Centurion Dave insprires VCC Zami: VCC Zami – Hercules (2-0)

1st wicket partnership of 89 between Dave and Prakash.
Huge caught behind appeal from a wonderful delivery of De Jonge for Prakash. Batsman and umpire not sure of that nick and play continues.
Couple of deliveries later, Prakash caught and bowled by De Jonge off a wonderful delivery.
Ivo walks in and makes pretty confident shots.
Ivo plays a few cracking shots down long on.
Partnership building momentum and Ivo gets unexpectedly run out trying to sneak in a quick single. Out with a quick 9 with 100% strike rate.
Mighty Mo in the crease. Dave steering the game to 148 in 25 overs with good size contribution.
Mo goes for a big one down long on and gets caught near the rope, Bavaria made the catch look like he was practicing.
162 for 3 in 27 overs.
Captain building up a solid innings.
Good sweep shot by JW (Aarnink). Four.

Dave crossed 75 and in solid form. Timing and placement are flawless.
Couple of well hit shots blocked near the boundary.
Dave noticed a short one and pulled it to cow corner for a four.
3 overs to go and batsmen rotating strike every ball.
Last ball of 33rd over, amazing cover drive by JW and a well deserved boundary.
100 milestone reached by Dave with a well edged four.
Stunning delivery by Smit to Dave and made contact with the stumps. Dave out after a match winning 102.
Last over by Bavaria, a very consistent bowler.
Inside edge and ball runs quick to the boundary.
VCC settles with 225.

1st over by Nick, a bit expensive, but gets a valuable wicket in the last ball.
Fielding spot on. Fielders very aggressively getting to the ball.
Some good shots by batsmen for four. Keeping the run rate around 6.

De Jonge building a good innings with some powerful shots all around the ground.
Gets bowled by a faster delivery from Dinusha.
The batsman who can hit the sixes to take home a victory is out.

2nd wicket for Dinusha, stumps are disturbed. Perfect spell, a much needed one..
Very consistent bowling from Richard not giving much room for batsman to score.
Great bowling by Martin and Chris. Very economical bowling.
Chris with his debut bowling, not finding the perfect line occasionally in the beginning, but found the line and rhythm as he progressed.

Can a nail in the finger bend backwards?? Saw it first hand when Ivo tried to catch a ball.
Players would have quit the game, but not Ivo, he fielded saving boundaries till the end. Salute, brother!

Wonderful win again by VCC.
All round wonderful performance by both teams. The teams were pretty much equally competitive till the end.

~Prakash