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Men In Blue CC 63/10 (10 ov)
XI Stars 52/7 (10 ov)
Men In Blue CC won by 11 runs.
Player of the match: Abhishek Borikar
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Men In Blue CC won this match by 11 runs!

That's it for this game everyone!! We hope that you enjoyed this live coverage between Men In Blue CC and XI Stars. Stay tuned on Sportskeeda for all the live cricketing updates from around the world. This is Navjeevan Rajput and alongside me, Pratyush Roha signing off till then take care and stay safe!
Every MBCC bowler had a role to pull this miraculous win in ECS Barcelona. Abhishek Borikar leads the way for them by getting the early wicket, he went on to add two wickets to his tally bowling out in the powerplay overs. Shankar Kaligatia also took a couple of wickets, Nikhil Chowdary and Atul Kesar got 1 wicket each.
As the scoreboard did not move much, the dot balls kept rising and MBCC started to get a stronger hold on this match. The inexperience really showed for XI-S and in the end, they just failed to register their first win in this tournament.
MBCC after that clawed their way back into this match as their bowlers never let the XI-S batters settle in. XI-S batting just like MBCC crumbled one after another as they looked to go for the big hits straight away rather than trying to work the ball around and keep the scoreboard moving.
Amir Hamza and Asif Mehmood the skipper then restored the innings a bit by scoring big in the 4th over. But things once again started to fall apart for them as they lost Amir right on the final ball of that over batting on 10.
Coming in to chase XI-S 64 runs, they did not have the best of starts as they lost their opener, Tanveer Shah, right on the first ball of the innings. XI-S really struggled in the powerplay overs as they lost Tabish Qahqous in the final over of the powerplay as well.
XI-S somehow crawl past the 50 run mark in their first-ever match in ECS Barcelona but unfortunately, it was not enough for them to chase down the total of 64 runs posted by MBCC!!
Over: 10 | Summary: 1 0 0 1w 1 0 1 Bowler: Ram Kranthi Score: 52/7
9.6 Nikhil Chowdary to Umar Riaz, full delivery on middle stump, swiped towards deep midwicket, only for a single.

Men in Blue win by 11 runs!
9.5 Nikhil Chowdary to Umar Riaz, full delivery outside off stump, Riaz swings and misses
9.4 Nikhil Chowdary to Ali Ahmed, full toss on off stump, played towards cover who goes full Jonty Rhodes on that one but can't prevent the single
9.4 Nikhil Chowdary to Ali Ahmed, drifting down high and wide. Wide called.
9.3 Nikhil Chowdary to Ali Ahmed, BEAUTY! Yorker nipping into the batsman and it beats him all ends up, just missing the leg stump. 15 runs needed from 3 balls, boundaries are needed now!!
9.2 Nikhil Chowdary to Ali Ahmed, SWING AND A MISS! Good length delivery outside off stump, Ahmed swings at it but can't get bat on that one
9.1 Nikhil Chowdary to Umar Riaz, good length delivery on middle stump, Riaz heaves it towards long-on and takes a single. 15 runs needed from 5 balls!!
16 runs needed from the final over!  Ali wacks away a boundary and keeps his side into this run chase! MBCC although are the favorites of the two to win it from here as they have not conceded much of a big over in these 9 overs!

Nikhil Chowdary comes on to bowl the final over
Over: 9 | Summary: 1w 1 0 0 0 4 0 Bowler: Karuppasamy Soundarapandian Score: 48/7
8.6 Karuppasamy Soundarapandian to Ali Ahmed, full delivery on middle stump, hit straight to the fielder at midwicket. Dot ball to end the over.
8.5 Karuppasamy Soundarapandian to Ali Ahmed, SHOT! FOUR! Full delivery outside off stump, Ali smashes it in the gap between point and cover and gets a much needed boundary!
8.4 Karuppasamy Soundarapandian to Ali Ahmed, good length delivery nipping into Ahmed as it crashes into his pads! Another dot ball! This one's slipping away from MBCC!
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