Rajesh Menon’s all round performance fetches Pitchers a win over Transformers
Pitchers are playing consistent & good cricket in the FPL Tournament after winning a match by a huge margin against the Transformers. Winning the toss & batting first, Pitchers got off to a great start with the help of Rajesh Menon & Ajay Gaikwad. Pitchers lost their opener prashant early but came back with a bang. Rajesh and Ajay both stitched a match winning partnership to take their team to a competitive total.
Right handed Rajesh Menon 44 (32 balls) gave a solid start at the top of the order & provided adequate support to Ajay Gaikwad (81 off 51 balls). It was because of these two batsmen the team managed to reach 175 in 20 overs. Rajesh was particularly confident at the crease & smashed boundaries at will (6 fours).
The transformers were given the onus of chasing at over 8.5 runs per over & it was visible on their body language that it was tough for them to chase. The Pitcher bowlers did a fantastic job as they succeeded in restricting the opposition to just 98 runs. Once again, it was Rajesh Menon who took the responsibility of bowling on his shoulders. Rajesh took 4 crucial wickets which never allowed the opposition to score freely as he was consistently breaking partnerships.
His 4/30 in 4 overs & 32 ball 44 was a brilliant display of all round performance which helped his team to win the match by a huge margin of 77 runs. Rajesh was adjudged “man of the match” & he has certainly become a player to watch out for in the coming matches.