A Rain washed Friday night Cricket match

About ten kilometres away from the Cyber hub, of Gurgaon in Haryana, India we gathered together on a sultry Friday to kill the week long drudgery of office work.

How ?

By playing a twenty overs cricket match under the powerful white incandescent light from the four tall pillars that encircled the cricket ground.

The light cool breeze also had a hint of depression in the air.

Little did we know the fate of the game. It was a great start to a weekend by planning to hit boundaries over the rope.

We take you through a pictorial passage as the game unfolded. Enjoy …

Flood lights of a cricker ground by Gautam Lahiri
The white light dazzles as the green field below comes to life

Cricket pitch getting inspected by Gautam Lahiri
The groundsmen inspecting the cricket pitch to make it ready for the match ahead
Cricket pitch getting inspected by Gautam Lahiri
A player reviews the cricket pitch before signalling the team to make way for the match
Cricket fielders on the ground by Gautam Lahiri
The players edge out towards the pitch walking on the green meadow like texture
Ankit Dev, batsman gets ready for the cricket match by Gautam Lahiri
A batsman puts on the cricket gear rummaging through the kit bag for getting well equipped
Cricket match fielders arranging at field positions by Gautam Lahiri
Players fan out as the light burns bright at the ground edges
Cricket match fielders arranging at field positions by Gautam Lahiri
Preparations complete, the opening batsmen looks at the bowler who shines the white ball
Cricket match fielders arranging at field positions by Gautam Lahiri
Field setting can be seen as the captain asks them to be at their positions
Cricket match fielders arranging at field positions by Gautam Lahiri
A fielder yanks at his cap as he walks to his deep square leg position
Cricket bowler delivers the ball by Gautam Lahiri
The first ball is bowled, all eyes glued to the white ball as it carries itself
Wicket keeper looks on by Gautam Lahiri
The wicket keeper looks at the long on field as backward point fielder edges in
Batsman gets ready by Gautam Lahiri
The batsman at strike
Cricket bowler delivers the ball by Gautam Lahiri
The bowler lunges the ball as the batsman gauges the delivery
Batsman in action by Gautam Lahiri
A late cut shot delivered, and the batsman takes a run
Cricket fielder at his position
A fielder at fine leg position awaits the captain’s instruction
Cricket batsman lunges for a shot by Gautam Lahiri
The batsman ready for an off drive as the ball is about to pitch
Cricket bowler delivers the ball by Gautam Lahiri
All eyes fixed on the batsman, the ball cuts through the air
The bowler catches the ball by Gautam Lahiri
Out …Right off the bat, the bowler catches the ball
The cricket fielders are happy as a wicket falls by Gautam Lahiri
The fielders rejoice, as a wicket falls
The batsman read to hot a four run by Gautam Lahiri
The left handed batsman lifts the bat for an off side slog
A cricket batsman hits four run by Gautam Lahiri
The batsman looks at the ball as it edges towards the backward point area for a four
Cricket batsman hist a ball, straight to the fielder and is out by Gautam Lahiri
The fielder at the cover point focuses as the ball is about to land on his itching hands
Cricket fielders jump with joy as a wicket falls by Gautam Lahiri
The fielders group with joy as the catch leads to a wicket
A new batsman comes to bat by Gautam Lahiri
The new batsman comes in, eager to strike few fire crackers
Cricket batsman lifts the ball, as it is about to get caught by Gautam Lahiri
The batsman looks around as his shot is about to get caught
A cricket ball is delivered by the bowler by Gautam Lahiri
The ball cuts through the air after delivery, the batsman ready to strike
A cricket batsman pulls a shot by Gautam Lahiri
A front foot pull, executed by the batsman, as the wicket keeper focuses the speedy ball
The cricket wicket keeper stops the rushing ball by Gautam Lahiri
The wicket keeper succeeds in stopping the ball, as the batsman looks down in sadness
Cricket match stops, as rains deluge the cricket ground by Gautam Lahiri
The cricket match suddenly stops, as heavy sheet of wind blown rain drenches the ground
The floodlights glow under the driving rain on a cricket field by Gautam Lahiri
The pitch is covered, the rain becomes fierce as driving rain wets everything in its path
The cricket field aglow with city lights by Gautam Lahiri
The flood lights blink off… the over cast sky was aglow with the city lights, under the incessant rain, blotches of water fill the ground
Having steaming hot ginger tea with sandwitch after the cricket match by Gautam Lahiri
We conclude the cricket experience with hot steaming ginger laced tea and grilled cottage cheese sandwich

Well, hope you had a good cricket time, as we did braving the rains. Will meet you soon with another story.

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