Ilembe beat out Railways

2017-03-08 06:05
 Photo: suppliedTop Ilembe players S. Logenathan and A. Pillay.

Photo: suppliedTop Ilembe players S. Logenathan and A. Pillay.

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ILEMBE Cricket Club took on Railways on Sunday at the country club grounds.
Ilembe skipper A. Nadasen won the toss and decided to bat, hoping to post a big score in what were good bowling conditions.
Openers S. Dlamini and A. Sarwar put on 23 before Sarwar was caught and bowled by Y. Godil for six.
Nine runs later, Dlamini fell victim to a Godil LBW for 13 in the eighth over.
Railways were in the game before Nadasen was joined by I. Mahomed to put on 44 runs for the third wicket to take the score to 76 in 19th over.
Nadasen and Z. Ali fell victim to T. Daniel in the 19th over with the total on 85.
Mahomed was joined by S. Logenathan and put on 43 before Mahomed was bowled by A. Sheik and 123/5 in the 26th soon became 212 for six, as youngsters Logenathan and Alex Pillay produced the highest partnership of the match of 89.
Logenathan making his first appearance for Ilembe this season, produced a maiden half century which consisted of four fours and one six.
Pillay also made his first 50, compiling his runs without giving a sniff to the tiring Railways attack.
Logenathan was bowled by Sheik for 57 in the 45th.
R. Kazi came to the crease with five overs left and he showed no respect, smashing a quick-fire 41 (three fours, three sixes).
Pillay was bowled by J. Hoosen in the last over of the innings for 53, leaving Ilembe at 279/8 after 50.
Godil and Sheik stood out for Railways with three and two wickets respectively.
Needing a target of 280 runs at 5.6 to the over, Railways got off to the worst possible start as opener V. Naidoo was trapped by S. Sadayan LBW of the third ball.
the very next over, Naidoo’s partner T. Pillay was caught at slip by I. Mahomed off the bowling of C. Shange for a duck.
D. Mather was next to fall for a duck in the third over, caught by Logenathan and bowled by Sadayan.
Veterans Sadayan and Shange were finding the right areas as Railways found scoring very difficult.
With inclement weather on its way, the next four wickets fell for 65 before the skies opened.
Railways, at 79/7 after 30.2 overs, were well behind the run rate before the umpires called the game off. Sadayan impressed with 2/2 from six and Logenathan at 2/4 in three overs stood out for Ilembe, who won with a better run rate.

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