We all know there are some players, when they perform & when it’s their day they don’t need anybody else to help their team win the match. They can single handedly take the game away. We all know Sehwag, Afridi, Gayle, Maxwell and Mccullum. On their day, they are alone as good as 11 players & such was the case in the finals of the Masters Cup where Akash Patil changed the game in his own way with his all-round contribution.
Rika Global XI & Star India XI faced other for the all important finals at Elf Vengsarkar Academy, Oval in Mumbai. Star Sports India were batting first and were all out for 153/10 in 19.2 overs out of which 20-25 runs were given to them through penalty. It was a tight bowling perfomance by the bowlers & especially Akash Patil (6/25 in 4overs) who took 6wkts in the game. What’s more Akash also took a hat-trick to make things more difficult for the opposition. The right-arm medium pacer ripped apart the batting line up of Star Sports & he was the major reason why Star Sports India got restricted to a low total.
Chasing 154, Rika Global chased the score in utmost style as they won the match by 8wkts and as many as 6.5 overs to spare. Akash who had already done his job with the ball came up with a blazing 83* off just 40balls & single handedly finished the chase. Akash who played at a strike rate of 200+ smashed 14fours & 2 big sixes to enthrall the spectators and his team mates alike. R Amit also played a solid knock off 44* off just 25balls.
It was a commendable win for Rika Global who won the finals while Akash Patil was adjudged ‘man of the match’ for obvious reasons. Akash was also declared ‘man of the series’ (347 runs in 5matches). Cricketgraph congratulates the whole team & Akash & wishes them to continue their good form for a long period of time.