Venue-Belapur Sports Association Cricket Ground, Navi Mumbai
Rising Green Falcons opting to bat first were all out for a modest total of 92 runs in 19.3 overs. Apart from opener Archit Verma’s 35, there was nothing much to talk about their batting performance. From the bowlers, it was Abhyanshu Jha who came up with a tight spell of 3/5 in 4 overs alongwith 2 maidens. Bowling figures like these are nothing but commendable in a T20 format while the rest of the bowlers chipped in with a wicket each.
Chasing 93 was a mere formality for Rising Yellow Sapphire as they chased down the score in mere 10.3 overs winning the match by 8 wkts. Smith Kocharekar with his blazing 51* off 29 balls (8 fours, 1 six) was the highest scorer as he ensured his quick batting helped his team win the game with superlative ease.
Abhyanshu Jha was declared ‘player of the match” while “Smit Kochrekar” was adjudged the “Best Batsman”
The opening day of the tournament was graced by various dignitaries who acknowledged the tournament & extended their support to the tournament organizers by taking their time out and attending the event. Below are the list of names who graced the occasion.
- Sanjay Rajput (Operations Head, Senate Holidays Mumbai)
- Rajesh Yuvraj Patil (Raj Enterprises Director)
- Dr Yogesh Maske (B. A. M. S., PGDCR)
- Dr Harsha Maske (B. A. M. S., PGDCR)
- Dr Anand V Jadhav ( B.A.M.S)- Coaching Cricket to Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Powai Students U14 age group since 2015)
- Mr. Shrikant Shendge (Assistant Police Inspector, Commisioner Office, Navi Mumbai)