MI Rangers won the toss and elected to Field
Glads: 164/9 in 25 overs
MI Rangers: 86/10 in 20.1 overs
Result: Glads won by 78 Runs
MOM: Arjun Ajbani(AAA)
As the Whole day was raining and pitch was so damp and ball was not bouncing, any captain would like to field first if they win the toss, in this game too MI Rangers won the toss and tested Glads Batting. When a person in Form gets going in strike rate more than 170 everyone would like to watch it, Arjun kept his temperament went in 3rd down and scored 62 off 36 balls with 4 sixes and 2 fours and Finished in style with 62 NOT OUT.
We started batting with DP and Mehang both have solid batting can hit also rotate the ball very well. DP got out for catch for low kept ball and Mehang 15/26 ball got out for catch, Ronak u and Hardeep started very well with a six but Ronak out for catch in boundary and Hardeep out for inside edge ball just touching the stumps and bails fall off no time to react. Arjun and Vaibhav had a good partnership 36 runs of just 5 overs. Vaibhav had a great inning of 29/28 ball with 3 six and 1 Four. Vaibhav out for a catch and immediately next ball Sathya got bowled for a low kept ball. Arjun would have faced only 6 balls in his first 6 overs after Vaibhav got out it was all Arjun show he was hitting the ball all around the ground, Viju always says that when Arjun at crease Glads are with safe hands, he will rotate and hit all the bad balls. Arjun also scored his half century in his very first game played in this season.As Arjun and Jeet played lot of games together with NVCC both know each other well and Jeet Continued where he left his batting with Darkhorses, Both had a great partnership of 73 runs in just 9 overs. Jeet got runout when he is trying to take a quick single for 17/29 balls. Ankush our new player from Lansing got out at first ball and Pratik got out for catch, Arjun and Ganesh stood and finished the innings with 164/9 in 25 overs.
This game we could not able to get Tayef,Sudhir,Sriram,Adi. Glads looked little week in their bowling we started with Vaibhav and Jeet . Vaibhav took the start batsman Abhilash who is the Leading DCL MVP for 2 run in Very first ball gave catch to Jeet in covers.Jeet took Adithya wicket the second opener in second over when he is trying to clear boundary but the area was coved by Ronak who is one of the safe hands in Glads. Vaibhav striked again in third over with two wickets with Adithya Jamapan and the Skipper of MI Ranges Jitender. Jeet took Anil for a top edge catch to Mehang in 4th over. So MI Rangers were 15/5 in 3.3 overs. As they were chasing the big total and one half of the batting back to pavilion the middle order was trying to complete the 25 overs. But they were losing wicket in regular interval and but shiva played a great innings in-spite of losing wickets in one end. He scored 21/32 balls and Vamsi Kammari scored 17/20 balls but they were all out for 86 in 20.1 overs.
MI Rangers have one of the best batting line up and best Bowling and always they were in the playoffs, even thou they lost the top order for 15 runs their middle order made sure they scored 70 runs for them. We cannot relax the fielding for MI rangers till their last wicket is fallen. All the best for their season.
Sunil from Kites and Arun from Pokiris did a decent job and fair Umpiring throughout the game .Their decisions were great. All the best for both the teams.
The Glads-MI Rangers Scorecard is as posted below