President’s XI vs Best of Rest Match Report – 29th Match VPL 4
Best of Rest won the toss and chose to bat.
Kody Horne started the innings in fine fashion when he pulled the first delivery of the match, bowled by veteran Deighton Butler, for six over fine leg. Butler, bowling left arm finger spin since his retirement from first class cricket, was also cut through the offside by Horne. Rajiv Roberts shared the new ball and strayed and gifted five wides but quickly regained his composure to remove Sealroy Williams who was caught at mid off attempting a big hit. Roberts also had Horne bowled through the gate with a little inswinger. Daren Sammy and Roberts bowled the remaining two overs of the powerplay for only 8 runs combined, Best of Rest 31/2 at the end of the powerplay.
Asif Hooper hit a couple boundaries and one maximum to push Best of Rest to 55/3 after 6 overs, with the President’s XI bowlers doing a pretty decent job. The 8th over bowled by former President Kishore Shallow, saw two sixes and two wickets, the game was really in the balance with Best of Rest being 82/5 after 8 overs. Best of Rest finished their innings on 106/6. Asif Hooper top scored with 31 from 18 deliveries, hitting 2 fours and 2 sixes. Rajiv Roberts with 2/12 and Kishore Shallow with 2/16 was the pick of the bowlers for the veterans.
Daren Sammy was the star of the show with the bat for the President’s XI, showing good fitness and intelligence in his stroke play. He cut Luke Wilson for four then advanced down the ground to pick up another boundary. He took three boundaries from the 4th over to push the veterans to 37/1 after 4 overs. President Currency hit a big six during the 5th over but was trapped lbw on the next delivery by Asif Hooper. Sammy kept things moving with a delicate late cut down to the vacant third man boundary to push President’s XI to 56/2 after six overs.
Daren Sammy was removed by Richie Richards during the 8th over and ended the hopes of the President’s XI men of snatching a victory. President’s XI could only get to 81/5 from their 10 overs. Daren Sammy top scored with 33 from 17 deliveries, hitting 6 fours.
Best of Rest 106/6 (10 overs)
President’s XI 81/5 (10 overs)