Mumbai Champs snatch their first win in ICL

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Panchkula, DEC 10 (UNI) Despite out of race to semi-final berth, Mumbai Champs snatched their first win by beating Kolkata Tigers by seven runs in the 13th match of the ICL Twenty20 Championship at the floodlit Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here tonight.

Kolkata Tigers slumped to 177 for 9 after 19.3 overs from 156 for 5 in 16.4 overs. For 21 runs, they lost the wickets of Rohan Gavaskar (28), Klusener (7), Udu Chandanan (3), Rajiv (8) and Diwakar (2). In 20 overs, they could score 180 for 9. Shreyas Khanolkar was adjudged Man of the match.

Chasing a victory target of 188 runs for victory, Kolkata Tiger' innings was opened by Darren Maddy ( 16) and Deep Dasgupta (31, 27 balls, 4x4) put on 37 runs for opening wicket stand before Maddy was bowled by Khirid.

Abhishek Jhunjunwala joined Deep Dasgupta and carried the score to 74 before Deep Dasgupta returned to the pavilion caught bt Astle of the bowling of Pushkaraj.Abhishek Jhunjhunwala scored 32 in 22 balls with four fours before he also departed. With the dismissal of Rohan Gavaskar( 29) the score stood at 156 for 5. Ten runs later, Klusener (7) was also back in the pavilion.

Earlier, a century partnership between opener Subhojit Paul (50, 5x4s, 1x6) and Shreyas Khanolkar (64, 7x4s, 3x6s) helped Mumbai Champs post their highest total by scoring 187 for 3 in 20 overs.

Paul and opener Vikram Solanki (26) gave them a good start by putting on 46 runs before Solanki was dismissed by Lance Klusener who got the Mumbai Champs opener caught by M Diwakar.

Solani stayed at the wicket for 22 minutes and hit four fours and one six. Then Subhojit Paul and Shreyas Khanolkar (64) flayed the Kolkata Tigers bowlers and were associated in a 106-run stand for the second wicket stand. Klusener broke this stand when he had Paul caught by Diwakar after contributing 50 runs from 41 balls. He hit five fours and one six. Khanolkar top scored with a breezy 64 from 39 balls before he was run out. Khanolka hit seven fours and three sixes.

Kiran Powawr and Johan van der Wath remained not out on 27 and five, respectively. Kolkata Tigers employed as many as eight bowlers. Lance Klusener was the most successful bowler who bagged two for 29 from four overs.

SCOREBOARD MUMBAI CHAMPS: Subhojit Paul c M Diwakar b Lance Klusener 50 Vikram Solanki c M Diwakar b L Klusener 26 Shreyas Khanolkar run out (D Dasgupta) 64 Kiran Powar not out 27 Johan van der Wath not out 05 Extras (lb 1, w 14) 15 Total (for three wickets in 20 overs): 187.

Bowling Nantie Hayward 4-0-33-0 Sayed Akhlakh Ahmed 2-0-14-0 Mihir Diwakar 3-0-31-0 Lance Klusener 4-0-29-2 Craig McMillan 2-0-26-0 Darren Maddy 1-0-8-0 Upul Chandana 3-0-32-0 Rohan Gavaskar 1-0-13-0 KOLKATA TIGERS: Deep Dasgupta c N Astle b P Joshi 31 Abhishek Jhunjhunwala c K Powar b N Astle 32 Craig McMillan (C) b N Astle 29 Rohan Gavaskar c K Powar b V Solanki 28 Lance Klusener c S Khanolkar b S Burkul 07 Rajiv Kumar c P Joshi b N Astle 08 Upul Chandana run out (V Solanki) 03 Mihir Diwakar run out (S Burkul) 02 Nantie Hayward not out 03 Sayed Akhlakh Ahmed not out 02 Extras (b 6, lb 7, w 6) 19 Total (for 9 wkts in 20 overs) 180.

Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-74, 3-105, 4-139, 5-156, 6-166, 7-173,8-174, 9-177.

Bowling Ranjeet Kirid 4-0-18-1 Suyash Burkul 4-0-32-1 Pushkaraj Joshi 4-0-44-1 Shreyas Khanolkar 1-0-14-0 Nathan Astle 4-0-26-3 Nikhil Mandale 1-0-12-0 Vikram Solanki 2-0-21-1.


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