Played at the Skyline Cricket Ground at Gurgaon in Haryana, Lion Warriors took on smashers in an important encounter where in Smashers won the toss & elected to bat first as the Skyline wicket is really good for batting.
Batting first, Smashers did a really good job of batting first as they managed to score 177/8 in 20 overs. A score of 160+ is always competitive and defendable in a T20 game. Openers Kapil Nimesh (23) & Chavi Arora (29) gave a positive start with their quick 20’s while it was Harpreet Chopra who topscored with a very solid looking 53 off just 38balls consisting of 7fours and good running between the wickets too. Inder Yadav though expensive was the pick of the bowlers with 3/37 in his 4 overs while Nitin Yadav took 2/25 in his 4overs.
Chasing 174, it was a one man effort and a one man show by opener Anuj Sharma who remained not out with his fantastic 48ball 73* (10fours, 1six) while the rest of the batsman were not able to cross more than 15 runs in their individual scores which restricted them to 143/10 all out in 17.1 overs. Manmohan Acharya bowled a tight spell picking up 3/20 in his 3.1 overs.
Smashers won the match by 24runs & Harpreet Chopra was declared ‘man of the match’. Cricketgraph congratulates harpreet and the whole team while also wishes them luck for their upcoming matches.