Maanik’s century highlights 40 overs win for Avengers
Avengers beat the Royal Challengers in the second match of the 40 over series. After losing an early wicket, Avengers consolidated through a 66 run partnership between Maanik Arora and Ali Raza (19); Gurman Khurana made 53 in 40 balls as he helped Maanik take the total past 200. Maanik opened the innings and batted through to the 35th over, making 106 from 98 balls. Daxraj Mehta (31) hit hard in the final overs, and the Avengers were dismissed from the last ball of the 40th over for 289. Aryan Falke took four wickets with his spin bowling
Saravana Kumar had the Royal Challengers on the back foot right away, taking three wickets in his first spell, and they were 28/4 in the 7th over. Akash Singh, captaining the team, led a recovery, and batted well for his 70 from 58 balls. As the Royal Challengers fell well behind the run rate, they concentrated on trying to bat out the overs, with Shubbam Sharma making a stubborn 14 from 59 balls. The Avengers tried seven bowlers until Gurman Khurana (2/5) took his first wickets in competitive cricket in the province, and Camaeron King took a wicket on his debut. The Royal Challengers were all out for 180 in the 36th over.
The match also featured a massive 100 runs in extras, meaning that the equivalent of an extra 15 overs were bowled on a long day.