The competition of declaration

In September, the county game between Essex and bottom of the table opponents Leicestershire. The first two days were washed away due to torrential rain. The bizarre thing that had happened in the match that there were three declarations. Leicester first declared their first innings 251 for 7 on the final morning. Essex deployed their strategy as  a batter ranked team. They declared their innings just after five overs into their first innings, and Leicester showed that they were also up for the challenge. They batted just 14 overs more and asked desperately for points Essex to score 307 to win from a minimum of 65 overs.

Essex proved up to the task too, knocking off the target with five wickets and handful of overs to spare. The key partnership was that of 157 for the third wicket between  Nick Browne and Ravi Bopara, compiled off just 29.5 overs.   

How much difficult to chase 31?

What do u expect when a team  is bowled out for 31? Nothing but the match is over even before the opposition team came to chase. In this year, Galle Cricket Club, who were bowled out for 31 in 15.1 overs. No batsman managed more than 7 runs in the second innings, but they bounced back in the second innings and scored 295 after bowling their opponents out for 215. There were good things to come from their bowlers, who carried them to a five-run thrilling victory, as they bowled out Sri Lankan Air Force Sports Club for 107 in a chase of 112. Charith Asalanka produced an all-round performance for Galle.

Hungry for lunch declared the innings 

Hungry for lunch. The Leeward Islands declared their first innings for 24 for 7 in the first innings before the interval on the first morning against the Windward Islands in November; they clearly thought they had better get their bowlers bowling as soon as possible instead of having them scratch around with the bat on a pitch that showed signs of rapidly deteriorating. But, the ploy did  not work, though, they managed to get rid of only half the Windwards side by stumps. Windwards went on to score 140 that was enough to win the match by eight wickets.  It was the fourth shortest completed game of first class cricket in the West Indies.



Wrong decision, but won the match

This match has had to meet the same fate as Leicester and Essex.

“I didn’t have to do a great deal of negotiating because I held all the cards. I did put my poker glasses on though,” said Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale, after Hampshire forfeited their second innings in search of victory – in a bid to avoid relegation from Divison One of the County Championship.

Coming into the final day of the game Yorkshire were still 303 runs behind of Hamshire. They declared and Hampshire promptly did the same without facing a ball in their second innings. Yorkshire’s Gale is rather controversial in some people’s book agreed to chase before the start of play with opposite number James Vince. And so Yorkshire needed 304 off a maximum of 96 overs. Gale leading from the front took Yorkshire to a five-wicket win in 91.2 overs with a knock of 125.

The game of fifty-one 

Rajasthan were bowled out Odisha for 151 Odisha, but then they were bundled out for 100. Four of the Rajasthan’s batsmen scored ducks, with 12 being the top score in their innings. Odisha used only two bowlers through the innings of 27.2 overs. But then their batsmen failed a second time, they were bowled out for 129 in the second innings, meaning Rajasthan were left chasing 230. Rajasthan chase derailed in the beginning, but cameos were just about enough to get Rajasthan home, with two wickets in hand.


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