It was a Glenn Maxwell type Show at the Aarey Bhaskar Ground when SKN Sports Club & Raheja Sports Club faced each other for the league match. Winning the toss, SKN had their solid opener Deep Karandikar at the top who remained unbeaten till the end scoring 54*off 54 balls.
As Deep shared with Cricketgraph ‘he likes to build the innings rather than hitting every ball for a boundary’. The wickets tumbled from the other end and things were looking difficult for SKN Sports Club at one point when they were 5 down under100 runs. However, came in at no.7 was their aggressive batsman Pranav korgaonkar who smashed a blazing 81* off just 25 balls on a damp wicket. Pranav was outright dominating the bowlers & he was really connecting the ball nicely which was a treat to watch. A 25ball entertainment by Pranav which included as many as 7 big sixes led their team to a healthy total of 195/5 in 20 overs.
Chasing 196 in 20 overs, it was a tough fight given by Raheja Sports Club as they lost the match by just 8 runs. Opener Vikas Chandak played a fine knock of 72 coming off just 46 balls (10 fours,4 sixes) & so did their no.3 batsman Ravishankar B who scored 56 off just 35 balls (6 fours,2 sixes). The partnership did gave some jitters to SKNSC but eventually the rest of the batting line-up crumbled below them & could not chase the score successfully.
SKN Sports club won the match by 8 runs & Pranav Korgaonkar was adjudged ‘man of the match’ for his destructive batting down the order.