Oyo Rooms after being made to bat first at Mahi Sports Ground, Gurgaon notched up a total of 188/5 in 20 overs. Skipper Rahul Sharma opening the innings scored a quick 40 while it was Neeraj Calicotey at no.3 tearing apart the bowlers with a whirlwind knock of 112 runs in 57 deliveries. Neeraj went all guns blazing hitting 7 fours and 11 sixes at a strike rate of almost 200.00 pushing his team towards a strong total. Though he lacked support from the other end, it did not affect Neeraj’s natural game. From the bowlers, Gagan with 2/24 in 4 overs was the pick of the lot.
Chasing 189 in T20 is definitely not a cakewalk but a stunning 132 runs opening stand in mere 8.1 overs ensured that the game was in Swift 11’s favor. Openers Gaurav Arora (31 off 18) and Ashwani (76 off 33) took on the bowlers from the very beginning changing the course of the game. Ashwani was particularly destructive playing at a strike rate of 230+ smashing 11 fours and 4 sixes. Swift XI eventually chased it down in just 16.2 overs winning the match by 4 wkts.
It was a dominating where Ashwani was declared “man of the match” while Neeraj’s knock was equally commendable.