KIOC beat Vijaya Cricket Club to retain title.

Karnataka Institute Of Cricket defeated Vijaya Cricket Club by a comfortable margin of 33 runs in the finals of the Giants Cup Cricket Tournament at the HMT Watch Factory. With this win KIOC retain the title which they won last year.

Vijaya CC won the toss and elected to field. Bharat Chipli and Nishanth Shekhawat gave KIOC a good start putting on 55 runs before Chipli was out in the fifth over after scoring 32. Later, Nishanth Shekhawat ( 80 ) got good support from Raju Bhatkal ( 30 ) and Rahul Bhatkal ( 32 ). With others making small contributions KIOC reached a healthy 218 for 8 from the allotted 25 overs. Samarth Hegde picked up three wickets for 33 runs.

Set a target of 219 to win the championship Vijaya CC started with a bang scoring 74 off just six overs. But Jonathan Rongsen changed it all with a superb spell. He got both the openers and applied pressure with his tight line and length which helped the leg spinner Himmath Singh Shekhawat and left arm spinner Prithviraj Shekhawat pick four wickets each. Vishwanath scored a quick 47 while S P Manjunath ( 35 ) and Samarth Hegde ( 25 ) contributed to the Vijaya CC score of 185 all out from 24.2 overs.

Nishanth Singh Shekhawat was adjudged the Best Batsman of the tournament with an aggregate of 480 runs while Prithviraj Shekhawat was the Man Of The Match for his 4 for 30. Samarth Hegde was awarded the Man of Series ( 400 runs and 13 wickets ).

Brief Scores :

Karnataka Institute Of Cricket 218 for 8 in 25 overs ( Nishanth Shekhawat 80, Bharat Chipli 32, Raju Bhatkal 30 and Rahul Bhatkal 32, Samarth Hegde 3 for 33 ) beat Vijaya C C 185 all ot in 24.2 overs ( Vishwanath 47, S P Manjunath 35, Samarth Hegde 25, Himmath Singh 4 for 35, Prithviraj Shekhawat 4 for 30, Jonathan 2 for 20 ) by 33 runs.

In the Picture :

Standing L to R :-- Mohit Khoker, Yuvraj, Nitin Guru, Shashi Birader, Kuldeep, Virender, Prithviraj Shekhawat, Ankith Raj, Prithvi Singh and Shwetabh.

Sitting :-- Syed Ibrez, Himmath Singh Shekhawat, Irfan Sait ( Coach ), Nishanth Shekhawat ( Captain ), Nasiruddin ( Coach ), Rahul Bhatkal and Rajesh Singh.

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