It was a match which witnessed great performances from two individual players. Though KC Gandhi as a team was outright dominating but when it comes to individual performances one player from both the teams impressed us with their brilliant performances. While Ayush Mogal took 7 wkts for Sri Ma Vidyalaya it was Akash Singh who scored a magnificent hundred for KC Gandhi.
Winning the toss, Sri Maa Vidyalaya was all out for just 92 runs. The decision to bat first did not go in their favor as it was surely not the 1st innings score which they would have expected to make. Rugved Amre was the only batsman who looked confident for his stay at the crease as he smashed a 55 ball 30 for his team. Aakash Singh took 3/25 which was quite commendable & so did Sarvesh Mahajan who took 3/30 in 9 overs.
Then came the turn of KC Gandhi to bat and they did their job exceptionally well. It wasn’t the best of the starts from the top 3 but Akash Singh at no.4 smashed a big hundred playing at almost run a ball. Right-handed Akash Singh scored 158 off just 156 balls which included 22 fours to steer his team to a big total of 305 in 71.4 overs. Slow-left arm bowler Ayush Mogal was the star bowler & lone wolf as he alone scalped 7/85 in 23.4 overs. Left-arm spin bowling is itself a tough art & Ayush defied all the odds to provide an exceptional performance. Had he got little support from the other end, the opposition could have been restricted to a low total.
Sri Maa Vidyalaya in the 2nd innings were again all out for 127 runs & lost the match by 86 runs.
It was a great performance by Smt. KC Gandhi boys & they rightly deserved to be the winners. Aakash Singh & Ayush Bogal were the standout performers & quite a revelation in the match. Appreciation should also reach their coach Mahendra Kadam who works hard on his boys to make them perform well on the field. The same team had also won the tournament last year.