40 over league gets underway
The 40 over league got underway on Saturday, July 24 with the Avengers taking on the Hurricanes. The runs continued to flow as Gurman Khurana made the fifth century of the summer, 108 from 75 balls. It is Gurman’s first appearance on the honours board. He put on 121 for the third wicket with Rahul Vashishtha (71), and hit 12 boundaries, six of them over the ropes. The Avengers batted out their 40 overs making 267/9. Wahidur Rahman took 4/46, and Mojammel Hridoy 3/60.
The Hurricanes were bowled out for 109 in 32.2 overs, Wahidur Rahman making a patient 40*. Ibnul Inan took 3/10 in 7 overs, and Rahul Vashishtha mopped up the tail with 3/6.
In Sunday’s match, the Tigers batting first were bowled out for 108, Maanik Arora taking 4/10. Royal Challengers at one point were 58/6, but Akash Singh (30*) and Prabhmehar Majithia (24*) took them to a four wicket win.