Siyapa Cricket Club


Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA v 2nd Knightriders on Sat 06 Jul 2019 at 1300
Siyapa Cricket Club Lost 4 Wickets

Match report Match 10, July 6, 2019

Siyapa started the 2nd half of the season with an unbeaten record. They welcomed the 2nd Knight riders at their home ground at Duthie Park. The previous game between the sides was a thriller when Siyapa was bowled out cheaply for 112 runs but were saved by the heroics of their captain Shahid who bowled a magnificent spell of 6 overs, to get 5 wickets for 2 runs. Looking at the result it seemed obvious that Knight Riders learnt from their mistake, Siyapa probably didn't.

Knight riders won the toss and elected to field. Siyapa had most of their batsmen playing so there wasn't any hesitation to accept the challenge. Khurram and amir opened the innings and delivered a steady start as they saw off the new ball and got 30 odd runs in the first 12 overs. Khurram was the first man to get out after scoring 18 runs, right after hitting a huge six over mid wicket. Salman came in to join amir but the partnership was short lived as amir lost his wicket to balaji’s left arm spin. This brought together Siyapa’s most seasoned players Salman n Shahram at the crease. The pair tried to build up a partnership but Shahram's tactic of coming down the wicket by folied by some clever wicket keeping when he got stumped . Salman departed soon after in a rather unfortunate LBW as the umpire missed his inside edge. Then siyapa wickets kept on falling at regular interval with notable contribution coming from Ahmad Naqvi who scored the highest individual score of siyapa, 24. The inning got wrapped on a total of 153 with Siyapa only being able to play 38 out of the allocated 45 overs.
Despite the low score, the pitch had its demons of unpredictable bounce. So at interval match seemed in balance but Siyapa were missing the services of regular bowlers Naveed and Tanweer.

Siyapa started their attack with captain shahid and Asif. Asif took first wicket when A.Raif caught raja at mid on. At this point siyapa captain introduced Khurram haseeb into attack. After a brief struggle his line n length he got his rhythm and managed to get 3/27 in 7 overs. At this stage knight riders were 70 for 4 with two batsmen were trying to make partnership. Siyapa introduces spinners at both end in Umer & Shahram who bowled well in tandem and kept Knight riders batsmen in check. Umer got two wickets in his 6th over making knight riders 93/6. Siyapa persisted with their dual spin attack on the new batsmen, captain Mohan and season campaigner Prem. With 60 required and 2 new batsmen the momentum hung in balance but Siayapa probably let that go when 3 catches were dropped in a single over by Shahram. Once settled it was difficult to contain Mohan, who first went after Umer and Shahram and then shahid as well. Both stalwarts finished the chase in style with hitting boundaries at regular intervals with about 10 overs to spare.
Overall match was played in nice friendly atmosphere. Siyapa needs to reflect on their first defeat of the season and definitely need to improve upon their catching. While they are still in the lead, things change quickly in grade 2. No time to rest on their laurel and they need to bounce back.

Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 18w 11b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(38.0 overs)
Khurram Qadir Caught  18
Amir Siddiq Bowled  17
Salman Bedaar Lbw  12
Shahram Memon Stumped  9
Khurram Haseeb Bowled  3
Khalid Zia Lbw  9
Ahmed Naqvi Caught  23
Muhammad Umer Ghafoor Bowled  16
Muhammad Shahid Lbw  6
Asif Yousuf Not Out  12
Abdul Rauf Caught  1

2nd Knightriders Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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2nd Knightriders Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5nb 18w 3b 1lb 
for 6 wickets
153 (35.0 overs)

Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Muhammad Shahid8.013600.004.50
Asif Yousuf6.0219119.003.17
Khurram Haseeb5.002939.675.80
Abdul Rauf1.00500.005.00
Muhammad Umer Ghafoor7.0026213.003.71
Shahram Memon8.002600.003.25