Spirited performance by Target XI , Bhilai players, Raju Yadav (Man of the series), Sahil khan (Best bowler) and skipper Rajesh Jatt (Man of the match in finals) enabled their side to win the RPCL -5 championship by beating defending champions Gwalior XI in the RPCL -5 edition conducted by Royal Cricket association being played at Mecosabagh ground here today.
Gwalior XI were restricted to a modest total (68 all out) by Target XI bowlers comprising Skipper, Rajesh Jatt (3 for 11) & Sahil Khan (3 for 12).
Pradip Patil 17(2×6) Irfan Patel (2×4) and Nazir khan 10(1×6) runs each were the main contributors for defending champ Gwalior XI.
In reply, Target XI chased the target in 9.1 overs mainly through their spirited players Raju Yadav (16, 1×6) Vikas Singh 14, (2×4) Om Yadav 13/ (1×4,1+6), and Amit Singh 12(1×4,1×6). For losers Sagar Bhandari took 2 wkrs for 11 runs.
Earlier, in the semi-final, Target xi, beat Rocket international by 17 runs.
In reply, Nagpur team rocket international too put up brave efforts to score117 for3 in stipulated 10 over’s falling short by 17 runs.
Vali Khwaja 58(24 balls 3×4 3×6) Nakul Jhalke 35 (4×4, 2×6) and niti katkar 12 were the main contributors for losers. Shubham Thakur 2wkts for 21 runs.
In the 2nd s/f, last year’s champion, Gwalior Xi posted. A comfortable 7 wkts win over Fine star, Raipur.
Raipur team batted 1st and scored 71 for 7 in 10 overs mainly through Rocky shukla 19, Shabuddin Ali 16(3×4). For gwalior Xi, imad illu took 2 wkts for 7 runs.
In reply, Gwalior team played like true champions to surpass the target losing 3 wkts in 7.2 overs.
Arif Ali 25(18 balls, 3×6), Nazir khan 22 (1×4 2×6 12 balls), Akshay Arsade 15( 1×4 1×6) were the main architects of their victory.
The prize distribution function was graced by Mr. Kodumal Dhanrajani – Chairman RPCL – 5, Dr. Owais Talib – Director Sharwani College of Fire & Engineering & Sharwani ITI Godhani, Mr. Anees Opai, Mr. Aslam Bera, Dr. Rahul Pandey – Audiologist, Mr. Deepak Deosinghani, Mr. Moorli Udasi, Mr. Vinay Amrute, Mr. Sangeet Chavan, Mr. Sandesh Sir, Mr. Sanjay Dhanrajani, Mr. Tony Waghchore, Mr. Sameer Rangoowala – President – RPCL – 5, Mohd. Irfan Rajjak Secretary RCA & RPCL – 5.
They were welcomed by Mr. Sunny Dudani PRO RPCL – 5, Mr. Rohit Kaisalwar, Mr. Onkar Singh Rajput
Prize distribution function was conducted by Syed Foorqan Rizvi and Mr. Rajan Nair.
Vote of thanks were proposed by Mr. Asif Rangoonwala. Mr. Rohit Kaishalwar – Tournament Director & Treasurer RPCL – 5 was specially felicitated on the occasion.
RPCL – 5 officials who worked hard for the success of the tournament were Mohd. Irfan Rajjak – Secretary RCA & RPCL – 5, Mr. Sunny Dudani. PRO Media Committee, Mr. Kunal Bhumralkar, Mr. Ashish Pathak Mohd. Farid Motiwala, Mr. Tipu. Live commentary of the tournament for all the 11 days were done by Mr. Surendra Harde & Mr. Tony Waghchoure.