It was the all-important nail biting finals between two powerful teams namely Datamatics & C.M.I (Common Man India) at the Fort Vijay ground in Mumbai. CMI won the toss & elected to field first with an aim of restricting Datamatics to a low score and chase it down.
Batting first, it was a decent perfomance by the Datamatics batsman as they managed to score 155/6 in 20overs. Opener Nikhil was out for a low score but Malang Aras tried giving a good start chipping with 29 off just 31balls. Prem Rajbhar & Dhruvin Dharmasey gave crucial contributions at the middle scoring 32 off 20 & 22 off 21respectively. Skipper Rohidas Koyande chipped in with a 4ball 12* to push his team total to 150+(155/6) in 20 overs. C.M.I bowlers did a good job but could have been a little more tight considering it was finals to try & restrict them under 130-140.
Chasing 156, the pressure of chasing rubbed on to the C.M.I team as they were all out for mere 91runs in 17.3 overs. Pace bowler Rohidas Koyande was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/13 in his 4 overs followed by a wicket each for Kuldeep, Vinayak, Ritesh & Dhruvin.
As shared with Cricketgraph “solid knocks by Malang Aras (opening the batting for Datamatics) while power hitting by Pratik Chaudhary and Prem Rajbhar were the fundamental blocks of the Datamatics win”. It was also a great all-round show by their skipper Rohidas Koyande. Pratik Chaudhary’s all-round contribution from Datamatics was also appreciation worthy as he scored aggressive 28 off 22balls & also took 2 crucial wickets in the match, It was a perfect all-round contribution by Pratik which made him ‘man of the match for the finals’.
Datamatics won the tournament while Prem Rajbhar with 109runs in 4matches was declared the ‘best batsman of the tournament’ while Rohidas Koyande with 14scalps in 5matches was given ‘the best bowler of the tournament’ award. Cricketgraph congratulates the entire team for their great win & wishes them all the luck for a great future ahead.