|NIGHT 2009: Windy City defeated Villa Park by 27 runs; For Team Standing please visit www.glensidecricket.org|
Windy City defeated Villa Park in a high scoring contest
Villa Park faced mighty Windy City in a must win contest to stay alive in night version of the game. Windy City won the toss and elected to bat. Villa Park having lost their previous game due to under performing bowling and very unsure fielding, were hoping to have better result this time. Haris Imtiaz (1) and Ahmed Bakhshi (3) opened the attacked, against Mohsin Bhally and Kashif Butt. Windy City openers played with usual flare and started scoring runs quickly. Ahmed Bakhshi bowled with speed and better control to dismiss 3 top batters in their strong line-up, but runs were coming freely especially through the efficient pair of Taha Baggia and Mir Ali. In the middle session VPCC did put some brakes on the scoring but once dangerous Qasim Khan was let-off early he made VPCC bowling pay by producing late flurry of runs to take Windy City score to mammoth 189 runs in 20 overs.
Villa Park opened with usual pair but with least success as Mujtaba Baqir (6) and Zeyad Imtiaz (8) was dismissed early. Arif Hockla (13) and joined by Haris Imtiaz (63) did put together a very resistive partnership in the middle, but lost wickets regularly at crucial intervals. Batting under the lights was becoming increasingly difficult with time and Mohit Saini (2) and Danish Ali (1) accurate bowling was making matters even worse for VPCC chase. Even Uzair (18) and Fawad (14) late cameos could not get the much-needed win for VPCC who lost the game by 22 runs.This loss eliminated very good Villa Park team for the night tournament, where they only have themselves to blame.