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Popovich Panthers vs Viterbi Vultures match reportMar 01, 2016 01:20 PM | Viterbi Vultures won by 6 wickets | Scorecard
Viterbi Vultures registered their first win of Spring 2016 after defeating last season’s champion Popovich Panthers by 6 wickets.
Popovich Panthers won the toss and elected to bat first. Gaurav Mathur and Nishit opened the innings. Good spell by Faraz and Aditya led to the fall of wickets. Tight bowling by Sharmila made it tough for Himabindu to score runs. Post of that, Tarun Sandhu and Preran stabilized Popvich Panther’s innings. A dramatic change of sequence came in where in Sanjay bagged these two wickets getting Viterbi Vultures back in the game. Tight overs from Sneh Kishan and Faraz didn’t allow Popovich Panthers to score freely in the last couple of overs. Popovich Panthers were all out giving a target of 106 runs to Viterbi Vultures.
Chasing a target of 107, Viterbi Vultures got off to a good start. Ankur Saxena provided the first breakthrough for Popovich Panthers when Ankit was bowled in pursuit of quick runs. A great spell by Tarun Sandhu and Gaurav Mathur made it tough for Viterbi Vultures to chase the target. Good performance by Maunil Chokshi made the win imminent. The match took a breath taking turn where Viterbi Vultures had to score 8 runs in 6 balls. The strong six hit by Sneh Kishan in the first ball of the last over reduced the pressure making it easy for Viterbi Vultures to hit the winning runs. Viterbi Vultures won by 6 wickets.
For his fantastic innings, Maunil Chokshi was declared man of the match.