Home & Away Week 6 : Gopalkrishnan (Harvard) excels ! MIT’s “The Tech” publishing Match Reports !


We’re extremely pleased that “The Tech” at MIT is now publishing Match Reports on its cricket club’s American College Cricket Home & Away matches. The reports are written by Club leader Koustuban Ravi, and a great step in our Mission to raise the profile of cricket in the United States. We look forward to more clubs accomplishing this feat, instead of focusing on building a website, or only posting on your cricket Facebook page – let’s expand the audience !
YALE Bulldogs vs MIT Engineers
On a rainy day, in wet conditions Yale batted first and suffered at the hands of the MIT’s bowlers, being all out for 33 ! Ramaswamy  took 3 early wickets for 13 runs, T Ali took 2 for 3, Manvari 2 for 4 whilst Ayyaz wiped up the tail with 3 for 13.
D Agarwal made it tougher than expected for the MIT Engineers, snapping up 3 wickets for 0 runs in a remarkable spell, but MIT prevailed, making 39 for 4 in 10.2 overs.
MIT’s Ramaswamy was MVP https://www.crichq.com/#matches/135227
HARVARD Crimson vs MIT Engineers
Here’s MIT’s Koustuban Ravi’s game Report, published on the MIT website “The Tech”

On the May 4, MIT challenged crosstown rivals Harvard in a home game at the Roberts Field. Moods were upbeat after their comprehensive victory over Harvard earlier this season. Winning the toss for the second consecutive time, captain Priyank Kumar G put the opposition in to bat. Harvard’s openers Ibrahim and Nikhil, played watchfully to see off the opening threat posed by Tughral Ali G and Savithru Jayasinghe G.

MIT had forced a tight lid on the run flow but the lack of wickets meant Harvard gained a strong platform from which to launch an assault. After being 72 for no loss at the midway mark, Harvard was led to a competitive 185 for the loss of two wickets by their captain Manik Kuchroo. Saad Shoukat ’15 and Jehangir Amjad G were among the wickets for the Engineers.

In their batting reply, MIT quickly lost Sourav Padhy G in the first over but consolidated with a strong partnership between Priyank Kumar G (23 runs of 23 balls) and Fahad Mahmood G (43 runs of 29 balls).

At 60 for the loss of one wicket, MIT looked to be in a good position to take the game when Harvard turned the tables by snagging five quick wickets within the span of 50 runs. MIT was staring down at defeat at 110 for 8 when Usman Naseer G (27 of 19) and Saad Shoukat (27 of 12) fought back doggedly, piling up 56 runs for the 9th wicket to bring MIT close to the brink of victory. MIT lost by a margin of 18 runs in a closely fought contest. Overall, the Engineers retained their top spot in the league with a big margin over Boston University, who are currently in second place.

Harvard’s N Gopalkrisnan was MVP

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