Yogi Group Thrissur Dynamites scored an emphatic eight-wicket victory over GlobelinkWeststarPathanamthitta Rajas in a Kerala Premier League group match at the ICC Cricket Academy Grounds in Dubai.
Aadil Patel hit an unbeaten century to help Thrissur overhaul the victory target of 131 in just 16 overs.Pathanamathitta, who were sent into bat first, were restricted to 130 all out in 19.1 overs by Thrissur bowlers, who operated an excellent spell.
UAE player Shaiman Butt top scored with 36 from 30 balls with the help of four boundaries. But he hadn’t received any major support from other batsmen with the exception of GnanshewarRao, who chipped in with a 14-ball 18 with one four and one six.
Wasim Bari, Abid Ali, Jaymin Taylor and Salman Faris picked up two wickets each to mark a memorable bowling performance for the Yogi group.Shehazad Manna finished with figures of one for 20 from his 3.1 overs.
Thrissur lost their opener Manna for a duck but his partner Abid Ali chipped in with a 1`3-ball 14 with the help of three boundaries.But the star turned out to be Patel, who hammered eight boundaries and three sixes to make 69 off 46 deliveries.Swapnil Patel gave Aadil good support by adding an unbeaten 37 off 34 balls with the help of two sixes.
Laxman and AnuragNishad bagged one wicket each.Ranjeeth Mani, AneeshPillai and Nasir Aziz proved expensive while returning with no wickets to their credit.
The duo of Aaadil of Swapnil helped Thrissur reach the target in 16 overs.
KPL, which offers a total prize money of Dh250,000, is being held under the collaboration of Dubai Cricket Council. The tournament is sponsored by the CSS Group.
Brief Score :
Yogi Group Thrissur Dynamites beat GlobelinkWeststarPathanamthitta Rajas by 8 wickets
GlobelinkWeststarPathanamthittaRajas 130 for allout in 19.1 overs (Shiaman Butt 36, Ranjeet Mani 19, GhanshewarRao 18, Wasim Bari 2 for 43, Abid Ali 2 for 34, Jaymin Tyler 2 for 12, Salman Faris 2 for 16 ) Yogi Group Thrissur Dynamites 131 for 2 in 16 overs (Aadil Patel 69 notout, SwapnilPatil 37 notout, Laxman S. 1 for 11, AnuragNishad 1 for 21)
Man of the Match : Aadil Patel of Yogi Group Thrissur Dynamites