Satheesh Kumar’s brilliant 7 wicket haul sets up big win for Challengers CC versus GMIS CC

Challengers CC crushed GMIS CC by a huge 137 runs in the other 35 overs game of the weekend.  Sunil Samtani (49) & Sidhu Singh (46)  put together a breezy 65 run 2nd wicket partnership to set up a great platform. Jalaj Chaturvedi (4/31) then sparked a middle order collapse where Challengers CC lost 6 wickets for just 33 runs. The reliable Santosh Kumar (34) then partnered with the man of the day, Satheesh Kumar (23) to take Challengers CC to a very good 196/9 in their 35 overs. Waqar (2/42) was the only other successful GMIS CC bowler.

In reply, GMIS CC started cautiously as their openers put on 24 runs. But, then, Satheesh Kumar (7/25), used a mix of intimidation with pace & great control to run riot through the GMIS innings triggering a collapse that saw them losing 10 wickets for just 35 more runs. Ishan (13) & Diwakar Mohan (12) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.  Sunil Samtani (2/7) provided great support from the other end.

Thanks to Kannan & Venkatesh from Metro Indians for umpiring the game.