Ashok Tower Premier League – one of the premium tennis ball tournaments played at Inter Society Level amongst the residents of Ashok Tower in Lower Parel turned out to be a huge blockbuster in its opening season itself! The atmosphere, the crowd, the participation, the excitement and the healthy participating of every resident made this a memorable opening season. The tournament witnessed some amazing matches and exciting individual performances but it was AT Bahubalis and AT Warriors which fought their up to reach the finals.
AT Bahubalis after being put to bat first looked least deterred as they notched up a massive total of 118/3 in 8 overs. Opener Dr. Jimesh Patel (36 off 18 balls) and Dhruv Jain gave a flying start putting on 96 runs for the 1st wicket while it was opener Dhruv who was the showstopper with a stunning knock of 63* in mere 24 balls. Dhruv took the game away from the opposition spanking 9 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 262.50.
AT Warriors in reply did gave a fight but it did’nt look enough despite opener Rakesh Hinduja’s heroic efforts of 54 runs in 25 balls where he smashed 5 fours and 4 sixes. AT Bahubali bowled did a commendable job not allowing the batsman to open up and containing them at regular intervals.
Result: AT Bahubali won by 24 runs, Dhruv Jain for his blistering half century was declared ‘Man of the Match”
Tournament Awards & Stats:
- Best Batsman Male: Dhruv Jain from AT Bahubalis
- Best Batsman Female: Anupama Agarwal from AT Angels
- Best Bowler Male: Vikram Dani from AT Warriors
- Best Bowler Female: Jasmine Shah from AT Pink Panthers
- Player of the Tournament Male: Dhruv Jain from AT Bahubalis
- Player of the Tournament Female: Anupama Agarwal from AT Angels
- Champions Male Team: AT Bahubali
- Runners up: AT Warriors
- Champions Female Team: AT Angels
- Runners Up: AT Queens
- Highest Run Getter Male: Dhruv Jain: 151 runs in 5 matches @30.20 and Strike Rate of 225.37
- Highest Wicket Taker Male: Vikram Dani, 8 wkts in 5 matches at an Economy of 7.00
- Highest Run Getter Female: Anupama Agarwal, 78 runs in 3 matches
- Highest Wicket Take Female: Jasmine Shah, 4wkts in 2 matches
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