SSA Strikers opting to bat first at Vengsarkar Academy, Mahul could post only an average total of 124/8 in 20 overs. With a dismal top order start, it was some cameos at the middle and lower middle order which pushed the team towards a respectable total. From the bowlers, Shantanu Joshi and Ashwin Kamble with 2 wkts each were the pick of the bowlers.
For AESA Pune, it looked like a mere formality to chase down the 125 total as BJ Japtap at no.3 and Sandip Lolage at no.4 finished off things for them in style. Jagptal scored an unbeaten 46* off 35 balls (9 fours) while it was the blazing 22 ball 42* by Sandip which had 3 fours and 3 sixes which sealed off the chase in mere 15.5 overs.
Result-AESA Pune won by 8 wkts and Sandip Lolage for his quickfire 42* was declared ‘Man of the Match”