In the match between IVY Raiders vs 33 Raiders at Pune Cricket Club in Wagholi, 33 Raiders to qualify for the semi-finals had to chase down the total of 139 within 10.4 overs and they did manage to achieve that feat chasing it down in mere 9.5 overs. Datt Routray scored a brilliant 92* off 34 balls while he was well supported by Nikhil Jain who scored 37 off 18 balls at the middle order as 33 Raiders won the match by 7 wkts. In that same match, Nikhil had picked up 4/23 in 4 overs which helped him bag ‘Man of the Match” award for his all-round performance.
In the next match which followed on 7th of July which was also the finals, Nikhil once again delivered and showcased his class with the bat scoring a stunning 83 off 32 balls which included 7 boundaries and 7 sixes. Even though his team chasing 233 fell short of just 9 runs, it was a brilliant competition where both the teams gave their best. Nikhil who scored 83 off 32 and also took 1 wkt delivered under pressure for his team and he certainly looks in great form for the upcoming season.