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ANIB win 14th Kashmir T20 League after Super Over finish

ANIB win 14th Kashmir T20 League after Super Over finish

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, ANIB XI opener Mahesh Shetty set the ball rolling scoring a patient 20 from 25 deliveries from three boundaries.



Published: Sat 20 Jun 2015, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:11 PM

ANIB XI On Top pipped Hologram Players in the final. — Supplied photo

ANIB XI On Top pipped Hologram Players in the final. — Supplied photo

Umm Al Quwain — In a final that went down the wire, ANIB XI On Top defeated Hologram Players in the Super Over to lift the 14th Kashmir T20 League.

The tournament was organized by Umm Al Quwain Cricket Association and held under the supervision of the Emirates Cricket Board and played under the auspices of the Ajman Cricket Council and Domestic Cricket Development Committee. After both teams finished on 145, the Super Over saw an intense battle as ANIB XI held their nerves to edge past Hologram to emerge champions with two balls to spare.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, ANIB XI opener Mahesh Shetty set the ball rolling scoring a patient 20 from 25 deliveries from three boundaries.

A few wickets fell in quick succession to disturb the momentum but Ramveer Rai (14, 18b) and Neville Pereira saw through the difficult situation to put ANIB back in command. Pereira scored a quick 22-ball 37 consisting of four boundaries and two sixes.

Naveed Sadiq provided the late fightback to score a fine 20-ball 26 including four hits to the fence before he was run out as ANIB achieved an impressive 145 for nine in 20 overs.

For Hologram, Gopa Kumar was the pick of the bowler to claim three wickets while Vishnu Sukumaran and Sajjad Ali claimed two each. Chasing a tricky target, Hologram were on track as openers Vishnu Sukumaran and Jahan Zaib Khan got into the act scoring at an impressive pace.

Vishnu succumbed scoring a 15-ball 18 peppered with three boundaries as ANIB bowlers pegged back the initiative to claim another couple of quick wickets.

Zaib Khan continued his assault scoring a ball-a-run 52 supported by five boundaries and a six as Hologram Players were racing towards the target. Gopa Kumar blasted a nine-ball 13 while Rizwan Sadiq hit 15 from just eight balls to further strengthen the progress.

But with the fall of the settled batsmen the tension was back on the lower order batsman.

Printu Prakash (19 not out, 13b, 2x4, 1x6) and Ali Ahmed (11 not out, 12b, 2x4) fought hard but just managed to achieve the same score as their opponents to finish at 145 for six in 20 overs to push it to the Super Over.


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