NIKHIL (100* in 56 ), ANIRUDH (100 in 88) and HARDIK (3/18) DROP AMERICAN EAGLES

  • May 14, 2021

On a warm sunny morning CU Reds won the toss against American Eagles and opted to bat first. CU Reds openers started with caution to see of the new ball and milked singles and doubles with occasional boundaries to get us to 32 for no loss by end of powerplay. Just when Venky started to accelerate he was deceived by a slower delivery and was caught. This brought us to one of the most entertaining partnerships seen. Nikhil Anirudh both stitched a 162 run partnership.. while maintaining 8-9 runs per over. Both got to their seasons first hundred after some serious focus. CU Reds ended with 243-2 in 30 overs. Anirudh 100 and Nikhil K 100* (scoring a 100 on the last ball of the innings) American Eagles never seemed to have gotten in to a stride to chase a mammoth total of 243. Kareem Mr. Skipper got CU Reds the first two breakthrough in quick successions with a mention worthy sharp catch in the slips by Anirudh. CU family new addition Vraj also accompanied well to start off 2nd innings for CU reds in partnership with Kareem. As the innings progressed all the bowlers chipped in with wickets at the right time reducing American Eagles to 117 in 23.4 overs. Vraj, Kareem, Neil each chipped in with 2 wickets each. Girish AKA Shane Bond with his beautiful swing got 1 wicket but pick of the bowler for CU Reds was Hardik! 4 overs 18 runs and picked up 3 wickets. Player of the Match was Nikhil Kanchan for his well architected innings of 100 in 56 balls 9 fours 4 sixes. #PlayCricket#ChicagoUnited