On a good pitch for batting, Deutsche bank elected to bat first at Elf Vengsarkar Academy, Oval in Mumbai. Considering they had only 2-3 regular players in the side, it was a nice decision to bat first as there were many new faces who had not got a chance to play earlier & it turned out to be the perfect setup for them to play.
Deutsche Bank’s decision to bat first was spot on as they went on to make a mammoth 195/4 in 20 overs. Opener A Sharma scored a quick 26ball 38 while it was their no.3 batsman Anil Julka who turned the tides for his team. As Anil Shared with Cricketgraph ‘even he had not got many chances to bat at the top of the order but they experimented in this match & it turned out to be great’ Coming in at no.3 right handed Anil smashed a 38ball 89 which set the tone for their innings. Julka set the ground ablaze with his entertaining knock as he smashed 9fours & 6 sixes in his 38 ball stay at the crease where he played at a strike rate of above 230. Vinit Angne also scored a solid 45* off 39balls while also supporting Jhulka & stitching a good partnership. None of the bowlers managed to inflict trouble on the opposition while N Dhawale was the only bowler with respectable bowling figures of 1/28 in 4 overs.
Chasing 195, Accenture were off to a great start with their top 3 playing really good cricket. Opener A Salgaonkar smashed a 39ball 50 followed by 39 by his opening partner Prakash & a blazing 43 off 27 by D Venkatesh. But despite such a good start by the top order the batsmen below them could not capitalize as they crumbled one by one to reach only 167/9 in 20 overs. Dorkar, Angne & P Sethi chipped in with 2wkts each while Anil also contributed with the ball taking 2/26 in 4 overs with his spin & turned out to be the most economical of the lot.
Deutsche Bank XI won the match by 28 runs & Anil Julka was declared ‘man of the match’ for his all-round show. Cricketgraph congratulates Anil for his superb perfomance & also wishes the whole team who fought & contributed well together for their commendable win.