It was a nail biting pre quarter finals of the Dreamz T20 Tournament between Vodafone vs FSS at MB Union, Cross Maidan in Mumbai. F.S.S won the toss and elected to field first since they have a good bowling line up to keep the opposition under pressure.
Vodafone were off to a shaky start with their openers losing their wickets quickly but it was their no.3 batsman Rajesh who scored a solid 69 to resurrect the team’s position. Rajesh was hitting the ball nicely but he hardly got any support from the other side as none of their batsman could fire apart from Abhishek who scored a 20.It was also some great bowling from FSS and more importantly their fast bowler Ravi who took 3 wickets and their right arm leg spinner Rakesh Rao taking a fifer (5/24 in 2.5 overs) Rakesh Rao gave important breakthroughs and also took a important wicket of the set batsman Rajesh who scored 69. In fact his wicket was his favorite amongst all the five wickets he took. Mayuresh also took a great catch over midwicket in Rakesh’s bowling which was a good moment of the day.
Chasing 132, FSS chased the target comfortably with 2 overs and 3 wickets to spare. Opener Suryankant Kumar scored a quickfire 50 off just 38 balls & Rakesh Rao also chipped in with a handy cameo of 21 off just 14 balls. At one point FSS were 80 for no loss but they lost some wickets in between which did give them some jitters. However, they won the match with 2 overs to spare and Rakesh Rao was adjudged ‘man of the match’ for his fantastic bowling and a cameo with the bat too.
It was a great Pre-quarter final match where both the teams gave their best and Cricketgraph wishes FSS to continue playing good cricket and go on to win the tournament.