August 4 matches
The highlights of Saturday’s matches were two fine innings – 71 from Ranvir Rana and a century from Rahul Vashishtha, and a 5 wicket haul for Saravana Kumar, as Royal Challengers beat BD Tigers, and Avengers beat NSK.
In the opening match Royal Challengers batted first, and after losing two early wickets an excellent 122 run partnership between Amit Neghandi (42) and Ranvir Rana (71) supplemented by 30 from Kamal Gosal took them to a season’s best 192/7 from 20 overs. Ranvir hit seven fours and three sixes in an innings taking only 41 balls. A 54 run opening stand between Indraneel Malick (18) and Mohammed Zilani (20) got the Tigers off to a good start in reply and Nouman Rashid contributed 23, but a good bowling performance, led by Gurpreet Monde’s 3/25 saw them all out for 127.
The second match saw Rahul Vashishtha score 108 of the Avenger’s 178 runs (108 out of 158 while he was at the wicket), after they batted first. Mukul Dhawan took two early wickets, and Rahul gave an early chance which was not accepted. He made the most of this let-off scoring his runs from 55 balls with seven fours and five sixes. Rahul Roy (32*) helped him put on 108 for the fourth wicket. Praveen Manhas (2/12) took two upper order wickets, but Saravana Kumar proved deadly when brought on, taking 5/15 in 3 overs. NSK had useful innings from Amit Sundly (28), Abhishek Doshi (24) and Arif (22) but fell well short of the target, all out for 104.