One day I watched a one day cricket match played between the Dave Higher Secondary School’s senior boys team and our school team. There was a large number of audience. It was quiet sunny. It was half an hour for the match to start but the stands and the galleries were almost full. The match was started at 9.00 a.m. The Dave team won the toss and elected to bat first. Their hitters were sent as their opening batsmen. The Dave team started with displaying their full hold over batting and striking skill and within first half- an-hour scored 55 runs. Then, the Dave team players followed one after another so they were all out for a total of 140 runs by 11.30 hrs.
The match was resumed after half hour break with our school team best scorers going as opening batsmen. The next 45 minutes witnessed an exciting display of hitting sixes and fours by both batsmen, with team’s score reaching 105 runs before lunch-break at 1.00 p.m. The matches took a sudden turn when it was resumed after lunch-break, and in the next 25 minutes both openers were out, adding 15 runs. With 9 players in hand and only 21 runs to make in about 3 hours time, the victory was certain. The Dave team also tightened up their fielding to face the challenge. The next 2 hours’ play was full of excitement and display of batting and fielding skills, but our school team managed to score 141 runs and we won.