KAI Dragons 127 for 6 (Zaheer 2 for 30) beat Dodgers 84 for 8 (Hilary 19) by 43 runs
MoM votes: Hilary 8, Shimoga 1, Zaheer 1, Matthews 1
Match report: JH
As London braced itself for another night of heavy rioting, Dodgers went down to another heavy defeat - this time at the hands of a team we beat comprehensively last year. The Dragons started swiftly, running singles off almost every ball and regularly turning them into 2s. A slow and expansive outfield restricted them to only one boundary during the innings, but they still managed to clock up 127 within the 20 overs. Dodgers spilled a number of catches (some difficult, some easy) and managed to run two of the oppo out. Mohammad Zaheer, playing his debut game for us, notched up two wickets.
The Dodgers innings started well enough, but the pressure of maintaining 6 an over soon took its toll as Hatteea was run out to a somewhat over-ambitious call from Bennett. This was not a good omen, and before long the Dodgers top order were all back in the pavilion admiring the sunset. With the light fading, the tail wagged manfully but the writing was on the wall. Dodgers had been well beaten by a Dragons performance of strong bowling and exemplary running between the wickets.
KAI Dragons innings Sampat b b Hilary 20 Peck run out Zaheer 23 Radford c Bennett b Zaheer 6 Whitehead c Smith b Zaheer 2 Johal run out Shimoga 23 Parker b Shimoga 4 Mayo not out 18 Miller not out 3 _______________________________________ Sub-total 99 Extras 28 Total (6 wkts, 20 overs) 127 Dodgers bowling Hilary 4-0-20-1 Lowe 4-0-27-0 Zaheer 4-0-30-2 Shimoga 4-0-20-1 Fox 4-0-25-0 Dodgers innings Hatteea run out 10 Bennett c & b Miller 5 Smith c & b Raj 0 McBarron b Hill 4 Zaheer b b Miller 0 Westhead lbw b Miller 4 Hilary c ? b Southee 19 Fox c ? b Sampat 7 Lowe not out 2 Shimoga not out 14 ______________________________________ Sub-total 65 Extras 19 Total (8 wkts, 20 overs) 84 FoW: 19, 19, 26, 26, 34, ?, 55, 62 DNB: Matthews KAI Dragons bowling Raj 4-0-12-1 Southee 4-0-15-0 Miller 3-0-10-3 Hill 3-0-13-1 Zak 2-1-3-0 Sampat 1-0-5-1 Radford 2-0-10-0 ??? 1-0-6-0