively kept Waves total ticking with his polished strokes. D. Basdeo would have Lakha caught and Wave was 2 for 45 in the 10th over. R. Rishideo partner with Saman, taking the score to 72 for 2 in the 13 overs. Waves at this point looked like a rough storm for Sunrise to deal with in the second half.

Zaman attacking batting did not give way in the second half as he continued giving Sunrise bowler trouble. However, Stanley Lloyd who was introduced in the second half clean bowled Rishideo in his first over with the score at 79 in the 15th overs. K. Lilkumar joined Zaman and he was caught off the bowling of Bobby Jaimangal introduced in second half as well with the score at 108 for 4 in the 19th over.

Bobby and Stanley together reverse the tide for Wave from wickets impossible to get in the first half to free falling in the second half. Stubborn Zaman continue his remarkable batting, but Bobby and Stanley had the recipe for the remaining Wave batsman as their wickets were falling like drizzle from tidal waves. Zaman who was the life line for Wave batting lineup made an outstanding 51 was stumped by Deryck Basdeo for 51 which included only 3 four in 19the over’s off the bowling of Stanley. Stanley bowled an important spell went for 5-0-23-2. The decisive bowler for Sunrise was Bobby who bagged the most wickets, and key in crafting the collapse of Waves batsmen in the second half as they were bowled out for 132 in 23.1 over’s. Bobby bowled superbly finished at 3.1-0-16-3. Other Sunrise bowlers in action were Kalif Salim 3-1-11-1, and Deryck Basdeo 3-0-24-1.

Bobby Jaimangal (top) and Stanley Lloyd (below)

Sunrise started their reply with Roopnarine Dayal hitting a four, but moments later in the 3 over R. Rishideo would take consecutive wickets removing Sunrise opening pair with the first two balls of his 2nd over and the score at 9. This left the Sunrise puzzled as Wave player were poised looking for their first victory. Sunrise captain Deryck Basdeo faced with a bowler hungry for the hat trick had other plans for his team.

Batting with sense Deryck along with Ricki Deenu try to breathe life back into Sunrise offensive as they instrumentally moved the ball around scoring. Deryck was in his groove hitting timely boundaries position his team for a chance. Ricki would edge to square in the 8th over was caught after 33 runs partnership with Deryck with the score at 42 for 3. Right after Deryck batting solidly trying to manufacture runs would edge to the keeper for 26 in the 9th over and the score at 58. Sunrise was gasping for life as wickets continued to fall and at the 13 over half found themselves at 76 for 6.

Once again the top order of Sunrise batsmen was sitting back in the pavilion hoping to be rescued by their bottom order teammates. Harold Deokinanan and Stanley Lloyd batting at #7 & #8 would try keeping the hope alive for Sunrise. They knew after break that their wickets were important, went back in and displayed responsible batting.

Protecting their wickets and putting away bad balls seems like strategy for the partners. Hitting boundaries, scoring doubles and single both these batsmen would gas up the Sunrise score. Stanley who was the fast scorer during this partnership would be accidently ran out as he was sent back from a single call by Harold. Most importantly Stanley making 21 and 40 runs partnership with Harold put his team right back in the game with score at 111 for 7 in the 20th over. Bobby Jaimangal joined Harold and picked up the quest to win.

As they continue to build Sunrise total Bobby and Harold would rallied their team closer to victory. Harold smashing a ball to long off would be caught for 25 of the bowling of T. Narine in the 22nd over making the score 122 for 8. Bobby looks hungry to finish this game made 16 not out scored the reaming runs needed bringing Sunrise to 134 for 8 in 23.1 over for the win. For the Sunrise team they look like a group that is able to overcome. Waves saw their 1st win disappeared as the Sunrise bottom lines make sure they were deprived of it.

In the bowling attack for Sunrise were R. Rishideo 5-1-22-2; Z. Saman 4-0-27-2; T. Narine 5-0-28-2.

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