26th June 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 6 wickets, by Deepak Tunuguntla
Abhishek Talele’s magnificent display of strokeplay helped Hengelo 1 record their second 6-wicket win over Quick 1888 2 in Nijmegen.
The opener batted with confidence, as he hammered his highest individual score (92) this season. Despite the wet outfield, due to spells of rain throughout the day, Abhishek’s strokeplay outshone the odds. Falling 8 runs short of his first century, Abhishek helped Hengelo 1 chase down the target of 169 in just 23.4 overs! Earlier Quick Nijmegen were bowled out for 168 in 39.2 overs.
Abhishek was finally caught in the deep by S. Ahmed off the bowling of S. Mohammad, with Hengelo 1 needing 20 runs for victory. Although, Abhishek was the star of the day, he was well supported by Aditya who scored a brisk 32. Needing just 4.2 runs per over, midway in their chase, Hengelo 1 lost three wickets in quick succession, thereby putting pressure on the middle order. However, Abhishek and Aditya put on a 78-run fourth wicket partnership to keep the Nijmegen bowlers at bay for quite a while. Abhishek departed after his lightning fast 92, but Aditya and Deepak T. remained unbeaten to take Hengelo 1 across the line with 16.2 overs to spare.
Earlier, despite several breaks due to intermittent rain, the Quick 1888 2 batting came good with a good partnership between their top order batsmen A. Butt and S. Mohammad. However, the bowlers from Hengelo restricted Quick to a meagre total of 168 runs, which included 42 extras (32 wides and 8 no-balls) and a handful of chances put down.
Despite the lack of discipline from Hengelo 1 in the field, with Abhishek in a punishing mood, the visitors (Hengelo 1) coasted to an easy victory over Quick 1888 2. Thus putting Hengelo 1 at the top of their group.