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Yadrana reclaims Perpetual Cup

Arin Kumar
Sunday, January 05, 2014

YADRANA reclaimed the Perpetual Cup after beating holders Moce I by two runs in the Suva Cricket Association weekly competition.

Early in December last year, Yadrana lost the title to VICC and had to wait for draws to align in its favour for another shot at the title.

The side got its shot when it was announced it would face Moce I which had won the title from BSP Titans to which VICC had lost the title to.

That chance was in the very first week of competition for 2014 and Yadrana made the best use of its opportunity.

Moce I won the toss and elected to bat and were all out for 77 runs in 17.1 overs at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

Iniasi Cakacaka was their top batsman as he contributed 16 runs to their total while Setoki Ravula was the top bowler for Yadrana as he claimed five wickets for 12 runs.

In reply, team captain Samu Draunivuci top scored for Yadrana with 18 runs to help his side reach 79 runs and dethrone Moce I.

He said their aim in the match after Moce I decided to bat was to dismiss all their batsmen as quickly as possible.

"We knew we had to take them all out fast to prevent them scoring more runs," Draunivuci said.

"We also knew that their top four batsmen were dangerous and as soon as we removed them, their batting order crumbled."

He said the hard part was trying to reach the target under the hot sun.

"Our match was supposed to start at 11.30am but we started after 12noon.

"It was very, very hot when it was our turn to bat.

"We had to keep reminding our batsmen to remain focused on the target despite the heat.

"So kept batting steadily and chipped away at the target until we finally managed to beat the target with three wickets to spare."

Yadrana will now face the daunting task of defending the title against former champions Army next weekend.








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