Finals are always nail biting and one such match was between Sportsman Cricket Club & Souvenir CC at Vasai. Souvenir CC which is a team full of experienced players won the toss & elected to bat first with an aim of making a big score on the board.
Batting first, Souvenir CC could not post a big total as they managed to score only 122/8 in 20 overs. None of their batsman including their in-form Eknath Kerkar (who performed really well in the Mitsui Tournament) could not convert their 10’s and 20’s into a big score. Hitesh Kadam took 2/31 while Sahil & Sandesh also chipped in with 2wkts each.
Chasing 123 is usually a cakewalk but Souvenir boys really gave a tough fight. At one point 45runs were needed off 25balls but they had a savior in Gaurav Jathar who played one of the best finishing knocks in the recent past. Gaurav smashed a 30ball 55 (2fours, 4sixes) wherein he smashed 25runs in the 17th over against Shoaib sheikh which brought them back into the game & eventually helped them to chase the target.
Sportsman CC won the all important finals & Gaurav’s knock was certainly the highlight of the match. Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team and Gaurav while also wishes luck to all of them for a great year ahead.