Cubralz opting to bat first at Vengsarkar Academy Ground in Mumbai posted a total of 173/8 in 20 overs. Even though Cubralz had a shaky start in the 1st half of their innings but it was their opener Satish Yadav who anchored his team towards a good total. Satish, an experienced campaigner scored 57 off 40 balls smashing 4 fours and 4 sixes while all-rounder Pratik Goregaonkar played a crucial came at the middle order scoring 36 off just 25 balls. Rohit Sharma down the order played an equally important hand scoring 26 off just 13 balls. From the bowlers, Kishore Hande, Saurabh Vijayvargiya and Vishal Chhahjed picked a wicket each in their respective spells.
Chasing 174, Mumbai Avengers looked very much into the chase since the very beginning with opener Vinay Bothra and Wicket-Keeper batsman Mehul Nisar putting up a solid 101 run stand for the 2nd wicket. Vinay who has been in excellent form with the bat continued to make an impact this time scoring an impressive 78 off just 50 balls smashing 12 boundaries at a strike rate of 156.00. However, post the wicket of Mehul, Vinay severely lacked support from the other end which made things difficult during the death overs. Vinay eventually succumbed in the 16th over and Cubralz bowlers took the advantage from there on to change the momentum and make the difference in the final over. Mumbai Avengers eventually fell short of just 8 runs scoring 165/9 in 20 overs.
Result: Cubralz won by 8 runs, Pratik Koregaonkar declared ‘Man of the Match”
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