ICL Dhaka Warriors Beat Mumbai Champs, 21st, Match Highlights

October 28th, 2008 Posted in 20-20, ICL, Match Highlights, Twenty 20

Oct 27, 2008, Mon (ICL Match 21) Mumbai Champs lost to Dhaka Warriors by six wickets with six balls to spare in a day and night encounter at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon on Monday.

Opener Shahriar Nafees (57) and Alok Kapali (48) were the architects behind the Warriors victory over Champs.

Nafees knock contained nine fours and one six and came off 40 balls.

Kapali, who started slowly, raised the momentum of the Dhaka team as he scored four fours and three sixes.

Warriors did not have a great start as opener Nazimuddin was struck plumb by van der Wath when their score was 15.

However, Aftab Ahmed (23) struck few blows and with his partner Nafees put on 54 runs for the second wicket.

Aftab was claimed by Shreyas Khanolkar when the score was 69.

Dhiman Ghosh (13) and Kapali put on an unbeaten partnership of 39 for the fifth wicket to take their side to a victory with six balls to spare.

Mumbai Champs, who were put into bat by Dhaka Warriors, started shakily as they lost both the openers for 30.

Hasan Raza (17) and Taufeeq Umar (28), who put on 39 runs for the third wicket, steadied Champs innings to an extent.

But, again wickets fell in a heap as Mumbai team was struggling at 77 for the loss of six wickets after 13.1 overs.

Ranjit Khirid, who played a superb knock of 54 runs of just 25 balls, had an unbeaten 74 runs partnership for the seventh wicket with Johan van der Wath (18).

This pair was instrumental in taking the Mumbai team to a respectable total of 151 for 6 off the stipulated 20 overs.

Mohammad Sharif was the most expensive bowler for the Warriors conceding 40 runs off four overs, while Mosharraf Hossain, who took two wickets giving away 20 runs, was their most successful.

Kapali was adjudged the ‘man of the match’ for his unbeaten knock and claiming one wicket while bowling.

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