Played between Payyade SC and Souvenir CC at the Islam Gymkhana ground, it was a crucial encounter between two talented teams where in Payyade Gymkhana won the toss and elected to field first since they have a good bowling line up.
Made to bat first, Souvenir CC did a fairly good job with their experienced opener Shoaib Shaikh giving a good start with 28ball 49 while the talented Nikhil Aigaonkar’s late blitz down the order accelerated the team’s total total to a respectable 140/7 in 20 overs. Nikhil against a quality bowling attack of Payade SC smashed an unbeaten 21ball 40*hitting 4fours and 2sixes much to everyone’s delight. Payyade bowlers did a really good job with almost everyone chipping in with wickets while Deepak Shetty being the pick of the bowlers with 3/27 in 4overs.
Chasing 141, the strong batting line up of Payyade who were 23/3 at one point ensured the chase was taken care off as their in-form big hitting left hander Neil Narvekar went on to score a match winning 35ball 54(5fours, 2sixes) while also a crucial 100runs stand with Usaid Cutlerywala who remained unbeaten with Harmeet Singh(17*) scoring an unbeaten 48* off 45balls which included 2big sixes and a four. Usaid was calm and composed while Neil on the other hand gave that much needed push while chasing eventually helping Payyade SC win by a comfortable margin of 6wkts & 1.5 overs to spare. From Souvenir CC, Saurab Satelkar bowled really well and was quite impressive with the ball taking 4/33 in 4overs.
It was a dominating win for Payyade boys where in the bowlers contributed well with the ball while Neil and Usaid did the job for their team with the bat while chasing.