Capgemini & Mahindra Finance faced each other in the 2nd round match at Sunder Ground plot no.5 at Cross Maidan, Mumbai. An exciting competition was the call of the day as both the teams are known to be tough competitors. Winning the toss, Capgemini elected to field first and put the opposition under pressure right away.
Their decision to field first did reap them fruits as both the openers of Mahindra were out for a duck. However, their no.3 batsman Sumeet Shinde was the only one who looked confident and dominating as he went on to score a stunning 146 off just 120 balls which included 20 fours and 4 sixes. The irony was Shinde did not have much support from the other end and the whole team was all out at 242/10 in 39.1 overs. Left arm medium pacer Yogesh Cheulkar was the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 4/35 in 8.1 overs. Skipper Yogesh led from the front and did his job with perfection. Jayshil Churi (2/33) & Harshal (1/13) chipped in with wickets too which gave him further support.
Chasing 243, Capgemini won the match in style by 2 wkts and finished the chase in just 36 overs. No denying the fact that Mahindra Finance bowlers did a really good job and succeeded in taking 8 wkts in a not so big total, but just like how Sumeet shined for Mahindra it was Bhavik Vartak who became the hero for Capgemini. Coming in at no.4, the aggressive right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 104* off just 67 balls which included 13 glorious fours and a six to hand over a comfortable victory to his team.
Capgemini won the match by 2 wickets and Skipper Yogesh & Bhavik Vartak were adjudged ‘player of the match’. With a good in-form players in the side and a great victory, the team will certainly move ahead in the tournament with a lot of confidence.