Alleppey Ripples beat Thumbay Kasargod Leopards by eight wickets. Irfan Hajee picked up three wickets for 18 to star in Alleppey’s win.
Kasargod which won the toss and elected to bat first managed only 91 in the 20 overs. Opener Salim Malik was the top scorer with 23 runs from 16 balls with five hits to the fence. Farvaz scored a 14-ball 19 with the help of two fours and one six. Hajee operated a superb spell and picked up three wickets for 18 runs from just 2.3 overs.
Fayyaz Ahmed was impressive as well by taking two for 10 from four overs. Habib Ghazi took two wickets from his two overs while giving away 14 runs. Misbah Khan and Aneesh took one wicket each to complete a good bowling performance for Alleppey.
Though Alleppey lost their opener Ghazi for a duck, the other opener Babbar Malik hammered three fours and three sixes to score 34 from just 14 balls. Even after the fall of Malik, Shehzad Malik in the company of Aneesh guided Alleppey to victory in just 7.3 overs. Malik smashed two fours and four sixes in his 12-ball 35, while Aneesh added 18 with the help of two boundaries.