It was Sunday morning when Zanskar and Aravalli faced each other in the gentlemen’s game. Aravalli won the toss and chose to bat first. Ara had a head start in the T20 match as they scored close to 40 runs in 6 overs. Kumar Sahaj spearheaded the wagon as Ara scored 19 runs in one of the overs in powerplay!
However Zanskar was quick to bounce back as Devesh Jain took the crucial wicket of Kumar Sahaj. And then, the game fell like a domino for Ara. Run-rate dropped and wickets kept falling. However the last 2 wickets scored some crucial runs that mattered in the end. In the end Ara was all out for 76 runs.
Zanskar, with the target of 77 runs also made a head-start with 43 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 8 overs. With this run-rate they could have easily cruised for the victory. However wickets started falling suddenly for Zanskar and before the team could do anything their entire team was bowled out for 60 runs and Ara won the match. Kumar Sahaj took the most wickets for Aravalli. Both sides felt that pitch played a big role in the match – whether it was the low runs or more wickets.