In the 2nd game, a T20 game, GMIS CC would have been pleased with having decided to bowl first when they had both the Ceylon openers back in the hut for just 15 runs and Mohammad Imran (1/16) was keeping it very tight. But this was going to be a day for the Ceylon stalwarts, and Dihan Silva (39) started it off by going after the bowlers. Karan Tiwari (2/34) got rid of Dihan & Maulik Trivedi (2/20) got Baba & Rajeev to lead a GMIS fightback. The second Ceylon stalwart, Gaurav Kapoor (46 not out in 32 balls), then stepped in, and it was his turn to scythe the attack and drive Ceylon CC to finish at a competitive 154/6 in their 20 overs.
Karan Tiwari (37) was holding up one end while wickets were falling at the other end. But the innings needed some impetus and the hopes were high when Naresh, the Gaylestorm walked in to bat. But the canny Dihan Silva had other ideas as he first, outsmarted Naresh, who holed out for a duck, and then, ran out Karan Tiwari, dealing a double-blow. Diwakar Mohan (41) fought valiantly, but just didn’t get enough support from the other end. The Ceylon opening bowlers Das (2/27) & Sachit (2/19) returned to ensure GMIS CC could only manage 141/9 falling 13 runs short. “Happy to find some good form at the start of the league” said Gaurav, the man of the match.
Thanks to Swaroop Chawan (TKCC) & Gaurang (WPP India XI) for umpiring the game