NSCI wins the 3 match MHC T20 Challenger Series’2020
After a brilliant opening match which witnessed some really good performances and neck to neck competition, an exciting series was definitely on the cards. In the first match which was played at Somaiya Cricket Ground, Malabar Hill Club after being put to bat first scored 144/8 in 20 overs courtesy a brilliant 61 off 37 balls by Rishil. Rishil who smashed 10 fours and a six kept playing his natural game even though wickets were tumbling from the other end.
Yash Thadeshwar, one of NSCI’s dependable bowlers once again came up with a brilliant spell of 4/27 in 4 overs being the pick of the lot. NSCI in reply chased down the score in mere 17 overs with quick cameos from Nilal Shah (28 off 21) and Ankit Bhalaria (47 off 31 balls).
Result: NSCI won the match by 4 wkts
In the 2nd match which was played at Fatima Cricket Ground, Malabar Hill Club after being again put to bat first performed quite well scoring 157/9 in 20 overs. Most of the players chipped in with starts but it was the late cameo by Jatin Vakharia at no.9 which helped team cross the 150 run mark. Jatin scored an unbeaten 39* off 21 balls which had 6 fours and a six. From the bowlers, it was again Yash Thadeshwar with 2/15 in 4 overs being the best of the lot while Naresh Munot and Gautam Sahni chipping in with 2 wkts each.
NSCI who were off to a shaky start with both the openers back in the hut within first 2 overs got back into the game thanks to a solid 54 run stand between Harsh Roongta (27 off 28) and Jairaj Thakkar (42 off 33). After gaining some momentum back, the lower order batters consisting of Ankit Bhalaria (29 off 21 balls) & Gautam Sahni (25* off 12) sealed off the chase in style for NSCI.
Result: NSCI won by 3 wkts and 5 balls to spare and win the 3 match series 2-0
- Best Batsman of the Series-Rishil Shah
- Man of the Series – Ankit Bhalaria
- Best Bowler– Yash Thadeshwar
- Man of the Match in finals- Gautam Sahni
- Winners trophy given to NSCI (National Sports Club of India)
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