Played at Brinda Cricket Ground in Hyderabad, Telangana, Soldiers XI after being put to bat first looked least deterred as they notched up a very healthy total on board scoring 188/8 in 20 overs. Opener Saiprasad Vijay Bhosle top scored for his team smashing a brilliant 58 off 33 balls. Sai’s knock included 9 fours and a six with a strike rate of 175.76 as he played an innings with controlled aggression. Speaking with Zoomcricket.in, Sai shared “Best part of this inning was had to curb natural 6 hitting ability and play along the ground, I am happy I could contribute to my team’s success when wickets were falling from the other end”. Apart from Sai, Khaja (32) and Srikanth Reddy (32*) provided crucial cameos for their teams at the middle order.
Defending a total of 189, the pressure was certainly on the batting side and it seemed like the pressure certainly got the better of Wild Doctors XI as they were all out for 126 runs. It was a clinical bowling performance from Soldiers XI bowlers with Kulkarni, Anand Reddy and V Raju chipping in with 2 wickets each.
Result: Soldiers XI won by 62 runs
Man of the Match: Saiprasad Vijay Bhosle