Final weekend of league play
The final weekend of matches was highlighted by the third century in a row from Rahul Vashishtha, and a record total as the Avengers beat the Royal Challengers. Rahul made an unbeaten 139 from 65 balls with 11 sixes. In his last three innings he has made 141, 122 and 139 (twice not out) – 402 runs from 186 balls, with 23 fours and 36 sixes. His century was part of a massive total of 275/1, and Rahul Roy was unlucky not to make a century himself, run out for 97 in the last over. He and Rahul put on 270 for the first wicket, by far the highest partnership in league history, with the final total of 276 beating the record set by the Eagles earlier this season. The Royal Challengers were bowled out for 31, giving the Avengers a 245 run win- again a record. Bharath Shetty led the bowlers with 3 wickets.
The second game in contrast was relatively low scoring. NSK made 96 with Abhishek Doshi top-scoring with 39. Mohammed Asim led the bowlers, taking 3/13. The Eagles lost early wickets at one point being 9/3, but Raheel Zaman (26) took them to a 4 wicket victory. Rakesh Negi took 3 wickets for NSK.
Scorecard (Note there are are scoring errors in the card; Rakesh Negi made 10 and Adeel Illyas 3, and Ali Raza’s figures were 3-0-30-1 with R Dey not bowling).
On Sunday, the Avengers completed their unbeaten season with an 89 win over the Royal Challengers. Gurman Khurana led the batting with 75 (40), well supported by Rahul Vashishtha (44) and Bharath Shetty (30) as the Avengers made 216 all out batting first. Ranvir Rana made 40 and Amit Neghandi 36 for the Royal Challengers, but they fell short of the target, making 129/8 in their 20 overs.