Mammoths beat Daredevils by six wickets to clinch title

Members of the Dubai Mammoths team after their victory. (Supplied photo)
Members of the Dubai Mammoths team after their victory. (Supplied photo)

Dubai - The two teams had met last year in the final of the inaugural edition of the tournament where Daredevils came up trumps



It was sweet revenge for Dubai Mammoths over Dubai Daredevils in the final of the 2nd Mammoths by Night cricket tournament held under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council at the sevens ground in Dubai, a press release said.
The two teams had met last year in the final of the inaugural edition of the tournament where Daredevils came up trumps.
This time too Daredevils were favourites to lift the title after having the best batsman (Aziz Ansari) and best bowler (Krish Subramaniam) of the tournament in their side, but Dubai Mammoths were not overawed by the situation and pulled off a six-wicket win.
Apart from the toss, nothing went in Daredevils favour. Most of their batsmen, barring a superb half century from Uzaiz Aziz, came up short against some tidy and accurate bowling from Ranjeet Chavan (3-34), Devendra Taneja (2-36) and Santosh Kotian (2-26).
A 63-run partnership between Uzaiz (50) and Haroon Ghaus (9) was the only saving grace in the Daredevils batting. Aziz Ansari hit a run-a-ball 24 but Daredevils found it tough to break the shackles and ended up on 155 for 4 in 25 overs.
In reply, Dubai Mammoths relied on valuable contributions from Vriitya Aravind (23), Yasir Khawaja (34), man-of-the- match Prajakat Chouhan (38 not out), Sujit Salian (17) for victory.
Brief scores: Daredevils 151 for 9 in 25 overs (Uzaiz Aziz 50, Aziz Ansari 24; Ranjeet Chavan 3-34, Devendra Taneja 2-36, Santosh Kotian 2-26) Dubai Mammoths 155 for 4 in 24.1 overs (Prajakat Chauhan 38, Yasir Khawaja 34, Vriitya Aravind 23; Shivkant Shiva 2-35). MOM: Prajakat Chouhan of Dubai Mammoths.
 
Best batsman: Aziz Ansari of Dubai Daredevils (9 matches, 441 runs). Best bowler: Krish Subramaniam of Dubai Daredevils (8 matches, 16 wickets). Player of the Tournament: Kanishk Monga of Rowdy XI (7 matches, 160 runs, 12 wickets).
 


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