It was a match where the bowlers from both the teams did a commendable job & gave their very best till the end. It was a match which remained exciting & thrilling till the end as both the teams gave their best to win the match at High Court ground, Mumbai. AIDEM won the toss & elected to bat first going unaware about what was in store for them.
The bowlers did a note worth job as every player contributed in some or the other capacity to restrict the team to a low score. Tanaji & Mukesh were the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 2/23 & 2/28 respectively. The rest of the bowlers also bowled tight spells with good line & length. Opener Yogesh & Sharat were the leading scorers in this low scoring total where they chipped in with 32 & 27.
Chasing 114, AIDEM did not allow crown to win the match easily as they equally bowled well & stretched the match almost till the end. The top 4wkts were lost quickly and at one point they were 53/4 in 11 or 12 overs making it a run a ball chase with the middle and lower order left. However, Aftab sheikh scored a handy & a quick 29* which pushed his team slowly slowly towards the chase & ultimately a victory. It was in the end when right-handed Aftab smashed 13 runs in one over which completely brought them back into the game as they won the match by 3wkts & 8balls to spare.
It was a thrilling low scoring match where bowlers from both the teams made life difficult for the batsman & this is how matches should be rather than one-sided encounters. Cricketgraph congratulates Team Crown & ‘man of the match’ Aftab as well as appreciates AIDEM’s tough fight even in a low scoring match. All in all Cricketgraph congratulates both the team to give such a tight match & wishes them to continue playing this good brand of cricket.