It was a match where the skipper played his role to perfection while their wicket-keeper did his job with aplomb. It was an exciting encounter between ICICI securities & Bajaj Alliance Life Insurance at the Western Railways Cricket Ground in Mumbai. ICICI securities won the toss & elected to bat first since they have a good batting line up & the pitch was also looking decent enough to bat on.
It was a good perfomance by the ICICI players as they managed to score 158/5 in 20 overs. A 150+ score is always defendable & ICICI managed to cross that 150+ mark. Opener Javeed Siddiqui scored a solid 49ball 64 at the top of the order which largely created a positive momentum for the team. Javeed who is looking in good form & fresh from a half century from the Masters Cup looked confident & solid at the crease. Javeed smashed 5fours & a six and also did good running between the wickets. Wicket-keeper batsman Amod Bagwe also scored a gutsy half-century at the middle order & remained unbeaten till the end helping his team total to cross the crucial 150 run mark. Amod scored 54* off just 41 ball & smashed 6fours & a six in it. All the bowlers chipped in but it was Aman who was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/22 in his 3 overs.
Chasing 159, it was a tough fight given by Bajaj Alliance as they managed to score 151/6 in 20 overs. They lost by a mere 8 runs and the match remained exciting till the very end. Overall it was a good fightback from the ICICI bowlers where they eventually defended their target. Riyaz was the pick of the bowlers & was quite effective as he came up with bowling figures of 3/25 in 4 overs. Javeed also chipped in with the ball & took a wicket to make it an all-round perfomance. Amod Bagwe was the perfect wicket-keeper as he also did 3 stumpings & proved to be an asset for his side.
ICICI won the match by 9 runs & Javeed and Amod’s perfomance were the highlights of the match. It was also good to see skipper Javeed sharing his ‘man of the match award’ with Amod in good spirits. Cricketgraph congratulates the ICICI team on their win & wishes them all the luck for their upcoming matches.