Rajat Parmar’s explosive 74 steers Uttarakhand to a finals win in the VATS Premier League’19
Tamil Nadu Blues after opting to bat first could not muster up a threatening total reaching only 136/6 in 20 overs. A poor top order start coupled with tight bowling ensured that none of the batsman could make much of an impact apart from Senthil B’s unbeaten 40* off 31 balls at no.6. From the bowlers, Amol Bharadwaj with 2/10 and Yash Nagar with 2/22 were the pick of the lot.
Chasing 137 seemed like a mere formality for Uttarakhand boys as openers Rajat Parmar and Kunal Singh (43* off 31) gave a stunning 126 run stand for the 1st wicket in just 10.4 overs. Skipper Rajat went all guns loose hitting bowlers in every corner of the ground as he smashed 74 runs coming in mere 35 balls. The powerful left hander smacked 11 boundaries and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 211.43 as Uttarakhand team won the finals by 9 wkts and 8.3 overs to spare.
Opener Rajat Parmar was declared “Man of the Match” for his swashbuckling innings. Atik Khan was declared “Best Bowler” in the tournament, Kunal Singh was declared the “Best Batsman” of the tournament while Yogandurain was declared ‘Man of the Series’