Pallav Malhotra’s superb 85 helps TKCC Royals thrash Menara Devils by 67 runs at Cibubur on Sunday

The 3rd game saw TKCC Royals facing off against Menara Devils on Sunday. Neeraj Chaddha (25) & Pallav Malhotra (85) got TKCC off to a flying start reaching 83/1 after 10 overs. Sakti & Rakesh Gowda (26no) then partnered with Pallav to take TKCC to the season’s highest score of 194/7 in 20 overs. Menara bowlers, other than Harish Tiwari (3/27) & Sushant (2/23), either bowled too full or too short and fed the opposition with too many hit-me balls, which meant they leaked 75 runs in the Last 6 overs. Chasing 194 was a tough ask and Menara needed an explosive start to remain in the game. Instead, TKCC kept on chipping away with wickets at regular intervals, including a controversial timed out wicket. Only Sushant (36) and Harish Tiwari (26) provided some kind of resistance in an otherwise abject batting performance where Menara Devils could only manage 127/8 in 20 overs, thereby losing the game by 67 runs. Sakti with 3/24 & Aresh with 2/8 were the best bowlers for TKCC Royals.