Defending champions WISCI Wanderers’s new opening pair got them off to a steady start & when Pallav Malhotra (2/31) got rid of both the openers, Suhail Modak (41) then had to hold one end up as Deepak Sarika (3/29) kept chipping away at the wickets. The loss of the dangerous Navin Param & Rajeev, put WISCI in further trouble & needed their captain William (40 not out) to take them to a decent total of 174 all out. In reply, Rajeev Rajeswaran (2/37) in a new opening bowler role, took early wickets to have WPP India XI in trouble at 32/3. In walked the captain Pallav Malhotra (75) who built partnerships, first with Aresh Srivastava (26) & later with Gaurav Pathak (21no) to take WPP India XI to a comfortable win with 5 wickets & more than 7 overs to spare. “Felt great that my knock helped the team upset the defending champions” said Pallav, the man of the match.
Thanks to Anwar Pasha & Jaguar CC for umpiring the game