Continental lost its first (and hopefully only) game of the year this Sunday against Stallions CC. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first under blue skies, CCC found itself in a deep hole at 32/8 in no time. It was a combination of good bowling from Stallions CC and some lapses in application and concentration that costed Continental dearly. Thereafter, Krishna and Devansh showed admirable application and fought hard to get CCC to 97 before being bowled out.
With the ball, CCC started off slightly erratically and with not much runs on the board, the task became extremely difficult. But Karandeep bowled a consistent spell and Devansh came back with a hostile spell to keep us in the game. His bowling figures don't do justice to the quality of his effort. Krishna, at the other end, bowled with a lot of heart and fire to keep Continental in the game right until the very end.
Any defeat is always painful but the fact that this unit kept fighting right until the last run was scored was a big plus. With such hunger, this defeat will only act as a catalyst to better performances going forward.
Scores: Continental - 97 all out in 28.3 overs (Devansh - 25) Stallions - 99/7 in 24 overs (Naveen Bethi - 47, Karandeep - 3/32) Full Scorecard here