GN Khalsa team clinches their maiden title of Redbull Intercollege T20 Tournament ‘19
The tournament which has witnessed some amazing talents coming out and some thriller matches ensured the finals between Ruparel and Khalsa was as exciting as the tournament has been.
Khalsa college after batting first this time suffered a batting collapse with their scoreboard reading 43/5 and 55/6 at one stage. However, Bhavya Taneja who came at no.7 went on to resurrect the innings with a 33ball 32*. Bhavay also received excellent support Aditya S who scored 20 runs at no.8 and Aditya Khanvilkar who gave the finishing touch with a 15 ball 34* (1 six, 6 fours) playing a cameo at the bottom of the innings reminding everyone of Hardik Pandya! It was the crucial partnership by the lower order which helped Khalsa stay in the game reaching a total of 134/7 in 20 overs.
A target of 135 is mostly a formality in the T20 Format nowadays but Khalsa bowlers gave a tough fight not allowing the Ruparel boys to free their arms. Manal Kawle was the lone warrior for Ruparel scoring an impressive half century off 46 balls at a time when his mates were struggling from the other end. From Khala- all-rounder Bhavay Taneja (2/23 in 4 overs), Shouryan (1/19 in 4 overs) and Aatif Shaikh (0/5 in 2 overs) came up with excellent spells restricting Ruparel College to 127/8 in 20 overs.
GN Khalsa college won the finals by 7 runs and with this they clinch their maiden title of Redbull InterCollege T20 Tournament’ 2019.
Brief Scores: Khalsa College (134/7 in 20 overs), Bhavay Taneja 32* off 33b, Aditya K-34* off 15 balls . Jayesh Mhatre-2/19 in 4 overs, Kedar S-2/23 in 4 overs
Ruparel College-127/8 in 20 overs, Manal Kawle-50 off 46b, Bhavay (2/23 in 4 overs), Shouryan (1/19 in 4 overs) and Aatif Shaikh (0/5 in 2 overs)
Result- Khalsa College won the match by 7 runs
In the semi-finals, Khalsa’s dependable opener Japjeet Singh Randhawa had single handedly finished off the chase scoring a brilliant 100* off 64 balls in the semi-finals continuing his consistent run scoring spree 🏏😊 At one point Khalsa needed 92 runs in 7 overs but Japjeet changed gears and took care of the chase!