The police gymkhana yesterday witnessed the all-important finals between two strong teams namely Mumbai Police Cityriders & Ghatkopar Jets. Both the teams have fought hard to reach the ultimate finale & it was time for them to put their best foot forward.
Ghatkopar Jets won the toss & elected to field first as the wicket was slightly damp and was looking good for bowling. Batting first, Mumbai Police boys managed to put only 140/10 on the board which is 8 out of 10 times chaseable. Swapnil Pradhan at no.4 was the pick of the scorers smashing a quick 43ball 54 to take his team to a atleast respectable total of 140. Left-arm spinner Pushkraj Chavan was not only the most economical bowler of the lot but also scalped two crucial wickets while giving only 16runs in his 4 overs followed by 2wkts each for Hemant Buchade, Akhtar Shaikh & Ashish More.
Hardik Tamore Man of the Series
Chasing 141, Ghatkopar Jets chased down the score in just 19.2 overs with 4wkts to spare and won the all important finals of the tournament and lifting the prestigious Mitsui trophy. It was a collective team perfomance where all the players chipped in with 10’s and 20’s.
Ghatkopar Jets won the finals while Pushkraj for his economical wicket taking spell of 2/16 in 4 overs was declared ‘man of the match’ while Hardik tamore was declared man of the series. Dashing batsman Aman Khan was declared the ‘best batsman’ for his entertaining batting throughout the series while Rakesh Prabhu was declared the ‘best bowler’ of the tournament followed by Ajinkya Belose who was declared the ‘best fielder’ of the tournament for his athletic fielding throughout the tournament.
Cricketgraph congratulates the winning team for putting up a great show while also wishes luck to all the participating players for a great future ahead. Also special mention must go to the marketing organizer of the event Mr. Prashant Pathare who updated Cricketgraph with timely information so that the players and matches get adequate coverage.