Balasinor Tigers opting to bat first at Western Railway Cricket Ground in Lower Parel posted a total of 161/5 in 20 overs. It was a decent top order start where the Top 3 chipped in with contributions but it was youngster Salil Babar Desai who top scored with 66* off 39 balls. Salil smashed 8 fours and 2 sixes showing amazing composure during death overs as he helped his team cross the 150 run mark in the 20th over.
Sapient Leopards in reply gave a equally tough fight but eventually fell short of just 1 run as the match remained a thriller till the very last ball. Sapient Leopards openers gave a flying start with Prithvi and Piyush putting on 68 runs. Opener Prithvi Kothari almost anchored the chase single handedly scoring a 55 ball 90 smashing 10 fours and 1 six before he got run out in the final penultimate 20th over eventually missing out on a well deserved hundred and also helping Balasinor Tigers take benefit of the shift in momentum in the final over. From the bowlers, Aarish Mansuri with 2/27 in 4 overs was the pick of the lot.
Result: Balasinor Tigers won by 1 run, Sapient Leopards eventually finished their innings at 160/5 losing the match by just one run. Prithvi Kothari for his brilliant performance of 90 runs and 1 wicket was declared ‘man of the match”