Karan Malushte’s half century helps Arch Mavericks clinch a win in the eliminator round of Architects T20 Championship’20
Arch Mavericks after being put to bat first at Chereshwar Club, Trombay were off to a flying start with openers putting on 64 runs in the first 8 overs. Opener Pranay Ranka who is the batting mainstay of Arch Mavericks once again lended his contribution with 35 runs while his opening partner Karan Malushte top scored for the team with a solid knock of 51 runs in 45 balls. It was a hard working innings where in Karan did lots of running between the wickets and rotating the strike to keep the scoreboard ticking. Jagdish Sure who came at no.3 also provided good support to Karan as he scored 39 runs off 30 balls while quick cameos by Vimal Hansraj (24 off 8) and Mehul Rathod (19 off 7) pushed Arch Mavericks to 177/5 in 20 overs.
Edifice Consultants in reply were packup for 139/8 in 20 overs with Mahesh Hirpara the only batsman who looked good enough to give a threat with his knock of 45 runs in 22 balls. From the bowlers, Shamal Palod with 3/30 in 4 overs was bang on while Salil and Vimal bagged 2 wkts each.
Result- Arch Mavericks won by 38 runs, Karan Malushte declared ‘man of the match’