A Cricket Match – Short and Long English Essay

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A Cricket Match (500 Words)

On the eve of the Quaid’s birth anniversary, the District Government organized a cricket tournament. In the final, our team contested with ABC College. The match was to be played on our college ground. It is lush green with beautiful boundary fences. There was a makeshift pavilion and some chairs for the guests. District Nazim was the chief guest who arrived at the venue well in time. A large number of spectators had already gathered on the ground.

Players of both teams were very smart, active and energetic. Their athletic bodies reflected the hard-work they had done in the gymnasium and on the ground. Our team was dressed in blue while they were in yellow. The white ball was used for the first time in the history of local cricket.

Having won the toss, our captain elected to bat first. His decision was quite right as it was a batting wicket where the ball could take a turn in the afternoon. Both sides had to play forty overs each. Our openers gave us a steady start. They both defended and attacked. In the 12th over when the first wicket fell, the score was 65. The opposition had not anticipated a start. Then our rival team created panic in our batting line and got three quick wickets. However, our captain and the other batsman defended well first and then attacked. It was very fascinating to see the white ball ambling on green grass or flying in the golden sunlight. Besides, the spectators’ echoes ją made the whole show very exciting.

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In the final overs, the slog was launched. Our batsmen were hitting sixes along with twos and threes. We finished 4/214. After the lunch break, the ABC College started their innings.

They responded well. Although they lost an early wicket but it was not an irreparable loss. At the end of 20th over, the score was 1/100. Either side could win. However, our spin bowler Waheed turned the tables. He is a leg-break googly bowler who can cast a spell (696) on any batsman. It can be said confidently that he would be a star on the international horizon of cricket. He took three wickets and kept them in control. On the other hand, their all-rounder, Tahir, did not yield to any pressure. His motto is attacked is the best defense. He slogged well which neared them to the total. The match was heading towards a nail-biting finish.

In the last over, they required eleven runs to win. A chill ran through us when Tahir hit a four on the first ball. That was followed by two singles and two dot balls. Last ball and they required five runs. The batsman played towards extra-cover; Akbar chased and threw back. The keeper took the bails off and the umpire raised his finger. We had won the match. It was incredible for our opposition. They were shocked but they congratulated us. When our captain lifted the trophy, the spectators gave us standing ovation.

Our college flags were fluttering everywhere while we sang and danced. Tó conclude, sports are healthy activity to create a healthy society. They are an expression of players’ stamina, athleticism, sportsman spirit and self control. Besides, sports are great fun for players as well as spectators. This match was an evidence of such ideals!

“What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man, I owe it to sport.” (Albert Camus)

A Cricket Match (700 Words)

Sports and games are as vital as breathing, eating, drinking and living a good life. Games and sports help man grow both physically and mentally as they offer and provide healthy activities. As an Old saying proves that a healthy body has healthy mind so it adds to the charms of sports activities. Games and Sports also but character and develop personality.

“Almost every normal man desires to be proficient in one sport or another.”

Games are part and parcel of a student’s life. Matches between colleges are very thrilling and very popular among college students. I have played and Seen many matches but I can never forget the final match of inter-College championship between our College and Govt. College.

“A game gives pleasure.”

Cricket is the most popular game in our college. Not only the students but also the teachers like Cricket. They never miss a chance to enjoy a cricket match. Our College and Govt. College is rivals, therefore, any match between these two colleges is really worth watching.

Early in the morning, the students reached the city club ground. This match was much more exciting because it was the final match. The students Wee carrying colorful banners, posters, and some musical, instruments.

At 9 o’clock the players entered the ground. The players and the two umpires were in uniform. Our captain won the toss − and decided to bat first. Our openers Saeed and Shahid played aggressively and in the first fifteen overs, they scored 100 runs. Our students were very happy.

“Good memories are lost jewels.”

Whenever a boundary was hit, they made a great noise. Soon the captain Of Govt. College brought spinners into the attack. The spinners controlled the scores and got some quick wickets. After twenty-five overs our score was 135 for four wickets: Our middle order batsmen played very well. At the end of our allotted forty overs, our team scored 225 runs for 8-wickets. Then there WES 3 forty-five minute lunch break.

After the lunch break Govt. College’s team started batting. Our opening bowlers bowled-very well. In the third over Wasim got the wicket. The next batsman was very good. He hit three boundaries in quick time. But our bowlers got wickets regularly. In the first fifteen overs Govt. College team could score only 50 runs for 3 wickets. Our spinners were also good bowlers. Govt. College steadily chased the target. The last five overs were very thrilling. Govt. College needed 30 scores and their three batsmen were still to bat.

Our captain brought the quickest bowler back. Shoaib got two wickets in one over and turned the situation. Wasim bowled a maiden over. In the last over, Govt. College required ten runs to win. Wasim was the bowler. The first two balls could not be scored. On the third ball the batsman hit a six. But in next three balls Wasim got three wickets. He did hat trick. It was also the hat trick of our victories. We won the match and the championship for the third consecutive year. We were very happy. It was really a wonderful day of my life.

[box type=”success” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]No doubt such days are rare and unforgettable. I still enjoy the memories of that wonderful match. I shall never forget the joys it provided. All in all, it added a beautiful day to my life.

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