Updated: Aug 7
Cricket Verein Zug (CVZ) and Aargau Cricket Club-2 (Aargau CC-2) clashed in an exhilarating game at the CVZ's home ground in Hünenberg. CVZ emerged victorious, securing a commanding win by 43 runs.
CVZ's first innings was nothing short of a batting masterclass, led by the indomitable Ranjith Ramakrishnan. The right-hander was in a league of his own, orchestrating a sublime, unbeaten knock of 96 runs from just 57 deliveries. His breathtaking strokeplay, laced with eight boundaries and six towering sixes, left Aargau CC-2's bowlers chasing shadows. Ankush Hasani joined the symphony playing the perfect partner to Ranjith's melody. His composed innings of 58 runs off 43 balls was an exhibition of finesse, punctuated by seven boundaries and two well-timed sixes. The opening partnership of 134 in 13.2 overs is record setting for CVZ. It formed the bedrock of CVZ's challenging total of 195/3 in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, Aargau CC-2 opener Naseeb Shamalzai (61) emerged as the shining star for his side, showcasing remarkable skills. However, CVZ's bowlers put up a great performance, led by Nitin Shah's excellent bowling. He mesmerized the batsmen, claiming five crucial wickets for just 19 runs. Nitin was well supported from other end by Ranjith and Saurabh Verma with their economical spells and Ankush claiming two wickets.
Finally, CVZ bundled out Aargau CC-2 for 152 in 18.5 overs, securing a compelling victory. Ranjith was awarded the Man of the Match and he shared the stage with Nitin Shah for his splendid bowling performance!