Openers Dominate: Ankit Thakran and Manoj Bedi shatters records in the Skyline Champions League ‘17

Openers Dominate: Ankit Thakran and Manoj Bedi shatters records in the Skyline Champions League ‘17

This was a match where numerous records were created on the way and sixes were hit like batting practice! The openers were in a different zone altogether as they took the match away single handedly from the opposition. Played between Reefit Gym Warriors and Friends Cricket Club, FCC won the toss and elected to field first.

Little did they knew on what was about to come as openers Manoj bedi & Ankit Thakran scored a record opening partnership in a T20 match of 289runs. Yes you heard it right! In a 20 over match, the openers scored 289runs together in mere 117balls. 24fours and 17sixes were smashed and it was a clean one sided entertainment from both the openers. What’s more Ankit Thakran scored one of the fastest tons in a T20 match in Delhi as he scored 158* off 63balls reminding us of the onslaught done by Mccullum in the 1st edition of the IPL. Manoj Bedi also scored a breath taking ton scoring 101 off 56 balls. It was these 2 openers which helped their team cross the 300run mark in a T20 match only for the 2nd time in Delhi while only 3rd time in India. Not a single bowler was spared by ankit and manoj as they kept on hitting the ball as if there was no tomorrow!

In reply, FCC were bundled out for 159runs in 20 overs even though their opener Jay did raised some hopes with his 14ball 41. All-rounder Manoj bedi was the star bowler too as he scalped 4/37 in 4 overs to help his team win the match. RGW won the match by a big margin of 143runs and Ankit Thakran was declared ‘man of the match’ while Manoj Bedi also won everyone’s hearts with his all-round heroics.

 

 

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