Omkar and Shutanshu seal the match together against Northern Marines in the Chanawala Challenger Trophy

Omkar and Shutanshu seal the match together against Northern Marines in the Chanawala Challenger Trophy

Just one match before the finals it was an important match between Omini global Sports Management vs Northern Marines at Navroz Azad Maidan in Mumbai. Northern Marine won the toss & elected to bat first as the wicket was favorable to post a big total on the board.

Batting first, Northern Marines were all out for 143/10 in 20 overs. The target of 143 is always a mixed bag which falls into neither of the categories of ‘easily chaseable’ or ‘a big total’  Opener Swapnil Dalvi was the pick of the batsman scoring a fearless half-century(51) at the top of the order off just 39balls. Sumit at no.7 chipped in with 27 which took their total to cross 140+. Right-arm off-spinner Omkar Maldikar was the pick of the bowlers & was quite spot on as he took 3/16 in 4 overs which was quite an economical & a tight spell. Rupesh Popeta also took 3wkts but was on the expensive side as he conceded 46 runs in 4 overs.

Chasing 144, Omini Global chased it commendably as they won the match by 8wkts & 1.2overs to spare. Right-handed opener Shutanshu Khandekar was the leading scorer with 64. Shutanshu scored 64 off just 52balls (7fours) & made things easier for his team.  All-rounder Omkar who had already impressed with the ball scored 38* off 39balls (3fours) to finish the chase.

It was a great match for Omini Global as they won comfortably. All-rounder Omkar Maldikar was declared ‘man of the match’ for his all-round contribution. It was also good to see Omkar who has scored over 150runs & 8wkts in the tournament stating that he shares his ‘man of the match award’ with Shutanshu who scored a brilliant 64 at the top of the order. Cricketgraph congratulates the whole team as well as these two players & also wishes them luck for the all important finals.

 

 

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