Kanishk’s show helps Barclays sneak into QF

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Pune: Kanishk Singh’s all-round show helped Barclays book the last remaining quarterfinal spot by winning their last league match against Syntel in the FLAME University Corporate Cricket T20 League 2018 managed by Triumph Events at the FLAME University Campus in Lavale on Sunday.

Pune: Kanishk Singh’s all-round show helped Barclays book the last remaining quarterfinal spot by winning their last league match against Syntel in the FLAME University Corporate Cricket T20 League 2018 managed by Triumph Events at the FLAME University Campus in Lavale on Sunday.

In the penultimate league match, Barclays rode on to Kanishk Singh’s all-round display after they rightly chose to field and put Syntel in to bat. Kanishk struck three wickets for 24 runs, while only Sabir Shaikh of Syntel provided some resistance before the team was stopped in their tracks at 76 for 7 in 20 overs.

Going in at 9 for 2, Kanishk let his bat do the talking as he scored 36-ball 33 with 2 fours and 1 six as Barclays overhauled the target in 11.5 overs to set up 8-wicket win in Group B league.
Three teams finished with four points following two wins each, but Barclays (1.997) topped the group by virtue for their better Net Run Rate against Siemens (0.318). Syntel (-0.466) had to miss the quarterfinal bus. In the final league game Maersk defeated Persistent to top Group C.

Brief scores:
Syntel 76 for 7 in 20 overs (Sabir Shaikh 22 (21b, 2x4), Kanishk Singh 3-24) lost to Barclays 77 for 2 in 11.5 overs (Kanishk Singh 33 (36b, 2x4, 1x6), Sagar Agrawal 30 (30b, 4x4), Sanket Trivedi 2-16).
Result: Barclays won by 8 wickets
Man-of-the-match: Kanishk Singh 3 for 24 and 33.
Maersk 123 for 5 in 20 overs (Prasad Girkar 31 (31b, 4x4, 1x6), Tushar Deshpande 41 (34b, 6x4, 1x6) beat Persistent 114 for 7 in 20 overs (Vishal Pawar 22 (21b, 3x4), Swarang Sathe 31* (22b, 3x6), Shruva Bhaduri 4-21).
Result: Maersk won by 9 runs
Man-of-the-match: Shruva Bhaduri 4/21.
Quarterfinal line-up:
Saturday, March 31: Infosys v Siemens (8.30 am) and KPIT v Barclays (12.30 pm)
Sunday, April 1: Maersk v Capgemini (8.30 am) and Persistent v TCS (12.30 pm)

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