The recently held 20 over game between Ace Brigade and Stalwarts XI in the Straight Drive Ent Present Freedom Cup Edition -2 was a one sided affair. Stalwarts XI eased up to victory as the Aces had no chance.
Winning the toss, Ace Brigade chose to bat first. This move backfired as the batting unit managed only 110 in the allotted 20 overs losing 8 wickets in the process. Opener Shershaah top scored with 23 runs while the other 9 out of 10 batsmen were dismissed for single figures. From the Stalwarts, Amit Sidana had a brilliant spell bagging 3 wickets in 4 overs giving away only 14 runs. He was backed by Aditya Srivastava who took 2 scalps in his 4 overs. Overall, it was the bowlers who handed the Stalwarts an early advantage in the game.
The second innings lasted for only 10 overs as the Stalwarts convincingly chased down the target with 7 wickets in hand. Initially though, they lost their 3 wickets for 51 only. It was the match winning partnership of Himanshu Gulati (33 off 18) and Sagar (34 off 14) which took the team home. The duo absolutely hammered the opposition with a combined count of 7 sixes.
The bowlers of Ace Bridges had a tough outing as every one of them went for more than 9 per over. Ankit Ekanna managed to take 2 wickets while the other 1 was taken by Anil Chaudhary.
A dominating performance from Stalwarts XI.