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Kopavogur Puffins 2020 season

Kopavogur Puffins 2020 season

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League is Back:

Match 3 Summary

Kópavogur Puffins made it four wins from four league matches yesterday in the Icelandic Premier League, triumphing twice over the Hafnarfjörður Hammers and Reykjavík Vikings, respectively. They fly into next Sunday’s final, where they will once again lock horns with the Vikings.

On a warm, sunny day, with players for once able to wear minimal layers of clothing, Kópavogur first edged out the Hammers by just three runs. A bouncy pitch meant that none of the Kópavogur players really hit their stride, however, a number of solid contributions from Leslie Dcunha (28), Riaan Dreyer, 21), David Cook (21) and Mr Extras (39) facilitated a score of 144-9 from their twenty overs. For the Hammers, Muhammad Younas (3-18) was the pick of the attack. Younas (43), confidence surging through his veins following his bowling exploits, marched out to open the innings in true captain’s style. He proved difficult to dislodge, even as the wickets tumbled at the other end. Sathiya Rupan’s (3-14) leg-spin, rarely seen so far in 2020, provided the shock effect. Despite best endeavours, the Hammers slipped behind the required rate and 18 runs were needed off the last over. Nolan Williams (21*) and Sulaman Nawaz (18*) did their best, but even a last ball six from the latter was not quite enough to overhaul the Kópavogur tally. The Hammers performed well at times during the competition and were unlucky to lose all four of their league games, two by very narrow margins.
 

Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur Vs Iceland Cricket - Hafnarfjörður

Type Friendly Rules Type Standard
Ground Víðistaðatún, Hafnarfjörður Date Sunday 5th July 2020
Toss Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur won the toss and elected to bat Start Time 12:00

Result Summary

Result :    Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur - Won

  Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur Iceland Cricket - Hafnarfjörður
Score 144-9 (20 overs) 'b' 't' 141-6 (20 overs)
Total Points 0 0

Kópavogur

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
David Cook   b  Nolan Williams 21 0 0 0
Lakshitha Bimsara ct David Abew-Baidoo b  Fida Wur 10 0 0 0
Gabriel Maksimov   b  Omar Safi Khan 1 0 0 0
Sathiya Rupan   b  Kali Nazar 11 0 0 0
Abhishek Chauhan* lbw b  Nolan Williams 11 0 0 0
Riaan Dreyer   b  Mohammad Younas 21 0 0 0
Dushan Bandara ct Ali Cheema b  Mohammad Younas 1 0 0 0
Leslie Dcunha ct Omar Safi Khan b  Ali Cheema 28 0 0 0
Sebastiaan Dreyer† not out   1 0 0 0
Pradeep De   b  Mohammad Younas 0 0 0 0
Olafur Briem not out   0 0 0 0
Extras b (9), lb (5), w (14), nb (11) 39  
  Total 144  
  Wickets 9  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 20  

Fall of Wickets :

* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Ali Cheema 3 0 27 1 3 2
Mohammad Younas 3 0 18 3 3 0
Sulaman Nawaz 3 0 33 0 3 6
Fida Wur 2 0 8 1 2 0
Omar Safi Khan 2 0 8 1 1 2
Kali Nazar 3 0 18 1 2 0
Nolan Williams 4 0 18 2 0 1
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 14 0
Total 20 0 144 9 14 11

Hafnarfjörður

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Mohammad Younas*   b  Abhishek Chauhan 43 0 0 0
Lee Nelson† ct Sathiya Rupan b  Dushan Bandara 3 0 0 0
David Abew-Baidoo lbw b  Sathiya Rupan 12 0 0 0
Omar Safi Khan ct Abhishek Chauhan b  Sathiya Rupan 13 0 0 0
Kali Nazar ct Leslie Dcunha b  Sathiya Rupan 0 0 0 0
Ali Cheema ct Dushan Bandara b  David Cook 1 0 0 0
Nolan Williams not out   21 0 0 0
Sulaman Nawaz not out   18 0 0 0
Fida Wur did not bat          
Javed Hussain did not bat          
Khurram Shehzad did not bat          
Extras b (1), lb (5), w (22), nb (2) 30  
  Total 141  
  Wickets 6  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 20  

Fall of Wickets :

* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Dushan Bandara 4 1 16 1 0 0
Lakshitha Bimsara 4 0 32 0 1 1
David Cook 4 0 29 1 4 0
Sathiya Rupan 3 0 14 3 4 0
Abhishek Chauhan 4 0 39 1 11 1
Leslie Dcunha 1 0 5 0 2 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 6 0
Total 20 1 141 6 22 2


Match 4 Summary:

In their second encounter of the day, the Puffins fought the Vikings. This was an opportunity for the Puffins to show the depth and versatility of their team. Lakshita Bimsara (1-23) and Leslie Dcunha (2-20) were entrusted with seven overs, both bowling with great accuracy. As has so often happened in encounters between these two titans, the fixture boiled down to whether Reykjavík’s star names could stay in long enough to simultaneously cause serious damage and prevent the inevitable collapse of an otherwise brittle batting line-up. It briefly looked like it was going to be Lakmal Bandara’s (26) day, with his two successive sixes off brother Dushan Bandara sending the crowd wild. However, a third attempt ended in the hands of a gleeful Chauhan at short-leg. It was quite a day for Chauhan in the field, his four catches equalling the club record for a non-keeping fielder. Other than Bandara, only two batsman made double figures for Reykjavík: Weerasooriya (15) and Deonarain (11). Keenan Botha (3-12) was excellent, despite playing with a broken digit. Chasing 94 to win, it was never going to be easy against Reykjavík’s fearsome attack on a dried-out pitch that was starting to play worse, not better. Six members of the Puffins’ top seven fell for five runs or less, with Lakmal Bandara (3-11) and Sadun Lankthilaka (2-22) running amok. However, fortunately Dushan Bandara (32*) had been held back to number eight. Supported by the stylish Rupan (30*), the pair were able to provide the necessary partnership and some big hitting to blast the Puffins to the finishing line, with more than five overs to spare.

The attention of the cricketing fraternity in Iceland now turns to next week’s eagerly anticipated final between the Puffins and Vikings. Unlike the group phase, this match will be played over 40 overs, adding another element of intrigue to proceedings. Will this make any difference to the outcome? Can anyone make even a fifty on the tricky Víðistaðatún surface? What do the Vikings and Puffins have up their sleeve? Will the Puffins be scarred from their experience in recent Summer Solstice Sixes, where they won every group match, only to fall short in the final? These are the questions the analysts will no doubt be asking in the coming days. We will see the answers soon.

Match 4:
Iceland Cricket - Reykjavík Vs Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur

Type Friendly Rules Type Standard
Ground Víðistaðatún, Hafnarfjörður Date Sunday 5th July 2020
Toss Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur won the toss and elected to field Start Time 15:30

Result Summary

Result :    Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur - Won

  Iceland Cricket - Reykjavík Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur
Score 93 all out (15.1 overs) 'b' 94-6 (14.4 overs) 't'
Total Points 0 0

Reykjavík

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Max Sandaru   b  Lakshitha Bimsara 6 0 0 0
Chamley Fernando† ct Pradeep De b  Dushan Bandara 0 0 0 0
Lakmal Bandara ct Abhishek Chauhan b  Dushan Bandara 26 0 0 0
Derick Deonarain ct Abhishek Chauhan b  Keenan Botha 11 0 0 0
Prabhath Weerasooriya ct Abhishek Chauhan b  Keenan Botha 15 0 0 0
Mahinda Dissanayake   b  Keenan Botha 6 0 0 0
Ali Cheema ct Sebastiaan Dreyer b  Leslie Dcunha 0 0 0 0
Sadun Lankathilaka* ct Keenan Botha b  Leslie Dcunha 2 0 0 0
Javed Khan not out   1 0 0 0
Wasantha Lal Mahagoda   b  Dushan Bandara 0 0 0 0
Agha Khan ct Abhishek Chauhan b  Pradeep De 0 0 0 0
Extras b (8), w (17), nb (1) 26  
  Total 93  
  Wickets all out  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 15.1  

Fall of Wickets :

* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Dushan Bandara 4 0 29 3 1 0
Lakshitha Bimsara 3 0 23 1 12 0
Leslie Dcunha 4 0 20 2 3 1
Keenan Botha 4 0 12 3 0 0
Pradeep De 0.1 0 1 1 1 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 8 0
Total 15.1 0 93 10 17 1

Kópavogur

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Sebastiaan Dreyer† ct Derick Deonarain b  Lakmal Bandara 5 0 0 0
Khurram Shehzad lbw b  Lakmal Bandara 4 0 0 0
Sathiya Rupan not out   30 0 0 0
Lakshitha Bimsara   b  Sadun Lankathilaka 0 0 0 0
Abhishek Chauhan*   b  Sadun Lankathilaka 1 0 0 0
Keenan Botha   b  Lakmal Bandara 5 0 0 0
Leslie Dcunha ct Chamley Fernando b  Javed Khan 0 0 0 0
Dushan Bandara not out   32 0 0 0
David Cook did not bat          
Riaan Dreyer did not bat          
Pradeep De did not bat          
Extras b (1), w (16) 17  
  Total 94  
  Wickets 6  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 14.4  

Fall of Wickets :

* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Sadun Lankathilaka 4 0 22 2 3 0
Lakmal Bandara 4 0 11 3 1 0
Javed Khan 3 0 17 1 4 0
Ali Cheema 1 0 8 0 5 0
Prabhath Weerasooriya 1.4 0 21 0 0 0
Max Sandaru 1 0 14 0 3 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 1 0
Total 14.4 0 94 6 16 0

 

Summer Solstice Sixes Summary:
Puffins finally come back down to earth
Rank 1: Reykjavik Vikings
Rank 2: Kopavogur Puffins
Rank 3: Hafnafjordur Hammers
Rank 4: Gardabaer Geysirs

The Kópavogur Puffins finally had their wings clipped in an exhilarating final of the Summer Solstice Sixes on 21st June. Having gone unbeaten throughout the group stage and posted the highest score of the event in the opening match (65-0 versus Reykjavík), they were slight favourites against their arch-rivals, Reykjavík Vikings, in the winner-takes-all final. This time it was the turn of Reykjavík to not lose a wicket during their five overs, with Derick Deonarain’s 31* the mainstay of a competitive 55-0. It seemed that Dushan Bandara (20) was going to repeat his six-hitting heroics of the group stage, but a skiddy ball from Deonarain trapped him lbw and Kópavogur collapsed rapidly. The final over arrived with 9 runs needed from 6 balls, but two runouts and some scurried leg-byes meant that David Cook needed to hit the last ball of the innings for five. He could only manage a single, meaning that Reykjavík Vikings successfully defended the trophy, despite losing their first group match. As for Kópavogur, they can take solace from the fact that their side contained the tournament’s leading run scorer (D. Bandara with 93) and joint-leading wicket taker (Cook with 3). Bandara’s knock of 42* out of a team score of 49 against Hafnarfjörður will never be forgotten by the crowd, with his explosive hitting ensuring that Kópavogur somehow knocked off the 39 runs required from the last two overs. One over from Lee Nelson gave away 29 runs, the most in the history of the competition.



Game 2:Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur VS Iceland Cricket - Reykjavík
Match Summary:

Fresh from last week’s last ball thriller against Hafnarfjörður Hammers, the Kópavogur Puffins once again delivered a successful chase, triumphing over arch-rivals, Reykjavík Vikings, in a low-scoring encounter. Damp and cloudy conditions, with a temperature that never got above 10°C all day, made it a certainty that Kópavogur would bowl first upon winning the toss. Reykjavík have a history of collapses when asked to bat in less than ideal conditions. Today was no different, as newcomer Ramachandran Gujapan (3-10) tore through the top order, bowling his medium pacers on an immaculate length that was difficult to hit. Aided and abetted by the reliable Dushan Bandara (2-19), Sampath Nagarajan (2-23) and Sebastian Dreyer (1-12), the Vikings struggled, with only Derick Deonarain (21*), surprisingly batting low down at six in the order, providing any substantial resistance. An eventual target of 101 seemed easy for the Puffins but it became evident quite quickly that the slow, wet outfield and low bouncing pitch were going to present their line-up with challenges too. At 30-3 after 9 overs, the Puffins were flapping, but the heroes of last week’s match, Leslie Dcuna (33) and Keenan Botha (29) came together and forged a match-changing stand of 57. Still, when it boiled down to the last over, 8 runs were required, but the contest was effectively settled by Dcunha with a huge six over long-off off the first ball from a chastened Lankathilaka (3-15). With their victory by 4 wickets, the Puffins briefly moved top of the ÍPL table with two wins from two, only to be usurped later in the day by the Vikings, who have played one game more. In losing to the Vikings, the Hammers cannot obtain enough points to make the final and will play purely for pride in the final set of group matches.

Type Friendly Rules Type Standard
Ground Víðistaðatún, Hafnarfjörður Date Sunday 14th June 2020
Toss Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur won the toss and elected to field Start Time 12:00

Result Summary

Result :    Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur - Won

  Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur Iceland Cricket - Reykjavík
Score 103-6 (19.4 overs) 't' 100 all out (19 overs) 'b'
Total Points 0 0

Reykjavík

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Chamley Fernando† ct Dushan Bandara b  Ramachandran Gujapan 11 0 1 0
Lakmal Bandara   b  Sampath Nagarajan 13 1 0 0
Kathiravan Narayanan   b  Ramachandran Gujapan 0 0 0 0
Jegadeesh Subramaniyam ct Sebastiaan Dreyer b  Ramachandran Gujapan 2 0 0 0
Prabhath Weerasooriya   b  Sampath Nagarajan 6 1 0 0
Derick Deonarain not out   21 1 0 0
Asim Ayoub   b  Sebastiaan Dreyer 1 0 0 0
Max Sandaru ct Sebastiaan Dreyer b  Abhishek Chauhan 0 0 0 0
Mahinda Dissanayake run out (Sathiya Rupan)   1 0 0 0
Sadun Lankathilaka* ct Leslie Dcunha b  Dushan Bandara 1 0 0 0
Javed Khan lbw b  Dushan Bandara 0 0 0 0
Extras b (14), w (30) 44  
  Total 100  
  Wickets all out  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 19  

Bowling

 

 

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Dushan Bandara 4 1 19 2 4 0
Ramachandran Gujapan 4 0 10 3 0 0
Sampath Nagarajan 4 0 23 2 9 0
Sebastiaan Dreyer 3 0 12 1 1 0
Abhishek Chauhan 3 0 11 1 4 0
Olafur Briem 1 0 11 0 2 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 14 1
Total 19 1 100 10 20 0

 

Kópavogur

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Dushan Bandara ct Jegadeesh Subramaniyam b  Lakmal Bandara 1 0 0 0
Leslie Dcunha ct Chamley Fernando b  Sadun Lankathilaka 33 1 2 0
Sathiya Rupan ct Lakmal Bandara b  Sadun Lankathilaka 0 0 0 0
Sebastiaan Dreyer   ct & b Kathiravan Narayanan 9 1 0 0
Keenan Botha ct Derick Deonarain b  Sadun Lankathilaka 29 1 2 0
Lakshitha Bimsara†   b  Jegadeesh Subramaniyam 4 1 0 0
Abhishek Chauhan* not out   1 0 0 0
Sampath Nagarajan not out   4 1 0 0
David Cook did not bat          
Olafur Briem did not bat          
Ramachandran Gujapan did not bat          
Extras b (1), lb (2), w (18), nb (1) 22  
  Total 103  
  Wickets 6  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 19.4  

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Sadun Lankathilaka 3.4 0 15 3 2 0
Lakmal Bandara 4 0 11 1 0 0
Javed Khan 1 0 10 0 5 0
Jegadeesh Subramaniyam 3 0 15 1 2 1
Kathiravan Narayanan 2 0 16 1 5 0
Prabhath Weerasooriya 3 0 21 0 1 0
Derick Deonarain 3 0 12 0 3 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 3 0
Total 19.4 0 103 6 18 1

 

Game 1: Iceland Cricket - Hafnarfjörður Vs Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur
Match Summary:
In a dramatic commencement to their IPL season, the Kópavogur Puffins edged out the Hafnarfjörður Hammers by five wickets, triumphing by virtue of a wide on the final ball of the match. Heroic hitting by Keenan Botha (60) and a superb anchoring knock by opener Leslie Dcunha (41*) proved the foundation of the win, the duo combining with a crucial third-wicket stand of 87 when chasing 163 to win. Earlier, the match had seemed to be slipping out of the control of the Puffins. Ageing superstars Lee Nelson (60) and Samuel Gill (51) had put the Puffins spin attack to the sword, threatening a target of 180 or more. It took the reluctant hero, 58-year old Ólafur Briem, to apply the brakes in the final furlong of the Kópavogur innings. Dismissing Gill and Muhammad Younas in quick succession, his spell of 2-8 from two overs was considered by many pundits to be the decisive factor in the match. A solid twenty points in the bag for the Puffins who will flap their wings next Sunday against their fiercest rivals, the Reykjavík Vikings. A win in that encounter will make them a near certainty to be appearing in this year’s IPL final, to be played over 40 overs rather than the T20 format employed in the group stage.
 

Type Friendly Rules Type Standard
Ground Víðistaðatún, Hafnarfjörður Date Sunday 7th June 2020
Toss Iceland Cricket - Hafnarfjörður won the toss and elected to bat Start Time 15:30

Result Summary

Result :    Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur - Won

  Iceland Cricket - Hafnarfjörður Iceland Cricket - Kópavogur
Score 162-8 (20 overs) 'b' 't' 163-5 (20 overs)
Total Points 0 0

Hafnarfjörður

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Nolan Williams   b  Dushan Bandara 0 0 0 0
Riaan Dreyer   b  Ramachandran Gujapan 6 0 0 0
Jakob Robertson ct Abhishek Chauhan b  David Cook 9 1 0 0
Omar Safi Khan lbw b  Dushan Bandara 1 0 0 0
Lee Nelson†   b  Abhishek Chauhan 60 7 2 0
Samuel Gill ct Dushan Bandara b  Olafur Briem 51 5 3 0
Sulaman Nawaz   b  Abhishek Chauhan 1 0 0 0
Mohammad Younas* ct David Cook b  Olafur Briem 2 0 0 0
Kali Nazar not out   2 0 0 0
David Abew-Baidoo not out   1 0 0 0
Abdur Rehman did not bat          
Extras b (10), lb (2), w (14), nb (3) 29  
  Total 162  
  Wickets 8  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 20  

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Dushan Bandara 4 0 21 2 0 0
Ramachandran Gujapan 3 0 15 1 0 0
David Cook 3 0 35 1 0 0
Keenan Botha 4 0 34 0 0 0
Abhishek Chauhan 4 0 37 2 0 0
Olafur Briem 2 0 8 2 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 12 0
Total 20 0 162 8 0 0

Kópavogur

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
Dushan Bandara   b  Mohammad Younas 21 2 1 0
Leslie Dcunha not out   41 4 1 0
Sebastiaan Dreyer ct Kali Nazar b  Mohammad Younas 10 2 0 0
Keenan Botha ct Sulaman Nawaz b  Mohammad Younas 60 6 4 0
Lakshitha Bimsara†   b  Kali Nazar 3 0 0 0
Abhishek Chauhan* run out (Lee Nelson)   4 0 0 0
Sathiya Rupan not out   0 0 0 0
Gabriel Maksimov did not bat          
Olafur Briem did not bat          
David Cook did not bat          
Ramachandran Gujapan did not bat          
Extras b (2), lb (1), w (20), nb (1) 24  
  Total 163  
  Wickets 5  
* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper Overs 20  

Fall of Wickets :

41-1 Dushan Bandara (Unsure-0*); 57-2 Sebastiaan Dreyer (Unsure-0*); 141-3 Keenan Botha (Unsure-0*); 153-4 Lakshitha Bimsara (Unsure-0*); 162-5 Abhishek Chauhan (Unsure-0*); 
* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
Sulaman Nawaz 4 0 27 0 0 0
Abdur Rehman 4 0 29 0 0 0
Omar Safi Khan 4 0 32 0 0 0
Mohammad Younas 4 0 33 3 0 0
Kali Nazar 4 0 39 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 3 1
Total 20 0 163 5 0 0

 

Author: (David Cook and Abhi Chauhan)
Date: 11/06/2020