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Ganesh Superbly Leads Everest/ACS To Elite-8 Final
By Intiaz Mohamed
August 24th, 2009
As the 2009 season in the Eastern American Cricket Association comes down the wire, the resurgence of Everest/ACS comes alive by beating the regular season champions Richmond Hill in the EACA’s inaugural Elite 8 Knock-out competition last Sunday at Baisley Pond Park.
Richmond Hill won the toss and elected to field, Everest/ACS started their inning with Hemant Nowrangilall and Stuart Mills who was brilliantly caught at mid-off by Steve Mangru for 4 off the bowling of left-arm medium pacer Latchman Udai.
There was some consolidation in the wicket between the incoming batsman Gregory Sewdial and Hemant Nowrangilall, as the pair added a half century partnership. Nowrangilall would depart not long after for 31 that included one six and one four.
Gregory Sewdial, who will miss some of the ICC Under-19 Qualifying games in Canada next month because of his freshman college commitments, was then joined by Karan Ganesh. The two seized any opportunity given as they batted intelligently to ensure their team was well placed.
But just when Gregory Sewdial appeared to be well poised for a big score, he was caught at long-off by Mark Gomes off the bowling of Shameer Sadloo for 37, including two fours.
No other batsman showed any resistance as a few wickets tumbled, Amjad Khan was caught by Shiv Ragubar off the bowling of Steve Mangru for 1, while captain Zamin Amin was trapped LBW to Shameer Sadloo for a duck.
Karan Ganesh would find two partners in Terr y Hastoo and Saheed Amin, as they provided some resistance. Ganesh continued to bat brilliantly as he plundered the bowling attack of Richmond Hill, dispatching them to all parts of the ground.
The innings eventually came to a close as Everest/ACS reached a total of 206, including 28 extras.
Karan Ganesh’s innings was the highlight of the game; he was eventually caught at third-man by Shameer Sadloo off the bowling of Kerk Higgins for an excellent 89, which was decorated with 9x6s and 1x4. Terry Hastoo and Saheed Amin made 6 and 8 respectively.
Bowling for Richmond Hill, Telston Johnson 6 overs for 19 runs, Latchman Udai 1 for 25, Kerk Higgins 1 for 42, Khaleem Bux 1 for 26, Shameer Sadloo 3 for 24, and Steve Mangru 2 for 45.
Richmond Hill would require a run rate of just over 5 runs per over on a heavy out field.
Khaleem Bux and Mark Gomes strolled to the wicket, but Gomes would stroll right back as he was sent back by Saheed Amin for a duck off the fourth delivery of the game. Captain Tamesh Balwant was determined to stick around, but he also fell victim to Saheed Amin for 8, caught by Terry Hastoo at slip.
Dharamdeo Gayadeen batting for the first time since joining Richmond Hill was the most unlucky batsman as he flicked one hard to mid-wicket but to the crowd’s amazement Hemant Nowrangilall plucked it out of the sky to dismiss him for a duck, he too was a victim of Saheed Amin.
Khaleem Bux would continue to bat intelligently as he was joined by Sunesh Wazid and the pair added 33.
Zamin Amin would capture his only victim of the game that of Khaleem Bux, 46, with the score at 76, he was superbly caught at cover-point by Saheed Amin after going for a massive shot. Khaleem Bux’s knock included 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Sunesh Wazid along with the other batsmen could only take the score to 130, as the asking rate continued to rise. Wazid contributed 33, Shameer Sadloo 5, Shiv Ragubar 13, Telston Johnson 17, Steve Mangru 5, Latchman Udai 2 and Kerk Higgins 1.
Karan Ganesh would continue his sterling performance this time with the ball as he captured 4 for 40, along with Saheed Amin 3 for 22, Trevor Walke none for 24 off 8 overs, Zamin Amin 1 for 30 and Terry Hastoo 2 for 32.
Everest/ACS will now reach East Bank in the final at 80th Street and Seaview Avenue in Brooklyn, this Sunday at 12:30 pm.
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