Botswana Cricket Association

BCA 50 OVERS – Summary & Results 4th Game

March 06, 2017

Greetings!

BCA 50 OVERS NATIONAL LEAGUE – SOUTH REGION

Showers on Saturday afternoon, March 4th, threatened the BCA National 50 Overs League but the Fixture on March 5th, 2017for the Southern Region, went ahead. The fourth encounter was between Ditlhase & Southern Rocks which was played on the A Field at the BCA Oval, with a 15 minute delayed start.

The outcome of this game was to have some bearing on the on the Standings and potential exclusion from the impending Semi-Finals; if Southern Rocks were to win, then both Ditlhase and Shining Stars would be subjected to fighting for the 3rd & 4th spots in the Group. However, if Ditlhase were to win, it open the Group up for another chance to vie for the 2nd spot.

Southern Rocks batted first and the pressure was immediately put on their batsmen, as Ditlhase were aware of their predicament, if the outcome of the game went against them. With wickets tumbling regularly, the opportunity for any notable partnership was not evident and Southern Rocks succumbed to a paltry 115 all out.

However, despite an encouraging start by Ditlhase, Southern Rocks applied the brakes on their run-getting spree, when the Spinners were brought into the attack and it paid dividends as there a flurry of wickets tumbling just before the break for lunch. The scare continued in the 1st Over after lunch, as Ditlhase lost another vital wicket of their Skipper. The rot was stemmed when Aditya Rangaswamy took charge with support from Feroz Ghaswalla, to see them over the line as Ditlhase finished with 116 for the loss of 5 wickets, winning by 5 wickets.

Southern Rocks :- 115 all out in 34 overs.

                               Asaad Essack 20 runs

                               Deepak Kallazhy 15 runs

                               Dimpho Kegasitswe   2 wkts for 14 runs

                               Lawrence Ntshonthsi 2 wkts for 17 runs

                               Amir Saiyed               2wkts for 20 runs

                               Kelvis Zemba             2 wkts for 20 runs

Ditlhase :- 116 for 5 wkts in 20.5 overs

                                Saad Mohyuddin         25 runs

                                Adithya Rangaswamy 24 runs (not out)

                                Kelvis Zemba              22 runs

                                Asaad Essack 2 wkts for 25 runs

Ditlhase won by 5 wkts.

Please find below the link for Points Table as at the end of the 3rd game, for your perusal and record..

BCA 50 OVERS POINTS TABLE & RESULTS (2)

The BCA sincerely thanks all the participating teams, officials, volunteers, well-wishers & stakeholders as well as themembers of the media for their continued encouragement and support in subscribing to our Mission of “Bringing Cricket to the Nation

Kind regards

Sumod (B2) Damodar

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