It was the nerve jangling & intense finals after a string of hard fought matches for Bernard Shipping Ltd & LTOSA at Fort Vijay Ground in Mumbai. It was a turning track which was quite helpful for spinners but surprisingly Bernard Shipping took the decision to bat first & to make a huge total on the board.
However, the turning track showed its colors as their opener Rahul was out on the very 1st ball. Eventually they came back & stitched up a good start in the first 7 overs until the spinners came & changed the game. Right-arm leg break bowler Abhimanyu Singh took 2wkts in his very 1st over of the spell & went on to bowl a very economical spell of 2/14 in 4 overs. Left-arm spinner Shiva Yadav also bowled well taking 2/21. The pitch was supporting the bowlers & especially the spinners and the bowlers made the full use of it as Bernard Shipping managed to score only 117/6 in 20 overs.
But the toughness of the pitch was felt by LTOSA too as it was not easy for them chasing against the good bowlers of Bernard. In fact Bernard bowlers fought well till their last breath as LTOSA won by only 2wkts & just 3balls to spare. It was a match despite being low scoring remained exciting till the end. Opener Abhimanyu singh scored a solid 39 off 42 but his team lost wickets in the middle. However, Sagar’s 16ball 22 at no.7 proved to be a turning point in the game which helped them chase the target & lift the Dreamz Trophy.
Cricketgraph first of all appreciates the hard work and tough fight given by Bernard Shipping while also congratulates ‘man of the match’ Abhimanyu & the whole LTOSA team for winning the tournament finals. Shiva Yadav was declared the ‘man of the series’ with 115 runs & 8wkts in the tournament while Abhimanyu Singh with 138runs & 6wkts was declared the ‘best batsman’ of the series. Cricketgraph wishes all the players luck for a great future ahead.