Aryan Reddy’s valiant 50 goes in vain as Nandy CC wins in HCA One Day League’21
Played at Greenview Cricket Ground in Telangana, Hyderabad, Nandy CC after winning the toss decided to bat first scoring 226/6 in 45 overs. It was a good opening start by Ganesh Parmeswaram who scored 49 runs while it was the 120 run stand for the 6th wicket which changed the game for Nandy CC. Shyam Sathali (62) and Fasi (38) at the middle order stitched a match winning partnership to help their team reach a respectable total.
Picket CC who have been impressive this season so far found it difficult to get going in this particular chase as they got all out for 148 runs in 42.1 overs. Skipper G Prem (30 runs) & Aryan Reddy gave a brilliant opening start of 98 runs for the 1st wicket but Picket CC faced a batting collapse once they lost their openers. Aryan patiently crafted a 50 off 99 balls (5 fours) curbing his natural instincts of aggressive strokeplay to keep the scoreboard ticking. Aryan with 247 runs at an average of close to 49.40 & 13 wickets in 5 HCA League matches has been impressive this season. His tally includes a match winning hundred as well as a 6wkt haul to stamp his presence as an all-rounder to watch out for.
Picket CC eventually fell short by 78 runs on the back of some tight bowling by Nandy CC bowlers as Nandy CC won the match by 78 runs.