Opting to bat first at the St.Stephen’s Ground, it was certainly going to be difficult to defeat the St.Stephen Boys to defeat on their own den. However, Ravinder Phagna Cricket Academy posted a healthy total of 255/10 in 39.5 overs. Opening the innings, Ankit Phagna scored a swashbuckling knock of 105 runs in mere 73 balls laid the foundation for a healthy total on the board. Ankit smashed 13 fours and 4 sixes while the rest of the batsman chipped in with cameos.
No one had expected St.Stephen’s Cricket Academy to give such a tough fight after losing their top 3 batters for ducks. However, wicket keeper batsman Raunak scored a fighting knock of 82 runs including an almost match winning stand by Praveen who scored 62 runs off 77 balls. Even the tail chipped in with 10’s and 20’s making it a last over thriller. Luckily, Ravinder Phagna C.A got the better of them in the penultimate delivery winning the match by 2 runs. Manik Sirohi was simply sensational with the ball coming up with envious bowling figures of 5/34 in 8 overs.
Opener Ankit Phagna was declared ‘man of the match’ while it was a good neck to neck match where St.Stephens gave a tough fight despite losing by 2 runs while Manik Sirohi also played a crucial role in the team’s win bagging an impressive 5wkt haul.