KPL 5: ZEE MEDIA, SPICE JET & INTERCON WINNERS OF THIS WEEKEND
RAHUL SINGH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GHAZIABAD: KPL Season 5’s never ending action continued to entertain the crowd this Saturday as Zee Media, Spice Jet & Intercon were victorious, defeating ANI Graphics, HDFC & CRIC IT respectively. All the games were played at Mohan Meakins Ground Ghaziabad on Saturday.
To start with, CRIC IT and Intercon Buildtech initiated the proceedings on Saturday with CRIC IT winning the toss and electing to bat first against Intercon. Neeraj and Anil started innings for CRIC IT but Intercon’s experienced bowling side never gave any chance for the opponents to settle down. CRIC opener Neeraj was the only batsman to tackle Intercon’s bowlers as he scored 48 crucial runs for his side. RIC IT gave a challenge of 112 to Intercon which they chased at an expense of 7 wickets. Amit Kumar’s 4 for 20 in the first innings helped him winning the man of the match award.
Second game saw HDFC facing Spice Jet. After winning the HDFC decided to bat first but couldn’t capitalize on it further as they were bowled out at just 99 in 18 overs. Spice Jet’s Shrikant picked up 3 wickets for 19 in his 3.5 over spell. The target of 100 was too easy for Spice jet too chase as they won the game by 5 wickets. Gurjeet Singh of HDFC was the only posistive for them as he picked 3 wickets for 16. The man of the match award was given to Shrikant of Spice Jet.
The final match on the day was comfortably won by Zee Media as they defeated ANY Graphics by 46 runs. Batting first Ajay Bedi’s 62 and captain Hemant’s 56 helped ZEE Media reach a total of 171 for 5 in 20 overs. In response ANY Graphics were bowled out at just 125 falling short of the target by 46 runs. Sunny J was their highest scorer with 28 whereas on the bowling front Hemant once again performed for his side, picking up 3 wickets and helping his side winning the match.