Sanket & Sunny’s middle order stand coupled with tight bowling by SunilPunjabi steers Rising Phoenix to a win in the JFSC Elite T20 Championship’21
Played on Fatima Cricket Ground at Vidyavihar Mumbai, Royal Tigers Blue opting to bat first posted a total of 155/8 in 20 overs. A total of 150+ though not a huge one but always gives a little psychological edge to cross the 150 run mark. Opener Anuj Goyal top scored with a solid 41 while rest of the batters chipped in with cameos. The bowler who invited attention from the opposition was Sunil Punjabi who bowled a disciplined spell sticking to the basics as he returned with impressive bowling figures of 2/13 in 4 overs. Kunal Kerkar also bowled well taking 2/21 in 4 overs.
Chasing 156, Rising Phoenix crossed the victory line with 4 balls to spare winning the match by 5 wickets. No.3 batsman Sanket Sinha who top scored with 49 runs stitched two crucial stands, one with the opener Jeetu (25 off 20 balls) & second a 66 run stand with Sunny Sharma (30 off 18 balls) to ensure a smooth chase.
· Result: Rising Phoenix win by 5 wickets
· Man of the Match: Sunil Punjabi
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