Hyderabad Heroes bt Mumbai Champs by 6 wickets

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Hyderabad, Sep 26 (UNI) Hyderabad Heroes today registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory, marshalled by a cracking half century from opener D Vinay Kumar, against Mumbai Champs in the ICL 20-20 domestic cricket championship at Lahari Resorts here.

Kumar was declared man of the match for his brilliant batting display (66 runs off 45 balls).

Earlier in the day, Stuart Binny won the toss and put the Champs to bat first.

The Champs got off to a rollicking start with openers Morris (60 runs) and Subhojit Paul (52 runs) scoring the tournament's first century partnership for the first wicket.

However, the departure of the openers post 15th over saw quick wickets of Powar and Khirid, putting breaks on the Champs batting juggernaut.

A late onslaught from dashing south paw Dheeraj Jadhav (21 runs off 15 balls) saw the Champs set the Heroes a competitive target of 157.

In reply, the Heroes set off to a good start with Vinay Kumar and P Shashank Nag taking the attack to the Champs' bowling with a solid 75-run partnership for the opening wicket.

Solid and useful contributions from Captain Stuart Binny and prodigal Ambati Rayudu saw the Heroes emerge victorious by a comprehensive six-wicket margin.

Brief Scores: Mumbai Champs 156/5 in 20 overs (Morris 60, Paul 52, Sahabuddin 2/32) Hyderabad Heroes 157/4 in 19.1 overs (Vinay Kumar 66, Nag 30, Narsinha 2/19) UNI XR VA AB AS1824

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