My office colleagues and my roommates used to play cricket in the saidapet ground in every week end. We did not play for the last few weeks. We gathered in this week and planned to play in this week. Like every week in Saturday(21-05-2011) I woke up in the early morning and called to everyone to assemble in the ground. We were totally nine people. Ben (me), Siva Sankar, Sekhar SB, Rajesh, Bharath, Giri Prasad, Hariharan, Venkatesh, and chella thurai siva shankar’s roommate. We are from the Polaris 4C team except Siva Sankar’s friend. Five of us reached the ground by 6.45 AM and started practising ourselves. Some people in the ground called us for a friendly match. We agreed to play with eight people in a team. It is an ten overs match. Our captain Siva Sankar won the toss and elected to bat first. In the ten overs we lost all wickets and scored 49 runs. The opponent team started batting with the winning score of 50. We bowled well at the beginning. In the fourth over they got 14 runs. It’s the turning point for the match. From that over they started beating the balls hardly. They scored 50 runs in the ninth over and they won the match. Even though we lost the match we went with happy with little sorrow. We are in saidapet ground for playing cricket and not for winning the matches. In the lost match we learned our mistakes and team effort. We planned to play in the Sunday also.
For Sunday(22-05-2011) match I called up my roommate Sunil working in GKB Opticals. He agreed to come. He is the star batsman and bowler in our room. He is mad about cricket. He will never miss any of the India matches. He even will put leave to watch the matches. In the Sunday we eight people gathered in the ground. Only four people came on Saturday came on Sunday. Ben (me), Siva Sankar, Bharath and venkatesh were the people came in Sunday. The new people came in Sunday are Sunil, Bharath , Avinsh from my room and Jeya from Siva sankar’s room. Sunday also we put a match with another team. We were 8 and the opponent have 11 players.We lost the toss and the opponent had a blast and they scored 89 runs in 10 overs. They just lost 4 wickets. Sunil had lost his bowling. They blasted his last two overs. They scored 18 runs in the last over.
Then we went to bat with the target of 90 in ten overs. Sunil and Bharath started the batting. We started the match slowly. In the second over we lost our first wicket. In the fifth over we lost the second wicket. I went to bat. I just batted just 4 balls scored 5 runs and came back and came back. Sunil was started blasting the balls in another end. In the eight over he hit 3 sixes. He scored 21 runs in the eighth over. We scored 67 runs in eight overs. We thought we will win the match if Sunil were in ground till ten overs. But we lost his wicket in the eighth over. Sunil scored a total of 43 runs. We scored 71 runs in ten overs. We lost 9 wickets.
We lost the match again. But still we had a good fantastic match. We had a good time in the morning. We learned we should improve our batting and bowling. Hope we will improve ourselves and we will do the best in the future and we are looking forward for our Polaris cricket tournament.