NL Avengers claim title of Champions Winter League 2017
A much awaited concluding match for Winter League 2017 took place today at Powerplex. NL Avengers beat Newfoundland Superkings quite convincingly. NSK won the toss and chose to bat first. Rakesh Negi (32)and Adeel Illyas (15) put a good partnership setting a target of 55 for the Avengers. I Khan bowled economically and his 3 overs went for only 14 runs. Avengers in response started out with an aggressive partnership between Gurman Khurana(36) and Rahul Vashishtha (19). Neelav bowled well for the Superkings with 3 overs for 20 runs but the lack of wickets led the Avengers to reach their target easily. Gurman Khurana was adjudged the man of the match for his opening innings of 36 in 16 balls not out.
For the final presentations, Best batsman went to Rakesh Negi, Best Bowler Ali Malik & Most Valuable Player Gurman Khurana.
For the bronze match, Lions faced Superstars before the final match. Lions batted first setting a target of 30 in 7.5 overs all out. A Nayanajith was the highest scorer with 13 runs. Deep Patel took 4 wickets in 1.5 overs taking the highest number of wickets on the day. In response, Superstars reached their target comfortably with 2 wickets in hand with Poorna kumar (14 n.o.) making sure that the team wins.