On a blistering Saturday Captain Rashaad won the toss and elected to bat 1st.This seem like an excellent decision on a pitch that looked like it would do something for the bowlers as the day progressed. Hazrat Joe was unfortunate to recieve the only ball that swung the whole game and lost his wicket early on. Naseef Seedat then joined Maroef :”Mamoo” Laher to set a record 135 run 1st wicket partnership befor Maroef lost his wicket for 43 runs. Naseef continued the great batting with Rashaad. Rashaad scored a quick fire 51 of 32 balls and Naseef scored 73 before he was bowled by a quicker ball of the decieving spin bowler. Hamza Bhai and Avi “Careless” chipped in with 19 and 30 runs respectively to set a total of 256 to win. Our new international import Saleh Mamajee Laher also joined the team for his 1st game. He came to our shores with Owais Shah and Ravi Bopara. Owais and Ravi decided to play for big teams but Saleh Mamajee decided to play for an even bigger team.
And then we got hammered !!!
The team have to recoup and take a serious look at the bowling and fielding. We lift our heads from the loss and keep moving forward to the next game.
The man of the match award was given to Naseef Seedat for his knock of 73 runs
(For the record Sandton scored 256 in 36 overs with 9 wickets in hand)