By Morris Seecharan
In the final regular game of the season winning the toss and batting Super Charger looked to take charge of Sunrise in the first half of their batting. Their opening pair V. Singh and R. Motilall scored flurries of boundaries to get their team score going. In the 3rd over Stanley Lloyd bowled Singh with score at 26. R. Ramotar came up next and batted patiently laying a foundation for his team.
Harold Deokinanan was introduced in the 7th over bowled Motilall for 15 with the score 2 for 44. Ramator continued with his cautious batting was joined by D. Singh and together built an important 32 runs partnership. Harold had D. Singh caught for 16 in the 11th over with the score 3 for 74. In the 13 over Ricky Deenu bowled Ramotar who made a significant 19 and Charger was position well at 81 for 4.
To start the second half of Super Charger batting Shane Manbodh in his first delivery bowled V. Mahabir for 10 and in his next over had N. Singh caught. This set the stage for the collapsed of Super Charger batting. Shane would then have A. Ali caught for 2 as wicket keep falling at quick intervals. Ricky bowled K. Gopaul for 16 and Stanley was brought back into the rotation had A. Vickram run out for 13, and S. Khan caught for duck. Super Charger was only able to pick up 49 more runs in the second half and was bowled out by Sunrise for 130 runs in 20.3 overs. For Sunrise it was good finish for their bowling, and felt that it was an easy target to chase.
Shane Manbodh bowling was very instrumental in the second half, who kept Super Charger to a low scored bowled for 5-0-20-3. Stanley Lloyd started the break through went for 3.3-0-21-2. Harold Deokinanan went for 3-0-20-2 and Rickey Deenu 5-0-31-2.
Sunrise open with their regular Roopnarine Dayal, and gave Selwyn Cheong a shot to change the woes of their opening trouble. However, the bowling of Super Charger opening pair D. Singh, and A. Ali was accurate and attacking. Quickly Dayal and Cheong was at the crease defending, and runs were no where to find. In the 5th over Cheong was caught for 2 off D. Singh and the score at 13. D. Basdeo was clean bowled a deliver later for duck by D. Singh in the same over. Once again we witnessed the slumping bats of Sunrise continued for the 4th straight game. Seeram Persaud faced the same faith off D. Singh as he was bowled for 1, and in the 7th over with the score 3 for 18. Dayal saw what was happening to his teammates realized that he needs to bat cautiously was joined by Shane Manbodh. Shane looked promising for Sunrise but he was run out with miscommunication in the 8th over for 6. Dayal continued to hold an end and kept breathing as the Super Charged bowler was relentless with their accuracy. Harold Deokinanan joined Dayal, and he was caught for 3 in the 11th over with the score 49 for 5. Gerald Lloyd joined Dayal and gave some hope for his team taking the score to 60 for 5 in the 13 overs.
Dayal and Gerald continue in the second half to steady Sunrise batting showed signed of resistance keeping to build a partnership. However the effective bowling and fielding of Super Charger made it very hard to keep up with the required run rate. They would build the 1st and important partnership of 34 runs as Gerald was bowed by N. Singh in the 18th over for 13 with the score at 83 for 6. In the next delivery N. Singh had Stanley Lloyd caught putting the pressure back on Sunrise. Dayal continued with all effort stayed around but his partners were not surviving at the crease. N. Singh again had Ricky Deenu caught in the 20th over with the score at 89 for 8. Prataab Seecheran batting at the 10th spot along with Dayal made a 21 runs partnership tried to make a comeback, but Super Charge bowlers were very smart kept the ball away. Prataab was bowled for 10 runs by V. Singh in the 25th over with the score at 110 for 9. Dayal and Kris Narine batted the reaming balls as Sunrise end at 113 for 9. Dayal batted the full 25 overs made 36 hold an important end, but his teammates was not able to capitalized on his important knock.
Super Charger team as unit showed great planning in their bowling and fielding as they were able to defend their run by keeping Sunrise behind of the run rate throughout the games. N. Singh bowling in the 6th spot was remarkable as rapped up quick wickets in the second half of the game bowed for 4-0-13-3. D. Singh opening for his team set the stage of keeping Sunrise bowled for 5-1-13-3, and so did A. Ali who bowled for 5-1-9-0 and V. Sing 5-0-21-2.