Date: 24 Aug, 2011
FINAL: Banking Bandits Vs E2E Tigers
Toss: Banking Bandits won the toss and elected to bat.
The Banking Bandits had a great start in the match, with an opening partnership of 43. Boundaries came at regular intervals with the scoring rate almost 10 throughout the innings. The opening batsman Dharmendar got out of Nagaraj’s delivery. Damodar, Syed and Sandeep made valuable contribution in batting to reach a good total of 116. The First innings by far was a great cricketing contest between the two teams, where in the E2E tigers were able to restrict Banking bandits, a team which is known to decimate the bowling attack by powerful batting, to a modest total of 116. The pressure of playing in finals was evident in both teams. Had E2E tigers not faltered in taking 2 easy catches, the fortunes might have been different for the Tigers.
Stars for E2E tigers: Arun (for his superb bowling economy of 4.3)
Stars for banking bandits: Syed and Dharmendar (for the opening partneship)
With a required runrate of 11.7 per over, the E2E tigers had a shocking start for the innings. Opening batsman Prashanth got out in the second delivery without scoring any runs. Arun, Kishore followed suit. Amazing bowling and fielding from Bandits showed their commitment towards the gentleman’s game. After the initial loss of wickets the E2E tigers never recovered. And with the result tending to Bandits favor the Tigers could hardly do anything to sustain the brilliant bowling attack. Two runouts added to the Tigers woes. For the Bandits Balaji’s bowling did the magic with three important wickets including captain Arun’s dismissal. Banking bandits won the match by 39 runs.
Stars for E2E tigers: Syed and Pramod
Stars for Banking Bandits: Damodar and Balaji
And with anamazing finish to a spectacular event,the undefeated Banking Bandits lift the FPL cup 2011.