Ujjwal Kaushik’s 92 off 90 steers Spartan Strikers XI in Hot Weather Cup’19

Opting to bat first at Khera Khalan, New Delhi, Spartan Strikers XI mustered an impressive total of 233/10 in 40 overs. Despite a shaky start by the openers, it was their no.3 batsman Ujjwal Kaushik playing an impressive innings of 92 runs in 90 balls laced with 9 fours and 2 sixes. The rest of the batsman chipped in around him with small cameos as Spartans Strikers reached a competitive total. From the bowlers, Shaurya Sharma with 4/46 was the pick of the lot.

 Chasing 234 at almost 6 runs per over, Delhi Warriors Salim Ansari team must have felt the pressure of chasing as they were bundled out for 100 runs in 27.3 overs on the back of some tight bowling by Spartan Strikers bowlers. Suraj  Kumar was particularly impressive with the ball taking 3wkts for mere 2 runs in 1.3 overs while the rest of the bowlers also bowled tight getting wickets at regular intervals.

Spartans Strikers won the match by 133 runs while Ujjwal Kaushik was declared ‘man of the match”