Minerva CC - 140/3 in 17.4 overs beat Merit CC 136/9 in 20 overs
Merit CC won the Toss and elected to bat
Venue: Poonamallee, Chennai
Organizer: Sanjay, Win Cricket Foundation
Minverva CC won the match with 14 balls to spare in a contest that had all the ominous signs of a nail-biting finish.
Batting first after winning the toss, Merit CC were getting off to a decent start thanks to Surya Kumar's neat drives, but then they started to lose wickets at regular intervals. Surya Kumar top scored 41(39) and Muthu Krishnan 33(24) and Sathish Kumar 23(22) helped to ease things up for Merit as they ended up with 136/9 when the innings ended. For the start they had, they looked poised to post a score in the range of 160-170.
Minverva, from the beginning, approached their innings with all the determination to see through the winning score. There were no real challenges except for the early loss of Prashanth. Jiffry was at his marauding best with 24 from 12 balls. With Navin 33 runs from 23 balls and Aravind 41 from 40 balls, Minerva sailed home comfortably in 17.4 overs.