Avengers- champions

The Avengers beat the NSK-Tigers Blue in the final by 4 wickets. They bowled out NSK-Tigers for 55, thanks to 2/11 from Dhrumitt Bhatt, and Rahul Vashishtha’s 3 overs for 13 runs. Rakesh Negi made 25. The Avengers won with 5 balls to spare, Rahul Vashishtha making an unbeaten 32 (finishing the tournament with 369 runs at an average of 195, and a strike rate of 272).

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In the second semi-final NSK-Tigers Blues beat the Rising Stars by 2 wickets. The Stars batted first and made 67/4, thanks to 30 from Saqib Ansari. Neelav Dhawan bowled his 3 overs for just 15 runs. NSK_Tigers won with one ball to spare, losing three wickets. Abrar led the way with an unbeaten 36.

First Semi Final: NL Avengers vs Lions
Summary: What a demonstration of domination on the cricket field. A pressure game and everyone was looking for a close contest until Rahul came in and smashed the first ball for the maximum. The highlights of the innings were the First Century ever scored in an indoor league with unbelievable 41 runs over which went for six sixes and a no ball four. As usual the Atlantic T20 MVP played to his caliber and kept the scorers busy while playing his dream knock for 112* at a Strike rate of 287.00.
Avengers finished their innings at 126, in response Lions only managed to get 45. A pretty comfortable win for Avengers.
MOM: Rahul Vashishtha (Do you have issues with the cricket ball?? Quicker it comes to you Faster it is sent back!!)
PS: Records are made to be Broken! However this one would not be easy at all!!

Scorecard: https://mobile.crichq.com/#matches/311074/1st_innings

Our second semifinal will be between the experienced NSK Tigers and the exciting/promising Rising Stars on Sunday ( 8 November) at 5 pm followed by the Final on same day at 6 pm.

After the round robin, Avengers topped group A with an unbeaten record, with Rising Stars earning a semi-final spot in second place on net run rate, with three teams tied with one win. NSK & Tigers Blues topped group B, with the Lions in second place. Full summary and scorecards follow:-

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Game 1: Avengers vs White walkers
Summary: A one sided game dominated by the Powerful Batting Performance by Rahul. Avengers made 123/2, thanks to Rahul’s 87 in 32 balls and 2 wickets. In response White walkers managed to get 13/5.
Man of the Match: Rahul Vashishtha ( 87 at a Strike Rate of 278.00 Woofff! )
Here is the link to the score card:

Game 2: NSK & Tigers Reds vs NSK & Tigers Blues
Summary: A good game between the two sides. Reds won the toss and chose to field first. Blues scored 102 in 8 overs. Couple of great knocks from Neelav and Abrar. In response Reds had a decent start however wickets at short intervals won the game for Blues!!
Man of the Match: Neelav Deewan (Unexpectedly for his BATTING this time)

Game 3: Rising Stars vs Spartans
Summary: It was the day’s first close game. Spartans were restricted to 72/2 with Saleem’s 25 runs knock. In return Saqeeb batted superbly to reach his 37 until Khurram took his wicket and left Rising Stars short of 3 runs.
Man of the Match: M Saleem (For his brilliant knock)

Game 4: Gladiators vs Lions
Summary: A low scoring game. Lions bowled very well to restrict Gladiators for 56/2 in 8 overs. Uzair played a fantastic knock of 39 runs in 18 balls. In response Lions reached the target comfortably in 7 overs. Gihan’s 18 runs knock was well supported by 16 Extras!
Man of the Match: Manujaya (For his 15 Not Out and leading Lions towards a comfortable win)

Game 5: NSK and Tigers Red vs Gladiators
Summary: First Game on Day two of the League. A partnership between Shikon and Kranthi helped Reds to put on 86 on board. They made 29 and 25 respectively. In response Gladiators could only manage 67 in 8 overs, Irtiza scored 22 in his first game of the fall league.

Game 6: Gladiators vs NSk and Tigers Blues
Summary: A High scoring game! Blues batted first and scored 145/1 in 8 Overs. The highlight of the game was Rakesh Negi who scored 97 runs in 33 balls at an strike rate of 303.00. In response Gladiators gave a wonderful batting performance and their openers made a 92 runs partnership. Numan scored 54 in 22 balls and was supported by Uzair’s knock of 37 runs. However 145 was too difficult a target and Gladiators managed to only get 102 in 8 overs.
MOM: Undoubtedly Rakesh Negi for his 97 in 32 balls!

Game 7: Spartans vs White Walkers
Summary: The Biggest turn around of the tournament. The Fancy and strong batting line up of Spartans fell apart by brilliant bowling performance by White Walkers. Saravana Kumar lead his team by example and took 3 wickets in 2.2 overs as a result Spartans were bowled out for 26. In response Purvi and Srinivasan played sensibly and with the help of 12 extras achieved the target for loss of two wickets.
MOM: Saravana Kumar (For his lethal bowling performance)

Game 8: Rising Stars vs Avengers. Avengers won.

Game 9: Rising Stars vs White Walkers
Summary: Another showcase of some fine hitting. Rising Stars batted brilliantly to put 104 on the board. Saqeeb was the Star of the first innings. He made 79 of 32 at a fancy strike rate of 232.00. That was some innings B’Y!! In response White Walkers showcased their batting skills this time. Kumar played a brilliant knock of 32 but 3 run outs won the game for Rising Stars. White Walkers were out for 64.
MOM: Saqeeb Jalees (For his Fantastic batting performance)

Game 10: NSK & Tigers Blues vs Lions
Summary: In form Blues batted first and scored 110 in 8 overs. Abrar demonstrated his skills by playing a knock to reach his fifty. He made 70 off 24 balls and was supported by Negi’s 32. In response Gihan batted throughout the innings and fell short of two runs for his half century. Lions managed to get 76/2 in 8 overs.
MOM: Abrar (For his Captain’s knock)