The Mumbai leg of the second Dainik Bhaskar Agency and Media Cricket League (DBAMCL) kick started at Thakur Stadium, Mumbai on January 16.
The first match of the day was played between Jaguar Services and TV18. Moin's impressive performance took TV18 home by 7 runs. The all-rounder, after contributing 24 runs, returned to scalp two wickets to push Jaguar out of the game.
In the second game between Multi Screen Media and Mudra, the former was sent in to bat first, and raked 118 runs in the stipulated 10 overs. In its innings, Mudra fell 10 short of the target. Vishal Pandey was the hero for Multi Screen, as he stormed to 84 runs off 38 balls. Despite getting starts, none of Mudra's batsmen could convert them into anything substantial, which could beat the opposition's mammoth total.
BBC was right on top of the game, as none of the BBH batsmen could garner a sizeable score. However, the BBC bowlers pleaded guilty of conceding as many as 36 extras, which enabled BBH to equal the first innings score. Subhash of BBC bagged the man of the match award.
The next match, between Interactive Avenues B (IA-B) and Red FM was again a thrilling encounter. After IA-B won the toss and elected to bat, Ashish Tripathy (35) and Sunil Miranda (24) helped the team notch up 84 in its quota of 10 overs.
Just when the Red FM batsmen were looking to get near the target, Naresh rocked them with triple strikes in a single over, bowling IA-B to a five-wicket victory. He also earned the man of the match award for his superb bowling.
After winning their opening game against Jaguar, TV18 failed to carry on the good work in the game against DB Corp. After DB Corp won the toss, Hemant (42) and Benjamin (34) took the team's score to a mammoth 107 runs in 10 overs.
The target proved too good for TV18, who were drubbed convincingly by 30 runs, despite being aided by 28 extra runs from the DB Corp bowlers. Hemant, for his blistering 26-ball cameo, was declared the man of the match.
Extras continued to plague the bowling sides in the contest between Interactive Avenues A (IA-A) and Mudra. The IA-A batsmen put up a decent score of 72, electing to bat first.
Mudra struggled at 30 for 3 in the fifth over. But the 28 extra runs that came its way made the task easy, as the team registered a four-wicket victory. Amay Joshi, who took three wickets in two overs, won the man of the match award.
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Dainik Bhaskar AMCL-2010 is being supported by associate sponsors including Open Media, STAR News and All Sports Magazine. Radio partner for the cricket tournament is Red FM and outdoor partner is Bright Outdoor Media. Online support to the AMCL-2010 has been extended by Cricketnirvana.com.First Published : January 19, 2010