Vartak Stuns Rizvi As Podar Snatch The Red Bull Cup
The Red Bull Cup Finale between Rizvi College and Podar College was nothing short of dramatic with supreme upcoming talents competing for the championship. After opting to bat, Podar posed a total of 154 in 20 overs losing 7 wickets in the process. There were no major contributions but crucial knocks were played all around the innings. Jay Jain and Ayush Vartak scoring 24 each as Roneet Thakur finishing off things with an unbeaten 37. On the bowling side, Rajesh Sardar bowled an excellent spell of 3/6 in just 3 overs.
As the runchase began, Rizvi lost Suved Parkar early on but his partner Suryansh Shedge let loose and clobbered 66 runs quickly. Apart from him, Pragnesh Kanpilewar and Arjun Dani chipped in 21 each. As they reached closer to the target, Rizvi lost timely wickets. Atharva Bhosale claimed 2 of them while Kunal Navrane took 3. But it was Aayush Vartak’s spell which brought Podar back into the game.
Despite being the last one to bowl, Vartak managed to take 4 crucial wickets at the fag end of the innings. This effort saw Podar make an emphatic comeback in the game. Ultimately Rizvi was bowled out for 150 in the final over of the match as Podar won by just 4 runs in hand. Ayush Vartak was named as the Man of the Match for his monumental effort.
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