It was an exciting encounter between two competitive teams namely Tech Mahindra Business Services & Tech Mahindra ‘B’ at the Parsee Cyclists Ground in Mumbai. Tech Mahindra Business Services won the toss & elected to bat first and make the most of the batting conditions to post a big total on the board.
Batting first, it was a decent job by Tech Mahindra Business Services as they managed to score 140/4 in 20 overs. Though they could have scored 160+ considering they had wickets in hand but it was also some tight bowling by the opposition which made things even. Hardly any batsman fired from Tech Mahindra B.S apart Javed Sheikh & Akshay Bhattacharya who played crucial knocks at the middle order. In fact more than 60% of the runs were scored alone by these two batsman as Javed scored a 44 ball 48 while Akshay chipped in with a 28ball 40 to push their team total to a respectable one. Almost every bowler did a good job right from fast bowler Narendra Vishwakarma who took 2/24 in 3 overs followed by an economical spell of Sujith Matthews who gave away only 18runs in 4 overs while Achleshwar & Yash taking a wkt each. Sandeep Mundaye & Anushesh Sinha were also quite economical as they gave only 35runs in their collective 6overs.
Chasing 141, Tech Mahindra ‘B’ chased the score in style as they won the match by 6wkts & 3.4 overs to spare. Right-handed opener Marzooq Sayed was the leading scorer with his flawless 46ball 51 which helped his team clinch a win. Marzooq smashed 8 boundaries & was looking really confident at the crease while Mitesh Dhinoja chased down the score & finished the match with his unbeaten 38* off just 16balls(5fours, 1six).
Tech Mahindra ‘B’ won the match while opener Marzooq was declared ‘man of the match’ Looking at the current form of Marzooq, Mitesh & the whole team, they certainly look like a tough nut to crack in the coming matches of the tournament.