It was an entertaining match between Alexion Business Service & BNP Paribas at the Navroz Azad Maidan in Mumbai. Team Alexion who have a good batting line up elected to bat first after winning the toss & make the most of the pitch conditions.
Openers Vinit Patil(26 off 28) & Dharmesh Shah (20 off 10) gave a decent start with their quick 20’s while Sunil Raheja was the 2nd highest scorer with a 31ball at 38 at no.3. However, it was their middle order batsman Altamash Ahmed who played a brilliant innings of 56 to steer his team total to 184/5 in 20 overs. Altamash scored 56 off just 35 balls at a strike rate of 160 & smashed 7fours in it. The lower middle order also contributed with their quick 10’s & 20”s which helped them post a healthy total on the board.
Chasing 185, BNP Paribas felt the pressure of chasing at over 9runs per over as they succumbed to the good bowling of Alexion as they managed to reach only 111/9 in 20overs. Meet Agarwal (22 off 20) at no.4 was the only one who managed to cross the 20run mark as the rest of the batsman crumbled. Every bowler contributed nicely while Rakesh Katkar (3/13 in 4 overs) & Himanshu Mod (2/19) were the pick of the bowlers.
Alexion Business Service won the match by 73runs & Altamash Ahmed was declared ‘man of the match’ while rakesh’s bowling was also noteworthy. Cricketgraph wishes them all the luck to continue playing good cricket for their coming matches in the future.