Monaghan VS Cavan Match 13.08.2017
Cavan Emerge Victorious after our second strong game with Monaghan CC by 5 wickets and 7 overs, along with a sixer that went out of the park leaving us in the long run as high flying winners.
County Cavan Cricket Club travelled to Monaghan for our 2 nd friendly match aganist Monaghan CC on the 13th of August 2017.
Cavan won the toss and let Monaghan bat first . Aravind and Dhana were the opening batsmen. Sone and Hassan started Cavan's bowling attack, they did some brilliant work in the first 6 overs to restrict Monaghan 16/0 .After, they were followed by Sithosh and Waqas who kept things tight and then Monaghan started loosing wickets. Sithosh took 2 wickets in the middle order and Santosh took the informing batsman Dhana.Cavan's fielding was outstanding, Monaghan found it difficult to rotate the strike in the middle overs and they also tried risky runs and it costed them 2 wickets .In Hassans second spell he took a crucial wicket of Chirag without scoring. At this stage Monaghan was at 74/7 after 21 Overs .
Finally ,in the last over Pranoob claimed 2 wickets and Monaghan all out in 91/10.Bernard (17) and Dhana(16) were the top scorers for Monaghan.For Cavan they were Sithosh14/2, santosh4/2 and Pranoob 5/2 .
Cavan openers Zakku and Waqas started the innings .Cavan lost their first wicket in the second over. Waqas was leg before by Mohan .Hassan and Zakku steadliy rotated their strikes and shortly after Hassan started hitting big sixes and Zakku gave good support by continuously rotating the strike, after 6 overs Cavan's score reached 41 /1 .Hassan hit a big six that flew out of the boundaries and park. He played a brilliant knock of 38 including 3 huge six's and 2 fours .When chirag and hamza came into attack, Cavan lost their 4 wickets in quick sessions. After this Pranoob came at 6 and he also played a brilliant knock of 24 , including 4 fours . Sithosh and Pranoob's 6 th wicket partnership took the team to par the score in 18 overs.
We'd like to thank all of the Monaghan players and Monaghan CC for accompanying us, we received great hospitality and on the whole everyone enjoyed the day.